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Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Solutions Consulting

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Leeds, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Graduate Programme 2019 - Technology - Solutions Consulting
Job Function: Technology - Solutions Consulting
Location: Leeds
Country: UK
Intake Year: 2019

Our people are at the heart of our continued success. Being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. Whoever you are, there is a place for you here.

About the programme

Technology underpins many of the most influential organisations in the world and its constantly changing. Cloud technologies have unleashed game-changing new capabilities that are fuelling digital transformation.

Solutions Consulting is a cutting edge supply-side business area in KPMG. It will offer immediate access to a combination of leading practices and processes, proven technology solutions and next generation delivery methods. These has been created to solve real-world business challenges for our clients. Our vision for Solutions is to deliver and support innovative, flexible technology-enabled solutions which solve our clients’ complex business problems, excite our people and deliver significant incremental value to the firm. 

Our three year Solutions Consulting graduate programme is designed to offer the client exposure and support you need to secure a successful career in solutions consulting.  You will develop technical skills, commercial acumen, core consulting and a flair for business.

Key skills required

People who excel within the Solutions Consulting graduate programme are passionate about continually adapting their skills and knowledge to find solutions that meet our clients' needs. We also ask for a keen interest in technology and business issues, as well as good communication skills and the desire to take on early responsibility. 

Whilst you don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru we are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in technology, a desire to learn a range of development languages in order to support a variety of projects at a granular technical level. This application development work will build technical skills through a combination of on the job and formal training. 

You’ll have a logical and pragmatic outlook and have a keen interest in learning how things work. Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about technology and how we can best support our clients.

What are we looking for you to show us?

During the recruitment process, you will need to demonstrate KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities which will give us confidence you’ll be successful in the firm. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.

KPMG's Global Behavioural Capabilities are:

- Career Motivation

- Delivers Quality 

- Drives Collaboration and Inclusion 

- Strives for Continual Improvement 

- Exercises Professional Judgement 

- Makes an Impact

- Seizes Business Opportunities 

- Demonstrates Innovation and Curiosity 

- Resilience 

Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities

What your job will involve

As a graduate, you’ll follow a structured programme working with a range of clients and technologies. Highly diverse, this work will span the delivery lifecycle, from initially shaping a project through its design to technical delivery. During the programme, you’ll also benefit from a number of training modules designed to hone your productivity and technical skills. 

As you progress, your Performance Manager will work with you to identify your goals and tailor any additional training you might need. Naturally, we’ll provide plenty of support and a blend of development opportunities to help you achieve your potential – including client work and the chance to gain technical qualifications.

Developing technology solutions for a broad range of clients, Solutions Consulting is a dynamic, fast-paced place to be. Combining expertise from across our Risk Consulting and Management Consulting Technology teams, we deliver tailor-made solutions to all of our clients.

Your training and development

Training will continue throughout your career at KPMG but during your first couple of years, we focus on equipping you with further technical and industry knowledge. The exact shape of your training will be influenced by the type of work you’re engaged in, but will involve learning market-leading technologies and industries, and formal training on a number of delivery and consulting approaches. We’ll also assign you to a project that puts your formal training to practical use.

Plus, we offer on-the-job coaching, the chance to study for relevant industry qualifications and access to wide-ranging training that will help you to manage your time, influence stakeholders, manage finances and lead others.

You may also have the opportunity to study for an industry accredited qualification focusing on key technology specialisms that will help you through your graduate programme and into your future career.

What do we look for?

Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG. 

As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements: 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths 

- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language 

- Minimum of 300 UCAS Tariff points*

- Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline 

* or equivalent

Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

Additional details

Salary is competitive 

Your KPMG experience

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development,  the chance to work with a wide range of clients or volunteering opportunities - you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re proud of our culture – it’s one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We also have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it – striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best – that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. They’re our way of recognising and rewarding our colleagues for giving their best at work. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From preferential banking to cash towards student loan payments and your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

 
Applying with a Disability

KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of The Employers’ Forum on Disability we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.


KPMG’s commitment to diversity:

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG here.


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