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Insight 2019 - Women in Deal Advisory - First Year Insight

Date: May 26, 2019

Location: Manchester, UK

Company: KPMG UK

Programme: Insight 2019 - Women in Deal Advisory - First Year Insight
Job Function: Women in Deal Advisory - First Year Insight
Location: Manchester
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 


This programme is aimed primarily at women seeking an insight into Deal Advisory at KPMG. 


During this three-day programme, you’ll have the opportunity to network with women from across our Deal Advisory teams, explore the variety of projects we work on and find out more about a career within this dynamic area at KPMG.  You’ll find out what each team does for our clients, and how we help them deliver results - whether that’s buying, selling, partnering, funding or fixing an organisation. 


We’ll support you to develop your commercial awareness and gain an understanding of the challenges businesses face across the deal and economic cycle. You’ll also build valuable skills you can use across everything you do in the future. From making the best impact with new contacts, in meetings, and in interviews, to effectively managing tasks and projects.  This is a fantastic opportunity to fast-track yourself through our recruitment process. Whilst on the programme, you’ll take part in an assessment, and if successful, secure your position on our Deal Advisory Vacation Programme, starting in summer 2020. More information about our Vacation Programmes can be found at


Please note that by attending our London Insight Programme, the duration of the three day programme will take place in London. By attending a Regional Insight Programme you will be based in Manchester on days one and three of the programme. On day two you will be based in the regional office you have applied to and experience a day of work shadowing in that particular location. The regional offices with available roles are as follows:


- Aberdeen

- Birmingham

- Bristol

- Glasgow

- Edinburgh

- Leeds

- Manchester

- Newcastle

- Nottingham

- Reading


Please note that full travel expenses will be paid. If you are made a Vacation conversion offer this will be for the same location you complete the Women in Deal Advisory Insight Programme in.


The programme will run regionally from the 16th to 18th July 2019 and in London from the 2nd to 4th July 2019.


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 the confidence that 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


Who’s it for? 


Our Women in Deal Advisory Insight Programme is aimed primarily at women with an interest in business. Candidates must be in their first year at university (or second year if you’re on a four year course). We’re looking for individuals from any degree discipline who are curious, ambitious and passionate about a career in business.


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


- Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 Maths

- Minimum grade B GCSE* or 5-6 English Language 

- Minimum of 320 UCAS Tariff points (128 UCAS points under the 2017 tariff point system)*

- On track to achieve a 2:1 degree in any discipline*

(* or equivalent)


Please note, we only consider your ‘top’ three A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.

This is a three-day, paid, non-residential course. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and you will be paid a salary equivalent to the living wage salary.


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.

Policy for Agencies
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy