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We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2021. KPMG understands how hard it can be to undertake a professional qualification and what it takes to be successful. The Professional Qualifications and Accreditation team are a dedicated support team who are here to help our graduates, school leavers and apprentices on their learning journey.

Prior to joining there are some key actions for you to undertake which you can access via this site. Please follow the links on this page and select the appropriate tile in accordance with your programme and office location. You will then be directed to a set of instructions tailored to you and your trainee programme.

Are you joining a Graduate or Apprentice route?

What part of KPMG are you joining?

What area of KPMG in Technology are you joining?

Are you joining national markets or corporates?

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information. If you you are joining Financial Services you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information. If you you are joining Financial Services you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are studying the CFA qualification, you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

What area of KPMG in Financial Advisory are you joining?

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

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You are doing the Empowered ACA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the Intensive qualification, please select the button below for more information.

What area of KPMG in Financial Advisory are you joining?

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

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You are doing the ICAS qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the Intensive qualification, please select the button below for more information.

What area of KPMG in Consulting are you joining?

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Financial Risk Management Qualification

All information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule will be given to you once you have joined the firm. Your qualification will commence at the beginning of 2022.

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FRM Actuarial programme

Information on this programme will be updated shortly so please check back for updates.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

What area of KPMG in Audit are you joining?

Did you accept an offer for Audit IRM, Audit AAS, Audit Mandarin or Standard Audit business?

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Audit Technology CFAB Programme

Students on this programme will study for the CFAB qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm. The qualification training will not commence until 2022.

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

What programme are you joining?

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Audit Technology CFAB Programme

Students on this programme will study for the CFAB qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm. The qualification training will not commence until 2022.

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You are doing the ICAS qualification please select the ICAS button below.

What area of Tax and Legal are you joining?

What part of KPMG are you joining?

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You are doing the AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship, please select the KPMG360° button below.

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You are doing a Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship please select the KPMG360° Business Services (KBS) button below.

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You are doing the Queen Mary University Apprenticehip in Software engineering please select the QMU button below.

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You are doing the Tax and Legal please select the Legal below.

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Data Analytics Degree Apprenticeship

All information regarding signing up to this apprenticeship and your training schedule will be given to you once you have joined the firm. Your qualification will commence in March 2022.

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ATT Programme

When you commence your studies you will need to register with the institute. PQA will send you more details on this within your PQA Welcome email following your induction.

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of Exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then Exemptions may be awarded.

KPMG will pay for your exemptions applications if you apply within the set deadline. The instructions on how to apply for exemptions and the deadline to apply will be communicated within your PQA Welcome email following your induction.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or medical issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to ukfmexam@kpmg.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIMA Programme

Upon joining KPMG, you will receive details from PQA and CIMA on how to set up your myCIMA account. Once you have received your student ID, you can then apply for your exemptions.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this process or if you have already registered with CIMA and have been given a CIMA Contact ID, please contact PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk with these details immediately.

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. Please complete this application (in Google Chrome) using this link.

Guidance is available on how to complete your application via video which can be found here.

As well as personal details, you will be asked to enter information about your programme and employer. Please enter the details below on the online application system when prompted:

What are you applying for? TBC
Programme TBC
Start date TBC
Line manager TBC
Line manager’s contact number TBC
Line manager’s email address TBC
Employer address *enter the address of the KPMG office you have applied for*
Hours per week 35 hours

The deadline for completing this application is [TBC – this date will be updated in the coming weeks please check back soon]. It is vital that the application is complete by this date to enable you to commence your first course as planned.

When you have completed the online application, a member of BPP’s Apprenticeship On boarding Team will review your details and ask KPMG to confirm your place on the programme. The application also includes compliance paperwork required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which must be completed and uploaded prior to starting on the programme.

If you have any queries or need to clarify any details such as the qualification you will be studying, please contact apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIMA Certificate Programme

Upon joining KPMG, you will receive details from PQA and CIMA on how to set up your myCIMA account. Once you have received your student ID, you can then apply for your exemptions.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this process or if you have already registered with CIMA and have been given a CIMA Contact ID, please contact PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk with these details immediately.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIPD Level 7

You need to complete the attached form and send this back to pqalearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk by Friday 10 September 2021.

Once registered with the Training Provider, you can then register with the CIPD Institute.

PQA will provide you with a complete course schedule during Induction. Your first course starts on 19 October 2021.

KPMG understands that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (ie dyslexia or any other medical/mental health issue), please indicate this on the form and include any medical reports/recommendations that you may have.

All details on this form will be treated with the strictest confidence and used purely for the purpose of your learning needs.

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ACA

Empowered Programme

You will need to complete this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG. Please therefore click on the relevant link to take you through how to complete this. Please note you should be registering your contract from the first day you join KPMG.

  1. Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration.
  2. Please do this as soon as you have been sent your start date and before you join KPMG.
  3. You should register your three year Training Agreement with the ICAEW with the date you have joined KPMG for a 36 months contract.
    • If your induction with KPMG is on the 4th October, please enter this date.
    • If your induction with KPMG is on the 11th October, please enter this date.
  4. You should register as an ACA Student in Training Agreement.
  5. Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location:
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 Watford

The PQA Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

Learn to Learn, Accounting and Assurance

Prior to commencing your tuition for Accounting and Assurance, you will be required to attend a Learn to Learn day. KPMG are currently awaiting further Government guidance to determine whether your course will run face to face in a BPP centre or virtually. Please check back regularly for updates. The table below lists where you will attend classroom based training if it is able to go ahead:

  • The first two ICAEW exams you will sit are the Accounting and Assurance Certificate Level papers. Please refer to your start date which is based on the date you join the firm.
Office You Are Joining Learn to Learn training location for your Accounting course When you will start your course and Learn to Learn
Birmingham Birmingham (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
  • For those joining on the 11th October will start the course on the 18th October
Bristol Bristol (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
  • For those joining on the 11th October will start the course on the 18th October
Cardiff Bristol (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Plymouth Bristol (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Leeds Leeds (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
  • For those joining on the 11th October will start the course on the 18th October
Liverpool Manchester (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Manchester Manchester (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
  • For those joining on the 11th October will start the course on the 18th October
Cambridge London (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Gatwick London (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Watford London (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Milton Keynes London (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
London London (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
  • For those joining on the 11th October will start the course on the 18th October
Reading Reading (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Southampton Southampton (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Nottingham Nottingham (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October
Newcastle Leeds (TBC)
  • For those joining on the 4th October your course will start on 11th October

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of Exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then Exemptions may be awarded.

KPMG will pay for your exemption applications. If you do not make your application within 28 days of your start date you will be responsible for payment to the Institute.

Following your application you will need to ensure you inform the PQA Learning Operations Team of any Exemptions granted by the Institute before joining KPMG by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the Institute.

You may be aware that the ICAEW operates a system of ‘Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment’.

Please note that you can only apply for ‘Credit for Prior Learning’ once you have registered with the ICAEW. It is also imperative that if you think you are eligible for Credit for Prior Learning that you apply as soon as possible to allow the ICAEW time to process your application.

Please note we shall require you, to sit the following examinations regardless of whether you are eligible for an exemption. This is because these modules are considered fundamental to what you need to know at KPMG.

What exemptions can I apply for?
Accounting No
Assurance Yes
Principles of Tax Yes
Business Technology and Finance Yes
Law Yes
Management Information Yes
Financial Accounting and Reporting Yes
Audit and Assurance Yes
Tax Compliance Yes
Business Planning Taxation Yes
Business Strategy Yes
Financial Management Yes
How can I apply for a Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?
  • You must register with the ICAEW first and then check the CPL Directory for eligibility.
  • You should complete the online application form here and tick the 'firm-to-pay' box.
  • You should allow at least 14 working days for this to be processed. You need to make sure you have applied for all CPL's by 8th November 2021. If you make an application after this date, you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW for your exemption.
  • Students applying for CPL based on qualifications not listed on the CPL Directory should follow the process on this website.
  • Please inform the PQA Learning Operations Team of any CPLs granted by the ICAEW before joining KPMG by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the ICAEW.

Further information on what can be claimed can be found via the ICAEW CPL Directory or by contacting their student support line.

Who pays for my CPL application?

KPMG will pay for any CPL applications made by 8th November 2021. If you do not make your application prior to this date you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the PQA Learning Operations Team by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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ICAS Programme

You will need to complete this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG. Please therefore click on the relevant link to take you to the New Joiner App where you will find details of how to complete this. Please note you should be registering your contract from 6 September 2021.

ICAS Enrolment

If you have not already enrolled with ICAS, please can you do this as soon as possible.

This should be done online by clicking Start my enrolment.

Before commencing the enrolment process you will require the following details. Please ensure you have these to hand prior to commencing your enrolment application.

What you'll need to enrol

Details of your:

  • Personal contact details
  • Previous education (details on university attended, qualifications obtained etc)
  • Current employer and training contract dates which is KPMG and contract dates 6 September 2021 – 5 September 2024)
  • Any memberships you hold at other professional bodies
  • Bankruptcies or convictions for criminal offences
  • Preferences for class and exam locations (City) – please enter your home office location city
  • When asked what route you are following, please can you enter KPMG Audit and Advisory.

There are three steps to completing enrolment:

  1. Create a web profile
  2. Complete your Enrolment
  3. Submit your Form

The above should be self-explanatory once you have followed the link, Once you have submitted your form please ensure you have received an email to confirm your form has been submitted. If you do not receive this please contact students@icas.com.

Once submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application for enrolment.

Enrolment enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to enrolling or exemptions, please contact ICAS on students@icas.com or 0131 347 0100.

You may be eligible for exemptions from some of the ICAS Test of Competence Modules if you have studied a relevant or partially relevant degree at University. Once you have enrolled with ICAS, you are required to apply for exemptions if you think there is even a small chance you could be eligible. Exemption applications must be done as soon as possible, however must be done prior to 3 September.

Please find attached the link to the ICAS website where you will find full details on how to apply for your exemptions which should be completed and returned to the address outlined in this link.

To support your exemption application ICAS will also need to see your academic transcript. Please send to ICAS as soon as possible to assist in determining any ICAS exemptions you may be eligible for. KPMG expect all trainees to sit the Financial Accounting exam, therefore you are not eligible to apply for exemptions in this papers. KPMG will pick up the cost for the exemption application.

If you have any questions on this please e-mail the PQA Learning Operations Team at PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk.

You will not be provided with any learning materials in relation to subjects where you have been granted a CPL/Exemption, however where early subjects lead to higher level papers you will be provided with access to relevant online materials to refresh the early subjects as part of your pre-course work.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CFAB ATT CTA

CFAB ATT CTA Tax Pathway Programme

Please note that the information in this section and the following sections is focussed on the CFAB qualification. More information with be provided in regard to the ATT-CTA qualification once you have joined the firm.

Please now proceed to register for the qualification.

  • Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration
  • We will need you to register fully with the ICAEW for the ACA to enable more effective administration of your qualification. This registration will though be cancelled after you have completed CFAB.
  • You should register your Training Agreement with the ICAEW with the start date of 6 September 2021 The standard contract length is then 36 months.
  • Please register as an ACA Student when prompted and setting up the Training Agreement, not CFAB.
  • Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location:
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 London North / Watford

The PQA Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

The first modules you will study are the CFAB Accounting and Assurance modules in the week commencing 11th October.Prior to commencing your tuition for Accounting and Assurance, you will be required to attend a Learn to Learn day. KPMG are currently awaiting further Government guidance to determine whether your course will run face to face in a BPP centre or virtually. Please check back regularly for updates. The table below lists where you will attend classroom based training if it is able to go ahead:

Office You Are Joining Learn to Learn training location for your Accounting course Future course location
Birmingham Virtual-online (TBC) Birmingham
Bristol Virtual-online (TBC) Bristol
Leeds Virtual-online (TBC) Leeds
Manchester Virtual-online (TBC) Manchester
Watford Virtual-online (TBC) London
London Virtual-online (TBC) London
Reading Virtual-online (TBC) Reading
Edinburgh Virtual-online (TBC) Leeds
Glasgow Virtual-online (TBC) Leeds

Should you have previously completed studies that entitle you to potential exemptions for the CFAB qualification based on prior learning, you are able to apply for these once you have completed your registration.

Please note you are not permitted under KPMG policy to an exemption from Accounting, as we require you to demonstrate the core knowledge of this module as part of your studies and training contract. Please exclude this from any CPL / exemption application.

Details are available here. You will be able to complete an online application via logging in to your account once created on the ICAEW website and then completing the requested details. There should be a firm-to-pay option to tick when completing the application once your KPMG student account is up and running.

Once ICAEW confirm your exemptions, please notify the PQA team and provide their confirmation correspondence.

Please note that aside from Accounting we do expect you to have applied for all exemptions you are eligible for.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to the ICAEW for a concession.

You will be asked when registering if this is the case. The Institute will provide details on how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require at least 21 days to process an application for concessions. It is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place before your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA of any application made before commencing your programme. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you start your studies. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required which are only disclosed following an exam being sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the PQA Learning Operations Team by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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Global Mobility Services (GMS) Technology Tax Programme

ATT qualification

Students on this programme will study for the ATT qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm. The qualification training will not commence until 2022.

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ACA

Intensive Programme

You will need to complete this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG. Please therefore go through the below on how to complete this. Please note you should be registering your contract from the 13 September 2021.

  1. Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration.
  2. Please do this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG.
  3. You should register your three year Training Agreement with the ICAEW with a start date of the 13 September 2021 for 36 months.
  4. You should register as an ACA Student in Training Agreement.
  5. Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location (the office you are joining):
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 London North/Watford
Your programme

Your Intensive course starts with a Learn to Learn day on Monday the 20th September until Tuesday 21st December when you will be on annual leave until your next course on Tuesday 4th January. You will have 2 days of annual leave on Thursday 21st October and Friday 22nd October. You work placement will commence on Tuesday 11 January until returning to classes on Monday 14 February 2022.

The PQA Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. It is important that you block these out in your diary as they cannot be changed. Please note these may be subject to slight variation, a final version will be issued to you following your induction along with full dates for your qualification. As your course is an Intensive course, no holidays can be booked for the duration of the course. All annual leave is built into the course.

Your Intensive course may start as a virtual course however, should this change to face to face classes the BPP venues you would attend will as follows:

  • If you are joining the London Intensive Programme, your programme will take place at BPP University London Fitzwilliam House, BPP University School of Business and Technology, 2 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF.
  • If you are joining the Manchester Intensive Programme Your programme will take place at BPP University Manchester, St James Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ.
  • If you are joining the Birmingham Intensive Programme, Your programme will take place at the BPP University Birmingham BPP University, 32-34 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, B4 6BN.

For the Intensive Programme you will be expected to reside in the location of your BPP centre. Accommodation will not be provided. Should you choose to live outside of the recommended location and travel every day you are expected to pay for this yourself. No expenses will be provided.

Please note, however, that during your work placement you will need to work at your KPMG home office and no accommodation will be provided. Work placement dates are on the course dates, attachment above.

The full programme will be explained at your PQA induction where it will be explained how the Intensive programme has been structured to enable you to become a member of ICAEW. You will be studying a combination of ICAEW (ACA) and Graduate Diploma in Accounting (GDA) together with a Data Analysis and Decision Making course assessment. The GDA papers have been ‘adopted’ by the ICAEW so you will not be required to sit the corresponding ICAEW papers. Instead, at the end of the Intensive phase, these will be registered with ICAEW and show on your record as complete.

What is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?

You may be aware that the ICAEW operates a system of 'Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment'. This system recognises where students have covered the ICAEW syllabus during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then 'Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment' may be awarded. Please note that you can only apply for 'Credit for Prior Learning' once you have registered with the ICAEW. It is also imperative that if you think you are eligible for Credit for Prior Learning that you apply as soon as possible to allow the ICAEW time to process your application.

Please note we shall require you, to sit the following examinations regardless of whether you are eligible for an exemption.

What exemptions can I apply for?
Accounting No
Assurance No
Principles of Tax No
Business Technology and Finance Yes
Law Yes
Management Information No
Financial Accounting and Reporting No
Audit and Assurance No
Tax Compliance No
Business Planning Taxation No
Business Strategy No
Financial Management No

How can I apply for a CPL?

  1. You must register with the ICAEW first and then check the CPL Directory for eligibility,
  2. You should complete the online application form here and tick the 'firm-to-pay' box.
  3. You should allow at least 14 working days for this to be processed. You need to make sure you have applied for all CPL's by 18th October 2021. If you make an application after this date, you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW for your exemption.
  4. Students applying for CPL based on qualifications not listed on the CPL Directory should follow the process on this website.
  5. Please inform the PQA Central Operations Team of any CPLs granted by the ICAEW before joining KPMG by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the ICAEW.

Further information on what can be claimed can be found via the ICAEW CPL Directory or by contacting their student support line.

You will not be provided with any learning materials in relation to subjects where you have been granted a CPL/Exemption, however where early subjects lead to higher level papers you will be provided with access to relevant online materials to refresh the early subjects.

Who pays for my CPL application?

KPMG will pay for any CPL applications made by 18 October 2021. If you do not make your application prior to this date you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

BPP University Registration

To begin your journey onto the GDA Intensive Programme there are some important steps that must be taken. Firstly, you will need to register your details through BPP’s Direct Applications portal through this link.

You will be asked to complete the following steps:

  • Register as a New Applicant
  • Go to “My Applications” and select ‘Graduate Diploma in Accounting’
  • Press “Start Application” to begin filling out your necessary details
  • Follow the application process until all mandatory fields are completed
  • Upload a digital photograph of yourself

A series of documents will need to be uploaded on to the application portal. You will also need to bring copies with you when you arrive on your first day at your BPP centre. These documents are listed below:

  • Original passport
  • Original valid visa (If applicable)
  • Original 2.2 or above Degree Certificate and/or Transcript
  • Original English Language Qualification Certificate proving proficiency in English language equivalent to IELTS score of 6.5 or above (for students from a non-English speaking country only and if you do not hold an honours degree that was delivered in English).

These must be original documents, copies will be made on the day, and the originals returned to you.

Please note, if documents are not brought in, you will be unable to be fully registered on to the programme.

If you have any queries about the registration requirements, please contact GDA@bpp.com.

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DA CFAB Pathway Programme

Please now proceed to register for the qualification.

  • Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration
  • We will need you to register fully with the ICAEW for the ACA to enable more effective administration of your qualification. This registration will though be cancelled after you have completed CFAB.
  • You should register your Training Agreement with the ICAEW with the start date of 11 October 2021 The standard contract length is then 36 months.
  • Please register as an ACA Student when prompted and setting up the Training Agreement, not CFAB.
  • Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location:
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 London North / Watford

The PQA Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

The first modules you will study are the CFAB Accounting and Assurance modules in the week commencing 18th October.Prior to commencing your tuition for Accounting and Assurance, you will be required to attend a Learn to Learn day. KPMG are currently awaiting further Government guidance to determine whether your course will run face to face in a BPP centre or virtually. Please check back regularly for updates. The table below lists where you will attend classroom based training if it is able to go ahead:

Office You Are Joining Learn to Learn training location for your Accounting course Future course location
Leeds Virtual-online (TBC) Leeds
Manchester Virtual-online (TBC) Manchester
London Virtual-online (TBC) London

Should you have previously completed studies that entitle you to potential exemptions for the CFAB qualification based on prior learning, you are able to apply for these once you have completed your registration.

Please note you are not permitted under KPMG policy to an exemption from Accounting, as we require you to demonstrate the core knowledge of this module as part of your studies and training contract. Please exclude this from any CPL / exemption application.

Details are available here. You will be able to complete an online application via logging in to your account once created on the ICAEW website and then completing the requested details. There should be a firm-to-pay option to tick when completing the application once your KPMG student account is up and running.

Once ICAEW confirm your exemptions, please notify the PQA team and provide their confirmation correspondence.

Please note that aside from Accounting we do expect you to have applied for all exemptions you are eligible for.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to the ICAEW for a concession.

You will be asked when registering if this is the case. The Institute will provide details on how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require at least 21 days to process an application for concessions. It is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place before your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA of any application made before commencing your programme. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you start your studies. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required which are only disclosed following an exam being sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the PQA Learning Operations Team by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG360° & KPMG Audit Apprentices

AAT Programme

Sign up to your Apprenticeship: AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. Please complete this application (in Google Chrome) using this link.

Guidance is available on how to complete your application via video which can be found here.

As well as personal details, you will be asked to enter information about your programme and employer. Please enter the details below on the online application system when prompted:

What are you applying for? TBC
Programme TBC
Start date TBC
Line manager Helen Organ
Line manager’s contact number 020 76942595
Line manager’s email address Helen.Organ@KPMG.co.uk
Employer address *enter the address of the KPMG office you have applied for*
Hours per week 35 hours

The deadline for completing this application is [TBC – this date will be updated in the coming weeks please check back soon]. It is vital that the application is complete by this date to enable you to commence your first course as planned.

When you have completed the online application, a member of BPP’s Apprenticeship Onboarding Team will review your details and ask KPMG to confirm your place on the programme. The application also includes compliance paperwork required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which must be completed and uploaded prior to starting on the programme.

If you have any queries or need to clarify any details, please contact apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com.

Sign up to your Institute: AAT

Please note you will also be required to sign up to your Institute, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). You will be sent the registration form for the AAT registration process prior to joining, via email. Please do ensure you complete and return the AAT registration form prior to joining in line with the deadlines which will be set out in that email. If you have already registered with the AAT either independently, with another employer or in advance of this information please can you notify us of your AAT number by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. PQA can transfer your AAT account over to KPMG ahead of your start date.

The PQA Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. The first two AAT exams you will sit are the Advanced Bookkeeping and Final Accounts Preparation. Your tuition, including a ‘Learn to Learn’(L2L) day will commence on Monday 25th October 2021. Full PQA course dates will be provided at your induction.

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then exemptions may be awarded. KPMG will pay for your exemptions applications.

Following your application you will need to ensure you inform the PQA Learning Operations Team of any exemptions granted by the Institute or any AAT exams previously sat before joining KPMG by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation of the exemption provided by the Institute or the exam transcript showing any Level 3 or 4 AAT exams already sat.

You can apply to the AAT for exemptions if you have previously completed the relevant modules, all details of these modules are here on the AAT website. If you are applying please could you make us aware so that we can ensure BPP make the relevant bookings.

Please note, if you have exemptions you will still be required to attend tuition and sit the exam in all modules, with the exception of the AAT Level 3 Indirect Tax module, more details will be provided upon joining.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

PQA can assist with the application process with the training provider/ institute for the concessions. If you think you may require special consideration, please email the PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk so we can discuss the support available to you. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG PQA who will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first courses and assignment submissions.

It is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. The granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

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KPMG360° Digital Apprentices

BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions Programme

Sign up to your Apprenticeship: Level 6 Digital Technology Solutions Apprenticeship

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to register and complete an online application. Please complete this application (in Google Chrome) using this link.

Guidance is available on how to complete your application via a video which can be found here.

As well as personal details, you will be asked to enter information about your programme and employer. Please enter the details below on the online application system when prompted:

What are you applying for? KPMG Professional Apprenticeships
Programme Digital and Technology Solutions
Start date October 2019
Line manager Helen Organ
Line manager’s contact number 020 76942595
Line manager’s email address Helen.Organ@KPMG.co.uk
Employer address *enter the address of the KPMG office you have applied for*
Hours per week 35 hours

Please note that to complete the application, you will need to provide additional certification which includes:

  • Certified copies of exam/qualification certificates
  • Certified colour copy of passport photo
  • Digital photo
  • GCSE / A level Maths & English certificates

The deadline for completing this application is Friday 13th September 2019. It is vital that the application is complete by this date to enable you to commence your first course as planned.

When you have completed the online application, a member of BPP’s Apprenticeship Onboarding Team will review your details and ask us as your employer to confirm your place on the programme. The application also includes compliance paperwork required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which must be completed and uploaded prior to starting on the programme.

If you have any queries or need to clarify any details such as the qualification you will be studying, please contact: apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or medical issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

PQA will assist with the application process with the training provider/ institute for the concessions. If you think you may require special consideration, please email the ukfmexam@kpmg.co.uk so we can discuss the support available to you. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

PQA will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first courses and assignment submissions.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer.

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KPMG Business Services / Managed Services Apprentices

Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme

Sign up to your Apprenticeship: Business Administration Level 3 Apprenticeship

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. Please complete this application (in Google Chrome) using this link.

Guidance is available on how to complete your application via a video which can be found here.

As well as personal details, you will be asked to enter information about your programme and employer. Please enter the details below on the online application system when prompted:

What are you applying for? TBC
Programme TBC
Start date TBC
Line manager TBC
Line manager’s contact number TBC
Line manager’s email address TBC
Employer address *enter the address of the KPMG office you have applied for*
Hours per week 35 hours

The deadline for completing this application is [TBC – this date will be updated in the coming weeks please check back soon]. It is vital that the application is complete by this date to enable you to commence your first course as planned.

When you have completed the online application, a member of BPP’s Apprenticeship Onboarding Team will review your details and ask us as your employer to confirm your place on the programme. The application also includes compliance paperwork required by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which must be completed and uploaded prior to starting on the programme.

If you have any queries or need to clarify any details, please contact apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

PQA will assist with the application process with the training provider/ institute for the concessions. If you think you may require special consideration, please email the PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk so we can discuss the support available to you. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

PQA will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first courses and assignment submissions.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. The granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

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KPMG Software Engineering Apprentices

Queen Mary University Programme

Your institute registration instructions will come to you directly from Queen Mary University (QMU). Please expect to receive communications from QMU at the end of August/early September 2021, exact dates TBC.

You will also be required to register your apprenticeship with the training provider (QMU). This process will take place at your induction in the first week of joining. No action is required before this date.

The PQA Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. Below gives you a high level overview of Queen Mary’s Semester time. It is important that you block these out in your diary as they cannot be changed. You should ensure you book any holiday around the dates below and get permission from your department upon joining. Please note these may be subject to slight variation, a final version will be issued to you following your induction along with full dates for your qualification.

Semester Period Dates
Semester 1
Tuition Period
20 September – 17 December 2021 2 days study per week, days TBC
Semester 1
Examination Period
4 January – 21 January 2022 Exact exam dates TBC, dates will be communicated once confirmed
Semester 2
Tuition Period
24 January – 14 April 2022 2 days study per week, days TBC
Semester 3
Examination period for Semester 2
3 May – 1 June 2022 Exact exam dates TBC, dates will be communicated once confirmed
Late Summer Resit Period 1 August – 12 August 2022 Exact exam dates TBC. Please provisionally hold these dates in case a resit exam is required

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG Software Engineering Apprentices

Manchester Metropolitan University Programme

You will receive an institute registration link with details on how to enrol with MMU. MMU will then review your requirements and following this you will be sent a link to the MMU Welcome Page where you can access all the necessary information you need. Please expect to receive communications from MMU at the end of August, exact dates TBC.

If you have any questions on your application or the enrolment process with MMU, please contact apprenticeships@MMU.ac.uk

If you have any questions on the general joining instructions in relation to the MMU programme, please email ukfmexam@kpmg.co.uk, clearly stating that your query relates to MMU.

Your Apprenticeship will run over 5 years (with 4 of those spent studying at MMU one day per week towards a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions). The PQA Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

Below gives you a high-level overview of Manchester Metropolitan’s Semester time. It is important that you block these out in your diary as they cannot be changed. You should ensure you book any holiday around the dates below and get permission from your department upon joining. Please note these may be subject to slight variation, a final version will be issued to you following your induction along with full dates for your qualification.

Semester Period Dates
Induction with MMU w/c 6 September Induction timetable to be communicated in August
Semester 1
Tuition Period
20 September - 17 December 2021 1 day of study per week, [every Monday/Tuesday]
Semester 2
Tuition Period
24 January - 2April 2022 1 day of study per week, [every Monday/Tuesday]
Semester 3
Assessment Period
3 May - 1 June 2022 Exact exam dates TBC, dates will be communicated once confirmed

Please note that KPMG students follow the Software Engineering Pathway.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Institute will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform PQA by sending an email to PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. In your email please state the nature of your special circumstances and the date you notified the Institute. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.