KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship, KPMG360o Digital, providing training and guidance to the next generation of tech experts.
KPMG announces the launch of its digital degree apprenticeship, KPMG360o Digital, providing training and guidance to the next generation of tech experts. The four-year programme combines on-the-job work experience with the opportunity to gain a BSc degree from BPP University in Digital and Technology Solutions, whilst earning a salary. Tuition fees are fully funded by KPMG and successful candidates will work towards a permanent role at the end of the programme.
KPMG 360o Digital will initially be based in London (13 places), Manchester (10 places) and Leeds (4 places) with places still available for a 2018 start in North West locations. The scheme will allow apprentices to embark on a number of placements within teams across the firm including technology solutions, cyber security and forensic services. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to master new technologies such as cloud, data analytics and artificial intelligence alongside our existing experts who will support them in their career progression.
Anna Purchas, head of people for KPMG in the UK said:
“Increasing emphasis on new technology has been seen across businesses globally. This means that individuals and organisations alike must adapt and evolve constantly to be able to provide the best services to clients.
“For those joining the KPMG 360 Digital Degree Apprenticeship the programme allows trainees to not only gain a degree, but also to acquire valuable on the job experience. In addition we provide learning and development opportunities which are essential for both personal and professional growth.
“Technological change provides an opportunity to enhance the services we offer, but this cannot be done unless the skills of our workforce match the investment we are making in new technology. The introduction of this new programme highlights the value we place on technical specialists who are just as good with cutting-edge technology as they are with facts and figures.”
KPMG360o Apprentice, Kristina Martirosjana chose to enrol upon the KPMG360o Digital Degree Programme when the firm piloted the scheme with existing apprentices. Kristina has been working in the firm’s customer due diligence team based in Canary Wharf.
Kristina says: “Before I found KPMG’s apprentice programme, I didn’t know it was possible to get a job at KPMG without a degree.
“The programme has given me a great way to find out what I wanted to do. You get to try out jobs in various departments across the company. I’ve chosen to pursue technology as my area of specialism as a KPMG360° Digital Apprentice, and at the end of it I’ll have a degree from BPP University in Digital and Technology Solutions.
“It’s exciting because the technology here is really progressive. By the end of the programme I will have a degree and a permanent job. I see myself here for a long time, KPMG has the resources and opportunities for you to really make a career.”
Vacancies are currently available in Leeds and Manchester where we are recruiting now for individuals to join in September 2018.
For more information regarding KPMG’s recruitment programmes please visit our dedicated careers website: www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships
For more information, contact:
T: 0207 694 2679
About KPMG in the UK
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 14,500 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.2 billion in the year ended 30 September 2017. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 152 countries and has 189,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.