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KPMG opens 2019 Graduate Programmes for Audit, Tax, Pensions and Legal Services

KPMG opens 2019 Graduate Programmes

KPMG in the UK has today opened applications for its 2019 graduate programmes for the Audit and Tax, Pensions and Legal Services practices.


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KPMG in the UK has today opened applications for its 2019 graduate programmes for the Audit and Tax, Pensions and Legal Services practices. Roles are available throughout the UK – from Aberdeen to Southampton - and graduates from all subjects are invited to apply.


2018 saw KPMG welcome 620 new audit graduates in to the firm, representing a 36% increase on the class of 2017. In London, the number of audit graduates increased by 30%, whilst regionally there was an increase of 42%, highlighting the firm’s commitment to audit across the UK, not just in the capital. The 2019 intake will start with the firm in September next year.


Michelle Hinchliffe, head of audit for KPMG in the UK, said of the launch:

“We are extremely excited to be opening our graduate programmes for 2019, and we look forward to welcoming more talented young people into our firm.  Being an auditor requires a specific set of skills, but not all of these may be what you might typically imagine.


“Numeracy is still hugely important, but we also look for certain capabilities which are not measured by academic achievements. The modern auditor is part accountant, part detective and part data scientist so we are on the lookout for natural curiosity, independent thinking and a keen eye for detail. We are committed to boosting the diversity of our graduate intake. Due to the sheer variety of our work and the need for different perspectives, it is crucial that we have diverse teams who bring varied life experiences through the door.


“Those who love technology should also take a close look at a career in audit. We are on the lookout for expert coders, data analysts and tech specialists. For those who don’t have those skills yet but want to learn, we provide world class on-the-job training in our growing Data Science Centre of Excellence.


“The advantage of our graduate programme is you get all the training on the job so if your degree is, for example, in English literature or politics but you think you have the skills necessary – we want to hear from you.”


Michelle Quest, Head of Tax, Pensions and Legal Services for KPMG in the UK, comments: 

“A career in tax, pensions and legal services offers the opportunity to be working side by side with clients on the issues that are at the heart of running a successful business.”


“The 2019 graduate intake will be working in a professional services environment like never before. Digital transformation, revised business operating models and employment working practices are changing both the market and the ways in which we – and our clients – work. We are looking for people who are willing to embrace these challenges and adapt with them to expand their knowledge and help our organisation be a trusted advisor to our clients.”


To apply for our 2019 audit, tax, pensions and legal services graduate vacancies, please visit the KPMG Careers web page where programmes are now open:


Additional programmes for consulting, technology, deal advisory and business services will be opening later in the year.




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.

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