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KPMG To Recruit Record Number of Apprentices This Year

11 Sep 2017

KPMG To Recruit Record Number of Apprentices This Year

KPMG has announced plans to recruit a record number of apprentices in its 2017 intake.

This year, the professional services firm will accept applications for 181 apprenticeship schemes, 52 more places than KPMG offered last year.

The 40 per cent increase means that KPMG will almost double their total number of apprentices from 206 to 387.

8 in 10 of the new apprenticeships will enrol on the KPMG 360o apprenticeship scheme which lasts for six years, offering a broad understanding of the whole professional services industry before apprentices choose to specialise in one specific area of the company’s business.

65 per cent of the new KPMG apprentices will work outside London at the company’s offices in other parts of the United Kingdom, as the Big Four firm seeks to decentralise its employees from the capital.

Commenting on the recruitment drive for apprentices, Midlands Regional Chairman for KPMG, Karl Edge, said: “Our apprenticeship programme is an excellent training ground for a career with KPMG, offering a mix of study and work experience, and it is this combination that enables the students to get a broad, in-depth knowledge and experience from day one.

“The benefits of having young people from different backgrounds in the workplace are second to none. From a fresh pair of eyes on a problem, to a different perspective on a project, the learning experience is absolutely two-way. I’m thrilled to be welcoming our new apprentices as they embark upon their career with us. They are the future of our firm,” added Mr Edge.

UK Apprenticeship Programmes Leader for KPMG, Kathryn Roberts, said: “Over the last three years our apprenticeship schemes have become an increasingly important part of our recruitment strategy. We believe that recruiting a combination of graduates and apprentices encourages a wide range of people with different skills and experiences to join us, all of which contributes to the diversity of thought we are able to bring to our clients.”

“A central component of expanding our schemes involves making different locations, such as Southampton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Cambridge, available to our apprentices, ensuring we are able to access previously untapped talent pools around the country.”

KPMG recruited through the e4s student jobs website last year and are doing so again this year. You can find out more about them and apply for current vacancies on our company profile for KPMG.

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