Graduate Programme 2019 - Financial Advisory - Deal Advisory (Empowered)
Job Function: Financial Advisory - Deal Advisory (Empowered)
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
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
Deal Advisory is a fast paced area of our advisory business. Continually enhancing value for our clients across the deal and economic cycle, our specialists guide them through the entire process – from the initial concept of buying a business to turning their business around in times of difficulty.
Our wealth of experience across the deal cycle gives us access to what’s happening in the heart of key sectors, and enables you to learn from the very best.
Combining structured training, work experience and on-the-job coaching, this three-year programme is a great foundation to your career – giving you a broad commercial awareness of the challenges a business faces across the deal and economic cycle.
Key skills required
You’ll contribute to your team’s performance early in your career, enjoying unusually varied and challenging work. That means we’re looking for graduates with analytical skills, commercial awareness and the ability to thrive under pressure.
Working with clients from the UK and overseas, no two projects are identical. So, you could find yourself:
- Performing research which leads directly to a deal for a client
-Advising on the best possible debt structure for a business
-Working with an investment bank on the stock exchange listing of a high profile client, reviewing financial information for inclusion in public documents
-Working overseas or in the UK to collate and analyse financial information, and report key findings and recommendations to clients on the target business
-Negotiating with suppliers of a business (where we’ve been appointed as administrators) to maximise the return for the creditors of the business
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 confidence 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
Further information on these behaviours can be found at www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/behaviouralcapabilities
What your job will involve
Initially joining Corporate Finance, Restructuring or Transaction Services, during the three years you will have the opportunity to apply for a secondment into a different area of the business. A secondment can enhance your commercial understanding and help to broaden your knowledge and network.
Your training and development
The Empowered Programme is KPMG’s blended ACA product where the onus is on you to take ownership of your studies and help shape your learning.
The programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of online classroom live and recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions which means there is a form of support for your every need.
This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam.
The structure of the programme spreads the ACA examinations over the lifetime of the three-year training contract so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge, and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.
What do we look for?
Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. This wider perspective helps us ensure that we are giving you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG.
As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements:
- Minimum grade B GCSE* Maths
- Minimum grade B GCSE* English Language
- Minimum of 320 UCAS Tariff points*
- Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline
* or equivalent
Please note that we only consider a candidate's top 3 A-level grades and do not accept General Studies.
Salary is competitive
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 KPMGhere .
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