The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events - all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.
In addition, in Audit, we currently offer either the ACA or CA depending on office location. For those joining an office in Scotland, we offer the ICAS (CA). For other offices, we offer different ACA routes that you will be able to select upon applying Intensive or Empowered.
The Intensive Programme is KPMGs upfront ACA learning product. The Intensive Programme is KPMGs front-loaded, classroom-based ACA product which focuses on upskilling trainees quicker. This means that for the first circa 10 months of your training contract you will solely focus on passing 14 out of 15 ACA exams and come into the business on two work experience placements. One is a structured, work experience placement in the busy season of your programme, and the second comes after you have completed your 14 exams. This programme allows you to focus purely on your professional qualification in your first year. In the remaining two years of your training contract you can concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience (with only one exam left to complete) and will have the technical knowledge to apply within the workplace. The entire programme is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider
or KPMG when you require them, but due to the intense pace of the programme you will need to be really dedicated in your approach to learning. The three main training hubs for the Intensive Programme are London, Birmingham and Manchester. Regardless of the selected home office, you will be expected to relocate to one area in order to dedicate the time to attend the programme for the first 10 months.
ACA or CA (Scotland only)
As a general rule, youll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)
+ Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* Maths
+ Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* English Language
+ Minimum of 120 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level
+ Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline