Technology Risk Consulting Intern at KPMG

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Greater London
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£20,000 - £21,999
Auditing/Tax Information Technology

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Really enjoyed it - I was able to learn a lot about the company and the work done in Tech Risk Consulting, and met a lot of new and inspiring people.


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt valued because I was given work to do almost immediately and my team along with other workers at KPMG were very welcoming.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I received help and guidance with anything and everything I asked, no matter how small the issue was. Support was always there when I needed it.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I definitely developed a lot of new skills specific to my division, and improved skills that can be applied elsewhere such as communicating with different kinds of people, managing my time, staying organised, and prioritising my work.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structured with some key dates set aside for us, but there was some confusion with my People Leader and what she was supposed to do during our first meeting, since she was moving to become a People Leader in another division.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was very fast-paced and informative, but also rewarding, welcoming, and exciting. There was something new going on every day.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I believe the company has invested a lot since we were given three to four different courses to complete online, in addition to the training and information session on the very first day. My team also took the time to explain to me how things work and gave me work from last year to observe and apply to work for this year.


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

The insight definitely helped my understanding of what a full time role with KPMG entails. I worked at the client site (Citi) but also at KPMG for a few days. This flexibility and working the same hours as my team really made me understand the rhythm of their days and weeks in the firm.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Since I was at the client site I wasn't at KPMG very often, but during meetings at KPMG, intern/graduate events, the days I worked there, and the people I talked to, I learned a lot about KPMG's culture.


10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Working as a Technology Risk Consultant Intern for four weeks really made me pay attention to the kind of tasks I enjoyed doing and areas where I had strengths, as well as areas I needed to improve. Personally, I liked working in my team but speaking to the fellow interns about their experiences in other areas allowed me to consider other options I could go into in the future.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

We were paid for the month and we had a £4 lunch allowance if we were eating at a client site.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

There were plenty of networking and meeting opportunities over the 4 weeks, some planned by the company, some by the interns, and some by my team. There were always around 1-3 events going around each week.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

The opportunities were very enjoyable and gave me the chance to meet all kinds of people. I've met fellow interns, people on secondment from the US, people from other teams, etc.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

On the first day we were given information and a brochure about the different kinds of networking clubs KPMG offered. Later on (week 3) we also received an e-mail about using the gym.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It's a great and informative vacation programme that really immerses you into the work culture of KPMG.