Intern at KPMG

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Manchester North West
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Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Accountancy

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7.5/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Audit Intern - National Markets

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

During the internship, I enjoyed the fast paced nature of the role. I tried to make the most out of my time by asking for new tasks which gave me a great sense of fulfilment. Furthermore, KPMG put on a variety of social events which are of great value in allowing you to meet members of the wider department and firm in order to gain an insight into their area of work. Overall, I would highly recommend applying for their four week vacation scheme and I would do it again given the opportunity.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I felt as thought the work which I did was important to the wider audit work. This was because I enquired as to the reason why I was completing a task and enabled me to better understand the audit process. Furthermore, the work that I was set was proper work papers and not just simple photocopying/scanning jobs that may have been the case with other internships.

6/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Having come from the background of a degree in History, I was initially worried about my ability to perform the tasks which I was set. However, the audit team were very helpful in providing me with support and advice on completing these work papers. Furthermore, I was also set training modules from the start of the programme which allowed me to better understand the necessary information needed to achieve my goals.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My normal working day on a client site would begin at 8 am and end at 5 30 pm. However, when I was in the office I normally arrived at 7 30 am and left at 5 pm. Starting at this time was not the norm, however I wanted to do this to show my enthusiasm for the role. During the day I would always have a work paper to complete. Upon completing each task, I would always ask if there was more work that I could do.

9/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I believe that I was given the same amount of responsibility as a new graduate trainee. This was because I was given the more simple work papers which would normally completed by a recent graduate. This was important as it ensured that I felt valued as well as making a significant contribution to the teams work as a whole.

8/10

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

From my placement, I have further improved my research, organisation, team work and analytical skills. These were developed while balancing the completion of the tasks which I was set with the rapidly changing demands of a fast paced work environment. In the future, these skills will be applied to my university work in order to ensure that my work can be completed more efficiently.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

7/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

5/10

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

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

I have heard that of the people who gain an internship with KPMG that 90% go on to take a full time job. Upon the completion of the ICAEW exams after three years the possible options are very appealing and include the ability to travel all over the world on permanent placements or secondments.

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

6/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

7/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

9/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

8/10

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