Women in Technology at KPMG

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Manchester North West
Review Date
Salary
£28,000 - £29,999
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering E-Business

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9.9/10

About You
9.8
The Organisation
10.0
Everything Else

10.0

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The 3 days were jam-packed with a variety of both interesting and engaging activities which served to give all participants a comprehensive and friendly welcome to the KPMG's technology department.

9/10

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

We met with a range of employees, from first year graduates to partners - each treating us with the same equal respect making me feel especially valued especially considering the time taken out of their day to help the running of the programme as well as the resources made available to us.

10/10

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

All members of the KPMG team gave us constant support throughout our 3 days creating an incredibly nurturing environment where we were best enabled to expand on and develop a range of new skills.

10/10

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

As said, the environment created by the employees enabled us to be pushed out of our comfort zone to develop new skills but in a comfortable, nurturing environment where we had more than adequate support to achieve this. Activities included a presentation which helped develop our communication skills - especially public speaking - as well as interviews, group discussions and how best to build and develop our own personal brand.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was structured extremely effectively with an intensive 3 days including a variety of activities all of which differed in the skills they were based around consequently creating a cohesive programme which served to give us a better understanding of technology at KPMG as well as an enhanced skillset to better our future.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The firm created an incredibly friendly and comfortable atmosphere which facilitated a nurturing environment while still feeling a very valued attendee.

10/10

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

The firm invested a great deal of time in the planning and conducting of the workshops to enable us to develop key skills for our future.

10/10

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 firm gave talks from a variety of departments under the technology umbrella from first year graduates to partners. They also conducted a number of Q&A sessions as well as networking and work shadowing to give a great understanding of a full time role in the firm.

10/10

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

The three days at the firm were incredibly immersive, meeting and conversing with a number of employees which gave a great insight into the firm's welcoming people culture.

10/10

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

The programme gave both a great understanding of what a technology career path would entail as stated in previous answers but also provided the possibility of fast-tracking on to the second year programme for a potential career with the company.

10/10

Other Information

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

Paid and lunch was provided.

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

At the end, KPMG organised a drinks reception in the office for the various people we had met over the three days to network.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Incredibly comfortable environment where one could come and go.

10/10

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

There was a great insight to the networks KPMG offers outside of work including their womens network and LGBT+ community and the number of events the teams participate in together - such as first friday drinks.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

The three days were a well structured intensive, immersive and comprehensive programme where one felt extremely valued while being given great exposure to the firm's work and culture as well as the opportunity to both develop skills and the potential fast-track to a third-year programme.

10/10

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