Student at KPMG

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Southampton Europe
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Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Auditing/Tax Management Consultancy Auditing/Tax Management Consultancy

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7.2/10

About You
8.0
The Organisation
6.7
Everything Else

7.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed the insight week and it was made more enjoyable by the people, both the KPMG staff and the BHTW cohort. The structure of the week flowed very well too so it never felt that we were stagnant at any point which I believe helped towards the week's enjoyment.

8/10

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

I felt valued during my whole time at KPMG which was helped by how open the staff were to sharing their career choices and career experiences with everyone. Our supervisors were also open to answering any questions we had. Occasional questions from passing staff also helped me feel more valued.

9/10

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

I received a lot of guidance during the insight week in terms of guiding me towards my final career decision. The staff who talked to us during the presentations and networking drinks were very open which helped towards this as they were able to successfully answer any queries I had.

7/10

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

Through the information I received during this insight week it has consolidated my decision to work in the financial industry. In terms of my degree studies, the insight week will lead me to choosing more finance related modules for next year so that I have a better understanding and more practice when I come into the industry.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

I thought the insight week contained all of the necessary content we needed to know however at times I thought there were too many talks in a row and it would have been beneficial to spread these out a bit and input some financial group activities in between the talks.

6/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The general atmosphere was great during the insight week from the morning until the end of the day. This was due to our supervisors and also the very enthusiastic cohort that we had. The majority of the talks we received were also delivered with great energy which helped towards the general atmosphere.

9/10

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

I thought the company really invested in our personal training and development because there were many important people in the firm who spared their time to educate us on the business and their roles at KPMG. Although, I have been to similar insight weeks where a third party were hired to provide educational activities which could have possibly been done here.

7/10

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?

I feel that the insight week provided a good understanding of what it would be like to have a full time role with the company. However I feel that this could have been made more comprehensive if staff were more open to giving their negative experiences as well as the positives.

6/10

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

The insight week really helped me to understand the company culture because I was able to see how staff communicated with each other in the work environment. The staff we talked to also gave us detailed information on what the company culture is like on a daily basis at the firm.

7/10

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

5/10

Other Information

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


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

Yes, from the very first day we were presented to people from all parts of the firm and at varying seniority levels who we could talk to and network with. This was a continuous trend throughout every day of the insight week. In addition to this, there was a dedicated networking drinks event where KPMG staff came to talk to us.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

5/10

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

5/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, I would recommend this insight week to a friend because it provides you with the insight and information needed to make a decision on whether working in the corporate world is for you. This is helped by the information provided by supervisors and staff. You also have the opportunity to network with many great people at the firm.

9/10

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