Audit Vacation Student at KPMG

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Cambridge East of England
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Auditing/Tax

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8.4/10

About You
8.8
The Organisation
8.0
Everything Else

8.5

About You

Role Description

4 week summer placement in audit

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I really enjoyed my time on the programme, met lots of interesting people and everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I found the work really interesting.

9/10

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

I felt extremely valued - in a lot of ways I was treated like a full time employee which made me feel very important. I was put straight onto projects with people of different levels and learned a lot over the 4 weeks.

9/10

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

There was a lot of support from people you worked with, everyone was really friendly and more than happy to help with any issues.

8/10

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

I think the skills I have learned will be useful for the rest of my degree, namely gaining confidence and also computer skills which will also be useful in any job.

9/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

There was a structure to the insight but this was quite flexible which I think is a good thing - there was the opportunity to move around and do what you want to get the best out of it.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

There was a good balance of work and enjoyment, you could tell people genuinely enjoy what they do and it made me want to work there.

8/10

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

I was set up on the firm's training system and given several learning courses to do as well as the opportunity to do many more. It made me feel really invested in and helped a lot with settling in.

8/10

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?

Seeing as the work I was doing was what I would be doing as a full time new joiner, I feel that I got a very good idea of what it would be like to work here full time. It was really useful to ask others and hear their experiences to get a good picture.

9/10

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

There was talk about the social side of the company which helped get an understanding of what the culture is like.

7/10

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

The things I have learned here have reinforced me wanting to pursue a career in this path.

8/10

Other Information

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

As I said you were treated like a proper employee, so any expenses were paid for and the vacation scheme was also paid.

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

There was a social event organised for summer vacation students which was a nice opportunity. There was plenty of time to network and talk to current employees inside and outside of work.

9/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the event organised for vacation students due to timing and location, so this could have been better, but the idea of it is really good.

7/10

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

There's lots of information about out of work opportunities that employees can do, and it was interesting talking to colleagues about it.

8/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in this area, I was treated really well, learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

10/10

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