Audit Vacation Student at KPMG

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Birmingham East Midlands
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy

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9.9/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
10.0

Socialising

9.5

The Role

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

My internship at KPMG has been very enjoyable. I received all the support I need as an intern. I got much practice in audit work, I worked both on the client site and at the office and I got a comprehensive understanding of audit procedures.

10/10

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

My colleagues have been very kind and supportive. I received so much help and coaching from them. My in-charges managed to explain the logic behind the work instead of simply teaching me how to do the work on excel, which helped me to really understand the purpose of my work.

10/10

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

They were always there to support me and answer my questions when I need. Also I had regular meetings with my performance manager to discuss my performance and identify any gap.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The life as a vacation student at KPMG is quite balanced, there were also some team building activities that we can be involved in.

10/10

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

As a vacation student, I was treated as a graduate trainee. Being trusted and given the real responsibility greatly built my confidence.

10/10

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

I am doing an accounting related degree at my university, my work experience at KPMG definitely helped me to get a better understanding of the textbook based knowledge I learnt in my university. I got to know how to apply the academic knowledge into practice.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very nice working environment. People are nice and they are happy to help you. In addition, there are good facilities at the office as well.

10/10

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

I got all the support I need from the first day of my placement. Everything went very smoothly. I was very clear about each stage of my placement.

10/10

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

We had a very efficient induction day and we received much coaching on the first and second day of the placement. All the vacation students were assigned buddy contacts, therefore we can always find someone to speak to if we have any question.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

I have been offered the graduate scheme after my internship. Can’t wait to join next year!

10/10

Social

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

All the vacation students got to know each other. We also had a lunch on our last day of the internship. We still keep in touch with each other.

10/10

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

I was based in Birmingham. Living and socialising are quite affordable.

8/10

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

There are many places that you can go to have fun in Birmingham.

10/10

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

We were invited to the social events organised by the department. There are also interesting events in Birmingham if you want to have fun after work.

10/10

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