Audit Vacation Student at KPMG

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Nottingham East Midlands
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£18,000 - £19,999
Accountancy Auditing/Tax

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Audit Vacation Programme

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight programme was really good because we were given a wide range of things to do: we worked both on client sites and in the office.


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

I didn’t feel very valued because I hardly knew anything: I was starting right from the bottom. Sometimes I felt a bit of a hindrance asking questions all the time.


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

My managers were all very helpful whenever there was anything I was unsure about. I also had a buddy which was really nice because I could ask him things I didn’t want to ask the managers


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

Probably won’t assist me in my degree but certainly beyond. I’ve learned a lot about businesses, and about using Microsoft excel. I also had a lot of interaction with clients so dealing with people professionally will also help.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Some things were more well structured than others. Our retain was often full but sometimes a job was just coming to its end and so there wasn’t much for the interns to do.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Atmosphere was mostly good, especially at the social events. Sometimes in the office things were slightly more tense


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

There were a few training modules to do online but they didn’t take very long and didn’t go into much detail. It was more of a learn on the job kind of insight.


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 worked in lots of areas so managed to get a good insight


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

All the assessment days and big days where everyone came together taught me the most about the company’s culture.


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

It wasn’t just a day: it was 4 weeks. It has definitely helped me determine what I do want to do and what I don’t. I wouldn’t have been able to decide without this experience.


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

It was a fully paid programme and I was reimbursed for any travel costs to different offices and client sites.

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

There were on assessment days and the first day of the programme.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Very good, there were always social events happening


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

There was a lot of sport stuff going on outside the office like cricket, tennis, and rugby


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

It was a very valuable experience overall


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