• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • The insight was four weeks long. The first week was an induction to KPMG and understanding their values, etc. Weekly rotations with different teams and managers followed, where tasks were given based on the audited entity for that week. The tasks involved working with data and financial statements.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • Verbal and written communication skills - using technology such as Microsoft Teams and Emails. Using Excel - very prominently used and I felt as though I had become better at working with it. Time management skills - meeting deadlines.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was very informative, useful and motivating. KPMG as a global entity was extensively discussed during the induction. I was aligned to the Nottingham office and the local requirements were clearly communicated to me.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The Microsoft Team meetings were focused and I felt very much involved. I was able to easily integrate myself within the three teams I was rotating through. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help if I was unsure about something.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I really enjoyed the insight - I had a mixture of problem solving tasks as well routine ones.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at KPMG
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend KPMG to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to KPMG
  • It's important to be yourself and ask questions wherever possible. Don't be nervous as everyone is really friendly! When applying to KPMG, it is a good idea to have some understanding about KPMG's values (to make sure they align with your values too) and the capability you are applying for (although prior knowledge is not required). Make sure you apply early too, as the recruitment process may be lengthy - it will be worth it though! Even if accounting is not a career you have considered going towards, the vacation programme will give you great insight and experience that may change your mind.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)


East Midlands

7th September 2021

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