Audit Apprenticeship programme
Audit Apprenticeship programme
Join us and build your own exceptional future.
Join us and build your own exceptional future.
Audit is about examining organisations and ensuring their published annual accounts are a 'true and fair' reflection of their financial performance.
In Audit, we undertake work that affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports economic growth. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and high-quality audit expertise. Today, more than ever in disruptive times, audit is a function needed by society and in the future, to support growth.
We deliver robust outcomes by working to the highest standards. As part of that, we continue to invest heavily in tech-enabled solutions, which not only allow us to offer deeper insights and higher quality audits, but also a better user experience for our auditors.
As an Audit apprentice, you’ll focus on delivering high-quality audits using an investigative approach. You’ll learn to use new technologies and tools such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to analyse data and produce quality audit outcomes – all whilst studying towards a valuable professional qualification. You'll gain a breadth of experience as well as become equipped with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of different industry sectors – from the biggest multinationals through to innovative start-ups.
You'll have the resources and support you need to learn to handle each audit engagement with confidence. You'll work as part of a team and may spend time on site at the companies you're auditing, in virtual or hybrid forms of audit delivery. From the start, you'll be working on complex projects alongside some of the brightest minds in business and benefit from learning every day.
It’s challenging, yet rewarding work. There's also a real sense of community across our Audit team – we're collaborative and value the different perspectives and ideas that contribute to our shared goal of delivering quality work.
Years 1 and 2
Once you join the programme, you will have regular conversations about your career. Your foundation year will help you transition into life at KPMG and develop your professional skills and knowledge.
Years 3, 4 and 5
You’ll continue your professional development through a range of learning opportunities and build your technical skills through Audit engagements.
At KPMG, work is no longer a place we go, it's a contribution we make. Our people have always worked flexibly – so this way of working isn't new for us. We’re creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery, no matter where they work - through inspiring collaboration spaces and new technologies. In your role, you’ll work flexibly – at engagement sites, our offices and home.
Training and development
The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want all of our Apprentices to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.
In addition as part of your KPMG Audit Gibraltar Apprenticeship you will complete the AAT Level 3 and 4 plus the Level 7 ACA Professional Qualification, alongside our UK apprentices. On occasion you will be expected to attend the UK-based face to face course.
The KPMG Gibraltar Audit Apprenticeship uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and Recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. This blended approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style. The structure of the AAT specific element of the programme spreads the AAT over 2 years of your training agreement so that you are able to build up your technical knowledge and can continuously apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience through your apprenticeship skills and behaviours and off-the-job (OTJ) training. Then when you move onto your Level 7 qualification you will join our ACA Accelerated route which our graduates complete. This is a front-loaded programme which uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of online and in-centre classroom courses. The ACA Accelerated programme enables you to upskill you more quickly in the ACA so you can make your mark to our business. For the first portion of this training you will focus purely on your professional qualification, by completing all but the final 3 ACA exams. It will also incorporate opportunities to reconnect with your home department and peer group, as well as complete internal training and extra skills sessions. In the remaining two years of your training contract, you will concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience, complete your final three ACA exams and will have the technical knowledge to apply to your role in the workplace. The entire programme is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider (BPP) and KPMG’s dedicated Early Careers Development team.
For all elements of your programme you will have wrap around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions, which means there is a form of support for your every need.
Additional important information
Our office is based in Ocean Village, Gibraltar and you will be based here. We work closely with teams in the UK and Ireland, currently this is all being done virtually but in the future, there may be opportunities to travel to work on engagement sites. You will also take part in face-to-face study time with colleagues in the UK.
As above you will also take part in face to face study time with colleagues in the UK.
Please note, if you have started or obtained a degree (or equivalent) in Accountancy or similar field to the professional qualifications provided on the programme, please contact the Student Recruitment team to check your eligibility before making an application.
What we look for
At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We’ve designed our application process to assess everyone’s potential in the context of their educational and personal circumstances to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.
You’ll generally be expected to demonstrate the following (*or equivalents). However, if you do not meet all the below, and are a few grades or points short, then we would still encourage you to apply, as you will be given the option to provide additional information that enables us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances. You can find out more here.
- 5 GCSEs* at A* – C or at 4 – 9 (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or 5), or for Scotland 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A – C (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or equivalent.
- 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 grades, excluding General Studies under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level (300 UCAS points pre-2017) or at Higher/Advanced Higher Level for Scotland.
How to apply
We know how busy you are, and when you are studying or working, the last thing you need is a long and stressful application process. So, we’ve done our best to make the KPMG application process as straightforward as possible, and enable you to show us your potential. You can find out more about what to expect in the How to apply section.
If you have any special requirements for us to consider, please let us know within the appropriate sections of your application.
KPMG’s ability to make and honour any Gibraltar offer to you will be subject to the Gibraltar government immigration rules. Any offers will be made subject to immigration status being confirmed. KPMG cannot make any guarantee that you will be eligible for a work permit and KPMG will be keeping its approach under review in line with Gibraltar new government guidance, as it becomes available.
All new employees will need to be registered with Gibraltar’s Department of Employment and will need to complete the Notice of Terms of Engagement form, the work permit form (dependent on nationality), provide copies of education certifications, as well as provide a certified passport copy.
Please visit the Gibraltar gov.gi webpage for further information work permits: Visas and Immigration (gibraltar.gov.gi)
- Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.
- To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our apprentices at KPMG.
- Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.