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We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2022. KPMG understands how hard it can be to undertake a professional qualification and what it takes to be successful. The Early Careers Development team are a dedicated support team who are here to help our graduates and apprentices on their learning journey.

Prior to joining there are some key actions for you to undertake which you can access via this site. Please follow the links on this page and select the appropriate tile in accordance with your programme and office location. You will then be directed to a set of instructions tailored to you and your trainee programme.

Are you joining a Graduate or Apprentice route?

What part of KPMG are you joining?

What area of KPMG in Audit are you joining?

What programme are you joining?

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Audit Technology CFAB Programme

Students on this programme will study for the CFAB qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm. The qualification training will not commence until 2023.

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You are doing the ICAS qualification please select the ICAS button below.

Did you accept an offer for Audit IRM, Audit AAS, Audit Mandarin or Standard Audit business?

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

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Audit Technology CFAB Programme

Students on this programme will study for the CFAB qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm. The qualification training will not commence until 2023.

What area of KPMG in Financial Advisory are you joining?

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

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You are doing the ICAS qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the Intensive qualification, please select the button below for more information.

What area of Tax and Legal are you joining?

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

What area of KPMG in Technology are you joining?

Are you joining national markets or corporates?

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information. If you you are joining Financial Services you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information. If you you are joining Financial Services you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are studying the CFA qualification, you do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

What area of KPMG in Consulting are you joining?

Did you apply for the Intensive or Empowered qualification route?

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You are doing the Empowered ACA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the Intensive qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the ICAS qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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Financial Risk Management Qualification

All information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule will be given to you once you have joined the firm. Your qualification will commence at the beginning of 2022.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You are doing the CIMA qualification, please select the button below for more information.

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You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

What part of KPMG are you joining?

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Data Analytics Degree Apprenticeship

All information regarding signing up to this apprenticeship and your training schedule will be given to you once you have joined the firm. Your qualification will commence in October 2022.

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You are doing the Tax and Legal please select the Legal below.

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ICAS Programme

ICAS Enrolment

Please enrol with ICAS using the instructions below:

  1. Create your web profile:
    To start your enrolment, you will need to visit icas.com, and create a web profile. When setting up your profile please use an email address that you check regularly. We will use that address to send you more information throughout the enrolment process. Once you have been confirmed as a Student by your Firm, we will issue you with an ICAS Student email address. This new email address will be used to create your profile across the multiple learning platforms you will use, and will be how we ICAS will contact you throughout your CA Student journey with information about all aspects of your training.
  2. Complete your enrolment form:
    Once you have created your profile, you can start filling out the enrolment form here. From your employer you will need to know which Authorised Training Office you will be based in (as some Firms have multiple locations), and the start and end date of your Student Training Contract.
    It is now time to enrol with ICAS and begin your journey toward becoming a CA with a globally respected educator, examiner, industry regulator and thought leader. As well as contact details and previous education information, we will also ask if you hold membership at other professional bodies and if you have any criminal convictions or have been the subject of bankruptcy proceedings. If you have, you will need to provide us with details of these because ICAS is a regulatory body and, as a CA Student, you will be bound by our Code of Ethics.
  3. Submit your form:
    Once you have completed your form, simply submit. Please ensure all details provided are correct, as you will not be able to go back and edit.
    You will receive an automatic email to confirm that your form has been submitted. (If you believe you have fully completed the form but do not receive an email from ICAS, please email students@icas.com.)

Depending on which university you went to and the subjects you studied there, you may be able to apply for exemptions for examinations in TC subjects. More information on applying for exemptions is available on icas.com. Please check with your Firm before applying, to ensure they are happy for you not to sit these courses. Some Firms do not allow for CA Students training with them to be exempt from any examination.

The deadline for initial exemption applications is 31 July 2022.

Because you have received this enrolment guide, you can now enrol with ICAS. If you are due to start classes in September, you have until 31 July 2022 to complete enrolment, unless directed otherwise by your training Firm.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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ACA

Intensive Programme

You will need to complete this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG. Please therefore go through the below on how to complete this. Please note you should be registering your contract from the 12th September 2022.

  1. Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration.
  2. Please do this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG.
  3. You should register your three year Training Agreement with the ICAEW with a start date of the 12th September 2022 for 36 months.
  4. You should register as an ACA Student in Training Agreement.
  5. Please ensure that you add actual exam results when registering. The system does not respond well to predicted grades.
  6. Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location (the office you are joining):
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 London North/Watford

As part of your upcoming studies with training provider BPP, we require you to complete an application. Please read this document carefully which provides instructions for this process.

Please follow the link below to register for an account and submit your application:

https://www.bpp.com/account?registration_type=kpmg

Once you have started your application you will need to complete all sections listed below:

  1. Programme of choice ‘KPMG Intensive Programme’, select your relevant location and click ‘Create Application’
  2. Eligibility Criteria (Please simply tick the box to say ‘Yes’)
  3. Personal details
  4. Equality & Diversity
  5. Nationality
  6. Education History
  7. Other Information
  8. Required documents:

    For UK nationals:
    • Copy of your Passport
    • Academic certificates
    For non-UK nationals:
    • Copy of your passport
    • Academic Certificates
    • English Language Test Results
    • Visa Copy
    • Please upload a completed copy of the UK Visa History form
    • Copy of share code or evidence of settlement status (for EU) or BRP card (for non-EU)

We do not require References or Attendance Records for previous studies, so please ignore the request for these within the ‘Required documents’ section on the portal.

In addition to completing your application, please also fill in the ‘Contact Details – Registration Form’ which is attached to the email, and send to kpmg@bpp.com once complete.

As you complete each section you will need to tick ‘Mark as Complete’ at the bottom of the page. The section bars will then turn green and you can submit the application.

Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by BPP to ensure that all the information needed has been correctly provided.

If there is any information missing/incorrect in the application you will be advised by BPP and will need to go back into the application, update or correct as required and resubmit the application.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact kpmg@bpp.com.

What is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?

You may be aware that the ICAEW operates a system of 'Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment'. This system recognises where students have covered the ICAEW syllabus during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then 'Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment' may be awarded. Please note that you can only apply for 'Credit for Prior Learning' once you have registered with the ICAEW. It is also imperative that if you think you are eligible for Credit for Prior Learning that you apply as soon as possible to allow the ICAEW time to process your application.

Please find a list of all the ICAEW modules below. Note that you will need to sit all of the exams regardless of whether you are eligible for an exemption except the Law exam and Business Technology and Finance exam. Therefore, if you are eligible for an exemption for either Law or Business Technology & Finance please apply for your ‘Credit for Prior Learning’ once you have registered with the ICAEW.

  Can I apply for a CPL?
Accounting No
Assurance No
Principles of Tax No
Law Yes
Business Technology and Finance Yes
Management Information No
Financial Accounting and Reporting No
Audit and Assurance No
Tax Compliance No
Business Planning Taxation No
Business Strategy No
Financial Management No

How can I apply for a CPL?

  1. You must register with the ICAEW first and then check the CPL Directory for eligibility,
  2. You should complete the online application form here and tick the 'firm-to-pay' box.
  3. You should allow at least 14 working days for this to be processed. You need to make sure you have applied for all CPL's by 10th October 2022. If you make an application after this date, you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW for your exemption.
  4. Students applying for CPL based on qualifications not listed on the CPL Directory should follow the process on this website.
  5. Please inform the ECD Central Operations Team of any CPLs granted by the ICAEW before joining KPMG by sending an email to ECDlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the ICAEW.

Further information on what can be claimed can be found via the ICAEW CPL Directory or by contacting their student support line.

You will not be provided with any learning materials in relation to subjects where you have been granted a CPL/Exemption, however where early subjects lead to higher level papers you will be provided with access to relevant online materials to refresh the early subjects.

Who pays for my CPL application?

KPMG will pay for any CPL applications made by 10th October 2022. If you do not make your application prior to this date you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to KPMG in September to the ACA Intensive Programme.

To ensure BPP, our Training Provider, can get you set up on the Learning Platform prior to you joining, it is important that the necessary registration forms are completed. This will ensure you have access on day one so there is no delay to your learning.

The registration forms will be sent to you via email in August along with instructions on how to complete them. Please also find these instructions below.

Registering and making an application

  1. You will receive an email with the link to advise you to make an application.
    • Click on the link to register for an account (Please ensure you use your business email address where possible.)
    • Once registered you will be able to begin your application from your home page.
  2. Once you have started your application you will need to complete all sections. During the application process you will need:
    • Programme of choice and level
    • Personal details (name, address, NI number, contact details)
    • Work details (employer address, job title, working hours, line manager name and job title, phone number and email, start date at company)
    • Academic information (education type, subject, qualification, awarding institution, grade – actual/predicted, year attained)
    • As you complete each section you will need to ‘Mark as Complete’ at the bottom of the page. The section bars will then turn green and you can submit the application
  3. Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by BPP to ensure that all the information needed has been correctly provided and that you are eligible for the apprenticeship.

    If there is any information missing/incorrect in the application you will be advised by BPP and will need to go back in to the application, update or correct as required and resubmit the application. You will be notified of this through an automated email requesting you log in and amend the application.

    Once the application has been reviewed and your eligibility confirmed by BPP it will then be sent on to your line manager to confirm that they approve your application for the programme.

If you have queries or need assistance please contact BPP’s onboarding team on apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com or call 0161 244 6440.

Submitting a full application

Once your line manager has reviewed and confirmed the application, you will receive an email asking you to complete the final part of the application process. This will take you to through the final part.

  1. Log back into your account: www.bpp.com/account
    1. Click on ‘Go to Application’
    2. Scroll down to ‘Application Documents’ and select this.
    3. Halfway down the next page you will see two grey bars:
      1. Application Pack
      2. Application of Learning Agreement
    4. Download both documents and save to your computer (don’t close the internet browser as you will need this later).
  2. Open the Application Pack on your computer. This will need to be signed in two different places:
    • Sign page 8 of the application pack
    • Sign page 9 of the application pack
    • Once signed save the Application Pack to your computer
    • Open the ALA on your computer.
    • Sign the last page of the ALA
  3. Once you have signed the Application Pack and the ALA you will need to upload them back onto the portal.
    • You can either drag and drop these documents or choose a file to upload from your computer.
    • Upload your GCSE Maths and English Certificates and/or your job description under ‘Other Documents’.
    • Mark as complete and then click save and return.
    • Once the application documents section is green, click submit.
    • Confirm that you are happy to complete the application.

Once you have completed and submitted your paperwork, BPP staff will review your application. If everything is compliant and in order, your application will be accepted.

If any documentation is incorrect or missing BPP will contact you.

Once your application has been accepted you will be contacted by the relevant team 7-10 days prior to the start date of your apprenticeship programme with information regarding your course and materials.

During your induction week, please then watch out for an email from BPP to your KPMG email address which will give details on the final steps of your registration process.

If you have any questions please contact kpmg@bpp.com.

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Empowered Programme

You will need to complete this as soon as possible and before you join KPMG. Please therefore click on the relevant link to take you through how to complete this. Please note you should be registering your contract from the first day you join KPMG.

  1. Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration.
  2. Please do this as soon as you have been sent your start date and before you join KPMG.
  3. You should register your three year Training Agreement with the ICAEW with the date you have joined KPMG for a 36 months contract.
  4. As your induction with KPMG is on the 3rd October 2022, please enter this date. You should register as an ACA Student in Training Agreement.
  5. Please ensure that you add actual exam results when registering. The system does not respond well to predicted grades.
  6. Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location:
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L002562868 Gibraltar
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 Watford

The ECD Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

Learn to Learn, Accounting and Assurance

Prior to commencing your tuition for Accounting and Assurance, you will be required to attend a Learn to Learn day. KPMG are currently awaiting further Government guidance to determine whether your course will run face to face in a BPP centre or virtually. Please check back regularly for updates. The table below lists where you will attend classroom based training if it is able to go ahead:

  • The first two ICAEW exams you will sit are the Accounting and Assurance Certificate Level papers, these courses will begin on 10th October.
KPMG Office BPP Centre
Birmingham Birmingham
Bristol Bristol
Cardiff
Plymouth
Leeds Leeds
Liverpool Manchester
Manchester
Cambridge London
Gatwick
Watford
Milton Keynes
London
Reading Reading
Southampton Southampton
Nottingham Nottingham
Newcastle Leeds

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of Exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then Exemptions may be awarded.

KPMG will pay for your exemption applications. If you do not make your application within 28 days of your start date you will be responsible for payment to the Institute.

Following your application you will need to ensure you inform the ECD Learning Operations Team of any Exemptions granted by the Institute before joining KPMG by sending an email to ECDlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the Institute.

You may be aware that the ICAEW operates a system of ‘Credit for Prior Learning and Assessment’.

Please note that you can only apply for ‘Credit for Prior Learning’ once you have registered with the ICAEW. It is also imperative that if you think you are eligible for Credit for Prior Learning that you apply as soon as possible to allow the ICAEW time to process your application.

* Please note we shall require you, to sit the following examinations regardless of whether you are eligible for an exemption. This is because these modules are considered fundamental to what you need to know at KPMG.

What exemptions can I apply for?
Accounting * No
Assurance Yes
Principles of Tax Yes
Business Technology and Finance Yes
Law Yes
Management Information Yes
Financial Accounting and Reporting Yes
Audit and Assurance Yes
Tax Compliance Yes
Business Planning Taxation Yes
Business Strategy Yes
Financial Management Yes
How can I apply for a Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)?
  • You must register with the ICAEW first and then check the CPL Directory for eligibility.
  • You should complete the online application form here and tick the 'firm-to-pay' box.
  • You should allow at least 14 working days for this to be processed. You need to make sure you have applied for all CPL's by 7th November 2022. If you make an application after this date, you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW for your exemption.
  • Students applying for CPL based on qualifications not listed on the CPL Directory should follow the process on this website.
  • Please inform the ECD Learning Operations Team of any CPLs granted by the ICAEW before joining KPMG by sending an email to ECDlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation provided by the ICAEW.

Further information on what can be claimed can be found via the ICAEW CPL Directory or by contacting their student support line.

Who pays for my CPL application?

KPMG will pay for any CPL applications made by 7th November 2022. If you do not make your application prior to this date you will be responsible for payment to the ICAEW.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIMA Programme

The CIMA Professional qualification produces competent and confident management accounting professionals who can guide and lead their organisations to sustainable successFurther information can be found here: CIMA - CIMA Professional Qualification (cimaglobal.com)

Upon joining KPMG, you will receive details from the Early Careers Development team and CIMA on how to set up your myCIMA account. If applicable, once you have received your student ID you can then apply for exemptions although bear in mind there are some mandatory modules (BA2,BA3) which you are expected to sit even if you have exemptions.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this process or if you have already registered with CIMA and have been given a CIMA Contact ID, please contact: PQAlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk with these details.

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. This link will be shared shortly, for now there is no action.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIMA Certificate Programme

The CIMA Certificate will help students with little or no accounting experience unleash their true business potential. Teaching core business and finance skills beyond simple financial accounting, Cert BA syllabus is the perfect steppingstone towards a career in business and finance.

Further details on the CIMA certificate can be found here: CIMA - CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (cimaglobal.com)

Upon joining KPMG, you will receive details from the Early Careers Development team and CIMA on how to set up your myCIMA account. If applicable, once you have received your student ID you can then apply for exemptions although bear in mind there are some mandatory modules (BA2, BA3) which you are expected to sit even if you have exemptions.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this process or if you have already registered with CIMA and have been given a CIMA Contact ID, please contact ECDlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk with these details immediately.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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CIPD Level 7

You will receive a registration form via email in September with instructions on how to complete this form. Once registered with the Training Provider, you can then register with the CIPD Institute.

Your CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management will be delivered by MOL, our training provider. We will provide you with a complete course schedule during Induction. Your first module is scheduled to start in Early 2023 and further details will be provided in Induction.

KPMG understands that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (i.e, dyslexia or any other medical/mental health issue), please indicate this on the form and include any medical reports/recommendations that you may have.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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Standard Tax

Standard Tax Pathway Programme

Please note that the information in this section and the following sections is focussed on the CFAB qualification. More information with be provided in regard to the ATT-CTA qualification once you have joined the firm.

Please now proceed to register for the qualification.

  • Register online via this link: https://my.icaew.com/studentregistration
  • We will need you to register fully with the ICAEW for the ACA to enable more effective administration of your qualification. This registration will though be cancelled after you have completed CFAB.
  • You should register your Training Agreement with the ICAEW with the start date of 5 September 2022 The standard contract length is then 36 months.
  • Please register as an ACA Student when prompted and setting up the Training Agreement, not CFAB.
  • Please see below the list of KPMG office numbers that you will require when registering, please use the number of your home office location:
    Principal ATE No.
    (office number)
    Town Name
    L009188484 Aberdeen
    L009188332 Birmingham
    L009188447 Bristol
    L009188514 Cambridge
    L009188320 Cardiff
    L009188563 Crawley
    L009188459 Edinburgh
    L009188393 Glasgow
    L009188526 Ipswich
    L009188344 Leeds
    L009188356 Leicester
    L009188411 Liverpool
    L009188319 London
    L009188368 Manchester
    L009188502 Milton Keynes
    L009188423 Newcastle Upon Tyne
    L009188435 Nottingham
    L009188472 Plymouth
    L009188538 Reading
    L009188496 Southampton
    L009188563 Gatwick
    L009188551 London North / Watford

The team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

The first module you will study is the CFAB Principles of Taxation module in week commencing 12 September 2022, this will be delivered via online learning. You will have face to face tuition for CFAB Accounting and Assurance modules in October 2022.

Should you have previously completed studies that entitle you to potential exemptions for the CFAB qualification based on prior learning, you are able to apply for these once you have completed your registration.

Please note you are not permitted under KPMG policy to an exemption from the CFAB Principles of Taxation module, as we require you to demonstrate the core knowledge of this module as part of your studies and training contract. Please exclude this from any CPL / exemption application.

Details are available here. You will be able to complete an online application via logging in to your account once created on the ICAEW website and then completing the requested details. There should be a firm-to-pay option to tick when completing the application once your KPMG student account is up and running.

Once ICAEW confirm your exemptions, please notify the qualifications operation team and provide their confirmation correspondence.

Please note that aside from CFAB Principles of Taxation we do expect you to have applied for all exemptions you are eligible for.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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Global Mobility Services (GMS) Technology Tax Programme

ATT qualification

Students on this programme will study for the ATT qualification. You will receive all information regarding institute sign up and your training schedule etc. once you have joined the firm.

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DA CFAB Pathway Programme

You will be required to register with your Professional Body, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), prior to joining KPMG.

You will be sent an AAT registration form via email with instructions on how to complete the form. Please also find instructions below.

Details for this will be sent out in the coming weeks, for now there are no actions.

Sign up to your Data Analytics Degree Apprenticeship will take place following the AAT Level 3 qualification.

The Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. The first AAT exam you will sit is the L3 Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements. Your tuition, including a ‘Learn to Learn’(L2L) day will commence on Monday 24th October 2022, this will run as a face to face course at the locations below.

Full qualification course dates will be provided at your induction.

KPMG Office Location Training course location
Birmingham Birmingham
Newcastle
Nottingham
Bristol Bristol
Plymouth
Southampton
Cambridge London
Gatwick
Gibraltar
London
Milton Keynes
Reading
Watford
Aberdeen Manchester
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG Law

You are guaranteed a place at BPP University to study The SQE 1 Preparation course beginning in September 2022. You must still go through the application procedure however to take up your place at BPP and this must be done via this link . You will need to register for an account (if you do not already have one) before making your application. Please then click to start a new application and select Law-Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Programme

  • Please select SQE 1 Preparation (Law graduates), selecting online for the Location and September 2022 (Part Time) for the Start Date.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Please confirm you meet the eligibility criteria for the course as set out on BPP website. Should you have any queries regarding this please contact Jakob Thornton (jakobthornton@bpp.com).

Personal Details

  • Please complete the personal details section.

Equality and Diversity

  • Please complete the Equality and Diversity section.

Education History

  • Please detail your Education History.

Personal Statement

  • If you will be studying on a student visa you will need to write a personal statement for UKVI purposes. This can be a short paragraph detailing why you wish to become a solicitor. All other students do not need to complete the personal statement - you can simply note in this box that you have a training contract with your firm.
  • You do not need to include an academic reference and can leave this blank.

Payment Sponsorship

  • Please select that you will be sponsored by Company / Law Firm and include the details of the Law Firm below (ignoring Purchase order number). The relevant contact at the firm for this purpose is Rebecca Burns and the address and telephone number of the firm is 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London; 020 7311 1000.

Criminal Convictions

  • Please note if you have any Criminal Convictions. If yes, please give details.

Required Documents

  • Please upload scanned copies of the relevant documents (ignoring request for copy of references). Please then submit your application.

What Happens Next?

Once your application has been processed, you will receive an offer email from BPP University which you will need to accept. When you reach the page where you are required to pay a deposit, you will need to select the option ‘I have a training contract and my deposit will be paid by my sponsor.’ Once you have done this, you will be asked to input the name of your training contract provider to fully accept your place.

Registering for an SQE account

All students are required to register for their own personal SQE account. This involves creating an account, activating it, and logging in.

https://sqe.sra.org.uk/email-verification

Once logged in, you will complete your registration by verifying your identity. This only needs to be done once.

You also need to complete the SRA’s pre-booking steps which include:

  • completing a diversity survey
  • confirm an exemption if you have one, and
  • requesting reasonable adjustments you need to sit your assessments. We advise you to make any such request as early as possible.

The ECD Learning Operations Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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Audit Apprenticeship

AAT Programme

Sign up to your Apprenticeship: AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP. Please note this is not applicable for Scotland based apprentices, due to differences in apprenticeship sign up processes in Scotland you will be provided with instructions on how to sign up once you are have joined KPMG, you do not need to sign up to the apprenticeship prior to joining. Please continue to complete the AAT membership instructions below.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. Details for this will be sent out in the coming weeks, for now there are no actions.

Sign up to your Institute: AAT

You will also be required to register with your Professional Body, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), prior to joining KPMG.

You will be sent an AAT registration form via email with instructions on how to complete the form.

The Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. The first AAT exam you will sit is the L3 Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements. Your tuition, including a ‘Learn to Learn’(L2L) day will commence on Monday 24th October 2022, this will run as a face to face course at the locations below.

KPMG Office Location Training course location
Birmingham Birmingham
Newcastle
Nottingham
Bristol Bristol
Plymouth
Southampton
Cambridge London
Gatwick
Gibraltar
London
Milton Keynes
Reading
Watford
Aberdeen Manchester
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester

Full qualification course dates will be provided at your induction.

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then exemptions may be awarded. KPMG will pay for your exemptions applications.

Following your application you will need to ensure you inform the Team of any exemptions granted by the Institute or any AAT exams previously sat before joining KPMG by sending an email to ECDlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation of the exemption provided by the Institute or the exam transcript showing any Level 3 or 4 AAT exams already sat.

You can apply to the AAT for exemptions if you have previously completed the relevant modules, all details of these modules are here on the AAT website. If you are applying please could you make us aware so that we can ensure BPP make the relevant bookings.

Please note, if you have exemptions you will still be required to attend tuition and sit the exam in all modules, with the exception of the AAT Level 3 Tax Processes for Businesses module, more details will be provided upon joining.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG360 Consulting

AAT Programme

Sign up to your Apprenticeship: AAT Level 4 Apprenticeship

As part of your training contract with KPMG, you are required to register under an apprenticeship programme with our training provider: BPP. Please note this is not applicable for Scotland based apprentices, due to differences in apprenticeship sign up processes in Scotland you will be provided with instructions on how to sign up once you are have joined KPMG, you do not need to sign up to the apprenticeship prior to joining. Please continue to complete the AAT membership instructions below.

In order to start this enrolment process, you will need to complete an online application. Details for this will be sent out in the coming weeks, for now there are no actions.

Sign up to your Institute: AAT

You will also be required to register with your Professional Body, The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), prior to joining KPMG.

You will be sent an AAT registration form via email with instructions on how to complete the form.

The Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. The first AAT exam you will sit is the L3 Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements. Your tuition, including a ‘Learn to Learn’(L2L) day will commence on Monday 24th October 2022, this will run as a face to face course at the locations below.

KPMG Office Location Training course location
Birmingham Birmingham
Newcastle
Nottingham
Bristol Bristol
Plymouth
Southampton
Cambridge London
Gatwick
Gibraltar
London
Milton Keynes
Reading
Watford
Aberdeen Manchester
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Leeds
Liverpool
Manchester

Full qualification course dates will be provided at your induction.

You may be aware that the qualification you are studying operates a system of exemptions. This system recognises where students have covered relevant syllabuses during previous study and assessment. If you can provide evidence to show that you have covered a subject area in a previous academic or professional qualification, then exemptions may be awarded. KPMG will pay for your exemptions applications.

Following your application you will need to ensure you inform the Team of any exemptions granted by the Institute or any AAT exams previously sat before joining KPMG by sending an email to ECDlearningoperations@KPMG.co.uk. Please ensure you send the letter of confirmation of the exemption provided by the Institute or the exam transcript showing any Level 3 or 4 AAT exams already sat.

You can apply to the AAT for exemptions if you have previously completed the relevant modules, all details of these modules are here on the AAT website. If you are applying please could you make us aware so that we can ensure BPP make the relevant bookings.

Please note, if you have exemptions you will still be required to attend tuition and sit the exam in all modules, with the exception of the AAT Level 3 Tax Processes for Businesses module, more details will be provided upon joining.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG Business Services / Managed Services Apprentices

Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme

You do not need to action anything at this stage as your learning path and apprenticeship sign up process will be explained once you have joined KPMG.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Institute for a concession.

PQA will assist with the application process with the training provider/ institute for the concessions. If you think you may require special consideration, please email the PQAlearningoperations@kpmg.co.uk so we can discuss the support available to you. If you are not comfortable utilising this address please email and asked to be called and one of our team will get in touch. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

PQA will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Institute require.

Please note that the Institute require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first courses and assignment submissions.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise PQA before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. The granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

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KPMG Software Engineering Apprentices

Queen Mary University Programme

You are required to complete QMU online registration form as soon as possible. Please apply to QMUL via the link below.

https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=DFQM-G4DE-09&code2=0005

Further information on enrolling for your apprenticeship will be shared with you when you join KPMG and on your Welcome Week with QMU (19th September).

If you have any questions on the general joining instructions in relation to the QMU programme, please email the Early Careers Development Team (ECD) at ukfmexam@kpmg.co.uk, clearly stating that your query relates to QMU.

Your Apprenticeship will run over 5 years (with 4 of those spent studying at QMU two days per week towards a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions).

We will be sharing your full course dates with you during your KPMG Induction. Below gives you a high-level overview of Queen Mary’s Semester time. It is important that you block these out in your diary as they cannot be changed. You should ensure you book any holiday around the dates below and get permission from your department upon joining. Please note these may be subject to slight variation, a final version will be issued to you following your induction along with full dates for your qualification.

Please note your KPMG induction starts w/c 5th September (TBC) and your Welcome Week with QMU starts w/c 19th September.

Semester Period Dates
Semester 1
Tuition Period
19 September – 16 December 2022 2 days study per week (TBC))
Semester 1
Examination Period
5 January – 20 January 2023 Exact exam dates TBC
Semester 2
Tuition Period
23 January – 14 April 2023 2 days study per week (TBC)
Semester 3
Examination period for Semester 2
4 May – 2 June 2023 Exact exam dates TBC
Late Summer Resit Period 1 August – 12 August 2023 Exact exam dates TBC. Please provisionally hold these dates in case a resit exam is required

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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KPMG Software Engineering Apprentices

Manchester Metropolitan University Programme

Please use the link below to complete the University Application Form and Supplementary Application.

University Application Form and Guide

You should complete the Application Form and email the Supplementary Application and the relevant supporting evidence to apprenticeships@mmu.ac.uk.

Next Steps

Once these application documents have been received and processed, the University’s Admissions Team will send out an offer letter to you We will liaise with you regarding the status of the application and, once accepted onto the programme, will issue a copy of the offer letter and Commitment Statement, outlining the roles and responsibilities of the University, the apprentice and the employer in the tripartite relationship.

Your Apprenticeship will run over 5 years (with 4 of those spent studying at MMU one day per week towards a degree in Digital & Technology Solutions). The ECD Team will be sharing your course dates with you during your KPMG Induction.

Below gives you a high-level overview of MMU's Semester time. It is important that you block these out in your diary as they cannot be changed. You should ensure you book any holiday around the dates below and get permission from your department upon joining.

Please note these may be subject to slight variation, a final version will be issued to you following your induction along with full dates for your qualification.

Semester Period Dates
Induction with MMU w/c 12 September 2022 Monday 12 September – Friday 23 September 2022
Semester 1 Tuition Period 26 September – 23 December 2022 1 day of study per week, [every Monday/Tuesday]
Semester 2 Tuition Period 30 January – 5 May 2023 1 day of study per week, [every Monday/Tuesday]
Semester 3 Assessment Period 8 May – 26 May 2023 Assessment timetable to be communicated in August

Please note that KPMG students follow the Software Engineering Pathway.

KPMG understand that trainees may require support during their studies. If you have any conditions which require special consideration (e.g. dyslexia or any medical and/or mental health issue), you can apply to your Professional Body for a concession.

You will be asked when registering with your Institute if this is the case. The Professional Body will then contact you and advise you how to process the application and how to submit the relevant medical reports etc. Any medical evidence or Educational psychologist reports will need to be to the standard that the Professional Body require.

Please note that the Professional Body require a minimum of 5 weeks to process an application for concession, it is therefore imperative you review what evidence your Professional Body needs and apply for concessions as soon as you register so they are in place for your first examinations.

In addition to the above it is essential that you advise Early Careers Development Team before joining KPMG, regardless of whether you have disclosed this through your AXA questionnaire. This is important so that we can provide any necessary support to you when you join. Moreover, the granting of concessions can take some time so please ensure you advise all parties as soon as you can following your offer. Please note that KPMG have a ‘fit to sit policy’ which means that any concessions required disclosed following an exam sat will not be retrospectively applied, so it is imperative you inform the team prior to enable us to ensure you are supported in the appropriate fashion.

Please inform the Early Careers Development Team by completing this Form. Please note that any information you include in this email will be treated in the strictest confidence by KPMG.

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FRM Actuarial programme

Application Guide - Registering and Making an Application

We are delighted that you and your employer have chosen to study with BPP. This guide will take you through the application process and what to do next.

  1. You will receive an email with the link to advise you to make an application.
  2. Click on the link to register for an account.
    (Please ensure you use your business email address where possible.)
  3. Once registered you will be able to begin your application from your home page.
  4. Select the relevant level, program and pathway (where applicable) that you are applying for.
  5. During the process you will need the following information:
    • Personal details (name, address, NI number, Emergency contact information).
    • Work details (employer address, your job title, weekly contracted hours, line manager name, job title, contact telephone number, email address and start date with the company).
    • Education information – All previous qualifications obtained need to be detailed here including GCSE’s, A levels, Degrees, Professional qualifications and any overseas qualifications.
      We will also need awarding institution, grade (predicted or actual) and year attained
    • Personal statement and Evidence section – Please write a few sentences about why you want to complete the apprenticeship and how you think it will assist you in your career. Please upload any requested certificates and documentation if you have them to hand (you can also do this at the final stage of your application)
    • The Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours section outlines the outcomes of the apprenticeship and also forms a self assessment. We require you to grade yourself honestly and truthfully to allow us to benchmark your progress throughout the apprenticeship.
    • Once you have saved the document you will see the home screen and all sections should now be green (any that are grey will need revisiting as information will be missing).
    • Select Submit and you will then need to review the commitment statement and Terms and Conditions once reviewed, press Submit approval.

Nest Steps

Your application will be reviewed by BPP to ensure that all the information needed has been correctly provided and that you are eligible for the apprenticeship.

If there is any information missing/incorrectin the application you will be advised by BPP and will need to go back and update or correct as required and resubmit your application.

You will be notified of this through an automated email.

Once the applicationhas been reviewed and your eligibility confirmed by BPP it will then be sent on to your line manager to confirm that they approve your application for the programme.

At any time you can check your status in your timeline

Application Guide - Submitting A Full Application

Once your line manager has reviwed and confimed the application, you will receive an email asking you to complete the final part of the application process.

  • Log back into your account at www.bpp.com/account
  • Select “Go to my application”
  • If you want to upload any further supporting documents please do so in the Personal statement and Evidence section.
  • If not then select Submit
  • Once you have clicked Submit you will be prompted to confirm your final acceptance to the commitment statement and Terms and Conditions.
  • If you are happy to do so, select Confirm and Submit Application.
  • Once you have completed and submitted your paperwork, BPP staff will review your application.
  • If everything is compliant and in order, your application will be accepted.

Note:

Once your application has been accepted you will be contacted by the relevant team 7-10 days prior to the start date of your apprenticeship programme with information regarding your course and materials.

At any time in the process you can review your status by logging in to bpp.com/account and checking your timeline.

FAQ's - Maths and English Level 2 Evidence

Here are some commonly asked questions regarding Maths and English Evidence

  1. Why do I need to evidence my Maths and English Level 2?
    As part of the ESFA Funding Regulations, all apprentices are required to demonstrate that they hold a Level 2 in English and Maths.
  2. What evidence is acceptable for Maths and English?
    • GCSE/O-Level Certificate/A-Levels
    • Functional Skills Certificate
    • A National Record of Achievement
  3. What if I can't evidence Maths and English Level 2?
    If you cannot evidence that you have Maths and English at Level 2 then you will need to complete Functional Skills alongside the apprenticeship. This is a requirement by the ESFA.
  4. What if I studied abroad?
    If you have studied abroad you can send us your High School Certificates and we can compare them on a Government database, which allows us to verify if the ESFA will accept the qualification as a comparable.
    If you have studied English in a non-speaking English country, this is considered to be English as a Second Language and not comparable to English Level 2.
  5. I have a British Degree from University!
    The EFSA does not accept degrees to be comparable to Maths and English Level 2, so this will not exempt you from Functional Skills, unless the Degree is in the subjects Maths or English.
  6. I have gained my Cambridge English Exam/ IELTS.
    This is also considered to be English as a Second Language and not comparable to English Level 2, so this will not exempt you from Functional Skills.

Queries or need assistance? Contact BPP's onboarding team on Apprenticeshiponboarding@bpp.com or 0161 244 6440.

As part of the L7 Actuary onboarding process, we need to know if you have exemptions, subjects already passed and which subjects currently being studied, as any prior learning / exemptions will impact on your personal Learning Plan.