Thursday, 17 December 2015

KPMG Finance Opportunities for 2016 leavers

Wondering what to do after school or college? How would you like to make a positive, lasting impact on business, governments and society? At KPMG, you can. We offer two School and College Leaver Programmes, open now for 2016 start. We will also work with you to identify and develop your strengths so you can reach your full potential and shape the career that’s right for you.
Our KPMG360° apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to work across a range of business areas, giving you depth and breadth of experience, whilst gaining a professional qualification. You’ll have the flexibility to discover where your interest and potential come together.
One of our recent KPMG360° starters, Anna Brown, had planned to go to university but decided at the last minute to apply to our Glasgow office and start her career straight after her A-levels. She hasn’t looked back since! Take a look at her story here.
If the idea of combining work and study appeals to you, the Audit School and College Leaver Programme allows you to obtain a degree in Accounting and Finance, whilst gaining hands-on experience and developing your expertise as a business advisor.
On both programmes you’ll benefit from leading training and development programmes, a dedicated Professional Qualification Team (PQT) to support you, and work alongside some of the brightest minds in business.
A diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. KPMG is passionately supportive of fostering an inclusive culture and we are proud to be founder members of the 30% Club and a ‘Business in the Community Top Employer for Women’. There really is a place for you here.
Apply now
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Xmas Party
5 things to do this holiday to improve your job prospects

It's nearly the Christmas holidays and we hope you have a fab time over the festive period. Here are 5 things you can can do over the break to get ahead in job applications or help you finish your UCAS form next term. Read on…

  1. Understand soft skills
    Both employers and universities look for evidence of soft skills. For your application to be successful, you will need to understand what these skills are and how you have developed them. Here's our introduction to soft skills.
  2. Record your skills
    You've spent the last few years participating in activities that would look great on a UCAS form or a CV, but you've forgotten what they are. Don't let this happen again. Register here or login and record them in the Skills section of your profile. You can download a worked example here.
  3. Volunteer
    If you have some time on your hands then Christmas is a great time to volunteer. Crisis, a homeless charity, are always looking for volunteers to help out at this time of year. Not only is it good for society, it will also build some skills and experience for your CV or application form.
  4. Construct a CV
    You've recorded your skills, volunteered and even done some work experience. Now's the time to bring it all together in a CV. If you need help getting started then read our article on writing your first CV.
  5. Manage your social media profile
    According to Monster, 77 per cent of employers google applicants. So will your social media profile prevent you from getting that dream job? Follow our dos and don'ts to clean up your social media profile this Christmas.
You only need to spend 30 minutes a day working on these points and you'll be in tip top shape in the Spring term.

Apprenticeships at Jaguar Land Rover - deadline approaches

Jaguar Land Rover have a number of amazing apprenticeship opportunities available (at different academic entry points) which might be of interest? The schemes offer an opportunity to attain desirable externally recognised qualifications whilst being paid and contributing to the organisation's continued growth.

The deadline for applications is fast approaching on the 31st December 2015. Further details on the opportunities and entry requirements can be found at