KPMG Europe LLP (ELLP) is made up of KPMG in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium and in 2009 was formally joined by KPMG in the Netherlands, the CIS (subject to regulatory approvals), Turkey and Luxembourg. Together, ELLP firms are the largest integrated providers of Audit, Tax and Advisory services in Europe.
The formation of ELLP has created exceptional opportunities for our ELLP firms' people to work internationally, both internally with our colleagues, and externally in client–facing teams. This innovative step was the first in the accountancy profession, and reflects the changing demands of ELLP firms' clients who are increasingly seeking integrated audit, tax and advisory services on a pan-European basis. To deliver this ambition, ELLP firms are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent and investing in our people to develop the European business leaders of the future. Whatever your ambitions, KPMG is even better placed to offer great career opportunities. Across ELLP, our firms’ individual career sites will give you more detail about the new opportunities so you can decide for yourself if KPMG is the best choice for you.
We reward the contribution of our employees through a highly competitive salary, a bonus scheme which reflects your individual performance and gives you an opportunity to share in KPMG's success, and a wide range of other benefits.
We also believe in giving you choice and flexibility, so you’ll be able to tailor some of these benefits to suit your own individual preferences and circumstances. The aim is to provide a package that delivers maximum value to you personally.
In some cases our benefits depend on grade, but typically include: Holiday Entitlement Pension Options Private Medical Insurance Company Car Scheme Lunch Allowance Personal Accident Insurance Life Assurance Health Checks Student Loans (available to graduate joiners) Season Ticket Loan Sight Tests Staff Discounts Flextra - alternative benefits you choose to suit you personally, including: childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday, bikes for work, travel insurance and dental insurance. As well as financial rewards we can also offer you: Career progression Learning and development 'Wellbeing Helpline’ - our free and confidential support service ‘Encore!’ - KPMG’s recognition scheme that rewards people who have made an outstanding contribution to the firm A comprehensive and competitive flexible working policy Maternity and paternity leave Parental and dependant care leave.
The skills, knowledge and capabilities of our people are absolutely central to the success of KPMG and so we invest significant amounts of money, time and energy in developing our people and offering them fantastic opportunities to be personally stretched and challenged. Yes, it's a big investment; but the business case is indisputable. If we’re to continue our success and maintain our reputation in the marketplace, our people must have outstanding skills.
We believe we’ve developed one of the strongest learning and development packages you’ll find anywhere. We have just launched the KPMG Business School which has a global curriculum which delivers business-driven programmes that’s built to common design standards. That means training that’s based on our business priorities reflecting real client needs across the firm, to a globally consistent level of quality, accessible from one place. Its 100% relevant to your work and it’s also structured to fit in with the way you work with a mix of different training delivery formats such as in-person, classrooms, virtual classrooms, on-line refresher courses, self paced e-learning and web-based materials.
Whatever level you join KPMG at, you can be sure of our superb learning and development opportunities; from graduate inductions, to our programme for future leaders of the firm. And, as you pursue your goals, you can monitor your progress and obtain regular feedback with 'Dialogue', our global network's performance management system. It all adds up to the support you need to feel challenged and inspired at every stage of your career; whether you're a graduate trainee, a new manager or a senior manager looking to become a partner.
We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued, you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe this is what you’re looking for, and that your individuality helps us deliver the best results to our clients too.
We work hard to create an inclusive environment for all of our people. Our approach includes:
Being rigorous about fairness and removing bias in how we recruit, and in how we manage, evaluate and reward performance Being as flexible as possible about when and where you work. We have an extensive menu of flexible working options available to all employees, but we’re also open to informal conversations about flexibility at any time Fostering a significant number of employee networks, open to anyone with an interest in or experience of diversity. These include KNOW (KPMG Network of Women), Breathe (our LGB network), BBN (the Black Business Network), the Jewish, Christian and Islamic networks, the Parents network, a Carers network, and the Disability Steering Group Helping parents and carers balance a challenging and rewarding career at KPMG with the challenge and reward of responsibilities outside work. We offer great maternity and paternity support before and after parental leave, workshops for mothers and fathers returning to work, and access to emergency childcare for those inevitable occasions when careful planning breaks down Recognising it’s not always easy to be yourself, particularly if you feel you’re in a minority. We’ll put you in contact with role models and mentors who will share their own experiences of diversity, inclusion and success. We’re particularly proud of our flagship programme for women managers, which puts mid-career women in contact with successful senior role models whilst supporting them in building the confidence, networks and ambition necessary to succeed in KPMG. One recent participant described it as ‘one of the best investments of my time ever.'
Our external partners
We don’t have all the answers on diversity and inclusion ourselves, and we’re proud of our association with a range of external partners who provide us with access to new research and best practice on diversity and inclusion from across the globe. We are long-time members of organisations such as Opportunity Now (www.opportunitynow.org.uk) providingf best practice on the recruitment, retention and development of women at work, Race for Opportunity (www.raceforopportunity.org.uk), Stonewall (www.stonewall.org.uk), the Employers Forum on Disability (www.efd.org.uk) and Working Families. All these organisations and more help us keep true to our ambition of being an inclusive employer.
We’re proud that some of them have also recognised our own practice in this area as being leading-edge.
Shortlisted by Opportunity Now for an Inclusive Culture Award in 2011 Included in Working Families list of top 30 employers for working families Recognised by WorkingMums for innovation in flexible working practice KPMG Partner Melissa Geiger named as one of Management Today’s 35 women under 35 in 2010
There’s no single type of person that succeeds at KPMG, but we do look for people with something special to offer. So, although it’s important that you’re a high-calibre graduate, your educational qualifications are not the only criteria we judge you on.
We’re just as interested in other aspects of your experience and other parts of your character. We won't make a decision on your application, based on any one factor, but will take a rounded view based on these four key areas: academic results, work experience, skills and abilities, and career motivation. Overall, we’re looking for people who combine good technical skills, problem-solving abilities and commercial focus. We're also interested in people with a lot of integrity – good team workers who can build effective relationships, learn from experience and bring out the best in others. Perhaps the description 'complete professional' best sums up the many excellent qualities we expect you to have.
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