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Vacation KPMG Law Birmingham July 2023

Job... KPMG Law is a global legal network operating in 81 countries, with access to more than 3000 legal professional colleagues worldwide and exciting plans to expand rapidly...

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KPMG Law is a global legal network operating in 81 countries, with access to more than 3000 legal professional colleagues worldwide and exciting plans to expand rapidly within the next four years. We provide advice on a range of legal matters, but we're always focussed on offering solutions which drive great business outcomes for our clients, enabled by technology and data. By understanding the issues our clients face and drawing upon our legal expertise, as well as knowledge from wider KPMG specialists, we deliver digitally-driven solutions to help our clients grow and thrive.

Working with some of the world's biggest companies, our legal teams deliver on projects ranging from Deals, UK and International Business Reorganisations, Financial Services and Disputes; right through to Workforce compliance and transformation and Commercial Technology and Data. And even, Family Office and Private Client matters for our high net worth clients.

Our four-week KPMG Law Vacation programme gives you the chance to gain practical legal experience working within a leading professional services firm. You’ll find out more about our practice areas and the scale and breadth of the work we do, further develop your legal and business knowledge and build technical skills. It's an opportunity to make new contacts, enhance your CV and discover what it’s like to be part of our supportive and vibrant community.

If you’re successful on the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to be considered for a KPMG Law Graduate programme in the same office location starting in 2024.

In your role, you may work flexibly across your location region – at engagement sites, our offices and home. 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.

Join our KPMG Law community and be part of shaping the future of law.  Discover a legal career that's full of meaningful and varied work, where you’ll be empowered you to feed your curiosity, grow and thrive.

Tax & Law
Programme Length:
4 weeks
Entry Requirements:

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 . 

  • Grade 5 or B GCSE* Maths
  • Grade 5 or B GCSE* English Language
  • 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)
  • On track to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Law, or a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a non-law related subject with a minimum ‘pass’ in the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law).

Our Vacation programmes are open to law students in their penultimate year of university or who are due to graduate in 2024. They are also open to non-law students in their final year of university who are planning to commence the GDL or SQE1.

Key Skills:

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 at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply .

Training and Development:

As the vacation programme is not that long, the focus for you will be to ensure every second counts. Above all else, it’s about gaining experience on real-time, real-life projects. It's an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance your CV, learn about the world of work and, importantly, get your foot in the door of one of the leading professional services firms. And if you're inspired by the time you spend with us here and go on to join us full-time once you’ve graduated, you’ll get access to exemplary training and development to help you thrive.

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want to empower our trainees to grow in their own way, to feed their curiosity and embrace a growth mindset in an environment where learning is continuous.  Therefore, we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help our trainees build skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience to help with the transition to the world of work, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our ‘learn for a lifetime’ strategy designed to help trainees gain an advantage for life.  As part of your vacation programme, you will be introduced to this package and have the opportunity to experience some of the training and development curriculum and learning community.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate internship
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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