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2013 Work Experience Application Form
1 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 1 Introduction to the programme About the Work Experience Programme This programme is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in a career in business and/or accountancy. Applicants should be open to new experiences and willing to make the most of their time with KPMG. Applicants must be on track to meet the minimum requirements for our Audit School/College Leaver Programme (ABB at A level or equivalent with grade B in GCSE English Language and Maths). Our aim is to provide an insight into life at KPMG through a range of planned activities, which will simulate many of the tasks our staff carry out on a daily / weekly basis and will require application of the kinds of skills and behaviours that we look for in our people. The week will also give students the chance to experience and observe a real life working environment in a vibrant professional services setting through work shadowing and day to day contact with our people. Students will be given the opportunity to discuss careers and question our staff about their career choices. Students will be working in small groups and advice / support will be on hand at all times from a member of KPMG staff. At KPMG we are committed to the aim that young people from all backgrounds, understand business and their future role in it, and are better able to make informed choices about their future. We understand the role that we can play in achieving this aim and our work experience programme is just one of a number of activities being undertaken by KPMG to help support young people within our communities. Through our work experience programme we aim to support students in achieving the following objectives: 1.Recognise, develop and apply their skills for enterprise and employability. 2.Use their experience of work, including work experience and part-time jobs, to extend their understanding of work. 3.Learn about the way business enterprises operate, working roles and conditions, and rights and responsibilities in the work place. 4.Develop awareness of the extent and diversity of local and national employment opportunities. 5.Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions and make informed choices based on an understanding of the alternatives. 6.Undertake tasks and activities set in work contexts. 7.Learn from contact with personnel from different employment sectors. 8.Have experience (direct or indirect) of working practices and environments. 9.Engage with ideas, challenges and applications from the business world. Further details of the week can be found in section 2 of this document. To apply for a place on this programme please complete all parts of the application form in section 3, including obtaining consent from both a parent / guardian and your teacher and return to: Katherine Crisp KPMG LLP (UK) 15 Canada Square London E14 5GL The deadline for the receipt of applications is: Friday 17 th May 2013
2 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 1 Introduction to the programme About KPMG KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services organisations — a global network of member firms operating in 144 countries. KPMG in the UK has 22 offices and as part of KPMG Europe LLP we are part of the largest integrated accounting firm in Europe. Our UK firm offers Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to thousands of clients, from some of the largest multinationals and best-known brands to public bodies and private individuals. This work takes us to the heart of the business world — we help clients grow and develop, advising on risk and helping to improve their financial performance. We’re committed to offering our clients an exceptional experience and we know we can only achieve this if we recruit and retain the best people across the globe. Our 10,000+ people, including 556 partners, are the heart and soul of KPMG in the UK and are given many opportunities to flourish both professionally and personally. KPMG is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our people and any visitors to our premises. We comply with current applicable occupational health and safety legislation and offer a range of health, safety and well-being related support systems for our people and their visitors. KPMG is an unashamedly ambitious firm. We love winning and celebrating our success – and we want to be the best choice for both our clients and our people. That’s why we’re equally proud of those awards that recognise the quality of our services, and those that recognise the quality of our career opportunities. Here are just some of the awards we have won: For further information about what it is like to work for KPMG please visit our careers website http://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk
3 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 2 Details of the placement Date and Duration5 days on either w/c 8 th July or 15 th July LocationKPMG, 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GL. (Note – on the Wednesday the candidate will be work shadowing and may be invited to attend meetings at client sites. Arrangements with regards to travel to client sites will be agreed in advance between the candidate and a nominated member of KPMG staff). HoursUsual hours 9.30am – 5.30pm (with the potential exception of Wednesday 4 th July where the candidate may be asked to arrive earlier / finish later depending upon the timing of activities. The actual time will be agreed in advance and will be no earlier than 8am and no later than 6pm). PaymentThis is an unpaid placement. TransportKPMG will refund the cost of reasonable travel expenses. All travel should be standard class or equivalent and receipts should be retained. MealsA lunch allowance of £3.10 will be provided for use in the KPMG staff canteen. Free refreshments are available throughout the day along with pay vending and café facilities. Dress CodeThe dress code is smart, business casual. Jeans, shorts, sportswear, trainers and flip flops are not permitted. The firm does recognise the wearing of cultural or religious specific clothing within the context of the guidelines above. Example timetable Day (time)Activity Monday (am)Introductions and office tour. Outline of the week and group exercises. Monday (pm)Business analysis exercise. Tuesday (am)Introduction to audit including case study exercise. Tuesday (pm)Introduction to advisory including case study exercise. Wednesday (am)Work shadowing. Wednesday (pm)Work shadowing. Thursday (am)Introduction to tax including case study exercise. Presentation skills workshop. Thursday (pm)Careers workshop. Friday (am)Group preparation for presentation. Friday (pm)Presentation and feedback. Wrap up.
4 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 3 Application form Please complete this application form in black ink. Information will be treated in the strictest confidence and in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 Personal Details Title First Name(s) Surname E-mail Mobile No. Emergency Contact Name Daytime Tel. No. School/College Details School/College Name Address Town Post Code School/College Contact Daytime Tel. No. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, been bound over, warned, cautioned or reprimanded or are you currently the subject of any police investigation. Failure to disclose such convictions, cautions, bind-overs or reprimands may result in the immediate termination of your work placement. Yes___ No___ If Yes, please give details in the box below:
5 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 3 Application form Educational Achievements - Please give details of any qualifications including GCSEs. Also include your predicted grades for A levels/BTec/Baccalaureate if available (ask your teacher if you are not sure) School / CollegeSubject and qualification typeDate takenGrade Current / Previous Work Experience or Employment - Please give details of any previous paid or voluntary work you have had. OrganisationDates from / toJob title and brief job description
6 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 3 Application form Please tell us why you want to come to KPMG and what you hope to get out of the work placement (200 words maximum)
7 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 3 Application form Please tell us why we should select you to come to KPMG on work placement (200 words maximum)
8 © 2013 KPMG LLP, a UK Limited Liability Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (‘KPMG International’), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved. Section 3 Application form Candidate Agreement to KPMG requirements 1. KPMG places considerable importance on the need for attention to Health and Safety at work. You have the responsibility to acquaint yourself with the safety rules of the work place at your induction and to follow these rules. It is essential that all accidents, however minor, are reported to your line manager and recorded using the organisation’s incident report forms and procedure. 2. KPMG will also expect you to observe other rules and regulations governing the workplace which will be drawn to your attention. Please note that there is a No Smoking Policy covering the whole working environment and that there are security arrangements applicable to most locations 3. KPMG fully supports equal opportunities in employment and does not condone or tolerate unlawful or unfair discrimination, bullying or harassment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership status or pregnancy and maternity. 4. By submitting this application you confirm that you are available for the entire duration of the work placement offered. I have read and understood the above requirements. Signed (candidate): _______________________________________________Date:_____________________ Please obtain the following signatures: Parent/Guardian I have read the work placement programme information and understood the requirements. If selected I will ensure ____________________________________carries out these obligations and give my permission for him/her to undertake the work placement. Signature:_______________________________________________________Date_____________________ School Teacher (if under 18 yrs): I have read the work placement programme information and understood the requirements. I give permission for _____________________________________to undertake the work placement if selected. Signature:_______________________________________________________Date: ____________________ Position:_______________________________________________________ All information recorded on this application form will be treated in the strictest of confidence and in line with the Data Protection Act 1998
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