PracticeAccounting FirmsKPMG takes in homeless man

KPMG takes in homeless man

A homeless man has been given the chance to train with a Big Five firm after spending nine months living on the streets of London.

Darren Woods, who last week was one of 12 homeless people to be given awards by Prince Charles, landed the trainee position at KPMG after the charity Business Action on Homelessness found him work with the firm.

While working at KPMG, Woods decided he wanted to study accountancy full-time.A spokesman for the firm said: ‘Darren has been given a place on our training scheme based on his talent.’

The firm would not confirm the 33-year-old’s salary, but the break will allow him to find permanent accommodation ? until now Woods has been sleeping rough in Victoria, London, after losing his job at a stable in the North East.

Business Action on Homelessness is a campaign organised by Business in the Community, of which Prince Charles is president. A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Darren is a very driven, very committed person.’

Other companies such as Marks & Spencer and law firm Freshfields have also taken part in the scheme.

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