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KPMG to double school leaver intake

KPMG's second intake of school leavers to double its inaugural year

SCHOOL LEAVERS have an even greater opportunity to work for KPMG after the firm said it would double its intake for 2012.

KPMG’s school leaver programme’s first intake has joined the firm and will study an accountancy degree at either Durham or Exeter Universities.

More than 90 students have been placed on the scheme in its first year. Tuition fees are paid on students’ behalf, with graduates then studying for their professional qualification with a salaried role at the firm.

“In its way, this represents a watershed in the development and history of KPMG,” said KPMG head of audit Oliver Tant.

“These students will get the best of both worlds – a company paid degree and a salary. We want to widen access into our profession for young people from all backgrounds.”

Students will divide their time over the next four years between university and work experience at the firm. KPMG will pay all tuition and university accommodation fees, in addition to a starting salary of up to £20,000.

After completing the degree they will spend two years obtaining a professional qualification with all exam fees paid by the firm.

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