KPMG is one of the ‘Big 4’ global accountancy firms, employing over 123,000 people in 148 countries. We provide audit, tax and advisory services to local, national and multinational businesses.

We can offer an exciting, challenging career, and we have an office right here in Plymouth. We are one of the country’s biggest recruiters of graduates and we also offer opportunities for for candidates looking to enter the job market after A-levels and university students looking for a placement during their summer vacation. To find out more, follow this link.

Still don’t believe me? Have a look at some of the awards KPMG has won recently:

Sunday Times ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’ – we won this year for the second time in three years!

‘Best Companies’ maximum three stars for the third year running

Accountancy Age ‘Global Firm of the Year’ 2007
Accountancy Age ‘Employer of the Year’ 2006

Highest ‘Platinum’ award from Business in the Community for our Corporate Social Responsibility programmes

‘Auditor of the Year’ award from the Real FD / CBI awards

‘Where Women Want to Work’ awards – third place among all companies

Financial Times ‘Best Workplaces’ awards – fifth place.

The KPMG challenge puts participants in the shoes of accountants advising a high-profile entrepreneur on which of three local restaurants he should invest in.

KPMG employees



Are you still considering your options for after school/college this year? Are you in interested in starting a career in accountancy, earning a salary, studying for a degree and gaining a professional qualification? If you are this opportunity could be for you!

There are a few places remaining on KPMG’s Audit School/College leaver programme for this year.

This 6-year programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to join our Audit team, study for an accounting degree at Birmingham, Durham or Exeter University, and become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

KPMG pay for all university fees (accommodation and tuition), and give you a starting salary of around £16,000 (in Plymouth) too. Entry requirements are as follows:
• ABB at A-level (or equivalent)
• B in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent)
For further details and information and to apply, please visit our website – We will be doing interviews in June and July so we’d encourage you to get your application in soon.
Please note, if you are leaving school in 2014 and interested in finding out more about the September 2014 intake you can register with the ‘Smart Network’ on the website to receive notifications when the 2014 route opens.
If you would like to receive any further information on this programme you can contact the KPMG team on: or call 0207 694 1900.”