Glasgow: KPMG, Accounting and Audit Application Masterclass Online event

  • Date:


When: Thursday 15th September. 10am-12.30pm.

Where: Microsoft Teams - online conferencing method.

Who: Scottish students finishing school in summer 2023, who are interested in learning more about a career within Audit, Technology and/or Consulting and who are potentially interested in beginning an apprentiship in autumn 2023. This application masterclass is particularly aimed at students who would like to take part in KPMG's Discovery Virtual Work Experience program.

This virtual experience will also give you the opportunity to transfer your current application to the second stage of the recruitment process for one of their 2023 Apprenticeship Programmes upon completion of necessary assessments and your Discovery experience (subject to meeting the academic requirements, details of which can be found here).

Application Criteria: Minimum of 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A-C (inc. Maths Grade C and English, or equivalent)
On track to receive a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points at Higher/Advanced Higher Level

You will also need to meet the Access Accountancy criteria in order to make an application to the KPMG Discovery programme. This initiative supports young people from low socio-economic backgrounds to have access to the accountancy profession. You will need to:

  • Attend state school or college, and
  • Be eligible (or have been eligible) for free school meals (or attend a school with ‘above regional average’ free school meals*), or
  • Your immediate family did not attend university.

*Free School Meals are a statutory benefit available to school-aged children from families who receive other qualifying benefits and who have been through the relevant registration process. It does not include those who receive meals at school through other means e.g. boarding school.

How: Register for this interactive online session via your Uptree account - there are only 15 spaces available, so register early to increase your chances of being selected. 


Agenda (subject to change)

  • Welcome & Housekeeping

  • Who are KPMG?

  • Intro to Discovery

  • Get Ahead

  • KPMG Application Process


  • Networking with KPMG Professionals (Q&A Panel)

  • Assessment Day Workshop

  • Next Steps

  • Close


Who are KPMG? 

KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of member firms. They support businesses to grow, support their people to achieve and support their communities to thrive. Their largest practice is Audit, which provides independent challenge and delivers quality audits to organisations of all shapes and sizes. In Tax & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, Technology & Engineering and KPMG Business Services, they work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them solve some of their most complex business challenges.


Next Steps

Register for this interactive online session via your Uptree account - there are only 15 spaces available, so register early to increase your chances of being selected. 

  • Priority will be given to those students who meet the criteria listed above.
  • Prioritisation will begin 2 weeks before the event date; if you register after this time, you might not receive a response from Uptree. 
  • Successful applicants will receive an invitation 1-2 weeks before the event date.
  • If you have not heard from us 7 days before the event date, your application is, unfortunately, unsuccessful for this event. 

If you have any questions on the application process or have a disability or health condition that impacts your ability to complete this application then please email You will know what works best for you, and on reaching out we will together understand what is suitable.

By attending this event, you stand the best chance of being selected to join the KPMG Discovery programme!

Prioritisation for this event will begin 2 weeks before the event date; if you register after this time, you might not receive a response. 

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Please note that due to online safeguarding policies and to protect all students’ privacy, pictures and screenshots are not allowed to be taken during the session. If you would like to post about your experience on LinkedIn or other social channels, we will be sharing photos from the event in a follow-up email and you are more than welcome to use and share these.


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