National: KPMG One+1 Social Mobility Work Placement In person placement

Important dates

  • Application deadline date:

  • Placement start date:

Placement details


Location: UK wide across various KPMG offices

Start Date: Variable

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline.

By applying to this opportunity you will be registering your interest in the KPMG One+1 Social Mobility Programme and will be contacted by Uptree when a placement is being offered in your location and preferred business area.

Dates, lengths, business areas and locations of placements will vary throughout the year, depending on KPMG business needs. Uptree will contact students who meet the below criteria when dates are set by KPMG, and eligible students will be confirmed on a first come first serve basis.

What you'll get: 

  • Insight into the work done by KPMG
  • Direct shadowing experience of a current KPMG employee
  • Unique, individual experience to add to your CV 
  • Lunch on days you are in the office
  • Up to £50 travel reimbursement upon successful completion of your placement 

Application criteria:

  • You must be aged 16-17 at the time of the placement
  • Able and willing to travel to the KPMG office hosting the placement
  • 5 GCSEs* at A* – C or at 4 – 9 (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or 5), or for Scotland 5 National 5 qualifications at Grades A – C (inc. English Language and Maths at Grade B or equivalent)

In addition you must:

  • Attend state school or college, and
  • The occupation of your main household earner when you were aged 14 is categorised as a lower socio-economic background*, or
  • 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.

*Parental occupation classification is a national standard and the Social Mobility Work’s toolkit (found here) provides details on the categorisations.


How to Apply: View further details and click 'Apply' at the top of this page!


About the role

KPMG have been committed to improving social mobility for over a decade and are extremely proud to be leading in this space. 

Their One+1 Social Mobility Programme offers a work placement to one student who does not have a personal connection to KPMG every time the company agrees to provide a placement for a contact of a KPMG employee.

This is a unique opportunity to gain individual experience at KPMG and to see what it's really like to work at one of the world's top professional services firms.

The One+1 Social Mobility Programme provides work shadowing between 1-5 days across various KPMG office locations. 

Students will be placed according to their locations and the business area they are interested in, for example audit, tax, deal advisory, business support, technology, law or consulting. Find out more information about these business areas here.


KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of member firms that offers Audit, Tax, Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Technology services. Powered by the talent of c.16,000 people, KPMG bring creativity, insight and experience to solve their clients’ and communities’ biggest problems.

KPMG staff are empowered and equipped to deliver ground-breaking work with real flexibility. They aim to be universally recognised as a place where great people can come and do their best work. KPMG is known for its collaborative culture, with people who are incredibly motivated and inquisitive, diverse in background and perspective, who believe in better, and are committed to delivering extraordinary results.

How to Apply: View further details and click 'Apply' at the top of this page!


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