Manchester Access Programme first year students take first steps into the corporate world

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:41:00 BST

A cohort of students attended a two day Insight event at the KPMG offices in central Manchester.

Over twenty undergraduate students attended a two day event at KPMG’s state of the art Manchester offices at One St Peter’s Square in June. The programme allowed students to gain a real insight into the organisation and find out what life is really like at one of the UK’s leading corporate firms. Students took part in business challenges, skills sessions and networked with current KPMG graduate trainees culminating in a Dragon’s Den style business pitch. These activities not only allowed the students to develop a range of transferable skills but also helped to demystify the demands of the corporate world.

KPMG provides a range of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms. With over 12,000 partners and staff working in more than 20 offices, the organisation has a close working relationship with the University.

The event is part of a programme of activities developed by the University’s WP and Careers teams in partnership with KPMG to raise awareness of the careers within the professional services industry and develop students’ employability skills and experience. The programme is aimed at Manchester Access Programme students, an initiative which supports talented students in Greater Manchester from backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education.

Find out more about the Manchester Access Programme here.