New KPMG Internships for Bolton School
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Sixth Form students at Bolton School are being offered the chance of a 4 week paid vacation programme at KPMG in Manchester. This unique new scheme will see one girl and one boy undertake meaningful employment with the accounting giant, spending two weeks in the Financial Services Audit Team and two weeks in the Corporate Finance team. The two lucky students will be involved in client work and will be "at the coal-face" undertaking real research. This will be an ongoing summer scheme between the independent school and the big four accounting firm.
Students are being asked to apply for the work placement as if they were applying for a full-time position and they will be judged on their application form and a subsequent interview.
Young Old Girl Katie Clinton returned to Bolton School to help launch the new scheme to Sixth Formers. Katie is a Director at KPMG, where she has worked for the past 11 years, after finishing at Bolton School in 1997 and studying at UMIST and for the ACA, which gave her Chartered Accountant status. Katie, along with Jonathan Boyers, who heads up the KPMG Corporate Finance team in the North-West and based out of Manchester, will oversee the students' work experience.
Katie said: "This is a great opportunity for Bolton School Sixth Form students. The work experience they gain will help provide a differentiating factor on their CV and help in their application to university courses and in their future careers.
"KPMG is a great place to work; it offers a vibrant and energetic work environment for those starting out on their career path. The firm launched its new school leavers' programme this year which has attracted a great deal of interest from A level students looking to gain a degree and professional qualifications while working with us, and we also have a crop of graduates join us every year," she added.