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Six-year graduate scheme announced by KPMG

Published: Friday, 14 January 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Professional services firm KPMG has announced the launch of new a graduate scheme, in conjunction with Durham University.

In the first year of the graduate scheme, the company will take in around 75 students from the north-eastern university.

The successful applicants will take part in a six-year programme with the firm, which will incorporate a degree at the Durham Business School and a salary of around £20,000.

David Willetts, the minister for universities and science, "warmly welcome[d]" the campaign.

"It provides a new entry route to a prestigious profession for people from a wide range of backgrounds. I hope other employers and universities will study the concept carefully," he said.

By the end of the scheme, the students will be fully-qualified chartered accountants with the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) ACA qualification.

On December 31st, David Cameron announced that businesses could help the economy grow by creating jobs, instead of the government.

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