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Graduate Trainee - Audit in Glasgow

After completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, Solveiga joined the Audit Financial Services team at our Glasgow offices.

"I had a lot of things on my mind when I was choosing a graduate job. I wanted to earn a qualification I could use, but I also wanted responsibility, opportunity to grow and travel, in a culture where the people surrounding me would be helpful and supportive.

I went to lots of company recruitment events and I found the KPMG representatives to be very friendly and approachable and they were upbeat about working at KPMG.

“On a daily basis, your managers will come up to you to say thanks. The small things really count.”

Since I have no background in business, economics or accounting, I’ve done lots of training. How to deal with companies we audit, the fundamentals of audit. It’s required me to adopt a totally new mindset.

In my role I use KPMG’s e-Audit technology platform. We always have the most up-to-date systems to help us deliver our audit projects in the most effective and efficient way.

KPMG is also welcoming of different perspectives. I come at things from a different angle and managers are always keen to hear my thoughts on things. If you can see a way of doing something better, they want to hear about it.

It makes me feel proud to say that I work at KPMG. The reputation of the firm carries weight and the businesses we audit have faith in us that we are well trained and skilled."