LADIES’ COLLEGE student Melissa Boscher has been awarded a bursary from KPMG in the Channel Islands.
Having just completed A levels in geography, economics and mathematics, Miss Boscher will study Business with Human Resource Management at Brighton University this coming September. This will be a three-year BSc degree potentially involving a placement year and the KPMG bursary will complement her studies perfectly.
“I’ve always wanted to work in business management and the experience that I will get from my time with KPMG will be invaluble; I am extremely grateful to them for the support. During my work experience I am particularly looking forward to learing all about the work of the audit and tax departments,” she said.
“As the firm has offices all over the world this could also potentially open up a host of opportunities for me in the future. I would love to travel at some stage in my career.”
The bursary is awarded each year to a school-leaver with an interest in accountancy. Not only does it offer financial assistance but also paid work experience during the holidays, giving the student a valuable insight into the day-to-day life of an audit or tax assistant. The student will also be given the chance to work face-to-face with clients, forming a welcome addition to the KPMG team.
The firm will assign Miss Boscher a personal mentor throughout her time at university as well as during her work experience.
Debbie Smith, HR executive director of KPMG, said: “KPMG is committed to nurturing talent and supporting personal development and our bursary scheme is an excellent platform for students like Melissa to take the first steps towards a career in accountancy.
“Each year we receive a number of very high calibre applicants and it is difficult to select the successful candidate. We are very much looking forward to working with Melissa over the coming years and wish her the best of luck in her studies.”
On completion of her degree, Miss Boscher will have the opportunity to begin a training contract with the firm and study towards a professional qualification.
The hope is that on experiencing the firm’s culture and the scope of opportunities available, Melissa will consider investing her career with us upon graduation,” said Debbie Smith.
Category: Finance & Business