Abbie Smith, KPMG

Abbie Smith, KPMG

Apprentice of the Year

MCA Awards 2024 FinalistAbbie is an outstanding individual who is driven to make a difference to both KPMG’s clients and colleagues. In her short time since joining as an Apprentice in our Managed Service practice in October 2022, Abbie has made a significant impact across the People function, risk management and our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) strategy.

Abbie has played a key role in tracking and managing risks that impact our client’s operations, ensuring processes and controls are clearly documented and monitored. She has shown a strong commitment to KPMG and our clients by embedding a positive and proactive risk culture and seeking continuous improvement in how we manage risk.

Abbie has used her own joining experience to improve how colleagues are onboarded – developing induction materials, taking the lead on running our apprentice Induction Week and ensuring new joiners have everything needed for a successful career. Abbie has been integral to developing and supporting the Academy, a 2-year on-the-job training programme, by driving recruitment and developing pathways at the end of the programme to provide access to further opportunities.

Abbie is a key member of the Managed Services IDE committee and has led on the generation of a new strategy of communications, as well as planning and leading events. She leads on the People element of a monthly team newsletter, enabling her to build relationships across the department, and has also led an initiative focused on recognition, to ensure valuable contributions are recognised whilst driving collaboration and a positive working environment.

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