Will Smith, KPMG

Will Smith, KPMG

Apprentice of the Year

MCA Awards 2024 FinalistWill joined the KPMG apprenticeship programme in 2020 following a decision to step away from university and go straight into the corporate world.

Despite making such a significant decision and joining the firm virtually during the pandemic, Will continued to embrace his role, and was quickly labelled as a role-model apprentice, with Partner feedback stating, “He is a shining example of what our apprentices can and should be achieving”.

Will was incredibly motivated and passionate about starting a career at a professional services firm, and his drive and determination to become a successful consultant was clear to see. Many colleagues have recognised the passion Will radiates everyday.

He’s a trusted team member, with skills that add significant value to the engagements he works on.

The quality of his work has been repeatedly recognised by clients and senior leadership – noting how he delights clients and takes on work beyond that of an apprentice, exceeding performance expectations.

Beyond the day job, Will goes the extra mile to promote team cohesion. He organises monthly lunches with consulting teams, using the network he’s built over his three years at KPMG.

He inspires other junior consultants, by buddying with new apprentices and supporting student recruitment. He uses his skills to benefit the community, volunteering in local colleges, giving talks on protecting against fraud among the top 10 most deprived UK postcodes to 600+ students.

Will’s ambition is to become a Consulting partner. Given his performance and feedback, it seems he’s well on his way.

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