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The latest plan is to pay their university tuition fees and their accommodation costs while at university.

Quite an offer. Hopefully it will be expanded to other offices after the first year.

My only concern (and it's a big one) is that it will narrow the skills possessed by JOLF employees because most of them will do the same degree course (in Accountancy).

http://rd.kpmg.co.uk/24661.htm

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miss_next
Jan. 14th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
That is impressive.
clarienne
Jan. 14th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
Wow. That's a pretty impressive offer.
the_marquis
Jan. 14th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Hmm, sounds a bit like something the Army did (and may still do), whereby a friend's cousin got her law degree and then was supposed to join up and yet somehow managed not to.
philmophlegm
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
I thought they still did that.

Also, I think my Great Uncle Cliff, formerly of Merton College, Oxford and at one time the youngest captain in the British Army, was in that scheme (or something like it).
wellinghall
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
They do. My nephew is hoping they still do it in five years' time, when he turns eighteen.

ETA: Although in his case it's the RAF.

Edited at 2011-01-14 05:56 pm (UTC)
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philmophlegm
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
The plan is certainly to involve 'leading universities' but I haven't heard anything about widening the study. Since the offer involves two years of paid accountancy training after university, it would have to be a relevant (i.e. accountancy) degree - the normal training contract for graduates is three years. But I agree that there should in theory be nothing to stop an expansion of the scheme to other courses.
chris_maslen
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a great scheme.

Can I sign up Polly now? :-)
chainmailmaiden
Jan. 17th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
Seems like a sensible idea. Pretty much what Bacchus and I think businesses should be doing if they're going to insist on graduates rather than school leavers. So many jobs that require graduates really don't need them.
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