The ever-changing world of work means we need to learn new skills almost continually throughout our working life. How can education providers, employers, and government work together to equip our workforce of the future?

As one of the leading sector advisors, working alongside our University clients, KPMG brings a wide breadth of experience to support, challenge and deliver value.

We bring a unique perspective to our work with Universities across the UK:

As a major recruiter of graduates and apprentices, we understand the skills needed by employers; we are ourselves one of the major learning providers in Europe through our work with the NHS and Civil Service Learning; we partner with the sector on a range of areas, including widening participation, and of course we are a supplier of services. Indeed, KPMG worked with over 130 Universities in 2019.

Using this experience as a recruiter, provider, and partner to the sector, KPMG’s Education, Skills and Productivity team work across the education landscape to address the issues it faces. Our team build insight from the work we do with Universities across the UK but also from our work with regulators and central government and more broadly in FE, schools, private providers, the skills agenda and from our extensive corporate client base. 

  • We are advising Universities on a huge breadth of topics. Our work is pragmatic and grounded in a thorough understanding of the sector. Contact Justine Andrew if you’d like to know more or visit our website.

Examples of our work include:

  • Over the past 15 years, improving the organisational models and efficiency of university clients to provide a significant return on investment. The current focus is on achieving long-term operational and financial sustainability while improving how they interact with their students, academics, staff, and communities.
  • Working with government and regulators to support their work across the sector.
  • Working with local government to help address the skills issues in places – providing innovative solutions and data-led insight.
  • Supporting universities, including Durham University, with their ERP system implementation and change management processes.

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