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    I only ask because my brother is starting at KPMG and everyone is making out that he has done something fantastic! I just wondered how good that is because I don't really know. Thanks for your help.
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    Fairly hard. I know an Oxford physics graduate that couldn't get into the big 4, he settled for Tenon who are 6/7th roughly. It shows you need a lot more than a quality degree (physics at Oxford is probably the most highly respected degree in the world, when you think of the men who have previously been on that course, if not the most, then amongst the most highly respected courses).
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Fairly hard. I know an Oxford physics graduate that couldn't get into the big 4, he settled for Tenon who are 6/7th roughly. It shows you need a lot more than a quality degree (physics at Oxford is probably the most highly respected degree in the world, when you think of the men who have previously been on that course, if not the most, then amongst the most highly respected courses).
    Wow, physics at Oxford! Well, I've always thought my brother was a bit thick... maybe not! (but he was probably just lucky!)
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    My cousin did A&F at Sheffield and got a grad job with Deloitte 4 yrs ago. It's probably quite a bit harder today.
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    (Original post by Straight up G)
    Fairly hard. I know an Oxford physics graduate that couldn't get into the big 4, he settled for Tenon who are 6/7th roughly. It shows you need a lot more than a quality degree (physics at Oxford is probably the most highly respected degree in the world, when you think of the men who have previously been on that course, if not the most, then amongst the most highly respected courses).
    I'd never even considered Physics at Oxford as one of the most respected degrees in the world; it's entirely subjective. IMO Economics at LSE and Cambridge are right up there.
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    Quite difficult but they do have a lot of places. If you are friendly, intelligent and have good social skills, you have a chance!
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    Yeah it is a good achievement.
    The things you can do with an ACA from KPMG is great.
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    Remember that with England & Wales ACA (Chartered status) you have your foot in the door for most (not kidding) financial services jobs.
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    The reason why getting into the big 4 is an achievement is for the exit opportunities they offer. Merely becoming an accountant wouldn't impress me in the slightest.
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    I'd agree about the exit opportunities - management, industry, investment banking, etc. The list is endless
 
 
 
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