School Upper Sixth Form pupil, Kavita Rai (17) has been accepted onto the KPMG
School Leavers Programme for September 2014.
prestigious achievement means that KPMG will fund her tuition and accommodation
fees at Birmingham University whilst she studies for her degree in Accounting
and Finance and in the holidays works with their industry leading Audit team in
their Canary Wharf office.
commented, “This gives me the opportunity
to gain experience (at one of the “Big Four”) and offers me a permanent job
after my degree. They will pay me a starting salary whilst in my 4 years
at university, increasing as I become qualified.”
application process included an online form, a situational judgement test,
followed by online verbal and numerical tests. Next, was a first stage assessment
and interview in KPMG’s London office consisting of competency based questions
and a written exercise. The final stage was an interview with a partner,
which included preparing a presentation to deliver.
Kavita is currently studying Maths,
French and RS at A level.
tutor and Economics teacher, Fiona Quiddington commented, “The School
Leavers Programme offers Kavita the chance to obtain a professional
qualification, as well as gaining access to a breadth of people, businesses and
opportunities. The experiences Kavita will obtain at KPMG will be invaluable –
as will many of the relationships she will build with colleagues and clients
alike. You have got to bring something to the party too; a ‘can-do attitude’,
which Kavita has in abundance. I am hugely proud of her for making it through
the competitive and grueling succession of interviews.”
Publicity and Press Relations Officer
Background Information on Oundle School
School is situated in the quintessentially English Market town from which it
takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth to the
twenty-first century, are dispersed throughout the town, which is, to a large
extent, its campus.
School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the
Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded
the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876,
the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton
Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School,
mainly for pupils from further afield. However, to mark the new millennium, the
Governing Body decided to reunite the two schools under the common name of
Oundle School, with Laxton as a House for day-pupils.
School is now able to offer a range of educational possibilities to meet
contemporary needs: co-educational day or boarding education, with Laxton
Junior as a 4-11 day school, and Oundle School as a boarding and day school,
with entry at 11, 13 or into the Sixth Form.