Applying for a KPMG Apprenticeship or Discovery programme
We know how busy you are and when you are studying or working the last thing you need is a long and stressful application process, so we have done our best to make the KPMG application process as straightforward as possible, and enable you to show us your potential. To ensure that you are prepared, we recommend that you explore the information provided in this section – which includes useful hints and tips on what to expect and how to prepare for the online assessments and our virtual assessment centre.
Our virtual application process is designed not only for us to understand more about you, but also to give you an insight into what life is like at KPMG and whether we are the clear choice for you.
Please note that if your preferred location isn’t available right now, you can join our Talent Community and be the first to know about any new openings. As a member, you’ll receive updates on any roles that become available in the business area and location of your choice.
Apprentice application process
Our application process is now a virtual process from your application through to securing an offer with KPMG. As you progress through each stage of the process, our team will be in touch to explain the next steps.
Tell us about your academic background, work experience and interests. You’ll also be asked to respond to three competency based questions.
Demonstrate your communication skills and career motivation for a career at KPMG.
2 minute submission
Online Logical Reasoning Test
The online test assesses your critical qualities for job success, such as problem solving, effective communication, and being innovative and creative.
Learn more about us, meet our people and take part in virtual assessment activities including some written exercises and interviews
1/2 a day
3. Online Logical Reasoning Test
Step 3: The third stage of our recruitment process is the Online Logical Reasoning Test. This part of the application process assesses critical qualities for job success, such as solving problems, communicating effectively, and being innovative and creative. It is recommended that you visit the online support site to find out more about online assessment, to practice assessments, or to get tips on how to prepare yourself.
Is KPMG right for me?
During the recruitment process, we want to understand if your strengths are aligned with those required for success at KPMG. By looking at your strengths, this will help you and us to know whether you would enjoy working here and have the potential to thrive.
We want to see that you've thought about why you want to work for us in particular, and have thought carefully about your chosen programme and location.
To ensure that as a firm we achieve exceptional results, you will need to use your initiative to consistently deliver exceptional output.
It is critical that all colleagues support an ethical environment; valuing the rules and always acting and making decisions in accordance with regulations.
We'll provide you with the autonomy to make decisions, so we need to be sure you have the ability to critically evaluate and interpret information.
We've all faced times when challenges must be overcome to achieve a goal. What's important is how you react.
Technology is changing how we work, and it is important that we embrace new technologies and are motivated to know about the latest disrupters.
To make a positive lasting impression with colleagues and clients, you must be able to communicate passionately and professionally.
We work in an environment of increasing change. Colleagues are required to be comfortable with uncertainty and flexible with their approach to new tasks.
Building deep relationships is a big part of success at KPMG. We're looking for people who thrive working in a team and enjoy discussing ideas.
If you want to develop both professionally and personally, we can offer you the tools to go far but you'll drive a big part of that journey yourself.
Everyone brings a unique perspective, and diversity of thought and experience ensures that we deliver our best results.
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