Frequently asked questions
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Question: Can I apply to one of the Apprenticeship programmes if I’ve already graduated?
If you have a degree, we would advise you apply to one of our Graduate programmes in the first instance. We will accept applications for the KPMG360° programme if your degree does not match the professional qualifications that you would be working towards on the programme. For example, if you have a degree in accounting, you would not be eligible for the apprenticeship programme, you could however be eligible to apply for our Graduate programme. In addition to this, if you don't meet the grade requirements for any of our Graduate programmes, you may still be eligible to apply to the KPMG360˚ programme. To view our graduate programme entry requirements, please click here.
Question: What do you look for other than good grades in a potential employee?
As well as considering your academic qualifications, we will assess you against the strengths that are key to success at KPMG.
There’s no single type of person who succeeds here, but we do look for people with something special to offer. We’re just as interested in other aspects of your experience and other parts of your character. Overall, we’re looking for people with a strong awareness of business, the curiosity to find out more and the ability to think of new ways to solve problems. We’re also interested in those who take pride in their work, have integrity, strive to improve themselves and can build strong relationships that bring out the best in others. When preparing for your interview, you should think about these areas carefully and consider how you’ve demonstrated these behaviours in your life. It could be through academic work, hobbies, part-time jobs or extra-curricular activities. We value any experience you’ve gained so far and are interested in hearing about it. Try to think about specific examples of things you’ve done in the last 2-3 years which relate to our behavioural competencies. Spend some time remembering what you did, what role you played and what challenges you faced.
Question: Can I apply if I'm studying or have an AAT qualification?
If you’re interested in a graduate role then you can apply, but your academic results will need to meet our minimum requirements for GCSEs, A-Levels and degree classification. If you’re interested in one of our apprentice programmes, again, you can apply but your academic results will need to meet the standard requirements for the specific programme.
Question: I don't meet your minimum academic requirements. Will I be rejected automatically?
No. However, these requirements have been developed over time as a guide to see how well you should be able to cope with the demands of the role, professional exams and training and, as such, they are very important in the selection process. Nevertheless, if there are extenuating circumstances as to why you haven’t achieved these minimum requirements (such as illness, for example), you'll have the opportunity to include this information on your application form.
Question: What happens if my computer crashes half way through completing the application form?
This is not a problem, as long as you remember to save your answers as you go along. Even if it crashes in the middle of a test (if applicable) that you can take only once, the technology is sophisticated enough to know what's happened and should let you start again. If you do experience any problems, please visit our Contact page. Please note that there is little we can do if you only inform us of your problem after you have received your results.
Question: Will my personal details remain secure?
KPMG takes online security very seriously. We use leading technology to help ensure your application is not accessible to anyone outside the application process.
Question: What happens after I've submitted my application form?
Please visit our application process page for specific information on the programme you're interested in.
Question: I can't find the information I need on the recruitment site. Where can I find out more?
Hopefully, you’ve found this site comprehensive and informative – we've certainly tried to include everything prospective candidates might wish to know. If, however, you can't find the information you need, you might like to visit our corporate site for more details. If you have a specific query, you can email us via the Contact section of this site and we'll try to respond as soon as possible.
Question: I've got an interview – what can I do to prepare for it?
Take a look at our section on the Application Process.
Question: I'm applying to several other organisations. Does this matter?
No. KPMG recognises that you may be interested in a variety of different training schemes. Applying to these will in no way affect your application for a place on KPMG’s training scheme. We do, however, ask that if you decide to accept an offer of a position, either with us or with another organisation, that you inform all other potential interested parties at this stage.