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Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: I’ve seen a website offering assistance through your recruitment process, should I pursue this?

We are aware that there are providers selling guidance and assistance on how to complete our assessments. We have no relationship with, and do not endorse, any of those providers. On this website you'll find access to hints and tips on our recruitment process, opportunities to sign up to events to find out more and talk to our recruiters. We encourage applicants to use these channels available. Please also be advised that we conduct periodic reviews of applications to identify any fraudulent candidates or activity and there are elements of our online assessments that are retested at our Virtual Launch Pad.

Answer expanded: We are aware that there are providers selling guidance and assistance on how to complete our assessments. We have no relationship with, and do not endorse, any of those providers. On this website you'll find access to hints and tips on our recruitment process, opportunities to sign up to events to find out more and talk to our recruiters. We encourage applicants to use these channels available. Please also be advised that we conduct periodic reviews of applications to identify any fraudulent candidates or activity and there are elements of our online assessments that are retested at our Virtual Launch Pad.

Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: I have a disability or long term health condition, do I need to disclose this?

We want to treat everyone fairly and equally throughout our recruitment process. Therefore we would encourage you to disclose this within the Inclusion and Diversity section of your application. We want everyone to be able to perform at their best, therefore if there are any adjustments you feel would benefit you during the recruitment process, you can provide information within the relevant section of your application. We will also ask you to confirm if adjustments are needed before each stage of the process.

Answer expanded: We want to treat everyone fairly and equally throughout our recruitment process. Therefore we would encourage you to disclose this within the Inclusion and Diversity section of your application. We want everyone to be able to perform at their best, therefore if there are any adjustments you feel would benefit you during the recruitment process, you can provide information within the relevant section of your application. We will also ask you to confirm if adjustments are needed before each stage of the process.

Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: I have extenuating circumstances impacting my academic attainment. How do I disclose this?

We recognise that there may have been circumstances beyond your control that have impacted your academic performance. Examples of such circumstances are (but not limited to): serious illness/injury, death of a close family member, critical illness of a close family member.

There is an opportunity to notify us of these circumstances on your application form, so please ensure that you complete this section. We will subsequently be in touch with you to obtain the relevant evidence in relation to these circumstances.

Answer expanded: We recognise that there may have been circumstances beyond your control that have impacted your academic performance. Examples of such circumstances are (but not limited to): serious illness/injury, death of a close family member, critical illness of a close family member. There is an opportunity to notify us of these circumstances on your application form, so please ensure that you complete this section. We will subsequently be in touch with you to obtain the relevant evidence in relation to these circumstances.

Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: What work experience opportunities are offered at KPMG?

We offer a number of formal work experience opportunities for individuals at various stages of their studies and early careers. You can find out more information on this website in the undergraduate and apprentice sections.

Answer expanded: We offer a number of formal work experience opportunities for individuals at various stages of their studies and early careers. You can find out more information on this website in the undergraduate and apprentice sections.

Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: I fall short of the minimum academics stated, can I still apply?

When screening your application, we will look at your application as a whole; taking into account not only your academics, but your performance in our online assessment and work experience.

If you have fallen just short of our minimum academics, we would encourage you to apply as your performance elsewhere in your application may enable you to progress.

Answer expanded: When screening your application, we will look at your application as a whole; taking into account not only your academics, but your performance in our online assessment and work experience. If you have fallen just short of our minimum academics, we would encourage you to apply as your performance elsewhere in your application may enable you to progress.

Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: Where can I find your academic requirements / what are the entry qualifications for KPMG's programmes?

Our academic requirements differ depending on the programme you apply to and are listed in the job descriptions on this website.

Answer expanded: Our academic requirements differ depending on the programme you apply to and are listed in the job descriptions on this website.

Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: How do I know what opportunities are open for applications?

You can visit our graduate, apprentice and undergraduate pages and click the 'search and apply' button. Although we don’t have closing dates, it is worth noting that we recruit on a rolling basis, which means we close routes when we have sufficient applications to fill roles available. It is therefore important that you submit your application sooner rather than later!

If you can’t see the opportunity you are interested in open, please register your interest through our Talent Community. Should the opportunity open, you will be notified.

Answer expanded: You can visit our graduate, apprentice and undergraduate pages and click the 'search and apply' button. Although we don’t have closing dates, it is worth noting that we recruit on a rolling basis, which means we close routes when we have sufficient applications to fill roles available. It is therefore important that you submit your application sooner rather than later! If you can’t see the opportunity you are interested in open, please register your interest through our Talent Community. Should the opportunity open, you will be notified.

Undergraduates

Question: I’d like to apply for a business placement during my third year at university – does KPMG offer this?

If you’re an undergraduate on a four-year sandwich course, you could apply to one of our One Year Business Placements. KPMG recruits on a rolling basis, and some routes fill faster than others, so we’d encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Answer expanded: If you’re an undergraduate on a four-year sandwich course, you could apply to one of our One Year Business Placements. KPMG recruits on a rolling basis, and some routes fill faster than others, so we’d encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Undergraduates

Question: Can I apply to the Vacation Programme if I’m in my final year and going on to study for a Masters?

Yes. Our Vacation Programme is open to students in their penultimate year of study.  But if you’re currently in your final year and can provide evidence that you have a place on a one-year Masters’ degree for after you graduate, you’re welcome to apply.

Answer expanded: Yes. Our Vacation Programme is open to students in their penultimate year of study.  But if you’re currently in your final year and can provide evidence that you have a place on a one-year Masters’ degree for after you graduate, you’re welcome to apply.

Undergraduates

Question: If I don’t have much experience in finance, how do I know which area I’d be best suited to e.g. Tax?

Our recruitment process is similar for all our programmes, so your choice of which programme you’d like to apply for should be based on what you’re interested in.

You can find out more by researching the different career paths available. Make use of employee profiles, other sections on our website and other company websites. You could even research online careers services and Professional Institute websites (for example, ICAEW, ICAS, CFA) to find out more. Your University Careers Service will also be an invaluable source of information on a career in Audit, Tax or Advisory. If you need more information you can visit our Contact page. 

Answer expanded: Our recruitment process is similar for all our programmes, so your choice of which programme you’d like to apply for should be based on what you’re interested in. You can find out more by researching the different career paths available. Make use of employee profiles, other sections on our website and other company websites. You could even research online careers services and Professional Institute websites (for example, ICAEW, ICAS, CFA) to find out more. Your University Careers Service will also be an invaluable source of information on a career in Audit, Tax or Advisory. If you need more information you can visit our Contact page. 

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you didn't find the information you needed in our FAQs above, you can contact our recruitment teams using the details below.

Graduate and Undergraduate enquiries

graduate@kpmg.co.uk

0800 328 5764

facebook.com/KPMGRecruitment
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