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Frequently asked questions

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Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: My offer to join KPMG is based on predicted grades. What does this mean if my exams are no longer going ahead as planned?

As more information on qualifications becomes available from Government we will be reviewing what this means for our offer holders who were due to take examinations this summer.

We know that this is a concerning time for you, so please be assured that the COVID-19 situation is under constant review and that we will communicate any updates to you via the email address you provided in your application form as soon as we are able to. So please do check your email (and junk mail) regularly for updates or Contact us.

Answer expanded: As more information on qualifications becomes available from Government we will be reviewing what this means for our offer holders who were due to take examinations this summer. We know that this is a concerning time for you, so please be assured that the COVID-19 situation is under constant review and that we will communicate any updates to you via the email address you provided in your application form as soon as we are able to. So please do check your email (and junk mail) regularly for updates or Contact us.

Apprentices | Graduates | Undergraduates

Question: I am due to attend a Launch Pad or Assessment Centre event soon. Will it still be going ahead given the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak?

All our Launch Pad or Assessment centre events are now taking place virtually and if you are successful in reaching these stages our Recruitment Team will be in touch to explain the next steps. Please check your email (and junk mail) regularly for updates. Should you have any questions, please Contact us.

Answer expanded: All our Launch Pad or Assessment centre events are now taking place virtually and if you are successful in reaching these stages our Recruitment Team will be in touch to explain the next steps. Please check your email (and junk mail) regularly for updates. Should you have any questions, please Contact us.

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 3rd year at university – does KPMG offer this?

If you’re an undergraduate on a four-year sandwich course, you could apply to our One Year Business Placement in Audit, Capital Allowances or Technology. 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 our One Year Business Placement in Audit, Capital Allowances or Technology. 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.

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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