Applying to KPMG
At KPMG, we know that job applications can feel daunting. So, we want to make the application process as straightforward as possible to ensure that you can show us your potential.
The application process is designed for us to understand more about you, but it’s also an opportunity for you to gain insight into what life is like at KPMG and decide whether we are the right choice for you. On this page, you can explore some useful hints and tips on what to expect, how you can prepare and what strengths we are looking for.
To help you with this, our Student Recruitment team have also created some useful videos to guide you through each step, from the application form to your in-person assessments at Launch Pad. The four videos below explain more about how you can prepare and show us your potential.
We do recommend exploring all of our virtual tools before submitting your application, but they’re also here for you to check back on as you progress to each stage of the process.
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, or have any other questions, please refer to our FAQs or Contact us. And if your preferred office location isn’t available right now, you can join our Talent Community and be one of the first to hear about any new opportunities. As a member of our Talent Community, you'll also receive updates on any roles that become available in your chosen business areas and locations.
Our application process
Our application process involves four stages, from application to our Launch Pad experience, through to securing an offer with KPMG. As you progress through each stage of the application process, our Recruitment Team will be in touch to explain your next steps.
Tell us about your academic background and experience
30 mins to complete
Transforming Small Businesses
An immersive assessment with hypothetical scenarios
90 mins to complete
Written and video assessment specific to your programme
60 minutes to complete
Meet us at our Launch Pad assessment experience
1. Online Application
Step1: You’ve found the KPMG programme and location you’d like to apply to KPMG. Before starting your application, this video will outline what information is required from you in order to successfully complete and submit your application form.
2. Online Assessment
Step 2: Whilst going through the KPMG application process you’ll be invited to complete two online assessments: Transforming Small Businesses and Delivering Outcomes. In this video, we’ll provide you with further information on what to expect and tips and how to prepare.
3. Launch Pad
Step 3: The final stage of our application process is taking part in our in-person Launch Pad – if successful, you’ll receive an offer in two working days! Watch this video for advice on how to prepare and how to make the most of this experience.
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 we make a meaningful and positive difference for clients, 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 practices and 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 build relationships with colleagues and discuss ideas.
If you want to develop both professionally and personally we offer you the tools to grow your own way, 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 stronger insights and innovation.
More information on applying to KPMG
Application tips and advice
Our application process is designed to give you the chance to show your potential and find out more about life at KPMG. We've put together 6 tips to help you make the most of the opportunity.
Our application process
This is an important moment in your career. Show us you have the skills, aspirations and experience we're looking for and you’ll join a diverse community of bright minds at KPMG.
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If applying to the KPMG Graduate programmes in the UK, there are specific right to work and eligibility requirements you'll need to provide. Find out more here.