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. We've designed an application process to support you in showing us your potential.
We've outlined what to expect below. If you have any adjustments for us to consider, please let us know within the appropriate sections of your application, or please do contact our Student Recruitment team on 0800 328 5764 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, the application process may vary for a small number of routes.
Stage 1: Your application (online)
This is your chance to tell us about your academic background and any work experience you may have undertaken. This should take about 30 minutes to complete and you won't need to upload a CV.
Stage 2: Transforming Small Businesses (online assessment)
After submitting your application, you will be automatically invited to our first online assessment, Transforming Small Businesses. This assessment will require you to consider a range of material relating to three fictional small businesses, each with their own business challenges.
Throughout the assessment, you will be asked how you might respond to certain scenarios by ranking what you'd likely do, say or feel. You will also be asked to analyse some information and provide responses. You will need a pen, paper and calculator (your phone calculator will be sufficient).
Although the assessment is untimed, we suggest that you allow 90 minutes for completion, and we recommend that you complete it within one sitting. You will need to complete the assessment within five calendar days from the date of your invitation.
You can access the assessment using the majority of browsers, however we recommend using Chrome for optimal functionality. Please ensure you have a good and stable internet connection before starting the assessment. You should also complete the assessment on a desktop or laptop.
Please let us know before you start the assessment if you need any adjustments.
Once you have completed the assessment, you will receive a personalised feedback report based on the KPMG strengths assessed.
Stage 3: Delivering Outcomes (online assessment)
If you are successful at Stage 2, you may be invited to our next online assessment.
This stage provides you with an insight into your chosen business area as you are taken through a fictional project, linked to one of the small businesses introduced in the previous Transforming Small Businesses assessment.
Throughout the assessment, you will be asked; how you might respond to certain scenarios by ranking what you'd likely do, to record video responses via your webcam, and provide written responses to information provided.
Again, this assessment is untimed, but we suggest that you allow 60 minutes to complete it and that you do so in one sitting. You will have three calendar days to complete the assessment from the date of your invitation.
Make sure you let us know before you start the assessment if you need any adjustments.
Stage 4: Launch Pad (KPMG experience and assessment day)
If you are successful at Stage 3, you may be invited to attend a Launch Pad event. This is the final stage of the recruitment process.
Launch Pad will combine assessment with the opportunity for you to learn more about the fantastic career opportunities available at KPMG. During the day we will be looking for you to demonstrate the strengths that will give us the confidence that you will be successful at KPMG.
In terms of assessed activities, you will participate in a group exercise, an individual online assessment and a one-to-one interview with a KPMG colleague from the area you have applied to.
You will also have the opportunity to meet lots of our people, including those within the area you have applied to, from Partners to Graduate Trainees.
If successful you will have your job offer within two working days!
If you are unsuccessful you will be offered the option to request feedback.
We want to warn you that any companies offering to support you through the KPMG recruitment process are not supported or endorsed by us in any way. We advise that you do not use these channels.
Launch Pad (KPMG experience and assessment day)
Getting ready for your Launch Pad assessment day
Top tips for Launch Pad. Watch this video to hear from members of the Recruitment Team as they share some helpful tips and advice on how to prepare for your Launch Pad assessment day, and how you can make the most of the experience.