Applying to KPMG
We know how busy you are, and when you are studying or working, the last thing you need is a long and stressful application process. So we’ve done our best to make the KPMG application process as straightforward as possible, and enable you to show us your potential.
To ensure that you’re prepared, we recommend that you explore the information and videos provided in this section – which includes useful hints and tips on what to expect and how to prepare.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak we took the decision to run a fully virtual recruitment process. Our application process is designed not only for us to understand more about you, but also to give you an insight into what life is like at KPMG and whether we are the clear choice for you.
To help you prepare for each stage of our new virtual application process, our Student Recruitment team have created some useful videos below to guide you each step of the way.
From your application form, online assessment, Virtual Launch Pad assessment centre and considering your strengths - our Student Recruitment team will guide you through all the different stages. Take a look at each of the four videos below so you’re equipped with the information you need, and you’re ready to show us your potential.
Whilst we recommend that you explore these virtual tools before submitting your application, they’re also here for you to check back on as you progress through the process.
Please note that if your preferred location isn’t available right now, you can join our Talent Community and be one of the first to hear about any new openings. As a member of our Talent Community, you'll receive updates on any roles that become available in the business area and location of your choice.
Our application process
Our application process is now a virtual process from application 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 work experience
30 minutes to complete
Transforming Small Businesses
We will ask you to respond to hypothetical scenarios in this immersive assessment. You will need a calculator
90 mins to complete
Written and video assessment specific to the business area you have applied to
60 mins to complete
A re-test of our Critical Thinker strength, conducted virtually and facilitated by a member of the Student Recruitment team
40 minutes to complete
Virtual Launch Pad (KPMG experience)
Learn more about us, meet our people and take part in virtual assessment activities
3 hours to complete
1. Online application
Step 1: 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 three online assessments: Transforming Small Businesses, Delivering Outcomes and Critical Thinker. In this video, we’ll provide you with further information on what to expect and tips on how to prepare.
3. Virtual Launch Pad
Step 3: The final stage of our application process is taking part in our Virtual 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 virtual 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 as a firm we achieve exceptional results, 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 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 thrive working in a team and enjoy discussing ideas.
If you want to develop both professionally and personally, we can offer you the tools to go far 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 our best results.
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 5 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.