People Consulting

Graduate Programme

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Our People Consulting Graduate programme gives you the experience and core consulting skills you need to get your career off to a flying start. You'll build your commercial understanding and business acumen to deliver real value to our clients straight away. On this programme, you will also work closely with teams across Consulting to gain exposure across a range of disciplines – offering a holistic insight into KPMG.

Working with some of the most well-known and largest organisations in the world, you will enhance businesses across a broad range of sectors, helping us transform the performance of organisations by learning and focusing on client requirements. You’ll help support our clients’ organisations, leadership and employees to be ready, willing and able to implement change; and realise the benefits and investments that lead to sustained return on investment (ROI). You can expect to be working with clients in a variety of areas focused on People-Centric Transformation: realising value from transformations through our clients’ people; shaping their future workforce and reskilling them to be fit for the future, while managing change across the enterprise and measuring ROI. This draws on our four propositions:

  • Workforce – Planning and Analytics, Organisation Design, Talent Management, Performance Management, Digital Labour and Robotics, Employee Experience.
  • Learning – Strategy, Learning Transformation, Learning Content Design, Development and Management, Learning Technology, Learning Managed Services.
  • HR – Strategy and Vision, HR Operating Model, HR Digitisation and Technology, Powered HR.
  • Change – Leadership, Behavioural Change Management, Culture and Engagement, Behavioural Science, enterprise-wide change.

Our firm’s hybrid working model balances the flexibility of working from home with the importance of collaborating and learning in offices or at client sites. We trust our people to be where our clients need them to be, with our client-facing colleagues working together in person as often as needed. You’ll be empowered by the technology that supports us to work flexibly and our collaborative offices spaces, building friendships and shared experiences, innovating and learning together. 

Join us and be part of an inclusive team that’s supportive of individual wellbeing and embraces diversity – and the meaningful difference this has for our people, our firm, our clients and our communities. If you’re curious, resilient and agile you could thrive with us.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Relevant qualifications/accreditations supported – guided by your business area

What we look for

At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We want to discover your individual strengths and attributes to help us to know whether you’ll enjoy working here and how you’ll thrive. That’s why we operate an open access policy and an application process that will assess both your qualifications and your qualities.

Generally, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the following grades (*or equivalents), to show that you’re able to successfully study for professional qualifications. If you are a few grades or points short, we would still encourage you to apply, as your application will be reviewed together with your performance in our assessments. You‘ll also have the opportunity to provide additional information for us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances, which may have a positive uplift on your academic achievements through contextual recruitment. You can find out more here.

  • GCSE Maths Grade 5 or B*
  • GCSE English Language Grade 5 or B*
  • 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 A Level grades, excluding General Studies
  • 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Key skills

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and development

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want to empower you to grow in your own way, to feed your curiosity and embrace a growth mindset in an environment where learning is continuous. Therefore, we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help you build your skills and fulfil your potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience to help you transition to the world of work, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our ‘learn for a lifetime’ strategy designed to help you gain an advantage for life.

In addition, we currently offer support for study towards relevant qualifications or accreditations, as guided by your business area.

Additional important information

Please visit our Applying to KPMG page to discover more about our application process.

Visit our International Students page to find out more about visas and requirements.

For anything else, please refer to our FAQ section.

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