People Consulting

Graduate Programme

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On the People Consulting Graduate Programme, you’ll be helping to add value for our clients, while feeding your own curiosity. Working with some of the most well-known and largest organisations in the world, you will enhance businesses across a broad range of sectors, face a wide variety of challenges and learn continuously. Our clients often ask us how to support their 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).

Join our People Consulting team and help us transform the performance of organisations by learning and focusing on client requirements within the following areas:

Workforce Transformation Workforce Planning and Analytics, Talent Management, Performance Management, Digital Labour and Robotics, HR Policy/Employment Law.

Learning Solutions – Learning Strategy, Learning Transformation, Learning Content Design, Development and Management, Learning Technology, Learning Managed Services.

Digital HR Transformation – HR Strategy and Vision, HR Operating Model, HR Digitisation and Technology, Powered HR.

Organisational Transformation – Change Leadership, Organisation Design, Behavioural Change Management, Culture and Engagement, Behavioural Science, Employee Experience.

On our People Consulting Graduate programme you will work towards the Chartered Management Consultant Award and a CIPD accredited qualification in Human Resource Management. The programme is designed to give you the experience and core consulting skills you need to get your career off to a flying start. Starting as you mean to go on, 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 an unrivalled insight into KPMG.

We’re reimagining how we work at KPMG. Our firm is creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery – through inspiring workspaces, innovative ways to collaborate and hybrid ways of working. In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Our Class of 2022 Graduate Programmes are now closed for applications. Class of 2023 Graduate Programmes will be opening for applications in the autumn. Keep an eye on this website for updates or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Management Consultant Award & a CIPD accredited qualification in Human Resource Management

Entry requirements

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade 6 GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 128 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level 
  • Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

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 all of our trainees to embrace a growth mindset of learning every day, which is why we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help trainees build their skills and fulfil their potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our life-long learning strategy and part of our overall student package.

In addition, in People Consulting we currently offer the CIPD qualification.

The CIPD programme is delivered via a blend of in centre workshops and online live webinars. The structure of the programme spreads your assignments over the lifetime of your training contract so you are able to build up your knowledge and can gradually apply what you are learning in training to your workplace experience.

Additional important information

In your role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at KPMG offices, engagement sites and from home.

Please note that due to client requirements you will need to be eligible for national security vetting for roles in Manchester. As a guide you will need to be a UK National in order to apply for this role in this location or must have lived continuously in the UK for the past 5 years or more.

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