As a graduate on the People Consulting Graduate Programme, you’ll be helping to add value to our clients and our firm from the start. Working with clients that include 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 every day. Our clients often ask us how to support organisations, leadership and employees to be ready, willing and able to implement change; and realise the benefits and investments that lead to sustained ROI.

The world is becoming ever more complex, presenting new challenges for businesses when it comes to managing their workforces. Join of our People Consulting team and you’ll be trained in these capability areas; HR Technology and Transformation, Organisation Design, Behavioural Change Management, Workforce Intelligence (including HR Analytics), Talent Management and People Issues in M&A.

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 Advisory to gain exposure across a range of disciplines – offering an unrivaled insight into KPMG.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Management Consultant Award and a CIPD accredited qualification in HR Management

Entry requirements

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

  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
  • Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
  • Minimum of 320 UCAS* tariff points
  • 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

On the People Consulting Graduate Programme, you’ll study for the Chartered Management Consultant Award, followed by a CIPD accredited qualification in Human Resource Management. Throughout your studies, you’ll be given support and guidance from our Professional Qualification & Accreditation (PQA) team.

Our large full-time PQA team is dedicated to giving you the best  chance of passing your exams first time. KPMG’s programmes are underpinned by an online portal so you can access technical content and learning activities, share information and contact your tutors for all the support you need at the click of a button.

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