As a graduate on the People Consulting Graduate Programme, you’ll be helping to add value for our clients. 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 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.

Like the companies we advise and audit, we are having to adapt. This means new working patterns, physical adjustments in our offices and new ways of interacting with our colleagues as well as the organisations we work with - we are harnessing technology to help underpin this change.

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 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

On joining the People Consulting team you will be part of our mentoring and reverse mentoring scheme and will be trained in a number of capabilities including workforce transformation, learning solutions, digital HR and organisational transformation.

As part of the People Consulting Graduate Programme, you will 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 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.

The impact of COVID-19 on professional qualifications:

The vast majority of KPMG’s staff undertaking a professional qualification were able to continue with their studies and examinations following the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect studies to be back to usual for our 2021 intake, and exams to be scheduled normally.

Additional important information

Whilst you will apply to a specific office location, you will likely be required to work flexibly across the region, at KPMG offices, client sites and with varying levels of home working.

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