Risk & Regulatory

Graduate Programme

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Our work in Regulatory and Banking Risk is not only interesting and varied, but it's also high profile. With the current economic climate and in a world of increasing complexity, clients and regulators are focusing ever more closely on risk and regulatory issues. For example, we're helping them overcome global issues like Climate Risk and the COVID-19 pandemic.

We help our clients solve business problems by developing tailored and pragmatic solutions that make a meaningful and positive difference. It's become an area of high priority, change and growth within KPMG too. The work we do helps to make Financial Services safer and protect clients and their customers. This is what makes this an endlessly fascinating area for new graduate joiners.

Based in either our Risk or Regulatory team, our 3 year programme gives graduates the chance to build their experience and develop their expertise in risk management across the entire financial sector, as part of our 'learn for a lifetime' philosophy. Sectors include:

Banking Risk and Regulatory Banking Risk & Regulatory work involves understanding clients’ issues and providing support, advice and project delivery across their boards, risk functions and finance functions.

Insurance Risk and Regulatory here we help clients to respond to intervention and change from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Wealth and Asset Management KPMG's Wealth and Asset Management Regulatory practice looks after the interests and helps a broad range of clients, from global asset managers with operations in multiple jurisdictions to smaller wealth managers who are predominantly UK focused.

It means being agile and innovative in the way we interact. It means harnessing technology and developing new ways of working, through remote and hybrid forms of working, providing our clients with the advice and support they need. It means embedding virtual solutions for our colleagues, so they continue to benefit from a collaborative working experience.

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: Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

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 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 Risk and Regulatory we currently offer the FRM qualification.

The FRM programme is delivered via online classroom live and in centre courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of online portal, study tools and online mock exams meaning there is form of support for your every need. This approach enables you to study and learn the content at a pace suited to your learning style, but ensures all are at the right technical level prior to stepping into revision elements so you can focus on your exam technique before the exam. The structure of the programme spreads your examinations over the lifetime of the training contract so that you are able to build up your technical 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.

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