Risk & Regulatory

Graduate Programme

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Our Regulatory & Risk Advisory Graduate programme is designed to give 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.

The work 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.

You’ll be working in a team that advises clients on dynamic regulatory compliance programmes and help them to integrate sustainability into risk management functions to ensure they are doing right by the environment and society. Helping our clients solve business problems by developing tailored and pragmatic solutions, helping to make Financial Services safer and protecting clients and their customers. It’s an endlessly fascinating area for our new graduate joiners where you can make a meaningful and positive difference.

Based in either our Risk, or Regulatory team our three year programme gives you the chance to build your experience and develop your expertise in risk management across the entire financial sector, as part of our 'learn for a lifetime' philosophy. You can expect to work in the following areas:

  • Banking Risk and Regulatory: Working with clients across the Banking Sector from global players operating in multiple markets to small retail banks and start-ups. Each Banking client faces a suite of risk and regulatory challenges, and you will support them in managing their unique risk profile.
  • Insurance Risk and Regulatory: Working with a range of insurance clients across the GI, Life and Lloyds of London market manage risk at all stages of the insurance process from sales to claims, reinsurance, pricing, and product development.
  • Wealth and Asset Management: Working with a broad range of clients, from global asset managers with operations in multiple jurisdictions to smaller wealth managers who are predominantly UK focused on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC); Regulatory Change and Conduct Matters.

With the support of our learning community, you’ll also work toward a professional qualification, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification through the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

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: Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Certification

Entry requirements

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, on this programme, we currently offer the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification through the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). The FRM Certification 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

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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