Our Financial Services Risk & Regulatory and Capital Markets teams act as advisers to global clients who want to keep on top of current issues and industry best practices in an evolving marketplace in the financial sector. We work closely with international regulators and financial institutions and have built our reputation by applying our KPMG colleagues' technical and practical experience to our clients’ needs. We not only provide clients with value-adding thought leadership – but our graduates too.

Graduates in this area follow a 3 year programme based in either the Risk, Regulatory or Capital Markets team. Following the credit crisis and resulting global economic challenges, the subjects of risk and regulation both continue to have a high profile. So understandably, these issues are not only a key focus for our clients, governments and regulators – they are considered areas of high priority, change, and growth within KPMG too. During the application process for the Risk, Regulatory and Capital Markets Graduate Programme you will have the potential opportunity to work across all sectors; Banking Risk and Regulatory, Insurance Risk and Regulatory, Wealth and Asset Management and Capital Markets. 

Through client work, skills training and professional qualifications, we'll support you throughout your career with the blend of development opportunities you need to reach your potential.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Investment Management Certificate/Diploma

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

Within the Risk & Regulatory Graduate Programme, the qualification you will study for depends on which team you join. If you join Banking Risk & Regulatory, you’ll study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Within Insurance Regulatory you’ll study for the CFA or the Investment Management Certificate/Diploma. Both of these qualifications will help to broaden and deepen your knowledge and experience of the financial sector.

Targeted training courses and the chance to gain vital on-the-job experience are also a key part of the Risk & Regulatory Graduate Programme.

KPMG has a large full-time Professional Qualification & Accreditation (PQA) team 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 - all the support you need at the click of a button.

Additional important information

Enjoying a wide variety of client and internal work, you’ll need the adaptability and flexibility to work in different roles with a diverse range of people – often under challenging deadlines.

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