The Strategy Group is a dynamic and fast-growing team, where you will work through complex and challenging issues facing clients today. You’ll have the opportunity to work with people at all levels including senior management, offering strategic advice on business and operating models to our corporate, public sector and private equity clients. We offer advice in both an organic growth and transaction-related setting. It is an exciting time to join this team as we drive momentum and enhance our presence in our priority sectors.

Our Strategy Graduate Programme is designed to give you a broad and varied experience from both a sector and proposition perspective, and arm you with consulting skills to help accelerate your career. You will build your commercial understanding and business acumen to deliver real value to our clients straight away.

Our consultants get the opportunity to travel within the UK and internationally to meet the needs of the client base and while doing so acquire a broad range of transferable skills. You will join teams with a vibrant mix of expertise, industry experience and consulting skills, and get to work with bright individuals who have fun both inside and outside of work. You will work with some of the largest and best known organisations in the world from from a broad variety of sectors and respond to a wide variety of challenges - every project and every day is different.

Programme summary

Programme overview

Capability: Consulting

Programme length: 3 years

Qualifications: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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

You will work with clients from different market sectors and gain exposure to a number of our Strategy propositions. You’ll study for the CIMA qualification, as well as benefit from a broad Learning & Development programme incorporating on-the-job coaching, classroom-based training and self-directed learning (e.g. WebEx, podcasts etc.), which will help to equip you with the appropriate blend of technical and soft skills to accelerate your career.

On the Strategy graduate programme, you’ll follow a full CIMA study path completing the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting, then the CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting. Beyond this you will pursue the full CIMA qualification or gain other relevant qualifications as you progress your career.

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 for all the support you need at the click of a button.

Whichever sector you work in or project you support, you’ll work closely with people from across KPMG’s global network of member firms – and at every level. This access to fantastic knowledge and experience is second to none and will help to build your skills, as well clients’ businesses.

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