How to Apply: Application advice

As you’d expect, our standards are very high, and there is naturally a lot of competition. So, not everyone is offered a job. But we have designed our application process to give you the chance to be your best. And we’ve put together some tips to help you make the most of the opportunity.

Tip 1

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis, and some routes fill faster than others, so we’d encourage you to apply as early as possible. Typically we open for applications every year around July time and the majority of KPMG’s Launch Pad recruitment events usually take place between October and December. Be one of the first to hear about new jobs, upcoming events and opportunities by joining KPMG’s Smart Network.

Tip 2

Give sufficient time and attention to ensure information in your online application form is accurate. At the relevant stage of the recruitment process, it will be read by a member of the recruitment team and they’ll use the information you provide to decide whether to take your application further. If you secure a role with us, your academic certificates will be checked against your application, so please make sure your application is accurate. 

Tip 3

Make sure you practice online tests. There are a range of practice tests online including verbal & numerical reasoning and situational judgement tests, so we advise you make use of these and do your research. There’s a lot of information about our recruitment process on this website. Use it to prepare yourself. Don’t forget - you only have 7 days from invitation to complete the tests. Don’t apply until you have the time to complete them. 

Tip 4

Our behavioural capabilities are important to us, and you will be assessed on these throughout the entire recruitment process. We recommend getting to know each of the capabilities and preparing examples of when you may have demonstrated each behaviour. Your examples can be drawn from your studies, work or extra-curricular experiences. To find out more about them, click here

Tip 5

Research our business thoroughly. You should display a real passion for the programme, business area and location you’ve applied to. You should also understand any qualification offered as part of the programme. As well as helping you prepare for the recruitment process, it gives you the chance to make sure KPMG is right for you.

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