How to Apply: The Application Process

This is an important moment in your career. Show us you have the skills, aspirations and experience we’re looking for and you’ll join a diverse community of bright minds at KPMG. We’ve designed an application process to support you in showing us your best.

We’ve outlined what to expect below. If you have any special requirements for us to consider, please get in touch with our Student Recruitment team. 

* please note, the application process may vary for a small number of routes

Stage 1: Online Application Form

This is your chance to tell us about your academic background and any work experience you may have undertaken. This should take about 20 minutes.

Stage 2: Situational Judgement Test

After submitting your application form, you’ll receive a link to a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) within one working day. We’ll ask you to consider hypothetical, challenging situations that you might encounter as a trainee with KPMG. You’ll have a choice of possible responses to each one.

The SJT takes around 30 minutes to complete. You’ll need to do so within 7 days, so please don’t apply until you know you’ll have time.

Stage 3: Online Numerical and Verbal
Reasoning Tests

If you’re successful in your SJT, you will be asked to complete online verbal and numerical reasoning tests. Designed especially for KPMG, they look at your ability to analyse numerical and verbal data – skills that you’ll need on the job. 
Each test will take around 20 minutes, so make sure you have enough time before you begin. As with the SJT, you’ll need to do so within 7 days. 

Stage 4: Digital Submission

If you’re successful in the reasoning tests, you’ll be invited to a complete a digital submission in audio format. This 90 second audio submission is an opportunity for you to demonstrate both your communication skills and your motivation towards a career at KPMG.

In your digital submission, we will be assessing two of the KPMG global behavioural capabilities, ‘Makes an Impact’ and ‘Career Motivation’.

You will have three days to submit your recording, so please make sure you have time to complete this.

Stage 5: Launch Pad Recruitment Event

If your digital submission is successful we’ll invite you to attend a Launch Pad event, this is the final stage of the recruitment process.

Launch Pad will combine assessment with the opportunity for you to learn more about the fantastic career opportunities available at KPMG. During the day we will be looking for you to demonstrate the KPMG behavioural capabilities that will give us the confidence that you will be successful in our Firm.

Throughout the day, you will also have the opportunity to meet lots of our people, including within the area you have applied to, from Partners to Graduate Trainees.

If successful you will have your job offer within two working days!

If you are unsuccessful you will be offered the option to request feedback.

Please note:

2017 summer and autumn undergraduate and graduate vacancies opened in summer 2016, for an up-to-date list of current 2017 vacancies, click here. Vacancies can change, so if the route you are interested in isn’t listed, please join our Smart Network to receive news and updates.

2018 vacancies will open in summer 2017.


We want to warn you that any companies offering to support you through the KPMG recruitment process are not supported or endorsed by us in any way. We advise that you do not use
these channels. 

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