How to Apply: Our requirements

We’ll base our decision to offer you a place on a well-rounded view. Our success is built on the hard work and expertise of all kinds of people, so we’ll take a range of factors into account.

Within our recruitment process, we look for more than just your academic results. We assess your application against KPMG’s Global Behavioural Capabilities and combine a number of different factors, including work experience and how you perform in our recruitment process to build our confidence in whether you will be a success at KPMG. 

Academic requirements for Graduate Programmes to start in 2019

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Grade B GCSE Maths and grade B GCSE English Language or equivalent
  • 300 UCAS points or equivalent*
  • 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider your GCSE grades and top three A-level grades. We do not accept General Studies. You may calculate your total tariff points using the online calculator here

*120 UCAS points for those who passed exams from 2017 onwards. Please see each programme for specific information.

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GCSE Equivalent: Standards:

We look for a minimum of a grade 2 at Standard grade or a National 5 in Maths and English.

UCAS Points Equivalent:

Highers, Intermediate 2/National 5:

You’ll need to have sat at least four in 5th year. We will then take the top five highers from across 5th and 6th year. 

Extenuating Circumstances

We sometimes relax these criteria in extenuating circumstances. For example, you may like us to consider something that has affected your academic results. On the application form, you’ll find a section that allows you to state this.

Key Behaviours

Academic qualifications are just the beginning. We expect our diverse workforce to share certain qualities and values. We call these ‘Behavioural Capabilities’. They are the skills and behaviours that you’ll need to demonstrate to be successful here. 

International Students

At KPMG in the UK, we believe we can learn as much from our people as they do from us. So we positively welcome international applications for our graduate training scheme. If you’re an international student and you’d like to join us, you can learn more on our International Students page.

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