Our selection process
Our selection process
Find out about our graduate selection process, from the application phase through to assessments, interviews and offers.
Find out about our graduate selection process, from applications to offers.
We offer Graduate positions to a diverse mix of individuals, and you could be one of them! Once you’ve decided which business group you'd like to start your KPMG career pathway with, you’ll need to submit your application – exciting times!
Here is an overview of each stage of our selection process and some considerations that will help improve your chances of success.
1. Application stage
Launching your career with KPMG starts with a simple online application.
Be sure to do the following:
- do your research about your areas of interest (PDF 93KB)
- have your updated CV ready and
- check your application for any typos.
You can only apply to one location but you will have the ability to select up to four preferences of business groups on your application form. After completing the application, you’ll be emailed confirmation details on your submission. If you do not receive this, please email email@example.com.
2. Abilities assessments
Once you've submitted your application online, you'll be invited to complete two online assessments. The first is a game-based assessment that gives us some insight into your ability to evaluate and make decisions based on different types of information. You will also be required to complete an interactive assessment which measures emotional intelligence, perception and understanding. This helps us to understand how you perceive emotions and your ability to understand the connection between emotions and situations. Both assessments should take you less than an hour to complete, and you’ll need to complete them within 48 hours so we can progress your application to the next stage.
3. Video interview
After you've successfully completed our online assessments, we’ll send you a link to complete a video interview, which shouldn’t take longer than around 10 minutes. We'll ask you to answer a few questions about yourself using an online video interview tool. Don't worry, the questions aren't tricky (and you get the chance to practice using the video tool beforehand). This will give us a chance to 'virtually' meet you and understand more about your motivations for applying to KPMG. You should expect to be able to introduce yourself with impact, and prepare to answer behavioural style questions as you would during a typical interview. We’d strongly encourage you to do your research, be able to articulate why you’re passionate about joining KPMG and show that you have an understanding of the line of work that you’re interested in and the services that we provide.
4. Final stage – KPMG Launchpad
The final stage of our recruitment process involves an invitation to attend our KPMG Career Launchpad, in the office location you’ve expressed an interest in. This is an interactive assessment day where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders and network with a range of business representatives and graduates who can give you further insight into what it’s like to work at KPMG. You’ll work with others on an interesting case study, and participate in an interview with your relevant business group.
Your interview will be behavioural-based and it will take place with a partner or director, or a senior manager or manager from the business group you've expressed interest in. This interview will take approximately 30 minutes and will allow us to find out more about you. Your interviewers will ask you questions about your life, your time at university, your extra-curricular activities and any work experience you've acquired. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions to people who know what it’s like to work at KPMG!
5. Our offer
If you're successful at the final stage of our process, you'll be contacted by KPMG and a written offer of employment will be forwarded to you. If you have any questions about our offer, or about working at KPMG, then we encourage you to talk to your local Graduate Recruitment Consultant.