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As an integrated business, KPMG in the UK is in a strong position to respond to client needs, bringing together the right teams at the right time, across disciplines and across borders. The key to our success as a firm lies in our ability to match our insights and skills to the strategic goals of clients, day in and day out. KPMG in the UK has 22 offices and is part of a global network of member firms offering Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

Our people are at the heart of our continued success and being part of KPMG is being part of a community of talented and innovative people, working together to have a positive, lasting impact on clients. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

What could you do here?

We have a wide range of opportunities for school leavers, undergraduates and graduates across Audit, Advisory, Tax and Technology. No matter where you join us, you'll have the opportunity to work across functional sectors, giving you depth and breadth of experience. And we don't just mean fantastic, hands-on experience, you'll also have access to wide-ranging training and development programmes, and you'll be able to join our employee networks, societies, and sports and leisure clubs as well as getting involved in volunteering activities.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for people with a strong interest in business, commercial awareness, intellectual curiosity and the ability to think of new ways to solve problems. We're interested in people who take pride in their work, have integrity, and can build strong, long-lasting relationships that bring out the best in others. As a general rule, you'll also be expected to have at least grade B in GCSE Maths and English and 300 UCAS points (or the equivalents of these)*. We only consider your "top" three "A" level grades and don't accept General Studies. For our undergraduate and graduate opportunities, you should also have, or be on course for, a 2:1 degree in any discipline. However, it's not just your academic performance we are interested in, we will assess your application by combining a number of different factors.

*Please note that entry requirements may vary for some of our programmes.

Why join us?

At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That's why our aim is to offer you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it's great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities, you'll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We're proud of our culture, it's one that recognises hard work, encourages new ways of thinking and embraces diversity and inclusion. We have an innovative spirit which inspires what we do and how we do it, striving to be better lies at the heart of who we are.

To find out more and apply, visit our website.


We offer a range of events and sessions that will give you a chance an excellent insight into KPMG and the professional services industry, the work we do, and the way we do it. The sessions will give you an opportunity to develop your employability skills and meet and network with KPMG staff.

Please see below some information on the range of sessions we deliver across the country. To sign up for these session visit our careers website. New sessions are added throughout the year.

Open Evenings

Our KPMG Open Evenings will give you the opportunity to visit KPMG offices and find out more about our opportunities, and network with staff to find out about what life is like working at KPMG.

Live Chats

Our application process may seem a bit daunting. So why not talk to a member of our Student Recruitment team? They know the process better than anyone else, so who better to ask? These online sessions run throughout the year and give an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions in real time to a team of representatives from the student recruitment team and other staff within the firm.

Careers Fairs

Throughout the year we attend careers fairs across the country. These provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet us and a wide range of other employers. At these events you will have the chance to meet KPMG staff and the student recruitment team and ask them all the questions you want, and take a brochure away with you!

Our commitment

We're committed to developing an inclusive environment - as a 'disability smart' organisation.

KPMG was proud to be awarded a silver medal and named Best Business to Business Service Provider in the Disability Standard 2013.

In law, the term 'disability' is so wide that people whom you might not think of as disabled, and who may not even consider themselves to be disabled, are protected by UK legislation (Equality Act 2010). KPMG recognises this, and is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing talented disabled people, and to creating an inclusive environment for our people, clients and visitors with disabilities.

In October 2014, we launched our Inclusive Leadership strategy and our firm-wide diversity targets. These spell out how we want our firm to look in terms of gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation by 2018. These clear objectives will help to shape our recruitment and development activities and make sure we are removing any barriers to us having the right talent in the right roles.

This set of targets is the most detailed of our industry group. We're also the first major UK company ever to publish disability and sexual orientation targets, and both Stonewall and the Business Disability Forum have recognised our firm's commitment in these areas.

Our chairman, Simon Collins, commented:

"The diversity profile of the workforce across the professional services industry does not reflect society or our client base. Greater transparency means we can be scrutinised against the targets we set ourselves. It means we can test the success of our inclusivity programmes and demonstrate that we are serious about this issue."

Steve Frost, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at KPMG, added:

"These targets enable us to take a focussed approach to our recruitment, training and diversity and inclusion strategy. We have seen success this year in raising the number of women promoted to partner by adapting our partner process to support women coming through the ranks. We are now making similar changes to remove any barriers that might exist in other targeted areas."

WorkAbility is KPMG's employee network for people with a disability or colleagues who have a personal interest in this area, for example, those who care for a disabled family member. The network offers support and guidance for employees and signposts to external sources of information and support.

Be Mindful has been set up by colleagues to support a mentally healthy KPMG. As a sub-group within WorkAbility, Be Mindful aims to provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and gain support around mental health. Promoting positive mental wellbeing is critical to helping ourselves and our colleagues enjoy productive, satisfying and successful careers at KPMG. Members of Be Mindful are to help by provide information and signposting, and someone to listen to.

In Be Mindful, we recognise that one of the best ways we can make it easier for colleagues to come forward and seek support is knowing that other people have done it too.

Wellbeing support

We have a range of services to support you, including BeWell (our Employee Assistance Programme), Health & Wellbeing assessments and Occupational Health.

Facilities

The Facilities department is responsible for physical access to and within KPMG offices, and for internal equipment such as loop systems and desk adaptations.

IT Services

IT Services can procure special equipment, including suitable computers, screens and telephones for disabled staff. IT Services can also assist with identifying and installing any specific software required.

Our application form allows candidates to include details on any special requirements required during the application process, and extra time at online test stages, and other provisions, can be made throughout the application process according to the needs of the candidate.

If you would like to discuss anything relating to disability please log in or sign up to view contact details.

Any information you provide will be treated an confidential, should information need to be shared in order for you to access support and adjustments, this will only be done so with your consent.

What is diversity monitoring?

Diversity monitoring is the confidential collection of data about the workforce, including the age, race, sex, disability (if any), religious belief (if any), and sexual orientation of each individual employee. It allows us to monitor the diversity make-up of our work-force so that we are better placed to respond to the differing needs of our employees and clients, understand and improve the experience of our workforce and ensure that KPMG continues to be a great place to work for everyone.

Why monitor diversity data?

KPMG is committed to supporting an inclusive working environment for all individuals. Full and accurate diversity data gives a clearer picture of the diversity make-up of our employees. This enables us to monitor our actions as a firm, to make it more likely that we recruit, retain, develop and motivate talented people from all backgrounds, which in turn ensures that our workforce is more likely to be as diverse as the society in which we live and the client base that we serve. Statistics show clearly that a diverse workforce is more productive and more successful, so it is simply good business sense for us to encourage diversity wherever possible. Data monitoring is one tool in assisting us with this aim.