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Our Selection Process


Before you read the below, have you checked out our Grad Hack – 5 steps to KPMG?

We offer Graduate program positions to a diverse mix of individuals. 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!

KPMG has a five stage graduate selection process – starting with an online application. Here is an overview of each stage and some considerations that will help improve your chances of success.

1. Application phase

An exciting KPMG career starts with a simple online application. We'll ask you some questions about your experiences to date, and why you've chosen to apply to KPMG. Be sure to do your research, have your CV ready and check your application for any typos – you can only apply for one graduate role (but don't worry – you can list a second preference business group 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 protected].

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. After you complete the game-based assessment, you will then be asked to complete a short values inventory. The values inventory provides us with an idea of how you best work and what you value in your career, so there are no right or wrong responses. Both assessments should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. You'll need to complete these assessments 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 will send you a link to complete a video interview. The video interview shouldn’t be 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 and the particular business group you've expressed an interest in. Prepare as you would for any other behavioural style interview.

4. Final stage – information session and final interview

The final stage of our recruitment process involves you coming into one of our offices for an information session and panel interview. You'll have the opportunity to tell us about yourself in a friendly and relaxed environment. You'll also hear from our recent graduates, find out more about the benefits of working at KPMG and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about our process and programs.

Your interview will be behavioural-based and it will take place with a partner or director, and a senior manager or manager from the business group you've expressed interest in. This interview will last approximately 45 minutes and 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.

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.


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