Wherever in the world you are based, you can apply for a trainee job in the UK with KPMG, one of the ‘Big Four’ firms. All you need is a degree qualification - regardless of study discipline and the correct preparation, which is where our services are invaluable.
If you are an international applicant seeking a work permit and wish to join KPMG UK offices in September 2017, then please note that your application submission deadline is Friday 29h April 2017 set by KPMG. This restriction applies to all the international students who wish to apply in KPMG UK offices for September 2017 start date. Any international application received from the overseas student post deadline will be an automatic rejection.
KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, providing audit, advisory, and tax and pensions services to its clients. KPMG employs 145,000 people worldwide. In UK KPMG operates from 22 offices and has over 11,000 staff. KPMG recruits nearly 2,000 graduate trainees each year on internship programme.
KPMG prides itself on its employees’ expertise, ensuring that they provide industry specialists knowledge when dealing with their clients.
KPMG is an approved employer by the regulatory bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) etc to train both graduates and undergraduate students.
Fact: Did you know that most of the Ex-KPMG Partners, Directors, Senior Managers and Managers are the members of Green Turn Big Four Alumni LinkedIn Network. You can find further details by signing into LinkedIn account here.
Those who wish to become chartered accountants in the UK must successfully advance through the following two stages:
The benefits of training with the KPMG UK are immense:
There is an academic eligibility criterion for the overseas candidates applying for the trainee position with KPMG. This applies to both degree qualification and other academic requirements from your past years. KPMG has written up some useful guidance pages for the overseas applicant, you can access below:
If you have received an international qualification in your home country and wish to find out whether you meet the academic requirement of KPMG UK internship programme then please refer to the following web pages:
If you do not see your home country academic details above then we strongly suggest you contacting KPMG directly:
Phone: +44  500 664 665
Fact: Foreign nationals overseas applicants can only apply to graduate positions at KPMG. However if you hold UK nationality but had attained all your qualifications outside of UK then you are eligible to apply for the KPMG School Leaver programme as well.
KPMG has set six types of recruitment tests to assess each applicant before offering the trainee job. These tests are applicable to more or less all graduate and school leaver applicants.
Step 1: Applicant completes Registration Form
Step 2: Takes KPMG Situational Judgment Test online
Step 3: Takes KPMG Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests online
Step 4: Submits KPMG Digital Submission Audio Interview
Step 5: Attends KPMG Launch Pad Assessment Centre
Step 6: Attends Final Interview and Presentation with KPMG Partner
Step 7: Successful Applicant will receive a job offer
You can read more about the KPMG application process here.
You can take Step 1 to Step 4 job assessment tests from your home country. You will need to travel to UK to attend Step 5 and Step 6 job test assessments.
Please note that normally KPMG would make all the necessary travel arrangements for you if you are travelling from overseas to attend the KPMG assessment tests in UK.
KPMG will reimburse your travel arrangement and hotel costs whilst your stay in UK. Please contact KPMG recruitment team for further information.
KPMG recruit nearly 1,700 graduate trainees every year. The number of graduates seeking training contracts with KPMG, both from the UK and overseas, currently stands at approximately 40,000. Thus, in order to stand a realistic chance of being accepted, an applicant must score exceptionally and pass all the six stage assessments mentioned above.
Green Turn services are invaluable for you at this point. We have designed the relevant practice material, eBooks, videos and computer based simulations. Practicing our material will help you prepare and pass all of the KPMG six assessment stages’ tests and exercises at the first attempt.
These courses are delivered by the former Big Four employees, whose experienced knowledge provides a unique benefit that only Green Turn can offer.
Fact: Please note that there is an application restriction for the trainee position, if failed during any the recruitment job tests then you cannot apply in the next 6 to 12 months.
If you apply to KPMG without preparation then there is only 4% chance that you would land a job. However if you apply to KPMG after preparation with us then you have more than 90% chance of securing a job at the first attempt.
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