KPMG 2022 Graduate Opportunities

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KPMG in the UK is part of a global network of member firms that offers Audit, Tax, Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Technology services. Powered by the talent of c. 16,000 people, we bring creativity, insight and experience to solve our clients’ and communities’ biggest problems.

Our largest practice is Audit, which audits a quarter of the FTSE 100 firms and has a relentless focus on audit quality. In Tax & Law, Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Technology & Engineering, we help companies solve some of their most complex business challenges and make a meaningful impact.

Like the organisations we work with, our firm is truly embracing change. From new ways of working to inspiring workspaces and innovative technology, our people are empowered and equipped to deliver ground-breaking work with real flexibility.

We aim to be universally recognised as a place where great people can come and do their best work. Our firm is known for its collaborative culture, with people who are incredibly motivated and inquisitive, diverse in background and perspective, who believe in better, and are committed to delivering extraordinary results.

In return for all of your hard work, you’ll benefit from funded, relevant professional qualifications or accreditations, structured development, and the opportunity to build a truly rewarding long-term career. You’ll also be encouraged to make a difference through a broad range of KPMG employee networks, volunteering and community initiatives.

Joining KPMG means working alongside some of the brightest minds in business, supporting the UK in a connected world, and being part of an inclusive environment where everyone is empowered to spark debate, innovate and bring about change.

To discover more about our Graduate and undergraduate programmes, please visit our careers website,

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Case Studies

  • Name: Vanessa
  • Role: Audit Empowered Graduate
  • Degree: International Business Management

“I joined KPMG on the Audit Empowered Programme. Essentially, that means I go to work every day and, in amongst that, I study. The ultimate aim is to become a qualified accountant. You can opt for the Intensive Programme too, which is where you go to college to study intensively for the first year instead.

What I most enjoy about my programme is that it's varied. Every day is different. When I go to work, I never know exactly what I’ll do. I also like that I'm learning so much every day. It's sometimes overwhelming, but it challenges me in a good way.

“The training here is so broad. Outside of Audit, I’ve been able to learn about the banking industry, building societies, insurance and everything about the financial sector. It’s really useful and I’ve definitely grown in confidence.”

For me, the most exciting experience so far has been working on an audit from start to finish. It was a great opportunity to learn, and really get to grips with what was going on and what everyone does. And after months of preparation and hard work, it was really fulfilling to see everything come to a close.

Technology is a big focus for our firm, and for Audit. We have some dedicated departments that deal with audit technology. We collaborate with them – they can literally take a whole dataset and evaluate it for us. It’s obviously a big advantage when it comes to ensuring the quality of the audit.

The people here are very friendly. I've not yet met someone who isn’t willing to help or support me. It's very open, and I feel like if I were to have an issue or if I needed to talk, there’s always someone who I could talk to.

I also really like that people here enjoy working together and value the firm. KPMG supports people to be themselves – they really accept you the way you are.

I can definitely recommend joining KPMG as a graduate. You get the full package of achieving a qualification, working for a global network of firms and meeting lots of amazing people.”


Vanessa was born in Germany, where she studied International Business Management with a focus on Finance. She chose to join us not only because she wanted to work in audit, but because she’d also heard about the diversity of our people.

  • Name: Adaobi
  • Role: Graduate Trainee - Audit in London
  • University: Royal Holloway University
  • Degree: Economics and Management

"I’ve always been motivated to learn new things and that was what drew me to KPMG’s graduate programme. Their training offering is broad, and they genuinely want to help you be the best you can be. I actually turned down other offers in order to take this role. Several friends who already worked at KPMG, and whose opinions I trust, told me about their good experiences working here. That was a big factor in my decision.

"If you have a desire to learn new things, you can definitely flourish here."

Before I joined the graduate programme, I did a number of internships at large banks. If I had to highlight a key difference, it would be the level of access to a variety of companies we audit. I’m not sitting in the same office day in, day out - I’m visiting and liaising with new businesses we audit. It’s a really stimulating environment. If you work well with others and have a desire to learn new things, you can definitely flourish here.

Outside of my work in Audit, I am involved in the African and Caribbean Network at KPMG. I also play for a women’s football club, I’m an active member of the social committee and I help out with student recruitment as well. I’d also like to study a little more, so it’s great that I’m with a company that encourages that. I’m a bit of a forward planner and KPMG really enables you to choose the direction you want to take your career."


Adaobi did a joint degree in Economics and Management at Royal Holloway University before joining our Audit Graduate programme in our London office.

Application Procedure

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Do I need to have studied a particular degree for a role at KPMG?

The majority of KPMG roles do not require a particular degree discipline, however there are a small number of roles which require specific degree disciplines. Requirements are clearly set out on the relevant graduate programme pages and job descriptions.

What salary do KPMG offer?

KPMG salaries are competitive. They do vary based on the programme you have applied to, and the location too. You will receive details of the starting salary when you receive your offer.

What's the deadline for submitting an application to KPMG?

KPMG don't have deadlines but recruit on a rolling basis, this means that as soon as their programmes are open, they start recruiting. As soon as these roles are full, or they have enough applications to fill these roles, they close the vacancy. We therefore advise that you submit your application to KPMG as soon as possible.

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