KPMG is one of the big four professional services firms Headquartered in Amstelveen, Netherlands, though incorporated in the United Kingdom. KPMG is a network of firms in 145 countries with over 236,000 employees and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory.
KPMP UK is part of the global network firms and offers Audit, Tax, Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory, and Technology services. KPMG UK has c. 16,000 employees, and every year the company recruits around 1000 graduates and interns. KPMG requires applicants to have at least 2:1 in their degrees, and there are requirements for UCAS points too.
KPMG’s Graduate and Intern Recruitment Process
Step 1: Online Application
The online application step consists of two smaller steps. In the first step, you will need to register your information on KPMG’s website and choose an area you would like to join. After this step, you will need to fill out an application form to officially submit your application to be considered for the role you applied for. Therefore, it is important to complete both steps.
Step 2: Transforming Small Business
Given that your information does not have a problem, you will be invited to complete an online assessment called Transforming Small Business after submitting the application. You will normally need to complete this assessment within a week. The online assessment has multiple situational judgement questions where you need to rank different options and some numerical questions. This assessment is not timed and may take 60 – 75 minutes to complete.
Step 3: Delivering Outcomes
Delivering outcomes is another online assessment which serves as an interview. During this step, you will need to record your answers to some questions based on given scenarios, complete some multiple choice, case study analyses and ranking questions. The format of this assessment is very similar to EY, Deloitte and HSBC’s assessment. In order to be successful, it is important to understand KPMG, the company’s culture and your motivation to apply. It is also important to practice situational questions and develop numerical analysing skills.
Step 4: Virtual Launch Pad
If you are invited to this stage, congratulations! This is the last stage of KPMG’s recruitment process. However, this is also the most difficult step. During the launch pad, you will need to complete the following assessments: an interview, a group discussion and an individual exercise.
In order to be successful in the interview, you will need to be ready to discuss your motivation for applying to Deloitte, the business area and the location you chose. You should also be able to demonstrate teamwork, leadership and communication skills, agility and creativity by providing examples.
For the group discussion, it is important to understand recent technology trends and services that KPMG offer. You should work collaboratively with others and communicate clearly.
How to Pass KPMG’s Online Assessment
There is no magic when it comes to passing KPMG’s online assessment. Even if there were one, it would be “practising”. Without practising, you may not be able to pass online assessments if you are unfamiliar with them.
There are two main components in KPMG’s online assessment. One is situational judgement tests, and the other one is numerical reasoning tests. At Learn and Pass, you can practise both of them and steadily improve your scores. Our tests are designed to help you sense the real assessments and develop knowledge around them.
You can also develop your numerical reasoning by practising from the basics, and once you have become comfortable with basic math, you can immersive yourself in real assessment style questions. Regarding the situational judgement tests, you will see detailed explanations for each question so that you can easily understand what the question is asking during your KPMG assessment. By practising both of these tests, we are confident that you can successfully pass KPMG’s Transforming Small Business assessment and score high in Delivering Outcomes assessment.