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The Graduate Recruitment Process. Matthew Parker: Assistant Manager - KPMG. My Objectives. Provide an overview of KPMG and where we operate. To describe the KPMG recruitment process and offer an insight into a competency based recruitment approach.

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the graduate recruitment process

The Graduate Recruitment Process.

Matthew Parker: Assistant Manager - KPMG

my objectives
My Objectives
  • Provide an overview of KPMG and where we operate.
  • To describe the KPMG recruitment process and offer an insight into a competency based recruitment approach.
  • To show the different sort of opportunities available at KPMG.
  • To identify some graduate ‘myths’ and provide some alternative views to the prevailing attitudes.
who are we
Who are we?
  • One of the “Big 4” UK accountancy firms…

One of the world’s leading organisations of business advisers providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

things you might not know about us
Things you might not know about us

In 2007…

  • Our total turnover was £1,607 million
  • We shared a market-leading £100 million bonus pool with our people.
  • 99% of flexible working requests were accepted
  • 94% of our people said they were proud to be associated with KPMG
  • Some 350 people took international secondments
  • KPMG people took part in 202,570 training days
  • KPMG Europe LLP is the largest fully integrated accountancy firm in Europe.
where are we
Where are we?

22 offices across the UK

148 countries- from Albania to Zimbabwe.

KPMG EUROPE

Over 100,000 professional employees in member firms world-wide

uk locations
North and Scotland

Aberdeen

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Newcastle

Preston

Manchester

Liverpool

Leeds

Midlands and South

-Birmingham

-Leicester

-Nottingham

-Cardiff

-Plymouth

-Southampton

-Reading

-Bristol

UK Locations
london and surrounding
London and Surrounding
  • London (Canary Wharf and Blackfriars)
  • Gatwick
  • St Albans
  • Milton Keynes
  • Ipswich
  • Cambridge
graduate myth number 1
Graduate Myth Number 1
  • “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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My Objectives
  • Provide an overview of KPMG and where we operate.
  • To describe the KPMG recruitment process and offer an insight into a competency based recruitment approach.
  • To show the different sort of opportunities available at KPMG.
  • To identify some graduate ‘myths’ and provide some alternative views to the prevailing attitudes.
typical competencies assessed
Teamwork

Communication

Drive / Motivation

Leadership

Problem Solving

Time Management

Business Awareness

Career Motivation

Typical Competencies Assessed
evidence of behaviour
Evidence of Behaviour
  • Time bound
  • Specific
  • First Person
  • Researched
  • Varied
kpmg s recruitment process
KPMG’s Recruitment Process
  • Online Application Form
  • Online Reasoning Tests
  • Interview
  • Assessment Centre
graduate myth no 2
Graduate Myth No 2.
  • “Assessment centres and interviews are just there to trip you up and feed the ego’s of employers”
  • A.S. Tudent
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My Objectives
  • Provide an overview of KPMG and where we operate.
  • To describe the KPMG recruitment process and offer an insight into a competency based recruitment approach.
  • To discuss the different sort of opportunities available at KPMG.
  • To identify some graduate ‘myths’ and provide some alternative views to the prevailing attitudes.
kpmg opportunities graduates
KPMG Opportunities (Graduates)
  • Audit: 61%
  • Tax: 22%
  • Advisory: 17%
international programmes
International Programmes
  • European Audit Programme
  • UK / Germany Programme
  • Audit Japan
  • Audit China
what do you need
What Do You Need?
  • Relevant High School Academics
  • An Interest in the Business World
  • Knowledge of KPMG
  • University Undergraduate Degree
graduate myth number 3
Graduate Myth Number 3
  • “Professional Services firms are only interested in Business / Economics Students.
  • D.I.S Gruntled
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My Objectives
  • Provide an overview of KPMG and where we operate.
  • To describe the KPMG recruitment process and offer an insight into a competency based recruitment approach.
  • To discuss the different sort of opportunities available at KPMG.
  • To identify some graduate ‘myths’ and provide some alternative views to the prevailing attitudes.