General questions

Have a question about applying to work for KPMG as a graduate?

Have a question about applying to work for KPMG as a graduate?

What are KPMG's selection criteria?

We welcome applicants who have good academic records, demonstrate strong communication skills, have a real interest in business and possess a desire to learn more about industries. The ideal candidate is someone who is hard working, enthusiastic and a real team player. Regardless of your degree, we are looking for people who are willing to put in the time to become highly skilled young professionals and do their best to grow at KPMG.

Which positions are available?

KPMG is recruiting staff for all functions. To help you decide which area is best for you, please take a look at our careers website where you can learn more about what these different functions do and what you can expect in your daily work.

Can I apply to work in a particular city even if I am not currently located there?

As long as you are a PRC national, we can process your application for any of our locations in the PRC. For our Hong Kong office, you will be eligible to apply if you hold a permanent Hong Kong Identification Card or a valid work permit. For the Macau office, you will need to be a Macau Identification Card holder.

Which degree majors does KPMG prefer?

Although KPMG is a professional services firm providing audit, tax, and advisory services, we do not only look for accounting/finance related majors. Graduates with a degree in any discipline are welcome to join us. Having a diverse workforce with a wide variety of skills can often differentiate us. You might be surprised to learn that one of our audit partners has a degree in chemistry! Also, many of our professional staff majored in science, technology and humanities.

Does KPMG give more credit to students who do extracurricular activities?

We do not automatically give credit to such students simply because they are involved in many extracurricular or social activities. The only way that such experience comes into play is when it provides evidence of the skills and behaviours required within KPMG globally. Those involved in fewer extracurricular activities may be able to prove themselves in other ways if their area of interest is relevant to KPMG.

Does KPMG have a preference for postgraduates as opposed to undergraduates?

No, we treat all graduates equally. Our selection process does not favour those who have studied for longer, though this does not mean that we will ignore the extra two/three years’ study for postgraduate applicants.

Does KPMG prefer to recruit male/female students?

Gender is definitely not a selection criteria and KPMG prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer.

Does KPMG recruit people with work experience?

If you have work experience that is related to audit, tax and advisory, we welcome your application through the experienced hire programme rather than the graduate recruitment programme. Please visit the Experienced Hire section of this site for more information.

Does KPMG require a high level of English proficiency?

As a firm that operates on a global scale, English is important to us. A high level of English proficiency is necessary for the job as we have staff with diverse backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work with clients from all over the world. However, we will provide you with the training and development to support your growth over time. In the meantime, we encourage you to use simple English in your application and interviews and just be yourself.

When can I start applying?

You will be placed in a specific department depending on a number of different factors such as your degree/qualifications, graduation dates and skill sets in order to maintain a balance between departments. While we always try to accommodate any specific requests, the final allocation will be subject to department requirements.

What kind of training courses will be provided after I join KPMG?

KPMG understands the importance of training and personal development, so every staff member will dedicate a certain amount of time in training every year. As a new graduate joiner, you will attend our KPMG Academy Induction Programme, which normally lasts for 1-2 months. The programme covers both orientation and technical training.

Also, KPMG encourages all professional staff to obtain the most appropriate professional qualification to enable them to perform their work effectively. Therefore examination assistance, such as study leave, exam leave and exam training, is also provided.

How can I register for the relevant Certified Public Accountancy qualification?

The KPMG Training Department will contact you for registration and answer your questions regarding your professional qualification.

What kind of compensation and benefits will I receive at KPMG?

KPMG believes employees are the most important investment for success and our comprehensive compensation and benefits programme reflects this. The programme's purpose is to attract, retain and reward the people responsible for the company's long-term growth and profitability. You may be interested in finding out more on the rest of our careers website.