123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
So, who’s applying to the apprenticeships for next year? I’m applying to kpmg360 in the London office...though I’m having a bit of an issue with the application process...

Anyways, feel free to discuss anything below, regardless of which kpmg program you’re going for
0
reply
mattyp502
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Good luck with the application!

But have you also looked at the other Big 4, reason I say this is 2 fold:

1) meaning no disrespect to you, you may not be successful. You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, because if something goes wrong then you’re in a bad position.

2) I work for EY and started the apprenticeship sept 18, so I’m not being biased at all (maybe not lol) there are better!

But going back to point 1, I applied for kpmg and ey, passed it all with EY but didn’t succeed with the kpmg online tests, and I know others who applied to more than 1 big 4 and was successful in one but not in others.

If you do decide to apply to EY, feel free to ask as many questions as you like!
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by mattyp502)
Good luck with the application!

But have you also looked at the other Big 4, reason I say this is 2 fold:

1) meaning no disrespect to you, you may not be successful. You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, because if something goes wrong then you’re in a bad position.

2) I work for EY and started the apprenticeship sept 18, so I’m not being biased at all (maybe not lol) there are better!

But going back to point 1, I applied for kpmg and ey, passed it all with EY but didn’t succeed with the kpmg online tests, and I know others who applied to more than 1 big 4 and was successful in one but not in others.

If you do decide to apply to EY, feel free to ask as many questions as you like!
Hi, I did actually apply to ey but I didn’t get past their video interview :\
0
reply
Ozzy748
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
When will they do the numerical test?
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#5
For kpmg? There is no numerical test. You do application, then audio submission and then interview stage which does involve a logical reasoning test, but not a numerical one
0
reply
Natalie Munonye
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
(Original post by 123afx)
For kpmg? There is no numerical test. You do application, then audio submission and then interview stage which does involve a logical reasoning test, but not a numerical one
Have you done the audio submission? If so what does it include? (You don’t need to tell me the question)
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#7
(Original post by Natalie Munonye)
Have you done the audio submission? If so what does it include? (You don’t need to tell me the question)
Hi, may I ask what office you applied to? From my knowledge, different offices ask different numbers of questions as well as different types of questions too.

Basically for me it consisted of 3 questions mostly about when I’ve demonstrated a particular skill. You have to answer all these in a 120 second audio recording which is so much harder than it sounds. Your answer has to be concise and fairly detailed but also straight to the point without too much waffling.

You don’t have to prepare for this stage before you reach it. Once you do reach this stage they will tell you by email what the questions are and you will have 3 days to plan and submit your recording to them via email (they will give you the email address). Use your phone’s voice recording app. Plan out your answers, practice reciting them alongside a timer to make sure it fits the time slot, and try to memorise your answers a little bit so that you can read them out fluently without having to properly read your notes which can be time consuming. Try to do all this and submit your recording ASAP, I know it’s a lot to do but it is possible. Good luck!
0
reply
Natalie Munonye
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#8
Report 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by 123afx)
Hi, may I ask what office you applied to? From my knowledge, different offices ask different numbers of questions as well as different types of questions too.

Basically for me it consisted of 3 questions mostly about when I’ve demonstrated a particular skill. You have to answer all these in a 120 second audio recording which is so much harder than it sounds. Your answer has to be concise and fairly detailed but also straight to the point without too much waffling.

You don’t have to prepare for this stage before you reach it. Once you do reach this stage they will tell you by email what the questions are and you will have 3 days to plan and submit your recording to them via email (they will give you the email address). Use your phone’s voice recording app. Plan out your answers, practice reciting them alongside a timer to make sure it fits the time slot, and try to memorise your answers a little bit so that you can read them out fluently without having to properly read your notes which can be time consuming. Try to do all this and submit your recording ASAP, I know it’s a lot to do but it is possible. Good luck!
Thank u do muchhh. It’s a bit of a relief because other places only give you a minute to prepare each answer.

I’m applying to KPMG 360 office. You?
Last edited by Natalie Munonye; 1 year ago
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
(Original post by 123afx)
Hi, may I ask what office you applied to? From my knowledge, different offices ask different numbers of questions as well as different types of questions too.

Basically for me it consisted of 3 questions mostly about when I’ve demonstrated a particular skill. You have to answer all these in a 120 second audio recording which is so much harder than it sounds. Your answer has to be concise and fairly detailed but also straight to the point without too much waffling.

You don’t have to prepare for this stage before you reach it. Once you do reach this stage they will tell you by email what the questions are and you will have 3 days to plan and submit your recording to them via email (they will give you the email address). Use your phone’s voice recording app. Plan out your answers, practice reciting them alongside a timer to make sure it fits the time slot, and try to memorise your answers a little bit so that you can read them out fluently without having to properly read your notes which can be time consuming. Try to do all this and submit your recording ASAP, I know it’s a lot to do but it is possible. Good luck!
did you hear back from them? i sent mine about a week ago and havent heard back, obviously understandable being christmas and all
0
reply
Natalie Munonye
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by Gent2324)
did you hear back from them? i sent mine about a week ago and havent heard back, obviously understandable being christmas and all
Sorry mistake
Last edited by Natalie Munonye; 1 year ago
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#11
(Original post by Natalie Munonye)
Thank u do muchhh. It’s a bit of a relief because other places only give you a minute to prepare each answer.

I’m applying to KPMG 360 office. You?
Yeah I’m applying to kpmg360 too, in London. Which location you going for?

Other places not only give you a minute to prepare, but their recordings are live and you only get one attempt. At kpmg it’s not live, you send it off to them yourself and you can attempt it as many times as you’d like.
0
reply
Natalie Munonye
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 year ago
#12
(Original post by 123afx)
Yeah I’m applying to kpmg360 too, in London. Which location you going for?

Other places not only give you a minute to prepare, but their recordings are live and you only get one attempt. At kpmg it’s not live, you send it off to them yourself and you can attempt it as many times as you’d like.
Can I pm you? How do I do it?
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#13
(Original post by Gent2324)
did you hear back from them? i sent mine about a week ago and havent heard back, obviously understandable being christmas and all
What stage you at? I sent off my audio recording in the 17th and am still waiting to hear back. Like you said Christmas and Boxing Day holidays do play a part in that. But lots of people have seen kpmg respond to them well outside the promised time frame so don’t worry too much if you don’t hear back for a while.
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#14
Report 1 year ago
#14
(Original post by 123afx)
Yeah I’m applying to kpmg360 too, in London. Which location you going for?

Other places not only give you a minute to prepare, but their recordings are live and you only get one attempt. At kpmg it’s not live, you send it off to them yourself and you can attempt it as many times as you’d like.
edit nvm didnt read your post
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#15
Report 1 year ago
#15
(Original post by 123afx)
What stage you at? I sent off my audio recording in the 17th and am still waiting to hear back. Like you said Christmas and Boxing Day holidays do play a part in that. But lots of people have seen kpmg respond to them well outside the promised time frame so don’t worry too much if you don’t hear back for a while.
i sent mine on the 18th. i found it quite tricky to condense it all into the time limit. i imagine we will hear back mid jan, they took 2 weeks to get from the first stage to that stage so i doubt it will be a short wait time. kpmg seem to be very nice with the application process though, no online assessment and no video interview, and the recording seems nice given we can record it in our own time. hopefully the assessment centres are nice too!
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#16
(Original post by Gent2324)
i sent mine on the 18th. i found it quite tricky to condense it all into the time limit. i imagine we will hear back mid jan, they took 2 weeks to get from the first stage to that stage so i doubt it will be a short wait time. kpmg seem to be very nice with the application process though, no online assessment and no video interview, and the recording seems nice given we can record it in our own time. hopefully the assessment centres are nice too!
Yes haha I really like this application process compared to other firms. Regarding the first stage, they actually had a glitch on their system. For me and my mate and I imagine all other applicants, they never asked us for our a level grades/predictions, and our applications went ahead without them. They had to take a while to fix that and ask us to edit our applications when they were sent back to us. Even after the second attempt, I still couldn’t find the grades I inputted on the print friendly application record! But they told me afterwards they still received the grades anyways.

I think this is why they took 2 weeks to get back to us. I don’t think it affected just the apprenticeship applicants either, my mate is at lse and he said some of the older students who were applying to the graduate scheme also said there was a glitch on the application process. Idk if it was the same one but they do have to fix up on their system!!!!
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#17
Report 1 year ago
#17
(Original post by 123afx)
Yes haha I really like this application process compared to other firms. Regarding the first stage, they actually had a glitch on their system. For me and my mate and I imagine all other applicants, they never asked us for our a level grades/predictions, and our applications went ahead without them. They had to take a while to fix that and ask us to edit our applications when they were sent back to us. Even after the second attempt, I still couldn’t find the grades I inputted on the print friendly application record! But they told me afterwards they still received the grades anyways.

I think this is why they took 2 weeks to get back to us. I don’t think it affected just the apprenticeship applicants either, my mate is at lse and he said some of the older students who were applying to the graduate scheme also said there was a glitch on the application process. Idk if it was the same one but they do have to fix up on their system!!!!
they are all awful tbh. with pwc, you couldnt apply without putting your degree in, which you dont have! you were literally forced into putting a degree in and the grade you got so i had no idea what to do.
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#18
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#18
(Original post by Gent2324)
they are all awful tbh. with pwc, you couldnt apply without putting your degree in, which you dont have! you were literally forced into putting a degree in and the grade you got so i had no idea what to do.
Oh my god I literally had that exact same issue when I applied to pwc, but that was on my second attempt. On the first school leave role i applied to, there was a section where they asked to me about which flying start degree apprenticeship programme I applied to, and there was a list of boxes to tick with locations beside them. But I didn’t apply to any before and there was no box to say none, and I couldn’t progress beyond that stage. Really annoying.

Hopefully the kpmg thing goes along smoothly though. We will see
0
reply
123afx
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#19
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#19
(Original post by Gent2324)
they are all awful tbh. with pwc, you couldnt apply without putting your degree in, which you dont have! you were literally forced into putting a degree in and the grade you got so i had no idea what to do.
Hey, you received an update yet?
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 22
Rep:
?
#20
Report 1 year ago
#20
(Original post by 123afx)
Hey, you received an update yet?
no you?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you have the space and resources you need to succeed in home learning?

Yes I have everything I need (88)
64.71%
I don't have everything I need (48)
35.29%

Watched Threads

View All