Our community of diversity
At KPMG, we use insights, ideas and innovative technologies to deliver solutions that make a positive difference for organisations, people and communities. Our people centric approach empowers our teams to make a truly meaningful difference every day.
We want people from every walk of life to join and build a career with us. We’ll empower you to come as you are. This means, we're a place where you can be yourself and give your best - whoever you are and whatever your background.
Diversity of background, experience and perspective, helps us nurture an inclusive and creative community, deliver outstanding impact and create a fairer future for all. We have a number of commitments, targets and initiatives to support us on this journey.
Read on to find out more about some of our diversity and inclusion initiatives, the experiences of some of our black heritage graduates and senior leaders and the opportunities foryou to get involved, should you choose a career with us.
Insight programmes – supporting early careers
We offer a number of Insight programmes within KPMG focussed on historically underrepresented groups, which include: Black Heritage Talent Insight, Social Mobility Talent Insight, Women in Deal Advisory and Women in Technology & Engineering programmes. These insight programmes offer people, early in their careers, a great way to explore working life at KPMG, the work we do as well as the teams they could join if they choose a career with us.
Kumi’s experience – Black Heritage Talent Insight Programme
Kumi joined KPMG on our Black Heritage Talent Insight Programme. She found that it was a fantastic opportunity to meet people from across the firmand learn about what we do. Watch her story here:
Our commitment to gender equity
We’re committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture for women. KPMG are co-sponsors of the FTSE Women Leaders Review – an independent, business-led framework supported by the Government, which sets recommendations to improve the representation of Women on Boards and in Leadership positions. We’ve been in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women for 12 consecutive years, and our firm’s transformational targets will see equal female representation at every level of our organisation by 2030.
We also have a number of initiatives designed to empower gender equity throughout KPMG. Launched in 2015, the award winning ITs Her Future programme tackles issues of gender diversity in technology. KPMG's Network of Women (KNOW) is another initiative we’re proud to promote. It celebrates gender balance, and provides opportunities for colleagues to share their experiences and find guidance to grow professionally.
Elizabeth’s experience – being a positive, black female role model
Elizabeth is a Cyber Security Director in the UK. Before joining us at KPMG, she struggled to find role models among leadership teams. Take a look at her story here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJd8wdNO1fc
Across the firm, there are a number of mentoring initiatives and mentoring circles that are open to everyone. This includes firm-wide activity such as the Black Lives Allyship Programme, which pairs people together to mentor, sponsor and learn from each other. And local teams initiatives, like Audit women’s circles.
Essi’s experience - We want you to be who you are
Essi, KPMG Tax Director, has championed mentoring and now has her own mentoring circle. See her story here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO0UCGKWo_c
A place to build long-lasting relationships
At KPMG, we’re dedicated to growing our supportive and inclusive community. Our people work together across the whole of KPMG and learn from each other’s diverse perspectives. Just take a look at Hadiza – after graduating, she brought her passion for people to KPMG. In Tax, she’s built lasting relationships and discovered people who are more than colleagues.
Watch her story below. [https://youtu.be/ULA3yaLTWVk]
You too can find a rewarding role in a firm that also offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in initiatives that support diversity and inclusion. This could be as part of a mentoring circle, support the IT’s Her Future programme, or joining one of our employee networks. It’s a brilliant way to connect with like-minded people, make friends and gain valuable support.
There’s never been a better time to be part of our growing community at KPMG.
Join us, and open up a world of opportunities.