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The most common questions, the right answers.

General

  • How long before my desired start date should I apply?

    You can apply to us at any time – even at short notice. As soon as we receive your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please include your earliest possible start date and preferred location with your application.

  • On which dates is entry possible?

    You can usually start with us at the beginning or middle of each month. However, we are also happy to make individual arrangements.

  • Can I submit a speculative application to KPMG Law?

    Our
    job board
    is always up to date. If you do not find a suitable position there, you can also send your complete application documents (CV and references), by email to de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com. If you have any further questions, please contact our Recruiting Hotline on 0800 576 45 62 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.

  • How do I apply to KPMG Law?

    Please use our application portal for your application. You can use it to create a profile by adding just a few details and can then submit your application.

  • What happens to my data after I make an application?

    Upon application, a personal profile for you is automatically set up with us. Using the registered email address and password you can access your profile at any time and complete or update it. The data stored in your profile will be treated confidentially and used exclusively for application purposes. If you are not active for more than six months, your profile will be deleted for data protection reasons. You can create a new profile at any time.

Application

  • How does the online application process work at KPMG Law?

    To make an online application, first register in our applicant portal. After registering, select the position you are interested in, click on “Apply”, log in with your registered email address and password, and complete your profile. You can also temporarily store your application and continue and submit it at a later time. Our applicant portal also provides you with an overview of your applications at KPMG Law and the current status of their processing.

  • What information is important for my application?

    All essential information that we need for a timely review of your application are marked as mandatory fields. You are welcome to provide us with additional information in the free text field at the end of your application form. For instance, you can also enter that you are particularly interested in starting in a special field.

  • I am unable to select my university or my course of study. What should I do?

    The international higher education landscape is complex. If your university or your study program cannot be selected via the drop-down menu, close the window using “X” and enter the details of your university education in the free text field. This also helps us to improve our applicant portal.

  • What documents do I need to include with my application?

    In addition to a current CV, we need the relevant (work and degree) references for the position. Alternatively, if you do not yet have a graduation certificate, you can send your current grade summary. Moreover: In order to promote equal opportunities, you can dispense with a photo in your CV.

  • Do I need a cover letter and photo?

    Including a cover letter and photo is not mandatory in your application to KPMG Law – this is because we wish to promote equal opportunities in the application process. You can decide if you wish to add a cover letter and a photo in your application documents.

  • To whom at KPMG Law should I address my application? Which recipient can I include on my cover letter?

    Please apply online via our applicant portal. We would be pleased if you take up our suggestion and use the familiar form [applicable for applications in German]. If you wish to include a cover letter and address your application personally, please feel free to address it to our CHRO, Dr. Folke Werner.

  • Can I see the current status of my application?

    We will inform you about every important step in the progress of your application by email. You can also visit our applicant portal to view the current status of your application at any time. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to call our Recruitment Hotline on 0800 576 45 62 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.

  • How can I withdraw my application if I decide otherwise in the meantime?

    You can withdraw your application at any time in our applicant portal and also delete your personal profile under “Settings”.

  • I would like to delete my data. How do I do this?

    You can use our applicant portal to delete your profile directly under “Settings” or send us an email if you would like us to do this for you.

Vacancies

  • Are the job offers on the KPMG Law website up to date?

    All the positions we advertise are vacant. We look forward to receiving your application!

  • I have a question about a very specific job posting. Who should I contact?

    Please send a short email to our recruitment mailbox (de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com) or contact our Recruitment Hotline at 0800 576 45 62. We will be happy to answer your questions.

  • What do I do if I am interested in more than one job vacancy?

    After setting up your personal profile, you can use our applicant portal to apply for several positions. We will then check them one by one and get back to you with feedback as soon as possible.

  • Why is the position advertised for so many locations and which one will I be assigned to?

    Many of our positions are posted at multiple KPMG Law locations so we can often accommodate where you would prefer to work. Please indicate in your application which location you prefer.

Interview

  • What can I expect in the interview and how can I prepare for it?

    The first steps on the path to your career at KPMG Law begin online. But how exactly does it go from there? Here we show you all the steps of the application process – from submitting your application to the specific contract offer. We will let you know exactly what to expect in the interview and how to prepare for it as soon as we coordinate the date of the interview with you.

  • CCan the interview also take place via Skype/Microsoft Teams?

    We would like to get to know you in person and therefore prefer a face-to-face interview at one of our locations. However, if you need to travel from abroad and will have a long journey, we also offer interviews via Microsoft Teams or Skype. Please discuss this with us. For this you are welcome to send an email to our recruitment mailbox (de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com) or call our Recruitment Hotline on 0800 576 45 62.

  • I need to cancel my interview appointment and arrange a new one. What do I do now?

    Please let us know briefly via email to our recruitment inbox (de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com) or contact our Recruitment Hotline on 0800 576 45 62. It would be best if you could also provide us with suggestions for an alternative appointment. We will then try to coordinate a new appointment for you as soon as possible.

  • My interview is at a location that I did not specify in my application. What does it mean?

    The interview location is not automatically your future place of employment. Rather, the location of the interview depends on the availability of your interview partners in terms of time and venue. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us using our recruitment mailbox (de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com).

  • Can I claim my expenses for travel to the interview location? What about flights or accommodation?

    We will gladly reimburse your travel expenses for the amount of a 2nd class Deutsche Bahn ticket. If you travel by car, we will reimburse you € 0.30 per kilometer driven up to a maximum of the daily price of a 2nd class Deutsche Bahn ticket. If you need hotel accommodation or a flight, please speak to your contact person before booking.

    You can file the costs incurred digitally via your candidate profile. To do this, simply log in. Under the item “My travel expense claim” please upload your electronic receipts (e.g. your train ticket). If you have any questions, feel contact your contact person or write to us at de-kpmginterviewreise@kpmg.com.

     

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Technical questions

  • What can I do if I want to apply but my email address is already taken?

    If your email address is already taken, you have probably applied to us before. A profile has already been created for your email address. To access your profile again, click “Forgot password” and follow the instructions to set a new password.

  • I am having technical difficulties with my application. Who can help me?

    Please send a short email to our recruitment mailbox (de-lawrecruiting@kpmg-law.com) and send us a screenshot of the error message. We will be happy to help you with this.

  • I have forgotten my password. How do I get a new one?

    A new password can be sent to you by email. Please click on “Forgot password” on the homepage of the applicant portal and follow the instructions to set a new password.

  • I have forgotten my username. How do I get a new one?

    The username corresponds to the email address you originally used to register in our applicant portal. If you have forgotten your username, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 0800 576 45 62 and we will be happy to help you.

  • You can add documents at any time after submitting your application. Please register in the applicant portal. You will find an overview of current applications in your profile. Click on the application for which you want to add documents. Use the “Add document” button to upload the documents you want to add.

Your contact person

Dr. Folke Werner

Division Manager
CHRO

THE SQUAIRE Am Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt am Main

tel: +4969 951195651
folkewerner@kpmg-law.com

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