Got an offer from KPMG two days after attending the mysterious Launch Pad, couldn’t have done it without everyone on Wikijob. So I am returning the favour.
My official start time is 8:30, I arrived at 8:00. Everyone will wait in a room with breakfast and drinks provided.
KPMG intro and welcome speech in a conference room. In the end, someone gave us an introduction about the background of the group exercises. No need to take notes because all the information was provided during the exercises.
Group Exercises 10:40-11:40
In each room, people were divided into about 6-7 groups, each with 5 members.
The group exercises have five challenges. We were required to create an app to encourage recycling. Different assessors for each challenge.
First challenge, each member had 5 minutes to prepare their ideas about the app then have a 10 – 20 minutes (don’t remember how long exactly) discussion.
Second challenge, come up with an app name and description on app store.
Third Challenge, under instruction, using simple coding skills to create an official website. You will be required to find a picture/logo online for your website.
Fourth Challenge, consider what data you can collect from your app to improve customer experience and contribute commercial values.
Fifth Challenge, each of us was given a piece of paper with information about a new technology. We were required to discuss which technologies are good for the app.3 minutes presentation for a new assessor in the end.
Lunch & Social 11:40-14:10
Ok food and opportunity to mingle. After lunch back to the conference room and waited for instructions.
Then to a room with staffs from different apartments to answer our questions.
Partner Interview 14:10 – 14:40
20 minutes partner interview, very relaxed environment, about 15 interviews going on at the same time in the same room, loud and quick, so keep your answers concise and on point. Also interviewers intended to dig deep into your answers so don’t make stuff up.
The questions and most other candidates had were:
How you liking it today?
Why KPMG/the programme you applied?
What do you think you will be doing during the early years at KPMG?
What do you think a typical day at work will be like?
Describe a time you were in a stressful situation and how you handled it?
How do you manage your time?
How to ensure delivering quality?
Is there anything new you learnt about yourself today?
(maybe) What news have you read about KPMG in the last 4 months?
Written Report 14:40 – 16:00 (one hour writing)
Exactly the same one on wikijob about analyzing a company called IE, its strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations.
Wrap Up 16:00-17:00
This made me like KPMG.
Back to the conference room, we all had an African drum, with rastaman teaching us how to play. So in the end, 200 hundred people playing African drum on the same beats, perfect way to end the day.
Overall, interesting, efficient and fun. And you do get result within two days.