Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
Graduate recruitment plays an important role in KPMG’s long-term global growth strategy proving the firm’s commitment to developing young talent resonates with students from around the world. Over the next three years, KPMG’s member firms are planning to hire approximately 75,000 campus graduates worldwide, increasing its on-campus resourcing target by 25 percent.
KPMG offers graduates the opportunity to work alongside talented professionals in 150 countries, solving complex client issues and delivering value to some of the world’s most prestigious organisations. Overall, approximately 250,000 graduates will be hired by KPMG member firms in the next five years.
Commenting on the firm’s hiring plans, Jessica Harrison, KPMG in Australia’s Head of Talent, says, “Through our global graduate recruitment and ongoing talent development programs, KPMG’s network of member firms will be prepared with a workforce to meet our clients’ needs anywhere in the world to drive forward our high performance culture.”
“Our clients are increasingly looking to us to provide global expertise so ensuring our future leaders have a strong understanding of global business complexities is critical to our business,” adds Ms. Harrison.
KPMG’s member firms offer 10,000 national internships annually to develop top talent at the graduate level. Once graduates are hired full-time, KPMG’s member firms provide employees access to various career development opportunities such as KPMG’s Global Opportunities (GO) mobility program that include short-term or long-term work assignments around the world. Since it began in 2007, over 8,000 employees have completed GO assignments. KPMG in Australia has the highest per capita of incoming and outgoing assignees with over 375 employees on assignment. Currently ranked second in Universum’s 2010 index of the “world’s most attractive employers” KPMG exceeds all the other “Big 4″ member firms.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 150 countries and have 138,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), as Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.