What it does: KPMG is one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms. They provide audit, tax and advisory services to organisations across a wide range of industries, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Staff stats: KPMG operates in 147 countries and have more than 227,000 people working in offices around the world. In Australia, they have approximately 9000 people, including over 400 partners, located in 13 offices around the country.
The good bits: KPMG's Graduate Program offers an excellent learning and development pathway that supports you with ongoing training, structured development programs and dedicated mentors from one of three flexible working hubs – home, office or client. They also offer a Vacationer program for students in their penultimate year and a Foundations program for students in their pre-penultimate years.
The not-so-good bits: Whilst the well-being of their people is the number one priority, the hours can sometimes be longer in busy periods but during those times the entire team works together as one collaborative group and support each other. Outside of busy periods, this is balanced out by taking the time to celebrate achievements as a team.
Hiring grads with degrees in all disciplines
We’re a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services across a wide range of industries, government and not-for-profit sectors. We came into being in 1987, when a variety of accounting firms in London, Amsterdam and New York, came together in one of the 1980’s largest ‘mega-mergers’. We provide a full range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of the mid-sized, fast-growing and family-owned businesses.
At KPMG Australia, we work with organisations across the nation’s industrial, governmental, and not-for-profit landscapes. We help our clients to solve complex challenges, optimise opportunities, steer change and accelerate sustainable growth. Our service areas include Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting, Deals, Tax & Legal, Management Consulting, and Innovation & Digital Solutions.
Whether you’re ready to start your first permanent role or are still studying and want to gain experience through a vacation program, you can start achieving your career goals with us.
Come as you are. We're interested in your unique experiences and perspectives. We hire people from all backgrounds in a variety of business areas to help our clients work smarter and grow faster. No matter which path you choose, you’ll be empowered to build an exciting, impactful career. Are you ready to make your mark?
Our Graduate Program is a permanent development program for final-year students and recent graduates.
The work you can do with us is diverse, so we look for people from a broad range of degree disciplines, skills, abilities, and backgrounds to represent the communities we work with. You can choose a range of career pathways to suit your skills and interests - from Audit and Assurance, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Law. No matter which area you choose, you’ll join a multi-disciplinary team and work with our diverse clients to help them solve complex issues that will stretch your thinking and challenge you every day.
Joining as a grad, typically you’ll start in February and kick off with a graduate-specific induction to welcome you and get you up to speed quickly. Our program is underpinned by continuous learning which starts from day one with the tools you need to build your business acumen and start doing work that matters. You’ll also have the dedicated support of a Performance Development Manager (PDM) and Buddy throughout your career with us.
We have graduate roles available nationally in both metro and regional areas. From Melbourne to Darwin, Sydney to Townsville, Perth to Wollongong and beyond.
Open to both undergraduates and postgraduates in the penultimate year of their degree, our Vacation Program is a 4–8-week full-time work experience program where you will gain insights into day-to-day life here - helping you to decide if you’d like to grow your career with us. At the end of the program, you may receive an offer to join us as part of our Graduate Program.
You can choose a range of career pathways to suit your skills and interests that best align with your skills and experience - from Audit and Assurance, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Law. Through our Vacation Learning Pathway, you’ll learn about the work we do and understand how you too can make a difference with our clients, colleagues, and communities. You’ll take part in learning through face-to-face workshops and online platforms, and you’ll be mentored by a Performance Development Manager (PDM) and Buddy who will support you throughout the program.
As well as gaining real-world experience before you graduate, you’ll have the chance to build strong relationships across the Firm and connect with your peers through different activities during your time with us.
We have vacationer roles available nationally in both metro and regional areas. From Melbourne to Darwin, Sydney to Townsville, Perth to Wollongong and beyond.
Our selection criteria are not just about your academic record or qualification. We want to know about you. We're interested in the innovative ideas that you can bring and your unique take on the world!
We look for people who align with our values, who are resilient, progressive thinkers who can bring a fresh perspective and communicate their ideas with passion. So, if you love to learn, have a curious mindset, and want to make a difference, we’d love to connect!
At KPMG, we’ll help you thrive through a range of benefits designed to help you move forward in life as well as your career. Benefits include:
Here’s an overview of what you can expect going through our recruitment process.
We believe in learning for a lifetime, and when you join our team, your journey of continuous learning will start immediately. Offering you the tools you need to build your business acumen and start doing work that matters.
Training is on the job. Graduates and interns will join a multi-disciplinary team and work with diverse clients to help them solve complex issues that will stretch their thinking and challenge them every day.
In our pursuit to develop our workplace learning culture and support the career progression of world-class talent, we’re investing $20 million in the KPMG Eclipse Academy - shifting the way we collaborate, innovate, and learn to unleash incredible opportunities for our people, clients and communities.
After completing the grad program and gaining valuable experience, you have the option to apply to other teams for a lateral transfer or to move to another national office. If you’re up for a real challenge, we have secondment opportunities available to clients and to KPMG offices overseas which you can apply for also. With a diverse set of divisions and clients, you’ll never feel like you’re stuck in the same place at KPMG.