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What is KPMG Graduate Program?
The KPMG Graduate program is a permanent opportunity with a structured learning pathway for final year students and recent graduates.
What is KPMG Vacation Program?
Our Vacation Program is a 4-8 week full-time internship open to undergraduates and postgraduates in the second-last year of their degree. It’s a great opportunity to gain insights in day-to-day life here.
What are the key dates?
2023/24 Audit Graduate and Vacation program applications are now open. Apply here.
Applications close July 9, 2023.
When do the programs start each year?
— Graduate program starts between February and March the year following offers.
— Vacation program starts between November and December.
— Foundations program takes place in September.
Am I eligible?
Diversity is important to us at KPMG. We welcome applications from people with all degree backgrounds and experiences, and from both domestic and international students. Below are the eligibility criteria for our different programs:
— Graduate program — be in your final year of study or have recently graduated.
— Vacation program — be in your second last year of study.
— Foundations program — have two years left of study.
You don’t need to have work experience to apply to our programs, but if you do (including casual or part-time work) we recommend including this on your CV.
Do you have any tips for completing my application?
As you go through the process, we’ll share tips for how to prepare at each stage. To help you get started, here’s some advice from our emerging talent team:
— Be yourself! Throughout our recruitment process, we want to get to know you and learn about your skills, interests, and career aspirations.
— Your CV should be no longer than two pages and you don’t need to include a cover letter.
— Make a note of application and assessment deadlines.
— Do your research. If you can, we recommend attending one of our events on campus or at our offices to help you learn more about what we do and get an understanding of our culture. If that’s not possible, don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of useful information on our careers website to help you discover where your skills and interests could fit.
— Practice, practice, practice. Prepare for behavioural based questions and use the STAR method (situation, task, action, result) to structure your answers.
Who can I contact if I’m having issues with my application?
For any issues with your application throughout the process, or if you need extra support, you can get in touch with our emerging talent team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Due to the high volume of applications and queries we receive, responding to your email may take longer than usual.
What locations do you recruit for?
We have student opportunities available in many national locations, in metro and regional areas:
— Gold Coast
Learn more about our locations.
How does KPMG support people who need an adjustment throughout the process?
At KPMG, we are committed to adjusting our recruitment process to allow you to demonstrate your full potential. If you have a disability and think you may need recruitment adjustments of any kind, we would like to encourage you let us know when you apply.
If you have any questions about this, you can get in touch with our emerging talent team at email@example.com.
I applied last year and wasn’t successful. Can I reapply?
Yes! We welcome you to reapply.
Do I need to be an Australian resident to apply?
You don’t need to be an Australian resident, but you must have full-time working rights within Australia at the time of your application. If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or do not hold a Permanent Residency, please make sure you also have the following documents:
— Visa Grant Notification
— In some cases, you may be asked for a Superior English test results by an Australia Government approved test provider.
How can I learn more about the different teams at KPMG?
Visit our ‘which team should I join’ page for information about the different business areas open to the graduate and student programs at KPMG.
Can I apply to more than one business area or location?
You can only submit one application to either the graduate or vacation program, however you will have the opportunity to select multiple career pathways and location preferences.
What do you look for in candidates?
We're interested in you, not just your academic record or qualification. We look for people who are resilient, progressive thinkers who can bring a fresh perspective and communicate their ideas with passion. If you love to learn, have a curious mindset, and want to make a difference, we’d love to connect with you.
What’s your graduate and vacation program recruitment process?
— Online application — you’ll be asked to upload your CV and answer a few basic questions and preferences.
— Online assessments – next you’ll be invited to complete two assessments. The first, a learning ability and problem-solving assessment. The second, a workplace behaviour assessment. Both should take between 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
— Assessment centre — the final stage of our process. During this assessment day, you’ll take part in a group activity and interview aligned to the career pathway you’ve applied for. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet people from the business and ask lots of questions!
— Offer — after the assessment centre, we will contact you to let you know the outcome. If you’re successful, we’ll send you a written offer of employment.
What questions will I be asked during the interview?
Interviews are designed so we can learn more about you, your passions and career interests. You’ll be asked about your time at university, extra-curricular activities and any work experience.
Our interview questions are motivational and behavioural-based and are related to the skills and behaviours we consider crucial for success at KPMG.
This is also your opportunity to ask us any questions that you have!
Life at KPMG
What will my salary be as a graduate?
Our salaries are paid at competitive market rates and are made up of a base salary and superannuation. If you receive an offer at the end of the recruitment process, our recruiters will reach out to discuss details of the fixed reward (salary) package.
We also provide a great range of rewards and benefits to support our people in their career development and wellbeing. You can learn more about rewards and benefits here.
What are the working arrangements for grads?
There is no 'one size fits all' approach to working, our lives are different, our roles are varied, and we've proven that we can adapt and flex to get the best outcomes for ourselves, each other, our clients and communities.
Full-time KPMG employees work 7.5 hours per day, plus an hour for lunch. We embrace and encourage flexible working so you can choose where, when and how you work. Our people work from three different hubs: Office, Client Site and Home. You can decide what works best for you.
What training do you offer to your graduates?
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 your thinking and challenge you every day. Our Eclipse Learning Academy is also available to our employees. Learn more >
Do you support post graduate studies?
Yes. But not though our graduate program. Learn more >