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Student Programmes 2024


Make your Mark

Sustainability on Campus

This year we have decided not to use unsustainable merchandise at KPMG campus recruitment events to better align with our sustainability values.

Instead you can make your mark through the KPMG Corporate Citizenship Programme, by asking KPMG to make a donation on your behalf to a charity of your choice here.

Our Programmes

Summer & Global Internship

Our gradIreland award winning Internship Programme allows you to become an integral KPMG team member, using your knowledge and skills on big client engagements that really matter – so you can get the most from your summer.

Work Placement

Great things happen when talent meets opportunity. Our three to nine month work placements across Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast let the best and the brightest students join forces with KPMG. It’s a chance to make a difference in your community, become a force for change on meaningful client projects, and learn valuable life-long skills.

To find out how to make an application to the KPMG Work Placement Programme, ask your College Placement Officer today, or kick-start your career now by applying now!

Reasons to join KPMG Ireland

Here are just some of the ways that we can kick-start your professional life.

Meaningful work experience

We prioritise giving our students real responsibility by working shoulder to shoulder with the major players, to see the nuts and bolts of how they work.

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We're top of the class

KPMG Ireland are the proud 2021 & 2022 winners of student & graduate awards, including:

  • #1 Best Student Internship Programme 2024, 2022 & 2021 (gradIreland)
  • #1 Best Graduate Training & Development Programme 2023 (gradIreland)
  • #1 Graduate Employer of the Year 2023 (gradIreland)
  • Top 3 - Most Attractive Employer for Business Students in Ireland 2019 – 2023 (Universum)

Additional Awards:

  • #2 Best Graduate Training and Development Programme 2024 (gradIreland)
  • #2 Sustainability in Early Talent Recruitment 2024 (gradIreland)
  • #1 Best Student Marketing Campaign 2022 (gradIreland)
  • #1 Best Graduate Recruitment Website 2023 (gradIreland)
  • #2 Sustainability in Early Talent Recruitment 2023 (gradireland)
  • #3 Best Innovation in Graduate Recruitment 2023 (gradIreland)

Get your house in order

Scoring a job in a new city can be exciting but there are practicalities to sort too. Our dedicated ‘house-hunter’ will help you to search for your new home free of charge..

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Support @ work

Transitioning from college life can be daunting. Your assigned KPMG Performance Manager and Buddy will show you the ropes, help you find your feet, and sharpen your skills and knowledge on the job.

‘Aspire & Ignite’ development programme

Make your time at KPMG count with our award winning ‘Aspire & Ignite’ Development Programme for Interns and Work Placements. You’ll develop key professional and personal skills focused on your future development.

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Leading the way to a better future

At KPMG, we believe that we can play a role in providing a solution to a sustainable future. We are focused on our internal sustainability & journey to net carbon zero by 2030, which is supported by our employees from all departments. Our dedicated client focused ‘Sustainable Futures’ team also help our clients plan and execute their own programmes addressing ESG topics, decarbonisation, and climate risk.

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Do Work That Matters

Audit & Assurance

Join Ireland’s No.1 Audit practice – we audit more top companies in Ireland & UK than the rest.

Tax Consulting

Join Irelands No.1 Tax practice and market leader with the largest R&D practice and leading tax advisors in Aviation & Finance.

Deal Advisory

Think like an investor and join the M&A leaders. Begin looking at how opportunity to buy, sell, grow, partner, fund or fix a company can add and preserve value.


We are leading in Business & Tech advisory for Financial Services, Cyber and Applied Intelligence. Join us to work collaboratively to develop business and technical solutions to your client's most complex issues.

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KPMG Law are a dynamic and innovative new law firm which specialises in corporate law, M&A, financial services regulation, employment and data privacy. KPMG Law provides a broad range of legal, advisory, and company secretarial services to corporate clients - both in Ireland and internationally.

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Future Opportunities

At KPMG, we invest in you in the long-term so your opportunities don’t end with the programme.

We offer 80% of our Interns and Work Placements a position on our Graduate Programme, investing €18.5 million annually in training and development each year.

Take a look at our students’ awesome results in their ACA and Tax Exams.


We have No.1 results in Ireland in the first & second set of the Chartered Accountants Ireland exams - CAP1s & CAP2s. Our results were up to 27% above the national average.


More students pass their ACAs with KPMG than any other firm. This year, 91% of our staff passed the final Chartered Accounting exams – FAEs.


This year we achieved 92% success in the final tax exams, Part 3 (#1 results in Ireland).

Once you’ve completed our Graduate Programme, you can progress to Manager within 12 months. You’ll even have the opportunity to travel the world with KPMG through our ‘Global Mobility Programme’.

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Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Come as you are: Inclusion, diversity and equity (IDE) are part of who we are at KPMG. From our Multicultural Week to our celebrations at PRIDE, there is a place for everyone at KPMG.

Learn for a lifetime

Best professional exams results in Ireland & award- winning training from our  Business School – so you can keep developing your skills and add to your CV.

Make your mark

Award-winning Corporate Citizenship Programmes with countless opportunities to get involved in giving back to the community

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Our Clients

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client logos: aergo capital, aercap, iag, dublin bus, irish ferries, avalon, carlyle, irish continental group
client logos: dixons, ardagh, smurfit kappa, aldi, eshopworld, smartbox, flipdish
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client logos: lets get checked, icon, jazz pharmaceuticals, gilead, orpea, abbvie, chanelle
client logos: permanent tsb, aviva, bnp paribas, aib, boi, ulster bank, scot, ibrc
client logos: nta, hse, dublin city council, sport ireland, department of enterprise
client logos: esb, futurenergy, irish water, orsted, gas networks ireland
client logos: accenture, rte, kainos, dell, virgin, indeed,, google, stripe, fenergo, mediahuis, microsoft, eir, three

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Let's Talk

Lucy Hunter

Campus Recruitment

Email Lucy
+353 87 111 6984

Lucy Hunter
Dina Rifai

Dina Rifai

Campus Recruitment

Email Dina
+353 86 153 8423

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Best Graduate Training and Development Programme 2023
Best Internship Programme intake over 50 in the current year
Best Graduate Programme Programme 2023
Best Graduate Recruitment Website 2023
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Best Graduate Programme Programme 2023
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Best Graduate Recruitment Website 2023