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KPMG Graduate Programs & Internships

KPMG is one of the ‘Big Four’ professional services firms. We provide services to organisations across a wide range of industries, government, and not-for-profit sectors. The five broad divisions that we specialise in for clients are Audit Assurance & Risk Consulting, Management Consulting, Deals Tax & Legal, KPMG Enterprise and Innovation, Solutions & Ventures. There is also an internal Business Services division dedicated to enabling the firm’s day-to-day operations and delivery for clients.


We operate in 147 countries and have more than 219,000 people working in our offices around the world. In Australia, we have offices around the country both in cities and regional areas.


Our purpose is to inspire confidence and empower change and to be the clear choice for our people, clients and the public.

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in the drivers behind the economy? This structured learning and experience program in our Finance teams is perfect for students who can see the community and business benefits of sustainable finance… and want to make it happen.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in the drivers behind the economy? This structured learning and experience program in our Finance teams is perfect for graduates who can see the community and business benefits of sustainable finance… and want to make it happen.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at keeping an objective view in busy situations? This structured learning and experience program in Audit & Assurance is perfect for students who are interested in bringing positive change by helping organisations do the right thing.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at keeping an objective view in busy situations? This structured learning and experience program in Audit & Assurance is perfect for graduates who are interested in bringing positive change by helping organisations do the right thing.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in how risk is balanced against potential rewards? This structured learning and experience program in our Risk teams is perfect for students who want to help organisations plan for and tackle what could be around the corner.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in how risk is balanced against potential rewards? This structured learning and experience program in our Risk teams is perfect for graduates who want to help organisations plan for and tackle what could be around the corner.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at seeing the detail and the big picture? This structured learning and experience program in our Engineering teams is perfect for students who are interested in building the cities of the future.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at seeing the detail and the big picture? This structured learning and experience program in our Engineering teams is perfect for graduates who are interested in building the cities of the future.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Do you find yourself imagining what the next step of a technology might be? This structured learning and experience program in our Technology and Digital teams is perfect for students who want to play a part in how technology shapes our world and the world of generations to come.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Do you find yourself imagining what the next step of a technology might be? This structured learning and experience program in our Technology and Digital teams is perfect for graduates who want to play a part in how technology shapes our world and the world of generations to come.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at seeing the goal and making a plan to get there? This structured learning and experience program in our Strategy and Operations teams is perfect for students who are interested in helping organisations navigate and thrive in our ever-changing world.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you good at seeing the goal and making a plan to get there? This structured learning and experience program in our Strategy and Operations teams is perfect for graduates who are interested in helping organisations navigate and thrive in our ever-changing world.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in helping organisations navigate big challenges ethically? This structured learning and experience program in our Tax and Legal teams is perfect for students who are keen to see first-hand how laws and standards are applied in range of real situations.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 6 days

Are you interested in helping organisations navigate big challenges ethically? This structured learning and experience program in our Tax and Legal teams is perfect for graduates who are keen to see first-hand how laws and standards are applied in a range of real situations.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closing in 22 days

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

Past KPMG Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at KPMG, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when KPMG hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


Months

Feb 21Mar 21Apr 21May 21Jun 21Jul 21Aug 21Sep 21Oct 21Nov 21Dec 21Jan 22051015201 job20 jobs1 job1 job1 job2 jobs6 jobs1 job2 jobs2 jobs1 job15 jobs
  • count

Job types

  • Internships (58%),

  • Graduate Jobs (42%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (89%),

  • Actuary (60%),

  • Administration (47%),

  • Architecture (4%),

  • Arts and Humanities (34%),

  • ...show more

Locations

  • Sydney (74%),

  • Melbourne (74%),

  • Brisbane (70%),

  • Hobart (66%),

  • Canberra (66%),

  • ...show more

Work rights

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • Australian Bridging Visa (62%),

  • Australian Skilled Migration Visa (485) (40%),

  • Australian Working Visa (32%),

  • Australian Student Visa (25%),

Past KPMG Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of KPMG's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in the drivers behind the economy? This structured learning and experience program in our Finance teams is perfect for students who can see the community and business benefits of sustainable finance… and want to make it happen.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in the drivers behind the economy? This structured learning and experience program in our Finance teams is perfect for graduates who can see the community and business benefits of sustainable finance… and want to make it happen.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at keeping an objective view in busy situations? This structured learning and experience program in Audit & Assurance is perfect for students who are interested in bringing positive change by helping organisations do the right thing.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at keeping an objective view in busy situations? This structured learning and experience program in Audit & Assurance is perfect for graduates who are interested in bringing positive change by helping organisations do the right thing.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in how risk is balanced against potential rewards? This structured learning and experience program in our Risk teams is perfect for students who want to help organisations plan for and tackle what could be around the corner.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in how risk is balanced against potential rewards? This structured learning and experience program in our Risk teams is perfect for graduates who want to help organisations plan for and tackle what could be around the corner.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at seeing the detail and the big picture? This structured learning and experience program in our Engineering teams is perfect for students who are interested in building the cities of the future.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at seeing the detail and the big picture? This structured learning and experience program in our Engineering teams is perfect for graduates who are interested in building the cities of the future.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Do you find yourself imagining what the next step of a technology might be? This structured learning and experience program in our Technology and Digital teams is perfect for students who want to play a part in how technology shapes our world and the world of generations to come.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Do you find yourself imagining what the next step of a technology might be? This structured learning and experience program in our Technology and Digital teams is perfect for graduates who want to play a part in how technology shapes our world and the world of generations to come.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at seeing the goal and making a plan to get there? This structured learning and experience program in our Strategy and Operations teams is perfect for students who are interested in helping organisations navigate and thrive in our ever-changing world.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you good at seeing the goal and making a plan to get there? This structured learning and experience program in our Strategy and Operations teams is perfect for graduates who are interested in helping organisations navigate and thrive in our ever-changing world.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in helping organisations navigate big challenges ethically? This structured learning and experience program in our Tax and Legal teams is perfect for students who are keen to see first-hand how laws and standards are applied in range of real situations.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Are you interested in helping organisations navigate big challenges ethically? This structured learning and experience program in our Tax and Legal teams is perfect for graduates who are keen to see first-hand how laws and standards are applied in a range of real situations.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 15 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Interested in joining the KPMG Tax Graduate program? We're recruiting now!

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Regional New South Wales and 2 other locations

VACANCIES

10-15

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Interested in joining the KPMG Tax Graduate program? We're recruiting now!

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Regional New South Wales and 2 other locations

VACANCIES

10-15

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Foundations Program allows you to explore the endless career possibilities offered at KPMG. The program is a 1-day virtual session designed to provide you with the knowledge to make the right career choices.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 10 other locations

KPMG

Closed

The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step towards shaping a career full of meaningful work and joining in our commitment to support our clients’ growth in a way that not only enhances our nation’s economic prosperity, but builds trust while benefiting society, people and the environment.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra and 10 other locations

accepts international

Yes

KPMG

Closed

The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work and joining in our commitment to support our clients’ growth in a way that not only enhances our nation’s economic prosperity, but builds trust while benefiting society, people and the environment.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 10 other locations

KPMG

Closed

The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work and joining in our commitment to support our clients’ growth in a way that not only enhances our nation’s economic prosperity, but builds trust while benefiting society, people and the environment.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

KPMG

Closed

The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step towards shaping a career full of meaningful work and joining in our commitment to support our clients’ growth in a way that not only enhances our nation’s economic prosperity, but builds trust while benefiting society, people and the environment.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Sydney and 2 other locations

accepts international

Yes

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Adelaide

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Brisbane and 1 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Darwin

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Hobart

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Melbourne

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Perth

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Vacation Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Parramatta and 2 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Adelaide

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Brisbane and 1 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Canberra

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Darwin

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Hobart

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Melbourne

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Perth

KPMG

Closed

Kick Start Your Career. The KPMG Graduate Program is your first step in shaping a career full of meaningful work that will help shape our collective futures.

JOB TYPE

Graduate Jobs

LOCATION

Parramatta and 2 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

We are pleased to announce we will be attending the GradConnection Virtual Career Fair on 5th March , an entirely online interactive careers fair accessible to all students and recent grads.

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

Canberra and 6 other locations

KPMG

Closed

Join KPMG's Women Empowered in STEM to discover a career you never imagined!

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

Canberra and 14 other locations

POSITION START DATE

Mar 2021 (approx)

KPMG

Closed

Come along to hear from our some of our inspiring women in KPMG Audit and find out more about the exciting grad opportunities on offer.

JOB TYPE

Event

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

KPMG

Closed

KPMG Tax Virtual Experience program is now live!

JOB TYPE

Internships

LOCATION

Canberra and 7 other locations

About Us

KPMG


KPMG 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’.

Nowadays, KPMG Australia is part of a global network which spans over 147 countries that provide advisory, enterprise, tax and auditing services to a wide range of industries, government departments and not for profits.

KPMG Australia is an employer that provides the opportunity to assist organisations ranging from mid-sized family businesses to blue-chip multinationals. KPMG enables you to help your clients solve complex challenges, steer change, disrupt sectors and grow. We are collaborative and innovative and deliver genuine, sustainable value to our clients.

No matter what your role is at KPMG, you are part of our Story and contribute towards our Story in your own unique way. You can shine as one of our extraordinary people, our clients will see a difference in us through the work you do, and the public will trust us because we, and that means you, have truly brought our Story to life.

Interested?

You can learn more about our different business groups and find out where a KPMG career could take you on our Career Choices page.

Key dates for the 2023 Graduate Program and the 2022/23 Vacation Program applications are:

First Round

Applications Open: 17 December 2021

Applications Close: 28 January 2022

Launchpad Dates: 22 February 2022, 23 February 2022 & 1 March 2022

Second Round

Applications Open: 21 March 2022

Applications Close: 14 April 2022

Launchpad Dates: 17 May 2022, 18 May 2022 & 19 May 2022

 
 
 

Why Join Us?

KPMG


The KPMG advantage

  • We'll support you with ongoing training, structured development programs and a dedicated mentor.
  • We'll offer you a career pathway that allows you to develop as fast as your ability allows.
  • Through our global network, we offer opportunities for overseas secondments.
  • Our Corporate Citizenship programs give you the opportunity to use your skills for the benefit of the wider community.

We like the real you.

There is no set type of person that succeeds at KPMG. Diversity of thought and experience are our greatest strengths. And attitude is every bit as important as ability.

Being a team player, having passion for what you do and a desire to continuously improve will take you far. If you love to learn and sincerely want to make an impact, you’ll feel at home from day one.

Independent thinking is essential. We want graduates that can look at a problem from a variety of angles. You’ll need to be prepared to challenge assumptions and bring new perspectives to our clients’ businesses.

KPMG Perks

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Vibe of the Place

When we ask our employees what makes KPMG a great place to work, the answer is consistently ‘the people’. Our people are smart, innovative, curious and respectful which means our culture is open, inclusive and collaborative.

We’re committed to providing an environment where everyone can succeed – a safe space for our people to bring their whole selves to work – where inclusion is at the heart of our values. Everyone who wants to help our clients, communities and their colleagues grow sustainably and do meaningful work is welcome. Our clients tell us the way we go about our work is what sets us apart – we think deeply and differently to solve complex problems. Diversity of thought is what makes that happen. It also makes KPMG a vibrant and interesting place to work.

We have strong inclusion and diversity networks, such as [email protected], Belong Cultural Network and the KPMG Indigenous Network, just to name a few.

We embrace flexible working so you can work in a way that works for you. We work across three hubs: the office, the client site and home. You can work from the location that best suits your commitments and your work. Each site offers its own flexibility and work benefits: you might need to be in your client’s office to use their systems, or you might have focussed work to do that would be better done from home. Plus, there’s the benefit of being able to make it to a sports training session or family commitment work with your schedule. Our leaders are always open to conversations about how flexible working can work for you.

You can expect lots of challenging and diverse tasks, a structured learning pathway program, and plenty of opportunities to be involved in social events with your colleagues. Our graduate groups will often share experiences with each other to boost their learning and make lifelong friends along the way.

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Program

KPMG


KPMG’s Graduate Pathway is a 12-month development program for final year students and recent graduates that helps build key capabilities and role-specific learning. It focuses on:

  • collaboration and connectedness through ongoing touch points
  • strong relationships through networking opportunities
  • leadership development
  • understanding of KPMG, our clients and yourself.

The program is underpinned by learning specific to your chosen business area and is designed to be flexible, because you’re the one ultimately responsible for your own learning journey, with support provided to assist you in deciding what you want to learn.

We want you to discover the path that excites you most. After all, when you find a practice area you love, you’ll reach your potential that much faster.

You'll join a talented and supportive team working across a diverse client list. You’ll be dealing with complex issues that will stretch your thinking and challenge you every day. We work across so many areas and specialisations - with the opportunity to find these all in one place, you’re bound to find the right career path for you.

Vacation Program

KPMG


Our Vacation Program is a 4-8 week program that allows you to experience day-to-day-life at KPMG. You can feel what it's like to be part of the team, working directly alongside our people.

Want an insider's view into the world of KPMG? As part of our Vacation Program, you’ll discover first hand what’s it like to join one of the world's leading professional services firms.

Offered to both undergraduates and postgraduates in the penultimate year of their degree, this is your chance to discover what it's like to be part of KPMG first hand. You can explore the practice areas best suited to your skills and aspirations. As well as kick-starting your career, you’ll participate in activities and have plenty of opportunities to network with your peers. The vacation program has summer openings in our Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Launceston and Wollongong offices.

In our Vacation Program, you’ll:

  • learn about KPMG’s business areas and more on the type of work we do for our clients
  • develop connections with your nominated mentor (Performance Development Manager) and Buddy, who is a peer in your team
  • network with our people at all levels of the firm, including current graduates
  • participate in learning through face-to-face workshops and online platforms

Vacationer Program 2019/20

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Discussion Group

Q&A

 
 
 

Foundations Program

KPMG


KPMG Foundations Program

Eligibility requirements

  • Penultimate year: the year before you graduate e.g. second year of a three year degree
  • Pre-penultimate year: two years before you graduate (may not apply to 1-2 year courses) e.g. first year of a three year degree
  • This program is only open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

Our Selection Process

You can apply online by visiting current opportunities. You'll receive a confirmation on submission of your application. If you do not receive this, please email the Graduate Talent Acquisition Team. We will then review your application and determine your suitability for the program.

Our Graduate Talent Acquisition team will contact you after the closing date for the Foundations session in which you've applied to advise you if you've been successful in securing a position to participate in the program.

Key Dates

2022 Foundations Week

  • Applications will open in the second half of 2022. Check the KPMG website for more information.

Application Process

KPMG


Find the right pathway for you

Before getting started on your application, you’ll need to choose which career pathway you’d like to follow.

We have seven career pathways available, each with a range of specialist teams to choose from. Check out our graduate website to explore how your interests and skills could be used in a career at KPMG.

Career pathways:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Risk
  • Strategy & Operations
  • Tax & Legal
  • Technology & Digital

We offer opportunities in our Vacationer and Graduate programs across our offices nationally.

Once you’ve found the right career pathway for you, it’s time to submit your application.

Apply Online

Launching your career with KPMG starts with a simple online application.

You’ll need to:

  • Have your updated CV ready
  • Check your application for any typos
  • Research the career pathways to find your areas of interest and apply through that pathway’s job ad.

You can only apply to one career pathway, but within that pathway you’ll be able to select multiple preferences of teams and locations on your application form. After completing the application, you’ll be emailed confirmation details on your submission. If you do not receive this, please email [email protected]

Find the job ad for your chosen area in the career pathway section of our graduate and student page.

What happens after you’ve applied?

Online Assessments

Once you've submitted your application online, you'll be invited to complete two online assessments.

The first is a game-based assessment that gives us some insight into your ability to evaluate and make decisions based on different types of information. The second is an interactive assessment which measures emotional intelligence, perception and understanding. This helps us understand how you perceive emotions and understand the connection between emotions and situations. It’s really important that you answer honestly when thinking about how you behave. Both assessments should take you less than an hour to complete, and you’ll need to complete them within 48 hours so we can progress your application to the next stage.

Video Interview

After you've successfully completed our online assessments, we’ll send you a link to complete a video interview. This should take no longer than 10 minutes. This will give us a chance to 'virtually' meet you and understand more about your motivations for applying to KPMG. We'll ask you to answer a few questions about yourself using an online video interview tool. Don't worry, the questions aren't tricky (and you get the chance to practice using the video tool beforehand).

KPMG Launchpad & Final Stage Assessment

The final stage of our recruitment process is attending our KPMG Career Launchpad in the office location you’ve selected. Your interview will involve behaviour-based questions and will take place with a senior member from the team you've been selected for. It will take approximately 30 minutes and will allow us to find out more about you. Your interviewers will ask you questions about your life, your time at university, your extra-curricular activities and any work experience you've acquired. This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions to people who know what it’s like to work at KPMG.

Our Offer

If you're successful at the final stage, well send you a written offer of employment. If you have any questions about our offer, or about working at KPMG, please get in touch with to your local recruiter.

Career Pathways in Tech

KPMG


As new technologies are adopted around the world, it has become increasingly important for the leaders in this sector to understand the complexity and business transformation impact of rolling out these new products and services. At KPMG, we understand this changing and challenging environment so we combine industry knowledge with technical experience to provide insights that help technology leaders’ deal with their complete business model.

Our professionals go beyond challenges to anticipate the potential long and short-term consequences of shifting business, financial and technology strategies. We also help clients explore potential obstacles to change and collaborate on critical decisions that can deliver real value to their businesses.

At KPMG, we build the disruptors of tomorrow, today. By staying on top of megatrends such Blockchain, Internet of Things, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, we provide our clients with unparalleled services across the technology sector. The best part about launching your career in one of our Technology areas is that we will support you to ensure you meet your goals both professionally and personally. We will help you achieve this by providing you with great learning and development opportunities and the right mentorship throughout your journey with KPMG.

Teams you could join:

  • Digital Delta – help clients to re-imagine and re-invent their organisations to become world class digital enterprises using advanced technologies, data and human insights.
  • Technology Advisory - help organisations align their technology capabilities with their strategic and operational objectives.
  • Technology Implementation - work closely with organisations to enhance the potential of their technology through the analysis, assessment and implementation of proven technology solutions.
  • Technology Migration & Integration – help organisations transform businesses with a technology solution from Microsoft and KPMG.
  • Technology Risk & Assurance - help businesses better comprehend and manage technology, cyber and information risks.
  • Cyber Security – help clients find the right approach to cyber security to enable their organisation to embrace change, seek out new markets, and invest in transformational opportunities.
  • Risk Strategy & Technology - help clients with the design and transformation of their governance and enterprise risk management frameworks by utilising the best technology solutions.
  • Data Analytics - help organisations take the mystery out of big data and demonstrate how to leverage data resources to produce better business outcomes in our service lines: Data for AARC and Lighthouse – DTL.
  • DTL Technology & Growth – help organisations to build, deliver and incubate market-leading products, tech-enabled solutions and new services and capabilities, to help clients and the firm transform their businesses across Deals, Tax & Legal.

 
 
 

Burning Questions with KPMG Grads

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We reached out to the current group of Graduates in the KPMG Grad Programme from their varying degree disciplines and within different rotations, to ask them some burning questions, as requested by students.  Thank you to the KPMG Grads for their time and effort.  Let’s see what they have to say!

Alice

Alice
University of Technology Sydney
Bachelor of Communications (Advertising) & Bachelor of International Studies (China)

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

KPMG - People & Change Consultant (Management Consulting)

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

My consulting journey has led me to so many different opportunities and challenges. My first six months went by so quickly! Learning to adapt to a new environment, with new people and processes was tough but I never felt alone. I was able to reach out and rely on my coworkers and seniors to help me get my footing and it's allowed me to become the confident consultant I am today! Don't be afraid to ask questions, and remember that everyone goes through the same thing at the beginning!

Was your position with the KPMG Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

I was surprised to see how much I've grown in the role. At surface level, you're required to hit certain performance requirements but it goes so much deeper than that!
I've learnt so many things and new skills I thought I'd never need for the role, but it's absolutely made me more versatile and ready for new challenges.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

I've had to monitor certain events or parliamentary sittings outside of work hours but it's never made me lose sleep and I feel very lucky for that!
There have been circumstances where I've had to work over the weekend, but that was due to weekend business trips to cover specific events (and I got to see a new place so that's a bonus for me).

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

I'm currently consulting for the Department of Defence. My routine is quite cemented now, as we provide regular reporting and governance assistance. However, there are days when it gets a little hectic and times when we need to meet sudden deadlines, but it's always balanced out and never too bad.

Have you worked on any projects at KPMG?

Consulting for Defence, I've had the chance to work across bilateral initiatives and broader areas.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

Defence Network

What sort of support are you provided at KPMG?

I have a great team here and always being looked out for! My engagement leader checks in with me and guides me when I'm lost. I can always rely on them to hear me out and always feel like someone is looking out for my best interests.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

I think you need to have a great attitude towards work and tackling big challenges. Everyone feels lost but you need to rely on yourself first and foremost to sort things out and show that you're a valuable team member. Working in a team, everyone punches their weight and it makes the process so much better when we're all winning and doing great!
Don't be afraid to fail either! It's all about how you get back up and tackle the problem. You've got this!

What are the best perks or benefits at KPMG?

There's a great rewards program that gives you small perks for so many things including retail, insurance and even car deals.


Alice

Karan Rehill
Deakin University
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)/Bachelor of Laws

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

KPMG Australia - Forensic Consulting

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

My first 6 months at KPMG has been full of exciting opportunities and gaining experience across the different service lines that we have in Forensics. What I have enjoyed the most is the variety of work that we are exposed to as graduates and the fact that no two days are the same! I have really enjoyed the culture at KPMG and the people that I have met along the way, everyone is really friendly and approachable and I have enjoyed meeting and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds.

Was your position with the KPMG Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

Luckily I have only had pleasant surprises! I did the Vacation Program prior to starting as a graduate so that was a great a way to get a feel for the type of work we do in the team as well as the culture at KPMG. However, I have been surprised with how many opportunities there have been to get involved in, even at a graduate level. Whether that is through business development initiatives, working groups or other team initiatives, it's been really great to get such a wide range of exposure so early on in my career.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

I haven't had to work many late nights and Saturdays at all! There may be times when you might have to due to client deadlines but that is not often and overall I really enjoy the work-life balance at KPMG and the flexibility to work around any commitments that I have.

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

My work varies day to day depending on the project that I am on and no two days in Forensics are the same! We have a range of service lines focusing on resolving disputes, restoring trust, managing reputation and fixing mistakes. The work involved in these service lines can vary and involves applying forensic accounting, investigation, intelligence, technology and industry skills to prevent and resolve commercial disputes, fraud, misconduct and breaches of regulations. Some of the common tasks that I am involved with on a day to day basis are attending team and client meetings, conducting research, reviewing client documents, searching for online intelligence, tracing bank payments and drafting proposals and reports.

Have you worked on any projects at KPMG?

I have worked primarily in the financial crime area which I have really enjoyed as I have a legal background and I enjoy working on regulatory and financial crime related issues. I have been involved in conducting Fraud Risk Reviews, and AML/CTF (Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing) reviews, remediation and conducting Financial Crime and Compliance and Conduct Risk Assessments to provide to AUSTRAC.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

We use a range of systems including but not limited to Relativity, Power BI, Analysts Notebook, Docusign, Insol and of course Teams!

What sort of support are you provided at KPMG?

We receive a range of ongoing support from KPMG, including  flexible working options and we have an Employee Assistance Program for all employees. During lockdown (one of the many we have had in VIC!), I felt particularly supported by the firm. We were given one "Reset Day" each and KPMG provided us with "Tech Detox" every week which was essentially time to get away from the screen and log off early. I personally used this time to get outdoors and go for a walk which really helped me during lockdown.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

I think the most important skills to possess to succeed in the role of a Forensic Consultant would be people and communication skills since we are in a client facing role. Having the ability to be adaptable to change your approach/working style depending on the project that you are working on is also a valuable skill to have since the engagements we are involved with can vary significantly and can require flexibility when approaching a variety of issues. These skills would be excellent to posses.

What are the best perks or benefits at KPMG?

We receive a range of perks from KPMG, including wellbeing benefits and lifestyle benefits. I have recently signed up to the KPMG Social Club which I am really enjoying! The Social Club put together events throughout the year including Christmas functions, annual balls and movie nights. We have our annual trivia night coming up soon which is always an exciting one!


Jye

Jye
Macquarie University
Bachelor of Commerce (HR)

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in?

KPMG, Management Consulting - People and Change

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

I have loved it! I have enjoyed pretty much everything; but the learning experiences I have had, the incredible team and the amazing clients have been real highlights. Everyday is so different, the development opportunities are abundant and the problems we help solve for our clients are important and complex, so the challenge is always there.

Was your position with the KPMG Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

Yes, it is what I expected, however in consulting every day and every client has unique challenges that you and your team do not always know instantly how to approach. I think what surprised me was just how much everyone in my team wanted to know what I thought and my perspective and approach to client problems. As a grad you really do have the opportunity to make a real difference to our clients and the community from day one.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

I have never had to work weekends! And a far as length of day is concerned, it goes up and down- there are days which are long depending on the nature of the engagement but it is always balanced with a lighter work load in the days or weeks that follow those busier periods.

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

Day to day my work varies considerably. Yesterday I presented to my clients executive committee, including the CEO and CFO where I discussed a piece of strategy work I was completing. I also regularly meet with senior executives from clients to better understand their business and the challenges they are facing, this is usually with a manager or partner who help guide the discussions. I also help prepare and execute client workshops where we deep dive into problems and solutions, from organisational design and operating model to industrial relations and transformation strategy. I spend allot of my day on Power BI and Power Point, KPMG and our clients like to guide decision making with data so Power BI and Excel are also critical to my job. On the side of client work, I also help with business development, where I collaborate to prepare proposals (solutions) for prospective clients. In addiotn to client work and business development, I am the NSW Co-Lead for [email protected] where I help discuss LGBTQ+ inclusion policy and assist in organizing events and social activities across the firm.

Have you worked on any projects at KPMG?

I have worked on a number of exciting projects. I have helped a client develop their group industrial relations strategy, I have worked on a headline acquisition for a private equity client and most recently I have been engaged in driving a really complex operating model and technology transformation agenda for an ASX listed global industrial manufacturer.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

I use the full Microsoft 365 environment mostly- everything from Power BI and Teams to the office suite. I also use confluence from time to time. Importantly, we adapt to the technology our clients prefer to use- so always an opportunity to try something new.

What sort of support are you provided at KPMG?

Incredible support, from partners through to my peers, KPMG provide a number of mechanisms to facilitate my growth and learning. I have a professional development manager (PDM)  who is incredible- she is an Associate Director and once every two weeks we catch up for an hour and discuss my goals and plan ways to achieve them. Of course, she is also always there to support me in any questions or problems I might have on the day to day as well.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

I think being very adaptable and comfortable working in ambiguity is probably the biggest one. We often don't know the solution to client problems straight away and comfort in navigating ambiguity is really important. A good degree of EQ is also required, it doesn't matter how great the solution you are thinking is, there is allot of influencing and communication in management consulting, so being able to adapt your work style is important. Problem solving is also important, but collaborative problem solving is the real key skill- working with others, both in your team and with clients, effectively to overcome challenges is the biggest value add. In my role in particular, I also find design thinking to be a real value add to my team and our clients- it drives an innovative agenda in strategy and solution design.

What are the best perks or benefits at KPMG?

The perks at KPMG are great- even with COVID the firm has made a conscious effort to engage us the best they can. In lieu of some of the graduate events and in-office events, we have received a thank-you bonus and a wellbeing bonus this year. In a post COVID world, travel will hopefully be back on the agenda as well.


Aarthi

Aarthi
University of Melbourne
Commerce - Accounting/Finance

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

KPMG - Financial Risk Management

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

The first 6 months were a big learning curve and you don't realise how much you've actually learned until you stop to think about it. I've enjoyed working with all the members of my team and getting exposure to the various different types of jobs my team is involved in.

Was your position with the KPMG Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

Given I had done the vacationer program before starting, I had a pretty good idea of what the position would be. It was a bit of a surprise how independently we got to work and how much trust was placed in us even as grads to complete the tasks at hand.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put it and have you worked weekends at all?

The longest I've had to work was probably only till 6.45ish and never on Saturdays!

On a day to day basis, what do you work on?

Day to day work depends on the type of job I'm on. The work my team does is largely split into credit or market risk. If it's a credit risk job, a days work might consist of model validation work like running code and validating output, interpreting regulatory standards and checking how well banks/financial institutions have complied with them and more. On market risk jobs, we do a lot of derivative valuations so we'll have to pull market data from Bloomberg/IRESS etc., run valuation models and write up memos detailing our findings. Of course there's also internal meetings and client meetings that happen regularly too.

Have you worked on any projects at KPMG?

I've worked on a fair few projects with major banks - usually model validation work to do with regulatory risk requirements. I've done a lot of derivative valuation work and modelling. I've also had the chance to be involved in jobs within the energy space, grain trading and other more niche fields.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

In terms of software systems we use Microsoft Teams and Outlook. In my role, we use coding software such as R, SAS, VBA and more.

What sort of support are you provided at KPMG?

The firm as a whole has been very generous in times of COVID, giving us 5 extra days of personal leave and a Reset day to take off. My team also recently held a Wellness Day, where we partook in a bunch of activities members of the team ran. Generally, my team is exceedingly supportive and understanding and are always willing to listen/help if you are struggling with anything - work related or not.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role and do they differ from what you envisioned?

Definitely coding skills (at least a basic knowledge - even things like excel) help a lot in my role. Qualitative skills like interpretation and analytical/logical thinking are also key skills to have, given that not all the work we do is quant based. Soft skills are equally as important - things like communication and presentation skills are highly regarded, especially given my role as a Consultant.

What are the best perks or benefits at KPMG?

We get a weekly email reminder about the benefits we are offered in terms of discounts/offers with ample retailers. There's also the perk of being a part of a large organisation with the resources to get involved with and offer opportunity to participate in charitable work.

Diversity & Inclusion at KPMG

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Corporate Citizenship

As a leader in Corporate Citizenship, KPMG harnesses the energy and capabilities of our people to empower positive change for our community. To enable this, we have a Corporate Citizenship team that help us live our KPMG Story by investing in our community and contributing to causes to improve society. We have a Social Impact Framework to ensure we continue to focus on Australia’s most pressing problems and to concentrate our efforts on initiatives where we can have the greatest impact. Our strategy revolves around four pillars – Indigenous Australia, Climate Change, Skills for the Future and Mental Health.

We utilise our skills and resources in partnership with Indigenous Australia, to bring about prosperity, positive recognition, and to foster reconciliation. We work with organisations to tackle mental health issues and improve people’s wellbeing and productivity. We are committed to equipping disadvantaged people with the right skills for a successful future. And finally, we advocate to increase the understanding of climate change impacts on Australia's economy, environment and society to encourage meaningful action, while decreasing our firm's environmental impacts.

Indigenous Australia

KPMG has a decade-long, proud commitment to Indigenous Australia, as demonstrated by the achievement of an Elevate level Reconciliation Action Plan. Through firm-wide Indigenous procurement targets and work undertaken by KPMG Indigenous Services, the firm is supporting the development of a dynamic and sustainable Indigenous business sector. KPMG has a long standing relationship with the Jawun Program, providing expertise to Indigenous organisations and communities to build capacity and support self-determination. Our strong partnerships with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and the KPMG Indigenous tertiary scholarship program supports students on their education and career development journey. The KPMG Indigenous Network (KIN) provides a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues to connect across the country and access personal and professional development opportunities.

Reconciliation Action Plan

[email protected]

At KPMG we are proud of our people and work towards ensuring our culture is one where everyone can reach their full potential regardless of gender or sexuality. [email protected] is our employee network for LGBTQ+ employees and allies. The purpose of the network is to help create an inclusive culture for LGBTQ+ employees through influencing policy update, education and awareness of the challenges and barriers faced by employees with diverse sexuality or genders and connecting LGBTQ+ employees in a safe and inclusive environment. [email protected] also aims to be an ally and supporter of people with intersex variations and welcomes everyone to be a part of creating change through [email protected] We are a founding members of ACON’s Pride in Diversity initiative, a bronze employer for 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index, and supporters of Out for Australia and the Pinnacle foundation. Some of our continued areas of focus are support for Trans and Gender Diverse employees, support and visibility of LGBTQ+ women and developing our LGBTQ+ talent.

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Cultural Diversity

KPMG Australia has team members from around the world, with a rich environment of ethnic, religious and cultural diversity and languages. This brings together a wealth of skills, experiences and perspectives that makes KPMG a great place to work, and provides a diversity of innovations and resources for our clients.

We’re strengthening our focus on cultural diversity at leadership levels, creating career development opportunities, the importance of role models from different backgrounds and building our cultural IQ across the firm. We hold forum events across the country to create opportunities for everyone to share stories about their cultural identity, as well as offering facilities for our people to engage in prayer and quiet contemplation during the working day and cultural/religious leave.

Gender Equality

We’re an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality certified by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). A leadership development and sponsorship program is changing the gender balance in senior levels at KPMG. The KPMG Bird-Walton program is designed to empower high potential women with the confidence to take action when career opportunities arise and increase their organisational impact, which includes how senior male leaders use their own power and reputational capital to effectively advocate for women.

Achieving Gender Equity at KPMG

Flexibility

Getting the right balance between personal and professional life can be tough but we’re committed to the wellbeing benefits that flexible work offers. We know that being fit, healthy and happy improves work performance and morale, so we encourage everyone to discuss with their leader how their work can best work for their lives.

Working flexibly at KPMG

Agile Working Environment

People with Disability

We promote access, inclusion and awareness and aim to focus on people’s abilities and how we can help them succeed through workplace adjustments, flexibility, agile working or a longer term health management plan. We’re committed to creating an environment that values the skills that people with a range of disabilities can bring to both our work and workplace culture.

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