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2022/23 Vacation Program – Engineering

  • Smooth-running infrastructure projects are good for business and good for the community – you can be part of delivering some of Australia’s biggest and best.
  • Discover lots of paths for your career and get a taste of a graduate program
  • Use your study break to solve real problems and find your specialist technology or digital field

Are you interested in how major infrastructure projects can maximise returns for the community as well as the companies building them?

Are you good at seeing the smaller, moving parts as well as a project’s big deliverable? 

Do you find yourself imagining life in the cities of the future?

You’ll find fascinating opportunities in one of our Engineering consulting teams

Taking a graduate position here might see you:

  • Setting up a project management office for a major road project from scratch (Project Controls & Assurance)
  • Developing a maintenance plan for new equipment on a rail project to maximise performance and safety (Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery)
  • Assessing the end-to-end of a solar farm project, from equipment to maintenance plans, with a technical due diligence review (Project Controls & Assurance)
  • Reigning in a late-running construction project with an updated timeline and budget (Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery)

About our Vacation Program

KPMG’s Vacation Program is a 4-8 week program offered to both undergraduates and postgraduates in the penultimate year of their degree to prepare for the first step from study into career – it’s a taste of our graduate program. It’s your opportunity to experience day-to-day life at KPMG first-hand during university vacation periods and develop your work skills. You’ll explore the areas you might like to work in and network with peers and KPMG colleagues. If you find the area that’s right for you, you’ll also be in a great position to kick start your career in the KPMG graduate program when you finish your studies. 

Where could you work?

When you apply, you’ll need to select which Engineering team you’re interested in joining:

  • Engineering, Assets & Project Delivery
  • Project Controls & Assurance

What is KPMG?

KPMG Australia is a professional services firm. Clients across a wide range of industries, government, and not-for-profit sectors come to us with complex challenges and our teams develop real-world, sustainable solutions in partnership with them. 

We offer a full range of services across Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting; Deals, Tax & Legal; Management Consulting; and Innovation & Digital Solutions. Plus, our KPMG Enterprise division is dedicated to the unique needs of mid-sized, fast-growing and family-owned businesses.

Our approximately 9,000 people have expertise across almost every industry and specialism. We could be working on anything from helping a family-owned apple farm branch out into growing a new fruit to improvement opportunities while auditing a telecommunication company’s books or finding ways to increase jobs in a remote island community.  

We have 13 offices around the country and we’re part of the global KPMG network of firms, operating in 146 countries and territories.

Why choose us?

Working out where to take your career is hard and daunting but you can fast track things here. 

The work we do is diverse (and so are the people you’ll work with), so you’ll collect lots of experience quickly to help you find the path that’s right for you. 

Sure, most professional services firms offer ‘great experience’ but this is how we’re different:

  • Our leaders and your colleagues are truly committed to student development: you’ll be doing the real work to build your career intentionally.
  • We see you: Your studies take commitment and you’ll want to use what you’ve learned! With us you’ll apply your new knowledge to real-world challenges. Every team is committed to helping our clients navigate through their challenges, so your work will be meaningful, not just a transaction. 
  • Our graduate support and social events are brilliant: you’ll build a network who will support you now and into the future, wherever you go – from your fellow vacationers to your business mentors and experts. 
  • A huge menu of perks. Here’s a taste:
    • Clubs for whatever interest you have – running, books, yoga, German language… take your pick and join a community
    • Brilliant social clubs in each city (think comedy nights and an annual ball… covid restrictions permitting!)
    • well-supported inclusion networks such as our Belong cultural network, [email protected] and the KPMG Indigenous Network 

Our community

It’s a truly inclusive culture and by that we mean that 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.

We’re proud of creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity. For us, our difference comes down to people and culture: 

  • Our people are smart, innovative, curious and respectful. 
  • Our culture is open, inclusive and collaborative. 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, start your application now.

Closed 6 months ago
Closed 6 months ago
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering, Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical, Engineering Chemical

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Bridging

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Regional ACT,

  • Closing Date:28th Jan 2022, 12:55 pm


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