2025 KPMG Vacationer Program – Business and Consulting (Rolling Intake)

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Applications for the 2024/25 Vacationer Program are still being accepted but will be added to our candidate pool for additional places – our main intake applications closed on 14th April.

Our candidate pool will be reviewed as additional places in our Vacationer Program come up, so please apply to still be in with a chance to start something big with us!

Why choose Business and Consulting areas as a vacationer?

Imagine a problem an organisation might have: The customers aren’t happy. A reputation is damaged. A new policy hasn’t met its objectives. The HR department hasn’t kept up with rapid business expansion. There are so many challenges in the everyday and in planning for the future – as a consultant, you’ll help solve problems like these within a cross-functional team who can truly assess a problem and then develop and deliver solutions that meet the client’s long-term goals. Taking this opportunity won’t just build your skills in the specialisation you choose, you’ll learn about a variety of fields and industries. 

Choose your pathway

Everyone’s career is different, and we support unique growth and pathways. With a range of disciplines and specialities, you can start in one place and go almost anywhere as you build your career here.

Apply to this Business, Consulting and Risk pathway and you’ll have the option to select the stream of work you’re interested in. Not sure or open to something new? No preference means we’ll match you where your degree and interests fit. 

Location of this job: nominate your KPMG office location during the application process.

What is being a consultant?

You’ll be part of a team of experienced and early-career professionals who work on solving problems. The client (they could be an international company, a local charity, a small business) brings us a challenge and we create a team and a plan to help solve it. That team will be made up of colleagues from several disciplines and backgrounds so we bring the best ideas to the table – there might be finance experts working alongside software developers and change and communications professionals. 

The work depends on the client and the problem you’re helping them solve. You might be researching and gathering information, like how have we helped another client with a similar challenge and how new technologies could help, meeting with clients to understand their business, updating project plans, as well as the delivery of the solution your client selects. 

About the vacationer program

• For students in their second-last year of study in 2024 

• Real work from the start so you can make an impact and learn straightaway 

• Start work approx. November with a job for 4-8 weeks to learn real-world work skills during your study vacation time

• Opportunities to move directly into our graduate program: a one-year program after you graduate with targeted coaching, support and development.

What vacationers and grads say

It’s a safe environment learn, grow, and even try and fail under some great mentors in my team. We all look out for each other when there are difficult and new tasks. (Cici, 2021 grad) 

Whether it’s a client or other people around the office, I enjoy getting to know other people from all walks of life. (Tim, 2023 grad)

I’m truly part of the team working on the project. My team support me to give things a try and learn as I work. (Matt, 2023 vacationer) 

Learning about the workings of the world and having the tools and skills to develop viable solutions for all sorts of problems is why I love my job. (Kanwal, 2023 grad)

It's nice to be able to finish a job and sit back and be proud of the work we accomplished as a team. (Jessica, 2023 grad)

Big things on offer

- Coaching and feedback as standard: your own performance development manager and your broader team will help you build your skills with coaching and continuous feedback.

- Focus on your interpersonal skills: you got the degree, now learn how to use it in a corporate career by applying your knowledge to real world problems and people.

- True commitment to wellbeing, diversity and community: we regularly track our progress on 21 public commitments we’ve made on governance, people, planet and prosperity in our Impact Plan, such as our gender pay gap, indigenous inclusion, mental health, learning and more

- Employee discounts: at 100s of stores (like JB HiFi, Woolworths, Airbnb and more) with our SmartSpend app

- Build your network, friendships and interests: clubs for a variety of interests from running to books, cooking, badminton, card games and so much more. 

About KPMG

In short, we’re the Australian arm of a global network of professional firms providing a full range of services to organisations across a wide range of industries, government, and not-for-profit sectors. We have deep expertise in audit and assurance, tax and advisory. 

Ready to apply?

Get started now with the five-minute application form - you only need to complete one application form. If you’re interested in multiple areas, you can select them in your one application..  

If you’re eligible, you’ll receive our online testing information and be placed in our candidate pool for additional places to open in the 2024/25 Vacationer Program.  

During your recruitment journey, information will be provided about adjustment requests. If you require additional support before submitting your application, please contact our Talent Support Team - email: [email protected]   

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:
    Banking and Finance, Business and Commerce,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:
    Canberra, Newcastle, Parramatta,
  • Closing Date:30th Oct 2024, 12:59 pm


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