KPMG International’s member firms plan to hire about 75,000 graduates worldwide over the next three years, a 25% increase in the firm’s historical staffing target.
The global member firm network identified a need to add about 250,000 new hires over the next five years, and graduate recruitment will play a key role in that strategy, the company said in a news release. New hires will be integrated into all of KPMG’s functional areas, including audit, tax, advisory and internal firm services.
“Globalization is increasingly impacting our clients’ world, so ensuring our future leaders have a strong understanding of global business complexities is critical to our business,” said Rachel Campbell, global head of People at KPMG International in a news release. “Through our global campus recruitment and ongoing talent development programs, KPMG’s network of member firms will be prepared with a workforce to meet our clients’ needs anywhere in the world.”
KPMG’s commitment to develop top talent at the graduate level is supported by more than 10,000 national internships offered by its member firms annually. KPMG also offers students global work rotations through its Global Internship Program.
Once graduates are hired full-time, KPMG’s member firms offer employees a number of career development opportunities. They include KPMG’s Global Opportunities (GO) mobility program, which involves short- or long-term work assignments around the world. Since the program’s inception in 2007, more than 8,000 employees have completed GO assignments or a Tax Trek (KPMG’s mobility program for early-career tax professionals).
KPMG operates in 150 countries, with 138,000 people working in member firms around the world.
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