Applications for our Summer Internships are now closed! Applications will re-open in December 2020.
Great things happen when talent meets opportunity. Our three to nine month work placements across Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast let the brightest and best 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 via the below button.
Looking for a head start this summer? 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.
Our programme runs for 10 weeks (Dublin, Galway, and Cork) for penultimate year undergraduates. We also offer three week internships in Belfast for first and second year students.
Applications for our Summer Internship will open in December 2020.
Here are just some of the ways that we
can kick-start your professional life.
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.
We’re Ireland’s #1 professional services firm and we’ve got the awards to prove it:
Literally - 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.
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.
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.
Our Renewable Energy/Climate Change, Infrastructure, Sustainability and Alternative Investment Management practices are working with our clients to do what we can to create a better future, to connect the world, build prosperity, reduce poverty, fight climate change and to create a sustainable quality of life.
Our dedicated Student “Konnect” committee of Interns and Work Placements run exciting activities and events for networking with your peers throughout the year.
We volunteered almost 15,000 hours last year and partied for KPMG Pride. What could you bring to KPMG in 2021?
At KPMG, we’re committed to being a driving force in our communities, and forging a culture that allows you to be your best self at work.
We TGIF like no other with ‘early finish Fridays’ to look forward to during the Summer months, so you can get a head start on your weekend.
Our Global Internship Programme offers students a unique opportunity to work with KPMG in a major metropolitan US city. Make your Summer Internship application now! As part of our Work Placement offering, students have the opportunity to score a once in a life time experience on an all-expenses paid KPMG global leadership programme.
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 €5.5 million annually in training and development each year.
Take a look at our students’ awesome results in their ACA and Tax Exams.
For the past 3 years
our ACA pass rate has been 11%
above the national average
In 2019, almost 50% of the top
10 prizes in the final accountancy exams, FAE,
were awarded to KPMG people over the past two years including a Gold Medal winner
KPMG people's pass rate
is 28% higher than the
national average in tax exams
Once you’ve completed our Graduate Programme, you can progress to Manager within 18 months. You’ll even have the opportunity to travel the world with KPMG through our ‘Global Mobility Programme’.
Work experience is a chance to get hands on with what it means to be a professional at KPMG. Your experience will be your own, but it’s helpful to hear from other young professionals about the insight they’ve gained.
The main objective of the Audit department in KPMG is to ensure the financial statements of their clients are a fair reflection of their financial performance. These can be PLCs or limited companies. KPMG also offers Audit support for charities.
Working as a part of Audit as a Placement is greatly rewarding and interesting. My day-to-day role included contacting banks, meetings with clients and testing controls. I worked on large but very different multinational companies nearly every week and found that every company can differ. You’re assigned to a team – for each client job I travelled to the client’s site with members of my team. It’s a big opportunity to gain exposure, not only to accounting, but to the differences in companies across different industries.
You’re given the chance to show your capabilities in many ways and you’re assigned client work to carry out, with a deadline. This made me feel very comfortable, as I was included in all discussions.
Adam Cunningham (UL, Business Studies) – Audit Placement
Working in Tax as a Placement is a great experience as you develop a broad range of skills and knowledge. I was selected to join the Tax Department for my Placement.
The Tax department is split between Advisory and Compliance work, but you get the opportunity to experience both areas. Compliance work is focused around tax returns, which means it’s numbers driven and if numbers are your thing, you’ll really enjoy getting stuck into these. This helped me to develop an understanding of the tax system, different tax rates and the different rules and exemptions relating to the treatment of goods and services.
On the other hand, Advisory is more factual and law based. The goal is to build evidence on the available facts and information of the case and provide the right advice. Advisory is very interesting as you get to work on a variety of clients from aviation, to FMCG companies, to investment funds and restructuring queries. Advisory allows you to build on the knowledge you attained from Compliance, putting it into practice, but in a more specified way. My day-to-day role included working on proposals and client deliverables.
Eimear Nyhan (UCC, B.Comm) – Tax Placement
As a Work Placement in Restructuring & Forensics within the KPMG Deal Advisory practice, there are opportunities to work on site with clients, but I really enjoyed being based in the KPMG offices as it allowed me to build a strong network and get to know my team well.
Within the teams I was placed in, from graduates to Partners and Directors, I’ve always felt mentored and supported by those around me. Everyone has taken the time to guide me when I needed it.
Over time, I’ve been able to get a really good understanding of the cases I’ve been working on, which spanned a variety of industries and types of engagement, and I’ve always felt my contributions were useful. The environment in my department is dynamic due to the nature and variety of work we conduct across sectors. We encounter challenging and unique situations frequently and we work closely at times with Tax and Legal, which lends itself to a broad experience. Working in Restructuring & Forensics has helped me to be more solution-orientated and confident in my ability when faced with a challenge. I’d really recommend a Deal Advisory position to anyone who thinks they might enjoy this type of work.
Megan O’Hanlon (QUB, Finance) – Deal Advisory Placement
I was lucky enough to be working on the client’s site for most of my Placement in Risk Consulting on different engagements, which varied in size and duration. This gave me a very broad experience doing different projects where I got great exposure to the banking and finance industry in Ireland.
On all the teams I was part of, I was constantly mentored by those around me, always being taught through experience. Working in Consulting has changed the way I think and work, approaching problems and tasks in a more direct and structured way. Throughout my Placement I had a lot of support from KPMG graduates and some of the more senior members of the teams. I was always being guided in terms of both my professional and personal development.
My input was always meaningful and any tasks were clearly explained so I understood not just my contribution, but its place in the bigger picture – which led to a complete understanding of entire processes, firms and industries. What struck me most was how, from Day 1 of my first engagement, I wasn’t treated as an intern but rather, as a working professional. This was followed up by all the teams I worked with – giving me a comprehensive view of what it’s like to work in KPMG and the professional services industry.
Conor Whelehan (UCD, B.Comm) – Consulting Placement
Interested in a professional services career, but unsure what it’s all about?
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