KPMG is an international accounting and auditing consulting company headquartered in the Netherlands.
The firm has employees in different countries, including East Africa.
KPMGs East Africa’s head office is in Kenya along Waiyaki Way’s ABC Place, 8th floor.
The firm is an employment and internship opportunities provider in the country, with graduates looking forward to working there for career exposure.
Students who have graduated in disciplines like economics, accounting, IT, finance, and business management have a chance to create a solid career background at KPMG.
Interns at KPMG also stand a chance to become the firm’s newest employees if they meet the qualifications for available vacancies.
This post will highlight internship salary, how to apply, and available vacancies.
Read on to find out how to bag an internship at KPMG, a chance to kickstart your career with a bang.
KPMG Internship Salary
Interns at KPMG reportedly receive a monthly salary ranging between Ksh. 16,000 and Ksh. 30,000, a fair compensation compared to what other companies pay their interns in Kenya.
Interns at KPMG can rely on the monthly stipend to cater for transport and food costs and other expenses.
The interns have a recruitment opportunity at KPMG, following its yearly tradition of hiring graduates below 27 years who have graduated in the last two years.
The graduates undergo training to teach them how to serve clients facing challenges related to tax, audit, business, etc.
The firm later absorbs the trainees as full-time employees.
Interns who do not secure employment with KPMG still stand a great chance of finding a job elsewhere because of the firm’s reputation.
Check out this post for a glimpse of how much KPMG pay its full-time employees: KPMG Kenya Salary Scales
KPMG Available Vacancies
KPMG hire interns twice a year. In case you miss the first application or in case you reading this post if the latest application window is closed, you can wait for the next one.
It is also essential to apply earliest possible for quick assessment and response, giving you ample time to prepare for the interviews.
The KPMG internship accommodates several disciplines, so you should not worry about missing a chance based on the course you have studied.
Below is a list of courses accepted in the KPMG internship program;
- Accounting and Finance
- Information Security and Forensics
- Human Resource
- Project Management
- Information Technology
- Tax and Customs Law
NOTE: The internship intake accommodates graduates from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
KPMG Internship Application Process
Students who have recently graduated or are in their final year can apply for the KPMG internship program.
The internship program looks to absorb students who are well-rounded and eager to learn.
These are the steps to follow when applying for a KPMG internship:
- Visit the KPMG East Africa website to check available programs
- Click on the internship program and choose your location
- Start filling in your details and attach the requested documents
- Countercheck your details to rectify any typos and submit the application
- Once you complete your online application, a pop-up message confirms the successful process.
Applicants can stay updated regarding the application by contacting the firm’s support contact.
KPMG Internship Requirements
Potential applicants need to meet specific requirements for application eligibility.
KPMG requires interested candidates to meet the following:
- Candidates should be below 24 years
- You must be a recent graduate or about to graduate
- You should have a recommendation letter from your University.
- Applicants should attain over 60% in selected disciplines and overall grade
- You must produce transcripts or certificates.
- You should have an updated CV
- You should be ready to commit to the full internship
- You must possess computer application knowledge.
- You must be fluent in English in speaking, reading, and writing.
- You should showcase collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills.
KPMG Internship Selection Process
The selection process for KPMG internships is thorough and transparent. Take a look at how the process is carried out:
- The process starts with an online application where applicants must fill in simple details about themselves.
- Shortlisted candidates are invited for assessment tests, including technical and English exams.
- Career launchpad comes third in the selection process, where graduates are invited to the KPMG offices for problem-solving group tasks and a round of questions related to their university period.
- A meeting with the partners in the discipline you have studied for the final interview.
- You receive an internship offer with information on when to report and other details.
KPMG Aptitude Test
Fresh or about-to-be graduates are considered potential employees at KPMG, so the firm includes an aptitude test in the selection process.
An aptitude test aims to test the applicant’s competency in auditing, business consulting, advisory services, tax, accounting, law, etc.
The applicants should demonstrate excellent verbal and numerical skills for consideration.
Each subject has a set of questions and a time frame to complete them.
Candidates can prepare for the aptitude test by, for example, working on their speed and accuracy in answering the questions.
KPMG internship applications are easy to execute when you know your expectations.
With this guide’s help, you will learn how to approach the application process the next time the internship program is advertised.
Remember that many graduates look forward to such opportunities, so you should do your best to provide correct details and answer your interview questions confidently and accurately.