Graduate scheme

County Dublin

KPMG's Legal Services practice comprises of more than 30 professionals and provides a broad range of legal, advisory, and company secretarial services to corporate clients - both in Ireland and internationally.

A career in Legal Services gives you exposure to the issues at the very core of business life in Ireland. The group’s work is exciting, varied and covers the provision of corporate legal services and advice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and commercial contracting to leading Irish and global businesses.

The KPMG Trainee Solicitor Programme gives practical experience and structured in-house training.

At KPMG, we have built our success on total commitment to teamwork, integrity in everything we do and a desire to be the best in the marketplace. If you share these principles, we invite you to consider starting your career with KPMG Legal Services.

About KPMG

We hire circa 450 graduates each year from all degree disciplines to become Chartered Accountants and Consultants. Our graduates receive the best training from the award-winning KPMG Business School and work with a team of top professionals advising clients from all industry sectors.

With over 4,000 employees in Ireland, you will be joining Ireland’s largest and most successful professional services firm. Our graduates will become business leaders, and many will pursue the ACA qualification. We have the best professional exam results in the country and we invest €15 million per year in graduate-dedicated support and training.

We are the No.1 professional services firm in Ireland with revenues of €500 million, with clients spanning every industry sector.

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Why Choose KPMG?

We take responsibility to ensure that you excel in your professional exams. Each year we invest €15 million in our employee training programme. Our exceptional success rate in the ACA exams is testament to this. Our best-in-class exam pass rate is 10% to 30% better than the national average and we consistently have many of our employees placed in the top ten results in the country.

We offer a competitive remuneration package alongside a range of financial and non financial rewards, some of which include:

  • Flexible Friday initiative with 1.00pm finish in June, July and August
  • 3pm finish each Friday before bank holiday weekends
  • Working on a hybrid and flexible basis, splitting your time between home, office and client sites, with flexible start and finish times
  • 23 holidays per year with the option to purchase up to 7 additional days
  • Personalised support with our one-to-one buddy system
  • Opportunity to travel overseas through our Global Opportunities Programme
  • Employee discount scheme and corporate offers e.g. gym membership
  • Wellbeing initiatives including yoga, meditation and cook-alongs
  • Regular seminars on wellness-related topics e.g. exercise, diet, mental health
  • Free KPMG digital doctor service
  • Opportunity to engage in volunteering activities which allow you to make a real difference to communities and individuals through our Corporate Citizenship Programme

At KPMG we live by the key principle to be an environmental leader. KPMG are one of eleven companies in Ireland to commit to being net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Since 2010, we have reduced our carbon emissions by 73% and are currently running on 100% renewable energy.

We place Diversity & Inclusion at the core of our business. One of our key values is to ‘Come As You Are’ to work. We believe being inclusive and having a diverse workforce is key to our success.

Entry Requirements

Strong academic achievement to include a 2.1 degree and a fluent command of the English language. Applicants must have passed all of their FE1 exams in time to be eligible to start the Law Society’s PPC1 course in September 2023.


  • Best Graduate Training & Development Programme 2022.
  • Best Internship Programme of the Year 2022 & 2021.
  • Best Student Marketing Campaign 2022.
  • Best Graduate Recruitment Website 2022.
  • #2 Innovation in Graduate Recruitment 2022.
  • KPMG was the winner of gradireland Graduate Employer of the year 2021.
  • Listed in The Universum Most Attractive Employer for business students in Ireland 2019 – 2022.

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