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About KPMG

Great things happen when talent meets opportunity. KPMG hires talented and ambitious students from all degree disciplines who join the firm on our Summer Internships, Work Placements, and Graduate Programmes. We have opportunities in Audit & Assurance, Tax, Deal Advisory, Consulting, and Legal Services in our Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway offices and we are keen to hear from students wishing to join Ireland’s leading professional services firm. Our gradIreland award winning programmes allow you to become an integral KPMG team member, using your knowledge and skills on big client engagements that really matter. 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. If you are looking for a challenging career and the opportunity to work on interesting projects with the most successful Irish and international organisations, then a career at KPMG can help you achieve your ambition.

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We hire 250 interns and 450 graduates each year from all degree disciplines. Our opportunities include long-term pathways to become a Chartered Accountant, while receiving the best training from the award-winning KPMG Business School and work with a team of top professionals advising clients from all industry sectors.

Our students and graduates will become business leaders of tomorrow while pursuing the ACA qualification. We have the best professional exam results in the country, and we invest €15 million per year in our KPMG Business School to offer dedicated support and training.

Our Audit and Assurance practice is the first choice of over 42% of Irish PLCs listed in the Ireland and the UK.

Our Tax practice is the largest in Ireland and we are leaders in Aviation & Finance and R&D. KPMG Tax have been central to some of the most significant Irish multi-billion dollar M&A deals in recent years.

Our Consulting practice are market leaders in Cyber, Applied Intelligence, and leaders in Business & Tech advisory for Financial Services.

Our Deal Advisory practice has advised on almost all the largest transactions in recent years - closing the highest number of M&A deals in Ireland for the past 3 consecutive years.

KPMG is the proud winner of:

  • gradireland Best Graduate Training & Development Programme 2022
  • gradireland Best Internship Programme of the Year 2022 & 2021
  • gradireland Graduate Employer of the year 2021
  • Listed in The Universum Most Attractive Employer for business students in Ireland 2019 - 2022

What are our Internship opportunities?

Our Summer Internship Programme offers you a fantastic opportunity to discover at first-hand what it is like to work at KPMG and find out about the range of services that we provide for our clients. (Applications open each year between December and late January at .)

We are the market leader in the areas of technology, financial services, property, manufacturing and distribution. Your Internship at KPMG aims to prepare you for your career and give you an understanding of our business, our clients, our people and our culture.

You will have the chance to work for the Audit, Tax, Consulting & Deal Advisory or Legal Services departments at KPMG. You will also gain hands on experience and develop your skills through our extensive training programme. A KPMG Summer Internship is an excellent opportunity to discover the world of professional services and get a head start in your career.

Our Summer Internship also includes the opportunity to travel abroad on our Global Internship. Our Global Internship Programme offers a limited number of students pursuing a KPMG Internship a unique opportunity to work with KPMG in a major metropolitan US city for 4 weeks, as part of their Summer Internship Programme. If selected to participate, you will spend 8 weeks working in the Dublin office and 4 weeks working in one of the USA offices including 1 week of training in the New York office.

Our Summer Internship Programme will provide:

  • A great opportunity to experience the world of professional services
  • Hands on exposure to Audit, Tax, Consulting & Deal Advisory or Legal Services
  • Skills development and a head start in your career through our ‘Aspire & Ignite’ intern training programme
  • A dynamic and exciting work environment

Applied Intelligence Academy

KPMG is delighted to announce our new Applied Intelligence Academy; a 9 week intensive Data & Analytics training course delivered in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College. Upon completion of the Academy, you will gain industry-recognised qualifications and be guaranteed an interview with KPMG for a Consulting Analyst position in Belfast.

  • Become a Data Scientist, Data Engineer or a Network Analytics Engineer in KPMG Belfast?
  • Join a team of leading professionals and advise a variety of clients in modern and innovative ways?
  • Gain training and skills in areas such as Intermediate Excel for AI and Data; PL-900; DP-900; AI-900; Python in the context of AI; Advanced Python; Capstone Project – Application of Learning, and DP -100
  • Receive an allowance of £150/£155 per week while you complete the Academy?
  • 18 or over
  • Are eligible to work in the UK
  • have a university degree classification 2:2 in any discipline or a level 5 qualification in an ICT subject.

What are our graduate opportunities?

We are looking to hire talented and ambitious graduates and undergraduates. We have a variety of programmes including our Graduate Programme, Internships, Work Placements, Insight Days and the KPMG International Case Competition.

We have 350 opportunities in Audit & Assurance, Tax Consulting and Advisory. Our award winning graduate programme offers excellent opportunities for graduates who want to work in the largest professional services firm in Ireland.

We offer a generous benefits package to all our graduates with:

  • 23 days annual leave
  • 1pm Friday finish in June, July, and August
  • 3pm finish on Friday before bank holiday weekends
  • On-site dry-cleaning
  • Employee discounts
  • Enhanced exam study leave