In the annual ‘World Most Attractive Employer’ Universum survey rankings, over 75,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions have given KPMG the number two spot for the third year in a row.
“We’re delighted with this recognition,” says Marianne Fallon, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG in the UK. “At KPMG, we want to enable young people to unlock their potential and build a rewarding career. In today’s economy, young people face an extremely challenging jobs market. As a major employer, we want to offer routes to succeed for those with the talent, ambition and drive to fulfil their potential.”
Universum, a global talent consultant, develops its global index of the top 50 most attractive employers by asking students pursuing business and engineering degrees to identify their “ideal” employer. Responses are gathered at leading academic institutions in the 12 largest economies: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, the US and the UK.
In the UK, KPMG has consistently been a major recruiter of graduates and young people. This month, some 800 young students joined the firm. Alongside KPMG’s traditional graduate recruitment programme, 150 young students have started KPMG’s innovative School Leaver Programme – a six year programme that combines work experience with a university degree with a salary, all tuition and university accommodation fees paid, and a professional accountancy qualification. The programme is designed to enable those that may not otherwise have been able to consider a career in accountancy to do so.
“Attracting top students into our firms enables us to bring the best talent, expertise and knowledge to our clients,” says Marianne Fallon. “We are proud that students globally are recognizing our employment offer and have ranked us so highly for the third consecutive year. What makes the ranking especially meaningful is that it is based on the opinions of those who represent the future of KPMG and our clients.”
KPMG firms offer wide-ranging opportunities for its people – to be personally challenged and stretched. They have access to one of the strongest learning and development environments found anywhere, and have the opportunity to work with diverse teams and leading clients all over the world.
Learn more about careers at KPMG and hear from KPMG’s own people about their experiences on the global KPMG careers website. Information on UK-specific opportunities is available on the UK firm’s careers website.
About KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
About KPMG in the UK
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. KPMG International provides no client services.
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