KPMG member firms expect to hire about 75,000
graduates worldwide in the next three years an increase of 25%
increase in the firm’s historical on-campus resourcing target.

KPMG identified a need to hire about 250,000
new members of staff in the next five years and the firm said
graduate recruitment plays an essential role in meeting the firm’s
long term global growth strategy.

The new hires will be integrated into all of
KPMG’s service areas including audit, tax, advisory, and internal
firm services.

“Through our global campus recruitment and
ongoing talent development programmes, KPMG’s network of member
firms will be prepared with a workforce to meet our clients’ needs
anywhere in the world to drive forward our high performance
culture,” KPMG international global head of people Rachel Campbell

In the next two years KPMG Canada hopes to
recruit 800 new and returning full-time graduates, and 500
undergraduates through its summer internship and co-op programmes.
A co-op programme is one term of interning at a firm and one term
studying at university over the duration of a student attaining
their degree.

“At KPMG, we aim to attract and develop the
very best people by implementing outstanding programmes that cater
to our employees’ needs. We have kept the number high even though
there is a recession and we are forecasting steady hiring during
these turbulent times,” KPMG Canada chief human resources officer
Mario Paron said.