Initially, I decided to work for KPMG because I knew I wanted exposure to, and experience with, as many different industries and people as possible. KPMG is the perfect place for this. My client portfolio is very diverse; my clients can be big, as well as small companies, and they can come from all different industries and professional practices. This means that I can get a "behind the scenes look" from all types of companies – something you do not get in every job.
Moreover, I work with many people every day. Most of them are around my own age and come from countries all over the world. Everyone has unique experiences to share. Diversity is highly appreciated at KPMG and the Graduate Programme advocates strongly for teamwork and collaboration. True innovation comes only when you are ready to challenge your own ideas.
I believe that is why, from the very first week, graduates and new employees at KPMG are given considerably more responsibility than you might expect. Your colleagues will always take time to share their thoughts and help spark new ideas, especially when you are new.
As much as diversity is valued, so is personality. If I were to give one piece of advice to new graduates and employees, it would be the following: Be yourself and emphasise your diversity. That is what makes your talent, your talent.