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What is unique about the KPMG ASEAN Scholarship program?
KPMG is the first of the Big 4 professional services firms to provide a 3-year regional scholarship program which will give KPMG ASEAN scholars the opportunity to experience working in different countries while they are still in universities and early in their careers.
The KPMG ASEAN Scholarship is all about you. Because we recognize that young aspiring people like you have great dreams and ambitions, we invest in you through our Scholarship program to develop your personal and professional capabilities to help you reach your potential as leaders and responsible corporate citizens.
As a fresh graduate, you will be exposed to a wide variety of professional offerings in audit, tax and/or advisory services. You will also be given opportunities to train and/or work overseas.
What are some of the qualities that KPMG looks for in their scholarship candidates?
We are seeking well-rounded individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of emotional maturity and a global mindset. Our scholarships are offered to those with a strong focus on making their mark in a professional service firm.
What do we provide during the last three years of your university studies?
KPMG ASEAN scholars receive the following:
We provide more than just financial support through the KPMG ASEAN Scholarship program. We also ensure that you will get strong support by way of constant coaching and mentoring from experienced partners and managers during the entire duration of your studies and when you commence your employment with us.
You will also gain cross-border exposures as you go through your two internships (one locally and one in another ASEAN firm) during your studies. Upon graduation, you will experience an accelerated mobility program, by working in two countries and/or across functions over three years. This will be in conjunction with our long established regional leadership programs and projects, which you will be involved in.
Right from the beginning, you will be given opportunities to excel and work towards achieving your personal best. We will mentor you closely and help you plan your path to achieve your personal and professional goals aspirations.
What can I look forward to upon joining KPMG after graduation?
You will work in two countries and/or across functions over the first three years of your career. Therefore, you will have opportunities to work in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
You will be given excellent learning and development opportunities and unrivalled industry exposure. You will be mentored by senior members of staff and management to ensure that your welfare and development remains a priority to us throughout your career.
You can look forward to rapid career advancement in the Firm. You will start as an Associate and make your way up to Senior Associate, Assistant Manager, Manager, Senior Manager, Director and, eventually, a Partner of the Firm. At every step of the way, we will provide the necessary learning skills and guidance through structured learning and milestone programs, excellent industry exposures and mentoring to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefits of our scholarship program.
Is there a commitment on my part if I am awarded the scholarship?
Yes there is. We presume that successful candidates are committed to developing a great career with us. Our commitment is to provide you with tuition grants for three years and two paid internships, plus the opportunity to work in two other countries and/or functions during your first three years of employment with us. Therefore we expect you to be committed to be employed by us for at least 2 years after your graduation, if you are awarded the scholarship.