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Business students rank KPMG second among ‘World’s Most Attractive Employers’

KPMG, the global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, has been ranked second for two years running on Universum’s 2011 index of ‘The World’s Most Attractive Employers’.

The Universum rankings this year polled nearly 83,000 business students from the world’s top academic institutions in 12 leading economies, namely: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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 “ideal” employers.

“We are totally committed to equipping our people with the skills they need to cut through the complexity of today’s world,” said Rachel Campbell, Global Head of People, KPMG International.

“That complexity sees our people increasingly work across borders and take on challenging, ground breaking projects.

“To be voted by students as one of the world’s most attractive employers is a real honor and is recognition of the world class learning that we provide to our people.”

In August this year, KPMG International announced that its member firms plan to hire approximately 75,000 university graduates from al parts of the world over the next three years, representing an impressive 25 per cent increase in campus resourcing targets.

The hiring will play an important role in meeting KPMG member firm’s long-term global growth strategy.

Incoming KPMG international chairman Michael Andrew said: “Every day our people operate across borders, think ahead of the curve on major global trends, provide deep expertise and work to add value in a way that speaks directly to the priorities of our member firm clients.

“Our environment is one of collaboration, empowerment and performance, which gives our people the opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

“The Universum ranking is a true testament to the employment experience we have to offer new graduates.”

Joseph Schembri, senior partner of KPMG in Malta commented:

“In Malta, KPMG has recruited over 78 students from the University of Malta in the past three years.

“In addition it has over 71 students in its graduate recruitment programme who are committed to a career with the firm following graduation,”

“This confirms the firm’s standing as an employer of choice among Maltese accounting and business graduates.”

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