Audit firm, KPMG, has recruited 94 graduates to join the local branch and an additional 74 are set to join the Uganda and Tanzania divisions as part of its effort to provide employment to the youth.
The 168 graduates are set to undergo specialised training in either audit, tax or advisory services before later joining the firm’s team which comprises more than 170,000 staff spread across 155 countries.
The company follows a set minimum criterion when recruiting graduates where, for instance, one is expected to be below 26 years old and to have graduated within the last two years.
“The selection is intended to establish a relationship and chain of trust. We go out of our way to find individuals who have truly taken advantage of the investment in upbringing and education that care-givers and society have provided,” said KPMG’s chief executive officer for East Africa Josphat Mwaura.
“The purpose of this upbringing and education is to transform boys and girls into productive men and women who possess the knowledge, skill and character that will stand them in good stead wherever they are in the world and whatever challenge they face.
They will achieve individual success, benefit their families and serve and transform the communities they live in,” he said.
The firm received more than 7,000 applications for the recruitment that begins every February.
The select team is set to go through an orientation programme then proceed through the specialised training.