KPMG’s annual intern uptake in Bahrain surpasses 70 mark

01 August 2022 1 min. read
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KPMG’s ‘Hussain Kasim Professional Internship Program’ in Bahrain looks back at one of its most active years since its inception, having welcomed over 70 interns to its ranks over the past year.

Named in honour of Hussain Kasim, the co-founder of KPMG in Bahrain (which was founded in 1968 by the university friends Jassim Fakhro and Hussain Kasim), the internship program was established to provide growth opportunities for Bahraini students from leading universities from across the country.

The program helps selected students – between 50 – 80 students are admitted per year – gain valuable work experience while also providing them with the opportunity to learn in one of the fields KPMG operates in – audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services.

Hussain Kasim (middle) with a group of interns

“The program’s key objective is to support and nurture young Bahraini students by training them on-the-job and providing them with real work experience to help them build the foundation of their careers,” explained Kasim.

Upping on the 48 interns admitted in the 2020 financial year, and 60 or so last year, KPMG this year ramped up that number to over 70.

Around one fifth of the interns have been offered full time positions to stay on with KPMG on completion of their internship. This number could still pick up in the coming period – with many fresh graduates seeking to prove their merit over the summer months.

Meanwhile, fellow co-founder Jassim Fakhro also has a career growth program named after himself – the Jassim Fakhro Professional Development Fund program supports local talent working at KPMG in Bahrain with completing their professional accreditation in their respective fields. Over the past two decades, over $2 million barrier has been ploughed into the program, supporting 170+ Bahraini professionals with their professional development.