KPMG welcomes new class of Hussain Kasim Internship program

20 April 2023 1 min. read
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A group of around 20 talents have been admitted into the first 2023 class of KPMG’s Hussain Kasim Internship Program in Bahrain.

Named in honour of Hussain Kasim, the co-founder of KPMG in Bahrain, the program helps selected students gain insight into the different fields KPMG operates in – audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory – and provides them with practical work experience alongside their studies.

“The program provides talents with a solid foundation and launchpad for successful careers in the future,” said Kasim, who co-founded KPMG’s Bahrain wing together with university friend Jassim Fakhro.

KPMG welcomes new class of Hussain Kasim Internship program

Across several cohorts, the Hussain Kasim Internship Program will in 2023 select and accommodate 50 - 80 young professionals who are pursuing their university qualifications. Analysis of the program’s alumni shows that a significant share of young talents (between a quarter to one third) are – upon completion of the program – offered a full-time role at KPMG.

In Bahrain, KPMG is one of the largest and most well-known professional services firms. The company has over 380 practitioners and staff, 60% of which are Bahrainis.

Meanwhile, fellow co-founder Jassim Fakhro also has a namesake career growth program – the Jassim Fakhro Professional Development Fund program. This program supports local talent working at KPMG in Bahrain with completing their professional accreditation in their respective fields.