KPMG's staff in Bahrain to help groom 25 summer interns

13 July 2023 2 min. read
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KPMG’s staff in Bahrain have kicked off the month with a cohort of new faces following the intake of 25 new summer interns.

The new interns have been selected for the ‘Hussain Kasim Professional Internship program’, KPMG’s longrunning career development program for students and graduates in the country.

Established in honour of Hussain Kasim, one of the two co-founders of KPMG in Bahrain, the internship program provides Bahraini students from universities across the country with the opportunity to gain practical work experience within KPMG’s audit, advisory, and tax teams.

KPMG's staff in Bahrain to help groom 25 summer interns

“Supporting the professional development of young people is an important commitment for us to contribute towards both the economic growth of the Kingdom and community development in Bahrain. Through our bespoke internship program, we provide them with valuable opportunities aligned to their academic background to help them set the foundation towards a successful career,” said Jamal Fakhro, Managing Partner of KPMG in Bahrain.

“We truly believe that it is through the cultivation of young talent that we can build a vibrant, sustainable, and prosperous future for the Kingdom.”

With the latest crop of 25 interns, KPMG has in the current year onboarded a total of 47 young professionals. The firm expects to lift that number to 75 by the end of its current financial year (which closes in the third quarter of 2023).

If KPMG hits the target it would represent a milestone for the Big Four firm. Last year, around 70 interns were welcomed, and in the years previous the tally stood at around 60.

Notably, around a quarter of the interns are offered full time positions to stay on with KPMG on completion of their internship.

Meanwhile, Managing Partner Jamal Fakhro also has a namesake career growth program. 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 180+ Bahraini professionals with their professional development.