Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
Here you can find an overview of the most frequently asked questions
Here you can find an overview of the most frequently asked questions concerning the application process and living and working in Luxembourg.
- What are you looking for in candidate?
- How and when do I apply?
- How does KPMG’s recruitment and selection process work?
- What career opportunities does KPMG offer?
- What are the main languages spoken at KPMG Luxembourg?
- Is it absolutely necessary to speak an additional language?
- What can I do with a Bachelor’s degree?
- Do I have to be an EU citizen to apply?
- How will I be onboarded?
- What training does KPMG offer?
- What is like to live and work in Luxembourg?
- Who has access to my application form?
- Can I apply for more than one business area?
- Is the cover letter mandatory?
What are you looking for in candidate?
We are looking for candidates who fulfil the following criteria:
- You have graduated, or are you about to graduate with a Bachelor or Master’s degree.
- You have gained work experience in one of our service lines.
- You are fluent in English. German and French are considered as assets.
- You are a team player with a positive attitude.
- You have good communication and organizational skills.
- You would like to join a dynamic firm, and make an impact.
How and when do I apply?
Current vacancies for trainees, graduates and experienced professionals can be found on our job board. We recruit throughout the year.
We recommend starting the recruitment process as soon as possible. For graduate roles in audit, please apply one year in advance.
How does KPMG’s recruitment and selection process work?
Typically, our recruitment and selection process can be divided into four steps:
- Step 1: Cover letter and CV-screening
- Step 2: Technical assessment (only required for certain profiles)
- Step 3: First interview with HR and second interview with a Business Specialist(s)
- Step 4: Decision notification and detailed feedback (within 2 weeks of the interview)
What career opportunities does KPMG offer?
KPMG Luxembourg offers a diverse range of opportunities for you. Visit our specific career pages to see which department fits your profile best:
- Careers in Audit
- Careers in Tax
- Careers in Advisory
- Careers in Business Services (Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology & Digital Transformation, Knowledge Management, Marketing & Communications)
What are the main languages spoken at KPMG Luxembourg?
English is the working language at KPMG Luxembourg. Besides English, French and German are the most frequently spoken languages within the firm. However, with more than 60 nationalities at KPMG Luxembourg, it is highly likely you will hear other languages spoken in the corridors.
Is it absolutely necessary to speak an additional language?
No, it is not mandatory. However, any other languages are considered to be an asset.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s degree?
We have a range of roles available for holders of Bachelor’s degrees.
You can apply to work:
- as an accountant in our tax department
- in a range of roles in our advisory department
- in our audit department (German and Luxembourgish profiles only)
Do I have to be an EU citizen to apply?
Third-country nationals can apply for a role at KPMG. Successful applicants will require a residence permit if any of the following conditions are fulfilled:
- You reside abroad and intend to set up residence in Luxembourg to carry out a salaried activity;
- You already legally reside in Luxembourg without having worked there and wish to carry out a salaried activity;
- You already legally reside and work in Luxembourg but intend to carry out a profession or work in an area of activity for which they are not yet duly authorised.
This information has been taken from the Luxembourg portal, guichet.lu.
How will I be onboarded?
We onboard new employees on the first and fifteenth of every month. If these dates happen to be a weekend or public holiday, you will receive a notification from our HR team with a new date.
Larger onboarding sessions are organised three times a year in January, September and October. Newcomers arriving in September and October attend an induction week abroad, where they will meet their co-workers, receive technical and soft-skills trainings and learn more about the firm.
What training does KPMG offer?
The average employee receives approximately 70 hours of training a year. All employees are offered training sessions in business, leadership and technical skills, either online or face-to-face. You will also have the opportunity to attend external courses and improve your language skills. Our Learning & Development Business Partners will help you to grow and develop throughout your career.
What is it like to live and work in Luxembourg?
We have prepared a brochure to guide you through living and working in Luxembourg.
Who has access to my application form?
KPMG treats any information supplied by you during the application process with the utmost confidentiality. By completing the online application process you’ll be deemed to have agreed to the processing of your data in this manner.
No information supplied will be passed to non-contracted third parties.
Can I apply for more than one business area?
All our vacancies are listed on the KPMG Luxembourg job board. You can submit as many applications as you wish, taking into account your experience and career goals.
Is a cover letter mandatory?
KPMG Luxembourg places no restriction on CV and cover letter format. A cover letter is not mandatory but recommended as it will reinforce the key points of your resume.