Strategy& can offer you a career with diverse and challenging assignments, engaging colleagues, unmatched opportunities for professional growth and achievement, and the satisfaction that comes from helping clients solve their most critical issues.
Whatever you aspire to - whether it’s interesting and challenging work, exemplary benefits, personal and professional development, working for a renowned and respected firm, or making a difference to your clients, and your community - you can achieve it at Strategy&.
During a three-month internship you will be part of an (international) project team and work consecutively on two or three different projects offering you a full view on the work we do for our clients. You will use your skills to work with clients through all stages of a project. You will be given responsibility for particular portions of the work, you work with and at the client and we offer you a wide-range of training, a junior and a senior mentor to make sure you will get to most out of this experience.
Your internship will be completed with an assessment, which will give you a good overview of your strengths and areas of development. If this assessment shows good results this can be the successful start of a career at Strategy&.
The culture at PwC's Strategy& is unique. The best and brightest people, highly experienced and from a variety of backgrounds, come together to solve CEO agenda problems, and deliver essential advantage for our clients.
A blend of talents and skills is required of successful internship candidates:
If you want to realize your potential while making a difference for clients, Strategy& is the place for you. Our internships are open to students with a university Bachelor degree who are fluent in both Dutch and English - starting dates are flexible.
Associates at Strategy& are typically high achievers with a Master’s degree and an exceptional academic record. Our Associate hires come from a variety of degree disciplines. They will have demonstrated international experience, participation in extra-curricular activities and demonstrate the energy, commitment and drive necessary to succeed at Strategy&.
In addition, we look for:
As an Associate, you will perform a wide variety of tasks. On any given project, you might be asked to analyse a company’s costs to identify savings, build a business case to evaluate an opportunity, construct a presentation to demonstrate solutions to client executives, conduct interviews to gather data or research companies to gain external market perspectives. Associates also contribute to other activities in the office; they are often at the forefront of organising social activities, get involved in pro bono work and attend recruiting events. This by no means defines the limits of what you may be doing - our a day in the life profiles provide a ground level look at how our consultants rise to the challenge of these and other tasks.
Strategy& recruits MBA and post-graduate students from leading business schools around the world. An MBA or advanced degree candidate will typically join Strategy& as a Senior Associate with variations depending upon experience.
A blend of talents and skills is required of successful Senior Associate candidates, including:
Senior Associates work with clients through all stages of consulting projects: identifying the major issues that the client is facing, generating hypotheses against those issues, structuring and performing analyses, identifying creative but pragmatic options against the identified issues, developing conclusions, making strategic recommendations, and then developing plans to operationalize the agreed strategy. As a Senior Associate you are often end to end responsible for a work stream within the project working directly with Strategy& and client team members. You might manage a team of consultants and you will work across a variety of industries and often at the client site. Travel can be a part of the job.
Candidates hired from industry positions bring diverse skills and experience essential to Strategy&’s success. We constantly look for experienced professionals, keen to work in the dynamic field of management consulting. Perhaps you are a specialist, keen to apply your considerable knowledge to a range of leading clients; you are interested in working with a team of like-minded people, or you’re a leader in your field and keen to work on challenging projects to transform organisations.
Depending on your experience and qualifications, you can join the firm at a level which matches the stage of your career and your area of interest.
Our current specialisations include:
Our industry focus includes:
“What kind of person makes it at Strategy&? Someone who has done something very hard and very well, like compete in a marathon or sing in an opera — something at which they strive to excel for the sheer self-satisfaction of the quest. People here are driven to excel for the feeling, the personal satisfaction of being the best.”
The culture at Strategy& is unique. The best and brightest people, highly experienced and from a variety of backgrounds, come together to solve CEO agenda problems, and deliver essential advantage for our clients.
Strategy& accepts applications for full-time and internship positions via this website throughout the year.
Gather information you will need to fill out your online application:
To fill out your application, click on the relevant link below and fill out the application form, attach the requested documents and make sure to double check the form before finalizing your application.
Your application will be forwarded to our Amsterdam recruitment team. If all necessary documents are submitted we strive to get back to you within one week.
Should your profile match our current recruitment needs, the recruiting team will contact you to set up a first round of interviews.
Important note: Please apply to ONE specific job posting only.
The interview process at Strategy& Amsterdam will generally be conducted over two rounds. Each round consists of three interviews of one hour each. All interviews involve some time dedicated to a general discussion about your background. We will ask questions about leadership, team skills and other experiences and we will test your motivation for consulting in general and Strategy& specific. A case discussion will follow, where we try to understand how you go about analysing real-world business problems. We also try to reserve the last 5-10 minutes for any questions you may have.
A case is a scenario modelled after a real business situation or management problem. It is usually based on a real client engagement that the interviewer has worked on. The case portion of the interview is an opportunity for you to show us how you think about solving complex business problems, and how you structure your thoughts on these issues.
The case discussion makes up about half of the interview time. The best preparation is to practice as many case scenarios as possible, talking aloud with a partner and generating defensible hypotheses and solutions.
We have all been there... that moment during an interview when we are asked about our approach to solving a case.