Undergraduate or master’s degree

We are looking for people with strong analytical abilities and outstanding academic records. However, simply being eager, driven and smart will not earn you a spot on our team. Our team is made up of passionate people, who are uncomfortable with the status quo, who are supportive of one another and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. Learn more about what Bain looks for.

Bain Amsterdam recruits for full-time positions throughout the year, but we do have application deadlines for students interested in a specific start date. Please check with your university’s career services office for those application deadlines, or visit your university’s page to learn more about the application process.

Please contact us if you have questions about the AC or SAC recruiting process.

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage undergraduates and students who are pursuing the final year of their master's degree to apply for an AC position. Master’s candidates with up to four years of relevant professional experience should also apply for the AC role. Your position level will be assessed and adjusted, if needed, during the interviews. Learn more about becoming an AC.

Who should apply to be an SAC?
The senior associate consultant (SAC) position is open to candidates who have one to three years of successful work experience. We are not looking for candidates to have any specific industry knowledge or background, as Bain hires and trains generalists. Instead, we are looking for people with outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills, which, in most cases, will be demonstrated by their professional and academic achievements.

Internships

We offer associate consultant intern (ACI) opportunities throughout the year to undergraduates (between their third and fourth years of school) and master’s students. The ACI role is ideal for top-performing students, who are ready for real-life business experiences in a high-energy and professional environment. During this 10-week program, you will receive business and strategy training and work on real Bain cases. This internship involves hard work and has a steep learning curve, but the experience will be rewarding and fun—there will also be parties and trips to look forward to. Learn more about the ACI role.

Apply

We hope you will consider joining our Bain Amsterdam team. Please submit your online application on JoinBain.com. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Dutch is advantageous.

To apply to the Amsterdam office, complete the online application and submit the following with your application:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Klaasje Huijbregts)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • High school transcript
  • University transcript
  • Office preferences (select no more than three)

Important: You must submit ALL of the documents listed above, including high school and university transcripts, or your application will not be reviewed. Please incorporate your school records into your CV and upload it as a single document. You are not required to complete the "Standardized test score" and "Referred by" fields on the application.

Interviews

Bain’s interview format involves a combination of a motivation and case interviews.

In the motivation interview, your interviewer will ask traditional résumé and behavioral questions, as well as questions about a mini-case based on your experiences to better understand you and your interest in Bain.

Each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, so you will gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. For this part of the interview, your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Successful candidates will participate in up to two rounds of interviews, which typically take place at our Amsterdam office on a Friday.

The first round of interviews will consist of a 20-minute motivation interview with a recruiter and three 50-minute case interviews with consultants and a manager. Your case interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Those passing the first round will participate in a second round of two 50-minute case interviews with a principal and partner that will take place in the afternoon.

Our goal is to have a quick recruiting process, so we contact candidates with the outcome of their interviews the same day.