Associate consultants (ACs) are the heart and soul of our organization. As an AC, you will be our front line. You will develop powerful insights that will be used to support senior executives as they drive change across their organizations. Being a part of the solution for numerous clients will be an unmatched learning experience that will help you realize your fullest potential and attain your personal career goals.
We are looking for associate consultants (AC) and associate consultant interns (ACI) who want to be challenged, make a difference, and work in a supportive environment that lets you be yourself. Top students that want an internship in their penultimate year at university should apply for the ACI position. Students in their final year of their masters or PhD are advised to apply for a full-time (AC) position. The best solutions to complex problems often come from people with diverse perspectives, which is why we look for people with different analytical backgrounds including business, engineering, bio-engineering and economics.
We look for people with strong analytic 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.
Please contact us if you have questions regarding recruiting for either the AC or ACI roles.
Be an AC for the summer
As an associate consultant intern (ACI), you will join a Brussels-based case team and do the job of a new AC. You will be given a "critical path assignment," working alongside your case and client teams to help solve one of your client’s most critical issues. During the 6-8 week internship, you will participate in a training program with your ACI colleagues, professional development activities and social events, which will allow you to experience our firm, our work, our values and our people. The majority of our ACIs return to Bain, and many claim this experience as a career highlight. Learn more about the ACI role.
Students looking for an internship in their penultimate year at university should apply for an ACI position.
Bain Brussels recruits from the top universities in Belgium and around the world to meet top talent who would be interested in working in Brussels.
Throughout the year, we organize several recruiting events to give you the opportunity to learn more about our dynamic culture, our results-driven approach and the rewarding career opportunities at Bain and after Bain. These events will also give you the chance to introduce yourself and meet some members of our team.
Information about Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus as well as your recruiting contact can be found by clicking on the logo’s below or by visiting our global university’s page.
We receive a lot of résumés. Please consider some of these tips to ensure that your résumé is complete and stands out:
- Write your résumé in English
- Limit your résumé to one page; two pages should be the maximum. We are interested in learning about your most important experiences, accomplishments and transitions.
- Use short bullets points (versus long prose) to describe your experiences
- Tie your experiences and accomplishments to tangible results. Highlight any promotions or recognitions
- Include your grades and relevant test scores
- Note your languages and level of proficiency
- List your extracurricular or extra-professional activities, particularly those that demonstrate your leadership ability
- Note your personal interests or hobbies
Your cover letter should include the key points from your résumé and explain why you are interested in Bain. If you plan to apply to more than one Bain office, please explain on your application why you are interested in each office.
We hope that you will consider joining our Brussels team. Please submit your online application on our career website: JoinBain.com. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.
Associate consultant (AC)
We are currently recruiting for full-time AC positions. Applications are accepted year-round.
Associate consultant intern (ACI)
We are also recruiting for ACI positions. These summer opportunities are available to students looking for an internship in their penultimate year at university.
Since English is the working language in our office, you must be fluent in English. Working knowledge in Dutch or French is preferable, but not required.
You will be asked to submit the following to complete your online application to Bain:
- Cover letter
- Résumé (1-2 pages recommended)
- Complete academic records (Bachelor & Master transcripts)
- Relevant test scores
- Office preference(s) (select no more than three)
Bain’s interview format involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We strongly encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.
Successful candidates will participate in up to three rounds of interviews; each round will have two 45-minute case interviews. First round interviews are typically with senior associate consultants and consultants, and second rounds with managers and principals. In final rounds, you will meet with two senior staff members. The bulk of your interviews will focus on Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and ask you to structure it and recommend a practical solution.
Your interview may begin with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.