How should I consider Bain office locations when applying to Access to APAC?
Our Access to APAC program is only available in select Asia-Pacific and Australian offices. Please review the “Participating offices & timeframe” tab for the complete list of our participating offices before submitting your application. Only these offices will be reviewing applications.
When selecting office preferences in your application, please keep in mind that our successful participants will receive a full-time consultant offer in the office where they completed their program. For this reason, we ask that you apply only to office(s) where you would happily accept a full-time Bain offer (i.e. apply to office(s) where you want to live and work), and for which you either hold working rights or are eligible for visa sponsorship.
If you’re not familiar with Bain’s global office locations, you may click here to learn more.
I am interested in a Bain office that is not offering Access. Will Bain consider me for the program?
If your top office preference(s) is not hosting the Access to APAC program, you may instead be interested in our ADvantage program, run by select North American offices.
However if your preferred office(s) are not offering either program, then we would instead recommend applying during our full-time consultant recruitment process later in the year for the office(s) that you’re interested in.
Please note: Transfer requests to join a different office than where you completed your Access to APAC or ADvantage program will not be available.
If I applied for the 1-week ADvantage internship, can I also apply for the Access program?
No, please apply for either the ADvantage internship or the Access to APAC program only. Please consider carefully before applying whether you’re interested in our North American or Asia-Pacific and Australian offices for full-time employment after completing your degree.
If I applied or interviewed for Access to APAC and was not selected for the program, can I still apply and be considered during the full-time recruitment process later in the summer?
Yes! A failed application and/or interview for Access to APAC will not affect your candidacy during our full-time recruitment process; these are entirely separate review processes. Bain reconsiders all Access to APAC applicants and interviewees during our full-time application review. Sometimes, those extra few months of case prep and conversations make all the difference!
How soon will I be notified about the status of my application? Is this a rolling application process?
Applications are not rolling. We will not begin our final selection process until all applications have been received and the application deadline has passed.
Applicants can expect an email with the outcome of their application by late March.
When in my academic career should I apply to Access to APAC?
Ideally, candidates that are currently pursuing an advanced degree will apply to Access to APAC in the penultimate year of their degree program (i.e. they will apply the year prior to their expected graduation/completion date). Candidates should be targeting a full-time career starting the following calendar year.
Some offices may have flexibility for Access to APAC participants to start full-time in the same calendar year as when they complete their program, so candidates that are looking for more immediate start date options are still encouraged to apply to Access to APAC. Start date options in that office can be discussed prior to interviews for the program.
Will Access to APAC be in-person or virtual in 2022?
Due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding international travel and varying local COVID-19 situations throughout APAC, we expect to offer the Access program completely virtual in 2022.
Bain is very confident in our ability to deliver an engaging and supportive virtual program experience, taking advantage of all the videoconferencing and teaming tools as well as virtual working best practices that we’ve mastered over the past few years. We successfully offered several programs virtually in 2020 and 2021 and extended our highest number of internship and full-time offers to date. Our teams are accustomed to virtual working arrangements and supporting team members who are working remotely.
What are the language proficiency requirements for my chosen Bain office(s)?
Greater China – Mandarin (fluent), Cantonese (optional)
Seoul - Korean
Southeast Asia - Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Indonesia (all optional)
Tokyo - Japanese (fluent, JLPT N1)
APAC offices not listed above only require proficiency in English.
I don’t have working rights or I need visa sponsorship, am I eligible for this program?
In order to be eligible for Access to APAC, you must already hold working rights for your chosen office(s) or qualify for visa sponsorship.
Make sure to research the visa / work authorisation requirements of any offices you’re interested in before applying. For more information on each office’s requirement, select the relevant office at the bottom of the consultant page.