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Apply by December 15, 2022

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey in the Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa could be a challenging and rewarding next step in your career.

Across 17 offices in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, McKinsey helps leading multinationals build and grow successful businesses in the region. We work to develop champions in major industries and nurture the talent of the next generation.

We encourage you to apply for one of our open roles below. Should you be selected, you will be invited to join a bespoke program that will give you the opportunity to connect with talented women from across the region, gain insights into working at McKinsey, and receive extensive interview preparation.


We are looking for women who are based in, or have strong ties to Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa —for example if you have lived, studied, or worked in the region and speak the local language(s)—and who:

  • are studying for a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, or MBA, or are working professionals holding at least one of these educational qualifications
  • thrive when working with others
  • enjoy problem-solving and creative thinking
  • are comfortable driving independent workstreams

Program Offerings

Should you be selected, you will be invited to:

  • local networking events to meet McKinsey colleagues and connect with peers
  • group coaching sessions where you will learn about McKinsey’s personal-experience interview, practice solving business cases and reflect on how to approach your interviews with a positive mindset.
  • soft-skills capability building sessions with McKinsey Academy coaches


To apply, please submit the following by December 15, 2022:

  • Your resume in English (ideally one-page), which should include your education details and grades, work experience, and extracurricular activities and achievements. Please note that a cover letter is not required.
  • Your office or industry preferences*

*When you apply, you will be asked to choose up to three office locations or business functions. Colleagues from these offices and functions, also known as industry practices, will review your application, and consider whether to invite you for interviews. We recommend you choose based on geographic or industry ties, such as having studied or lived in the country, or having work experience in the industry. In most cases, you should be fluent in the local language of the office.

Assessment & Interviews

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete our online digital assessment, known as Solve. This does not require any preparation or prior business knowledge. More details will be shared after submitting your application.

Selected candidates will be invited to interviews, which will be held in 2023 on a rolling basis. These will include at least two conversations with McKinsey colleagues.

Finding Your Ideal Role

You can either apply as a generalist consultant to any of our offices across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, or if you have industry experience, you can apply for a business function consulting role.

The majority of roles are available across multiple offices in the region, but where they are only available in certain offices, this will be made clear. Please note that for some business function roles, not all locations are available.

IMPORTANT: to be considered for the program, please use the links on this website to apply for a role. You can find more information about all roles below. You will be asked to select your preference of role and location when submitting your application. Our recruiting team will try to find the best fit for you within McKinsey, so we may invite you to our assessment process for a role that is different from the one you originally selected.

Generalist Consulting

Generalist consultants work on a broad range of topics and have not yet specialized in a specific field. In these roles, you will help our clients in the private, public, and social sectors solve some of their most pressing problems. You will also work with a range of experts in the firm, from data scientists and researchers to software and app designers.

Available roles

Practice Consulting

Practice consultants work on a broad range of topics same as a generalist consultant however since they have already gained experience in a specific field they have an opportunity to deepen their expertise in this area. In these roles you will help our clients in the private, public, and social sectors solve some of their most pressing problems.


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