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Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey in Europe could be a challenging and rewarding next step in your career.
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 Europe, gain insights into working at McKinsey, and receive extensive interview preparation.


We are looking for women who are based in Europe or have strong ties to Europe, such as having lived, studied, or worked in the region and speak local languages and who:

  • are studying for a bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, or MBA OR are working professionals holding at least one of these 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 the following:

Celebration event (February 2, 2023)

Successful candidates will be invited to a celebration event during which you will learn about Women at McKinsey and our Women in the Workplace research, listen to inspirational women speakers, get to know other selected candidates from across Europe and network in small groups.

Interview preparation sessions (February 7-9, 2023 and February 14-16, 2023)

During the three-day program, you will learn about our personal-experience interviews, practice solving business cases and reflect on how to approach your interviews with a positive mindset. We will also offer a workshop on storytelling.


The application period is closed!

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Your resume in English, which should include details of your education and grades, work experience, and extracurricular activities and achievements
  • Transcripts from high school or university. Please see details below
  • Your role and location preferences*

Your role and location preferences: When you apply, you will be asked to choose up to two roles and office locations. Local recruiting teams will review your application, and consider whether to invite you for the next step of our assessment process. We recommend you make your selection(s) based on geographic or industry ties, such as having studied or lived in the country, or you having work experience in the industry. In most cases, you should be fluent in the local language of the office.

Latest transcripts required—certificate of your last degree or overview of grades for studies you are currently enrolled in:

  • Offices: Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Kyiv, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zagreb
  • Practices: McKinsey Digital Madrid, McKinsey Digital Lisbon, McKinsey Digital Amsterdam, McKinsey Digital Brussels, McKinsey Digital Paris

All university transcripts required:

  • Offices: Athens, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Rome
  • Practices: Global Energy & Materials, McKinsey Digital Copenhagen McKinsey Digital Helsinki, McKinsey Digital Oslo, McKinsey Digital Stockholm, Private Equity Principal Investors, , Public & Social Sector, Risk, Transformation, Sustainability

High school and all university transcripts required:

  • Offices: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Geneva, Helsinki, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich
  • Practices: Growth, Marketing & Sales, McKinsey Digital Germany, Operations

Q&A Sessions

We will offer two Q&A sessions for interested applicants. We will provide information on the program timeline, differences in our assessment process for various roles, and share resources for you to leverage as you start preparing for your interviews.

Assessments & 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. Some roles require an additional online assessment before proceeding to interview stage. More details will be shared after submitting your application.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview from late February to early March 2023. These interviews 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 in Europe, or if you have industry experience, you can apply for a practice consulting role. The majority of roles are available across multiple European offices, but where they are only available in certain offices, this will be made clear. Please note that for some 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 most suitable option for you within McKinsey, so we might 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.

Note: London is not available as a location for generalist roles because the intake window is already closed.

Practice Consulting

These roles are for individuals who have already gained experience in a specific field and want to deepen their expertise in this area.

McKinsey Digital

To help clients accelerate the impact of digital transformation, we collaborate on creating prototypes, testing them with real customers, and quickly adapting and implementing solutions. Combining data science, human-centered design and rapid-development techniques, we help clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses.

Growth, Marketing & Sales

The Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice strives to help clients in both consumer and business-to-business environments achieve marketing-driven profit growth. Our clients benefit from our experience in core areas of marketing such as customer insights, marketing ROI, digital marketing, contract lifecycle management pricing, and sales and channel management.


Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems.

McKinsey Implementation

McKinsey Implementation provides distinctive support to ensure that our clients deliver and sustain the full benefits of our recommended changes.

Risk & Resilience

Across an organization, resilience is an imperative. To thrive in the coming decade, company executives must understand their risks, develop resilience, and then emerge stronger. We help leaders understand risk and resilience in order to better prepare for the future by implementing sensible change.

McKinsey Transformation

We focus on holistic transformations and corporate restructuring. We help clients drive rapid and dramatic performance improvement, and provide a full suite of services to support companies facing liquidity issues or insolvency. We pair experienced professionals from industry, private equity, and the restructuring ecosystem with our firm’s global network of industry and functional experts.

Private Equity and Principal Investors

We are the world’s leading advisor to the private equity and principal investors (PEPI) industry and work with many significant global and local private investors and their portfolio companies.

Orphoz – Business Transformation & Project Management

Orphoz aspires to help our clients achieve one of their biggest challenges: making their transformation plans a reality. Our day-to-day work is to support large companies and public entities that need to adapt operating models to the accelerated changes of their environment by combining agility, sustainable efficiency, and employee engagement.

Orphoz Public Germany

We advise the entire public sector and concentrate on topics such as digitization, organizational development, process optimization, and project and change management.

Public & Social Sector

We work with social sector and government organizations to improve the lives and livelihoods of their communities, driving transformations that have a significant, positive impact on society. By combining a highly collaborative working model with insights from our globally recognized research centers, we provide an approach tailored to each clients’ needs. Our work spans multiple sectors and functions, including digital and analytics, operations, organization, and strategy.


McKinsey aspires to be our profession’s preeminent impact partner and advisor on sustainability, climate, energy transition, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)—from the board room to the engine room. We are working with clients to lead a wave of innovation and economic growth that safeguards our planet and advances sustainability.

Global Energy and Materials

Our Global Energy & Materials (GEM) work helps clients outperform and innovate across Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Engineering, Construction & Building Materials, Electric Power/Natural Gas, Paper, Forest Products & Packaging and Chemicals & Agriculture industries.

Life Sciences

We help our clients outperform and innovate across the life sciences industries. This includes medtech, generics, medical affairs, operations, R&D, and commercial.