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Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for.

You will be considered as a UK Advanced Professional Degree Student if you are currently pursuing a PhD, a Post-Doc or if you hold a Marshall, Rhodes, or Gates Scholarship. If you have already graduated and have worked for more than half a year after finishing your PhD, you will be considered as an experienced hire.

Please note that in UK Master students as well as MDs are not considered APD applicants and will be considered for business analyst positions.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Read our APD Tips here or contact us by email at

Recruiting team

Class of '11

Amy Challen

Recruiting lead

Holly Thompson


Campus Calendar

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May 01 2019
Dec 31 2019

Virtual Academy

May 01 – December 31

Are you a Masters or PhD student in Europe and want to further develop your problem-solving and analytical skills? Would you like to do this from the comfort of your own home?

Our Virtual Academy combines modules from one of our most recognisable capability building programmes, McKinsey Academy, with Harvard ManageMentor online courses as well as various virtual skills workshops and a team challenge.

Jun 13 2019
Jun 20 2019

McKinsey London Summer Workshops - 13 & 20 June

June 13 – June 20

McKinsey London: Get to know us and problem-solve with our Consultants

13 & 20 June 2019

Are you interested in a what a career in consulting entails? Could you get excited about a career that allows you to solve some of the most complex problems that the world’s businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and non-profits face?

If so, then a career with McKinsey could be for you!

McKinsey is hosting an interactive case study workshop in our offices to introduce students that are interested in our Business Analyst and Internship program to the work we do in McKinsey.

Designed and delivered by McKinsey consultants, this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn problem-solving skills that will help you in your academic work, as well as other job applications
  • Be guided through the interview process
  • Network with McKinsey consultants over drinks, and have all your questions about McKinsey in general answered

We hire people from all backgrounds, so if you are motivated for success in your career then we would like to meet you!

This workshop is open to current PhD, Master and Bachelor students graduating up until 2021. Please be aware that you are not eligible for this particular workshop if you are currently studying at a university which we visit in the Autumn. If you are unsure whether we visit your university, please feel free to contact us at

Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask that you submit your CV by Monday 3 June.

You will hear back 3 days before the event.

Please note, we are advertising two separate identical events. If selected we will allocate you to one of the days listed.

Sep 13 2019
Sep 15 2019


September 13 – September 15
Do you enjoy finding creative solutions to problems? Are you a professional with fewer than ten years of work experience, a late stage PhD or Master’s student, or a postdoctoral? Start your expedition and discover the diversity of McKinsey. At Expedition you will have the chance to tailor your personal agenda by choosing workshops that interest you. You will also strengthen your personal capabilities and become more self-aware at our leadership trainings. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, areas of expertise and fields of study. To learn more, visit:

I am so glad I kept an open mind about what I could do with my Economics PhD degree and that I chose a career at McKinsey.

Elizabeth Foote

Class of '11

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule. Please note that the London office does not offer internships to APD students.

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