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Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Consultants at McKinsey play an active role in many aspects of client engagements, including fact gathering, analysis, client communications, making recommendations, and implementation. Undergraduates typically join us as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams.

Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending graduate school or gaining further work experience, others stay on and move directly into a post-graduate school role. In the Business Analyst or Fellow role you will collaborate with senior consultants, client managers, and executives on every part of the consulting process, from brainstorming ideas to working side-by-side with clients to implement team recommendations.

You can join McKinsey with or without an alignment to a specific type of work. Generalists are not aligned to any specific function or industry and typically work on a variety of projects. Practice consultants join a functional group (such as digital, marketing and sales, operations, etc.) and dedicate most of their work to this focus.

In a tech role at McKinsey, including Software Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists, you’ll be part of an agile, close-knit team dedicated to helping you and your team perform at your best.  Working with McKinsey’s clients -- some of the world’s most innovative and influential organizations -- you’ll develop our analytics, data, and management products, collaborating with consultants to apply them in our client work.

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Heads up on 2023 Recruiting!

August 01 – January 19

Our applications for our 2023 recruiting season will open on 1 September, 2022!

Please note that the application deadline for our full-time consulting roles is 16 October, 2022. Summer Business Analyst Intern candidates are welcome to apply by 19 January, 2023. All applications will be reviewed after each deadline, and if selected your interviews will follow after the role’s respective deadline.

Applications for McKinsey Dublin office will open 1 August, 2022! Full-time applications for Dublin will close on 5 October, 2022 and summer intern applications will close 19 January, 2023.

As part of the application process, all undergraduate candidates will be required to take a test depending on the role for which they apply. Our tests focus on job-related knowledge or abilities, such as problem-solving or coding skills.

To test intrinsic problem-solving skills, we use our McKinsey Problem Solving Game, which is a gamified assessment. No preparation is required or expected for this game. We have both a video which can also be useful preparation and Game FAQ guide. If you have already completed Solve within one calendar year, you will not be asked to complete the game again.

Please see our available roles below:

  • Business Analyst (BA) – open to final year masters and undergraduate students or recent graduates with less than two years of work experience, please apply by the application deadline on 16 October, 2022. If you are applying to the Dublin office, please apply by 5 October, 2022.
  • Junior Associate (JA) – open to final year PhD and Medical students and please apply by the application deadline on 16 October, 2022. If you are applying to the Dublin office, please apply by 5 October, 2022.
  • Summer Business Analyst (SBA) – open to undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study. Please apply before 19 January, 2023 for both London and Dublin.

If you’re interested in other roles with McKinsey, please check out the opportunities available here.

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Opportunities for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (such as digital, marketing and sales, and operations); and tech roles, including software engineers, data scientists, among other positions.

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