Careers in Finland

How to apply

Careers in Finland

How to apply

In the interview process, you’ll learn more about our work and culture—and we’ll get to learn more about you and your experiences.

The first step to a career at McKinsey Finland is to prepare your application. We welcome applications all year round. Simply fill in our online application form and attach your CV, cover letter, university grade transcripts, as well as matriculation exam results. Finnish language skills are not required in the Helsinki office, but you will need an excellent command of English.

The interview process

After reviewing your application, we’ll let you know within two weeks whether we would like to invite you for interviews.

An interview is an opportunity to find out whether McKinsey is the right choice for you. You will get an understanding of what consultants do and the kinds of issues we work on.

In the first round of interviews, you will have either two or three one-hour interviews with McKinsey consultants, depending on the position you are applying to. Our consultants will answer your questions, share their perspectives, and discover skills that will enable you to thrive at McKinsey and your ability to solve problems, based on case studies. We believe the best way to assess your problem-solving skills is to discuss a real client scenario with you. This helps us understand how you structure tough, ambiguous business challenges, identify important issues, deal with all the implications of facts and data, formulate conclusions and recommendations, and articulate your thoughts in a fast-moving discussion. Our sample interview cases will help you get familiar with the format and test your problem-solving skills.

After the first round of interviews you will receive feedback and in the case of a successful outcome, we will schedule the second round of interviews.

We believe the best way to assess your problem-solving skills is to discuss a real client scenario with you. This helps us understand how you structure tough, ambiguous business challenges, identify important issues, deal with all the implications of facts and data, formulate conclusions and recommendations, and articulate your thoughts in a fast-moving discussion. Our sample interview cases will help you get familiar with the format and test your problem-solving skills.

After the first round of interviews you will receive feedback and in the case of a successful outcome, we will schedule the second round of interviews.

How to prepare

We have created a comprehensive set of materials to support your interview preparation. You will find detailed information under “Interviewing,” including a video and tips for interviews. 

Please note that in our Helsinki office, we do not use the McKinsey Problem Solving Test.
 

Roles at McKinsey

Current students and recent graduates

Fellow Intern

Our internship programs are intended for students at undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels with at least 80 credits. Students joining us as interns will spend 2–3 months working as integral members of client-service teams and getting the same experience as a new full-time consultant.

Digital Intern

Similarly, to our Fellow Internship program our Digital Internship is intended for students at undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels with at least 80 credits. Joining Digital McKinsey will give you priority in selecting and working on digital projects while still offering you exposure to the full generalist experience.

Junior Associate

Junior associates join our office to work in teams and directly with our clients around the world. You can apply for the junior associate position when you have graduated with a master’s degree or you are close to graduating.

Experienced professionals

Generalist

Experienced professionals—those of you currently working or with multiple years of work experience post-graduation—join us to take their skills to a higher level, use them in a new way, or apply them more broadly. Experienced professionals join our organization as client-facing consultants, typically at the associate level or higher, depending on experience.

Associate - Digital McKinsey

Digital McKinsey our home for colleagues who have a particular passion for technology. Colleagues in Digital McKinsey work on projects across all industries and functions—and are fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. You don’t need technical expertise or experience to join. We’re much more interested in potential: talented people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, united by a passion for technology.

Consultant - Operations

The Operations Practice is seeking to hire exceptionally qualified candidates with professional experience in an area of operations. Our Operations Practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges. 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.

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