APPLICATION TIPS

Before you apply, take some time to learn about OC&C: visit the website, read some of our publications and attend a recruitment session. Think about our business proposition and what we do.

Build a strong application consisting of a well written CV and cover letter. Candidates should set out their academic results, highlighting outstanding achievements, as well as relevant work experience and extra curricula activities. Above all, aim for clarity and make it easy for us to distinguish you from other applicants.

The Role For You

There are several main entry levels to a career at OC&C.

Graduates

The best Bachelor and Master’s graduates from leading universities and colleges generally join us as Associate Consultants.

PhD

Graduate students usually join as Associate Consultants. Our genuine meritocracy combined with the benefits of your PhD will enable you to progress more quickly: most of our PhDs reach promotion ahead of their peer group.

MBA

Top MBAs from top schools as a rule join at Consultant level. You will take responsibility for a significant portion of the project as well as being given sufficient support to make a successful transition into consultancy.

Experienced hires

Recruits with appropriate high performing track records from the world of business join us at Associate Consultant, Consultant or Manager level, or, given consulting experience, as Associate Partners or even full Partners.

What We Look For

At OC&C we look for academic brilliance and a proven track record, so strong grades from a top institution are essential. We are not fussy about what you have studied, our consultants join from a variety of disciplines. Rather, we want you to demonstrate an intellectual liveliness, a desire to talk about new ideas and the capability to bounce them back and forth. Furthermore, we look for a natural curiosity: our consultants are intrigued by new ideas and actively seek innovative solutions to complex problems.

Areas of Focus:

  1. Consulting is a team exercise. No single person can solve the multifaceted problems that we come across on a daily basis. So our consultants have to be team players, able to get the best out of the people around them as well as themselves.
  2. Problem solving and an analytical mind are essential. From day one you’ll be dealing with problems that need to be broken down into their component parts and analysed strategically from the bottom up.
  3. Communicating ideas clearly and concisely is a core consulting skill. Whether you are a new Associate Consultant contributing during a team meeting or an experienced Manager discussing with clients, you need to be able to explain yourself with clarity.
  4. Creativity and innovation are highly valued at OC&C, particularly as your career progresses. Being able to remove yourself from the parameters of the question and tackle the problem from a unique perspective distinguishes you from other consultants and thereby OC&C solutions from our competitors’.
Case studies
We use case studies to assess your problem-solving and structuring skills. We do not expect candidates to actually solve the cases in interviews. The interview is more about gauging how candidates approach problems, and the thought processes they use to devise steps to solve it.

Many people have never encountered a case interview before, but they all follow a general pattern. The cases can be on any topic, from the size of the diaper market in the Netherlands to how many tennis balls would fit in Wembley Stadium to a business strategy topic, involving company financial data and graphs. But they will all have the same fundamental aims - to test your ability to think logically and analytically under pressure, your commercial awareness and your ability to focus on, and prioritise, the key issues.

FAQ

FAQ

How can I apply?

Please send us your application trough email: recruitment@occstrategy.pl. Application should include CV, cover letter and academic results.

Do you offer work experience?

We offer an internship scheme for students who are in the penultimate year of their first degree.


How do I know if my application was submitted successfully? When should I expect to hear a response?

All applications must be submitted via our website. You can expect to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your application.

What criteria do you use to judge CVs and in considering applications?

We look for exceptional graduates from any discipline.
In addition to very strong academics, we look for broad and intense extra-curricular activities that demonstrate commitment and initiative together with strong teamwork and communication skills.
Successful candidates must have a perfect command of English. Fluency in a second European language is an advantage but not essential. We also look favourably on previous relevant work experience and the quality of your CV / covering letter.

What can I expect from the interview process?

Milk round applicants who have been successful in the CV screening stage will be invited to complete a numerical test. Successful applicants will then be invited to first round interviews, which will include two case study based interviews. Applicants invited to second round interviews can expect two more case study based interviews.

I wasn’t successful in my application, when can I reapply?

Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications made within two years of previous applications.
 

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