Joining zeb after a bachelor´s degree
Getting started as an Analyst
Would you like to try your hand at practical work after your Bachelor’s degree? Then we have just the right offer for you! With our Bachelor Welcome Program, you will gain one year of valuable professional experience in consulting before continuing with your Master’s degree. After graduation, a promotion to Consultant is waiting for you. Sounds exciting? It is.
What we offer
In the Bachelor Welcome Program, you can enter the professional world as an Analyst directly after completing your Bachelor’s degree. Gain one year of initial professional and project experience in consulting—from conceptual design to implementation.
Afterwards you will be granted a leave of absence for up to two years to complete your Master’s degree full-time or integrated into your career. You are completely free to choose your subject and university location—although there should be some link to zeb topics.
During your course of studies, you can benefit from our comprehensive range of seminars, personal mentoring and financial support. You will also have the option to continue working for us on a part-time basis or during semester breaks.
After successfully completing your Master’s degree, you re-join zeb and are promoted to Consultant.
In return for your commitment we offer you a competitive salary and 28 days of annual leave in Germany. In addition, your Master’s degree is financially supported and you can continue to work with us on an hourly basis. At our other European locations the conditions may differ.
Of course, life as an Analyst should not be all work and no play. Take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with other analysts, master students and colleagues. Participate in events, experience our corporate culture during the Christmas party and the company-wide networking days at zeb.Uni, or use our inviting office spaces for a beer after work or a foosball match! Find out what other benefits you can expect as an Analyst.
What we expect
We are looking for people with excellent academic achievements, the courage to take on responsibility, who enjoy trying out new things and who inspire others through their actions. Have you already gained practical experience outside of your studies? So much the better.
- You are team-oriented, communicative and responsible.
- You enjoy questioning the status quo as a team.
- Successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree.
- First experience in consulting, in the financial sector or with a tech company through internships or vocational training.
- You are fluent in English, ideally German and the respective national language.
Typical daily routine of an Analyst
In consulting, no day is like the other. If you want to get a first impression of your tasks and daily routines on a typical Office Friday as an Analyst, click through our photo gallery.
Traveling to the office
8.30 a.m.: This Friday, Marvin has decided to go in to the office. He wants to follow up on some things he didn’t quite finish during the project he returned from the night before. He also needs to talk to a few colleagues today. Because this works much better in person, Marvin knew that he didn’t want to work from home today.
8.45 a.m.: Once Marvin has arrived in the office, he looks for a comfortable workplace, fetches a coffee and looks in his calendar. He makes a few notes about important topics. Good preparation is everything.
9.15 a.m.: Marvin’s first appointment today is a video conference with his project team. Using Skype, the whole team—which is currently spread across various zeb offices and home office locations—can get together virtually. Progress on the project is discussed and to-dos for the following week are determined.
Preparing a presentation
10.45 a.m.: Marvin has until noon to do work on a typical Consultant’s task—a PowerPoint presentation that needs to be finished. The storyline is already in place, but some analyses still have to be carried out. Marvin uses specific reports and analyzes the data with an Excel tool. He adds the results to his presentation. Luckily for him, PowerPoint provides Marvin with numerous tools that make it easier to present the results.
12.30 a.m.: Marvin decides to go to lunch with some colleagues. The small café right next to the office sells freshly brewed coffee and light snacks.
Phone call with the client
1.15 p.m.: After the lunch break, one of the client’s staff members calls Marvin. An item on the current status report for the project needs to be clarified.
Practice Group- Call
1.30 p.m.: The practice group that Marvin is assigned to is having one of its regular phone calls this afternoon. PG calls are usually on Fridays, as Consultants are no longer at the client’s premises at that point. Thematically, it is about news including current figures, PG-specific acquisition approaches as well as internal topic work and cooperation between practice groups.
Running a workshop
2.30 p.m.: To support zeb’s employer branding, Marvin joined his office’s graduate recruiting team. The team maintains contact with student groups and university chairs and organizes a wide range of events. This afternoon Marvin is running a workshop about agile methods and following a SCRUM approach together with an intern and another consultant.
5.30 p.m.: It’s now the end of the working day for Marvin and he can ride his bike into a well-deserved weekend.
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