You are welcome to apply directly and easily via our job portal or by email. You can join our Consulting team all year round at the start of any month.
For your application, we need the following documents from you:
If you are submitting overseas certificates, please enclose a translation, which you have obtained yourself in English. You can address your application to the contact person stated in the job description. It will take about 5 minutes to fill in the application form. You will receive confirmation by email that your application has been received.
Have you gathered everything together? Perfect – then send it to us.
After your application has arrived, we will look through it and check it is complete. If any information or documents are missing, we will contact you immediately. As soon as we have received all your documents, you can generally expect to receive feedback on your application within one to two weeks.
If we liked your written application, we would then like to meet you in person. We do not have a standardised assessment centre. We have always found it best to meet our applicants in person. For each position, we clarify any initial issues in advance in a telephone interview and afterwards invite you to a meeting in person at our offices:
Within a week, you will receive feedback from us. Ideally, we will establish that you are a good fit for us. We hope you will see things the same way and we will make you an attractive contractual offer. All that is needed now is your signature. We will then welcome you to our onboarding programme.
When you join Consulting, you will take part in various induction sessions and training programmes on different topics alongside your first project.
As a new starter you will immediately be assigned to a client project in parallel to your onboarding. This is because we know that with your strong analytical, mathematical and technical skills you will already offer the project team – and hence the client – real added value in your first project. After a while, the range of your tasks in projects will grow – from compiling technical concepts for specific issues or presenting results to the client’s decision makers through to planning and leading projects. This is why young professionals are integrated into a team in which employees with various levels of experience can complement each other. In this way, you will learn our successful procedures and methodologies on-the-job.
After only a few projects, you will no longer be a novice and will take on increasing amounts of responsibility. During the first two to three years at d-fine, an experienced colleague will be by your side to act as a mentor.
We are looking for you as a Physics, Mathematics, IT, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Economics graduate or student with the relevant quantitative, analytical or technological specialisations. You will have very good academic grades, will speak fluent English and have a great affinity for mathematics and/or technology. Besides having strong analytical skills and a results-based approach, we also place a strong emphasis on your social skills. In addition, you are extremely perceptive, have excellent communication skills, are a team player, show a talent for consultancy and are enthusiastic. Flexibility, the ability to familiarise yourself quickly with new environments and issues, an enthusiasm for changing projects and a willingness to perpetually develop and tackle new areas round off your profile.
Applications to join directly can be made at any time. There is no application period. To comply with your wishes as far as possible and to tailor the process to you, we recommend that you submit your application about 3 to 6 months before the date of your preferred entry date. However, we can generally also process shorter term applications to join directly.
Have you already gained some (initial) professional experience and are now interested in starting in corporate consultancy or are changing from another consultancy firm to d-fine? Then we should meet.
Yes, we will be happy to reimburse your travel costs for this. You will receive information about the framework conditions with your interview invitation.
Essentially, you will be allocated to a project as soon as possible after the onboarding. Specific project induction generally means that to begin with you work with an experienced colleague who will allocate and explain specific tasks to you. With increasing experience, you will work more and more independently until you yourself might take over the role of introducing new colleagues to projects.
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Working hours essentially follow the demands of the project/work, but we do not have a culture that encourages or demands extremely long working hours. On average, people work slightly more than 40 hours/week. Weekend work only happens in exceptional cases, for example, as part of a trading or risk management system going live at the weekend. As a rule, any hours you have to work at the weekend are replaced.
We have such a diverse range of projects that there is no such thing as a typical project. The spectrum ranges from small projects e.g. short reviews lasting between one and three weeks with two or three employees through to large projects lasting as long as several months with fifty or more employees. But usually, you are assigned to a (part) project along with other colleagues. In particular, as someone who has just joined, you will always have an experienced colleague by your side. With projects that last a long time, there are usually changes in the project team during the duration of the project.
We do not have a fixed ‘office day’ and usually work at the client’s premises five days a week since an office day would conflict with the notion of our flexible location policy. Nevertheless, you will come into contact with many colleagues even without an ‘office day’. When you start, you will, for example, meet many colleagues from the Front Office and Corporate Services divisions through the onboarding days. Frequently changing project teams and our regular conventions continue to offer you an opportunity to maintain existing contacts and make new ones. Our internal training programmes and external professional development options also repeatedly provide opportunities throughout your entire career to meet people you already know and get to know new colleagues. At large project locations, colleagues also often organise sports activities and cinema trips, etc. during the week so they can round off the day together. Naturally, people take part in these privately organised meet-ups voluntarily.
If this occurs, then you either do preparatory work for other projects from the office or you use the time for professional development. Of course, this does not change your basic monthly salary.
We do not have a move ‘up or out’ policy as we essentially try to keep our employees for the long term and create a pleasant and motivating work environment.
No, at the start people usually follow a general induction ‘mainline’ (you are allocated according to location). People can retain a general focus at d-fine for their entire career.
This naturally depends on the specific project. Many projects do however involve some form of IT, so one should be prepared to be assigned IT tasks, such as programming tasks, data base enquiries or system parametrisation. d-fine’s especial strength lies in its combination of specialist know-how and implementation expertise.
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