The ReD Apprentice Program
The introductory program for new and prospective consultants
About the program
An intensive, three-to-five-month experience, the ReD Apprentice Program is an opportunity to get to know us and our work, and a rich learning experience for anyone at the beginning of his or her career. In addition, it is the recruitment ground for new entry-level consultants and thus a launching pad for a career at ReD or beyond. The program includes tracks for both recent graduates and others seeking an entry-level position, as well as students who are still in school and looking for an internship-like experience. In both cases, our goal is to ensure that once you have completed the ReD Apprentice Program, you are ready and motivated to make an impact as a consultant.
What we offer
A hands-on experience
As part of the ReD Apprentice Program you will learn to apply social science theories and methods to help international companies like Samsung, Adidas, Novo Nordisk or LEGO overcome their biggest challenges. You will be an integral part of our small close-knit project teams, advising our clients on how to best serve their customers and grow their business, and you may well be asked to travel to other parts of the world for fieldwork and meetings.
Your work will typically include:
- Qualitative and quantitative research, primarily ethnographic fieldwork and expert interviews
- Development of insights, concepts, solutions and recommendations for our clients
An opportunity for growth
The ReD Apprentice Program is designed to provide you with essential skills needed to succeed at ReD and the business world in general. At ReD, you will get an experienced mentor who will help you define your development goals and support your personal development throughout the program. You will work closely with a team of colleagues who are committed to help you grow and succeed, and a rigorous review process will ensure that you get detailed, constructive feedback on all assignments, so you can track your progress. In addition, you will receive extensive training through participation in a range of internal training programs – from modules on consulting or research basics specifically tailored to Apprentices, to firm-wide training initiatives, and periodic talks by renowned external experts.
A fun and intellectually stimulating environment
The ReD Apprentice Program may expose you to new cultures, people and practices as part of field work in distant lands. And it will definitely expose you to an interesting and eclectic group of colleagues with whom you get to work closely on projects, share lunch every day (which is free and delicious) and have drinks during our Friday Bars. With frequent dinners, parties, talks or events, ReD is a vibrant institution that values not only sustained hard work, but also time for reflection, inspiration, fun and relaxation because we know that, to help solve the most intractable problems, you need a mind that is well rested and well fed.
What we look for
We seek exceptional students and recent graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds, but with a demonstrable strength in social sciences such as Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology and Political Science. You will have an analytically sharp and empathic mind and a professional work ethic that inspires and motivates people around you. You will be intellectually curious, have great communication skills and be fluent in both written and oral English. In evaluating applications we specifically look for:
- An outstanding academic record
- Relevant experiences that highlight your skills as a leader, thinker, innovator etc.
- International experience and language skills
- Previous experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
We are now accepting applications for apprentices who can start in the first half of 2015 (January through August) in New York, and apprentices who can start in August 2015 for our Copenhagen office. Applications are due by November 1st end of day EST
The Apprentice Program is a full time commitment that lasts three to five months. The exact dates and duration of the program are flexible, and determined in consultation with the applicant, but new Apprentices tend to join either in the Spring (starting in January or February), Summer (starting in May or June) or Fall (starting in September). You will take part of the daily project work at ReD Associates and are expected to be flexible with regard to travel.
Compensation and Full-time Employment
It is our hope that all participants in the Apprentice Program will subsequently be qualified and motivated to join us full-time as consultants. While participants are of course compensated for the duration of the program, those who are subsequently offered positions as consultants may qualify for an additional signing bonus.
Note that the office in which you do your apprenticeship will be the office you are considered for full-time employment. For apprentices who are offered a full-time consultant position, we expect a two-year commitment to the office in which you are hired before office transfers are considered.
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