The Apprenticeship Program
About the program
An intensive three-to-five-month experience, the ReD Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity to get to know our company and work for us as a consultant, to see if the job is the right fit for you. It is the recruiting ground for new consultants and a launching pad for a career at ReD or beyond. The program is for recent graduates and others with an interest in consulting. Upon successful completion of the program, you may be offered a full-time position as a consultant.
For more details on what we look for, please see What We Look For
A hands-on experience
As part of the ReD team you will learn to apply social-science theories and methods to help international companies like Samsung, Adidas, Novo Nordisk, and LEGO to overcome their biggest challenges. You will be an integral part of our small, close-knit project teams, working side by side with and in a similar capacity as other consultants at ReD. You will use your discretion and judgment to advise our clients on how to 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 that involve deeply immersing yourself in a phenomenon
- Development of insights, concepts, solutions, and recommendations for our clients, and exercising judgment in research and in making recommendations to clients
- Planning, presenting, and managing key work streams on projects
- Building presentations for ReD clients based on research and analysis (quantitative or qualitative)
Overall, during the apprenticeship you will be given the responsibilities of a full team member so that you can gain a true understanding of the daily life of a consultant. You will have the opportunity to show your motivation, dedication, and ability to make an impact as a consultant.
An opportunity for growth
At ReD, you will get an experienced mentor who will help you define your development goals and support your personal development. You will work closely with a team of colleagues who are committed to help you grow and succeed, and you will receive continuous 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 and research basics that are specifically tailored to new hires to firm-wide training initiatives, and periodic talks by renowned external experts.
We only accept applications for the apprenticeship program during our two recruiting cycles:
- Winter & Summer Apprenticeship: Open for application in the month of October with deadline on the 16th of October, for positions the following year.
- Fall Apprenticeship: Open for application on the15th February with deadline on the 11th of March.
We ask that all applicants submit a resume and cover letter, along with your transcripts from all of the universities you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are accepted, but those selected for an interview may be asked to bring originals.
When we are open for applications, everything should be submitted through our online application form in PDF file format.
During each cycle we hire two to three apprentices for each of our offices. We receive more than five hundred applications in each round and are only able to conduct a limited number of in-person interviews. If you have been selected for an in-person interview, you should expect to hear from us within four to six weeks after the submission close date.
The apprenticeship program is a full-time commitment that lasts three to five months. The exact duration of the program is flexible, and in some cases, is determined by making sure you receive the opportunity to experience a typical ReD project. In most cases, apprentices tend to start in the winter (January/February), summer (June), and fall (September). As with all our consultants, you will be expected to be flexible with regard to travel.
It is our hope that all participants in the apprenticeship program will subsequently be qualified and motivated to join us as full-time consultants. Apprentices receive a salary for the duration of the program. Those who subsequently stay on as consultants may qualify for a sign-on bonus.
At this point in time, our New York office is unfortunately unable to sponsor visa applications. We can therefore only accept your application if you are a U.S. citizen or already have a valid U.S. work visa or green card. Our Copenhagen office welcomes all participants regardless of visa status.