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PhD Hires Strategy&


This is what you will do

At Strategy& we are continuously looking for diverse talent with different backgrounds and knowledge. As a PhD graduate you will deep dive into the world of strategy consulting and work on complex issues in different industries. You will use your analytical skills to solve challenging problems and discuss these with key client executives. At Strategy& we will coach you to become a Senior Associate and to drive a work stream within a project. Travel can be a part of the job.


Do you want to accelerate the energy transition, build trust in society, help strengthen our financial institutions, or be at the forefront of more affordable care?  If you want to realize your potential while making a difference for clients, Strategy& is the place for you. 

As a PhD graduate, you have a blend of the following talents and skills

  • A high level of general intelligence and academic achievement;

  • Real thought leadership, business judgment and curiosity, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills (which includes both a quantitative and a qualitative orientation);

  • Personal leadership qualities, including an ability to drive change and accomplish challenging goals through and with others;

  • The ability to work independently and take ownership, while simultaneously being able to forge productive team and client relationships;

  • Strong personal presence, a compelling and professional presentation and communication skills;

Furthermore, we ask for
  • A PhD degree or currently in your final stage of your PhD

  • Fluency in English; Dutch fluency preferred

  • Excellent grades during your studies

  • Proof of extra curricular activities in addition to your studies

  • We highly value diversity in our team so look for people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences


We welcome all applications from (international) PhD candidates.

This is what we offer you

The culture at Strategy& is unique. The best and brightest people, highly experienced and from a variety of backgrounds, come together to solve CEO agenda problems, and deliver essential advantages for our clients. We offer access to a global network of PwC and Strategy&, where you can exchange knowledge, ideas and questions with experienced professionals. We also offer you:

  • Numerous training sessions and courses that contribute to your personal and professional development

  • A competitive salary and extensive secondary benefits, including a well-being budget. This is a personal annual budget of € 1,000 to spend on your health, for example on mindfulness, sport, lifestyle coaching, wellness, and noise-canceling headphones;

  • A fully equipped, ergonomic home office with a second monitor;

  • A monthly internet allowance;

  • A lease car/car allowance, laptop and iPhone; 

  • 32 holiday days per year; 

  • Hybrid working at the client, at home and at the office;

  • The possibility, within standard working hours, of focusing on CSR topics, various networks, diversity, innovation and/or recruitment;

  • Many informal social activities within the office, including drinks get-togethers, a Christmas party, and a skiing weekend. 

Getting started at Strategy&

Are you enthusiastic? Then send us your CV, grade list and a cover letter explaining why you’re applying and why you’re the right person for this position. Click on the red button and apply immediately!

After we’ve received your application: 

  • You’ll immediately receive confirmation in your inbox;

  • We’ll contact you within one week for a short screening call;

  • If we think it’s a good match, we’ll schedule your first round of interviews. Click here for more information about the application process.


If you would like more detailed information about the PhD track at Strategy&, don't hesitate to contact us. Our recruitment team will be happy to help you by phone or email.


Kelly Zoethout
Talent Manager