Associate Consultant


At Korn Ferry, we grasp every opportunity to surprise others and ourselves by going beyond expectations to deliver a bit extra. We call it exceeding potential. To inspire and excite people, teams, even entire organizations. To bring companies’ strategies to life. To unite boardrooms and workforces. To unlock potential, realize ambitions, and change lives. Together, we are smarter. Together we are stronger. Together, we are more than.

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 7,500 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions.

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Rewards and Benefits



Korn Ferry offers graduates with an academic degree the opportunity to develop themselves professionally in our ambitious Young Talents team. We are an international advisory firm and together with management teams we aim to make their strategy specific and concrete. We help our clients develop talent and ensure their people are more effective in their work and are motivated to perform optimally. Our goal: to enable people and organizations to reach and utilize their full potential.

Are you ready for our adventure?

Korn Ferry consistently sets ambitious goals, also for our own people. We help our Associate Consultants utilize their full potential. As such, we are looking for sharp and keen advisors who are engaged, committed and courageous.

As an Associate Consultant you will work closely with consultants during the proposal and delivery phase of projects. You will conduct thorough analyses on industries, organizations, processes and jobs. The work you will vary constantly, one day you will be performing analyses or writing a report in the office, the next you might conduct interviews at the client’s site or facilitate a workshop or meeting together with a colleague. You will be consistently required to quickly form a picture of organizations and the people who work there. In addition, you keep an eye on the environment the organization is in. You should be critical and not afraid to voice your opinion regarding things you encounter. Moreover, you will develop new tools with your team and other consultants to support business analyses. As a result, you will significantly contribute to the improvement of the services we offer our clients.


Korn Ferry offers a highly interesting role with tremendous amounts of responsibility and freedom. At our organization you do not work for us, but with us. We think the fastest way to learn is by doing. You will always be supported by your team and others in your journey. Through internal courses and training on the job we will offer you the chance to rapidly develop yourself, both personally and professionally.


You are someone who:

  • recently completed a university master’s degree with high results;
  • has demonstrated affinity with business and organizations;
  • has strong analytical and conceptual capabilities;
  • has put in effort to develop themselves personally during their studies;
  • has experience with organizing and/or leading initiatives during their studies;
  • is interested in how organizations work (business focus);
  • is fluent in English. Dutch is preferred;
  • is curious, has an entrepreneurial mindset and is eager to learn;
  • is strongly driven by quality;
  • has great social skills and is interpersonally savvy;
  • shows courage and has a sense of humor;
  • has a positive mindset with a ‘can do’ mentality.

Candidates with some work experience (max. 2 years, for example through a previous traineeship) are also encouraged to apply. Depending on the composition of the Young Talents Team at the time of application opportunities for those with prior work experience will be discussed.


Please send us your application to including a motivation letter,  CV and transcripts (high school/VWO, Bachelor and Master). If you have questions about the vacancy or Korn Ferry, please feel free to contact us as well.

A pre-employment screening (incl. verklaring omtrent gedrag) may be part of the recruitment process.