Public Sector Junior Associate




Europe & The Middle East




Public sector

Who We Are

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Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Public Sector practice helps governments and agencies in their efforts to maximize public- policy outcomes. Our work with government clients offers unique opportunities to shape the future of public sector reform across the world. We work with some of the most senior and influential people in government all over the world. The global Public Sector Practice was established in September 2009 so it is one of BCG’s newest and fastest growing practices. Although the Public Sector is an industry practice area, our value proposition to public sector clients draws deeply on capabilities right across our functional and industry practices - such as energy, health care, consumer (transport), organisation, corporate development (privatisation), operations and digital business models (Digital Ventures).

What You'll Do

As Public Sector Junior Associate, you will be part of BCG’s dedicated Public Sector consulting team. You will support the team and clients within three main areas: Execute on Public Sector projects, write proposals to win new projects, and develop the Public Sector practice area through market analysis and more. The job is expected to be 15-20 hours per week. A full-time job offer will be extended to Junior Associates, who have succeeded and thrived in the role.

Key responsibilities

  • Support BCG’s Public Sector case teams in project execution

    • Gather data

    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses

    • Participate in client meetings

    • Develop recommendations and write case reports

  • Assist the creation of proposals for our Public Sector clients

    • Gather data from publicly available and internal BCG data sources

    • Conduct analyses and synthesize recommendations on how to approach the topic in question

    • Write BCG reference and team descriptions

  • Develop the Public Sector Practice Area at BCG through insights

    • Keep track of incoming tenders

    • Conduct market analyses, e.g. BCG market share and win share

    • Develop local, regional, and global Public Sector updates

Interested in seeing for yourself what the job is like?

Read about our Public Sector challenges, solutions, and impact stories on (Industries > Public Sector).

According to Mads Wind, our current Junior Associate, the best things about this job is:

  • “You get practical insight into life as a consultant and strategic insight into how the business works
  • “You are directly involved in the case work, working alongside the team and participating in client meetings”

  • “You quickly become part of a big social network” along with the opportunity to participate in e.g. sports and dinner events

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

You typically (but not necessarily):

  • Study on the 3rd year of your Bachelor degree or just started your Master’s degree

  • Study political science, economics, business and politics, or the like

  • Have strong academic records

  • Have experience from a student position in one or more public sector organizations (ministries, regions, municipalities, etc.), or from a public affairs position or similar


We look for individuals with

  • Deep interest in working with and improving Denmark’s public sector across relevant areas, e.g. health, education, employment, integration, finance, defense, etc.

  • A good understanding of the structure and roles of Danish public sector institutions

  • A structured approach to problem-solving and planning of work deliverables

  • A stellar quantitative and qualitative analytical toolbox

  • High level of initiative, drive, and ownership of work

  • Flexibility in working hours during peak times - we will offer flexibility during exam periods

  • Fluent Danish & English skills – both verbally and written

  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools: Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Start date: As early as possible and no later than December 1st, 2021

Interested in applying?

Then please submit the following documents by following the link in the bottom of this page:

  1. Cover Letter

  2. CV

  3. Transcripts (from high school up until current level of education)

Application deadline: October 25, 2021

Please be aware that we will invite eligible candidates on an ongoing basis and hire when we find the right candidate

Interviews will be conducted ongoing.

Date Posted:


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