Associate (Munich)

CIL Management Consultants

Location Munich
Salary Competitive
  • Closing: 9:00am, 2nd Oct 2023 BST

Job Description

About CIL:

CIL is an international management consultancy that helps clients to grow their businesses, build value and invest wisely across a wide range of sectors. Our engagements are typically short (4-6 weeks) and involve an M&A element, primarily to advise private equity firms who are looking to invest in high growth businesses. We also provide strategy consulting to a variety of companies, from global blue chips to some of the most successful small businesses.

Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively, and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no cliques, and minimal travel – we think ‘a culture’ is something other firms have to invent. Ours is the product of the individuals we employ.

We set up our Munich office in summer 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to intern alongside the founding team for at least 4 months, and get a real insight into the early stages of a strategy consulting scale-up, with the potential to join permanently.

The role:

The Associate role is a highly demanding job – we will expect a lot from you, but you will receive first class training and will gain valuable experience with which to build a successful career. CIL Associates are an integral part of our project teams, and over the course of their internship will be expected to:

  • Grasp new business models quickly, typically working on a different project every 4-6 weeks.

  • Take responsibility for testing commercial hypotheses through collecting and interrogating primary and secondary research.

  • Carry out rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis of industry and internal company datasets.

  • Play a key role in debating and refining hypotheses with the project manager and project leader, drafting clear & concise output for inclusion in the final report once agreed.

  • Get in front of clients and help present our findings – we firmly believe that early client exposure is a great way to learn & develop.


We are committed to being the best consultancy to work for in our field. As well as the benefits below, we pride ourselves on being flexible to the needs and personal circumstances of every single employee. The main benefits we offer include:

  • A high-quality training programme delivered within a hugely supportive learning environment.

  • Competitive remuneration.

  • Flexible working options, with little travel and the potential to work from home.

  • Initiatives to limit working long hours and time given back in lieu of this.

  • Regular company events & socials, as well as post-project team meals.

  • An incredible company culture, with encouragement to pursue activities & interests outside of work.

What CIL people are like:

We have a team of ~200 highly qualified, highly skilled people across our five offices. Successful CIL people share some key attributes:

  • Strong academic background (we are degree agnostic) from a top university.

  • Intellectual horsepower and curiosity for solving business problems.

  • Motivation and ambition, able to stand on their own two feet.

  • Strong team working and people skills.

  • Outstanding numeracy, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Humility and quiet self-confidence – we are not an ‘alpha’ environment.

  • A keen sense of humour and broad shoulders.

Qualification criteria:

We have strict qualification criteria. These are:

  • At the time of starting their internship, the successful candidate must have the right to work in Germany.

  • Excellent numeracy and business proficient written and spoken English and German.

  • Other language skills are an advantage, with many of our assignments featuring an international element.

  • Relevant internship experience desirable.

  • We welcome applications from either Bachelor or Master programmes.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. CIL commits to creating and maintaining a culture where every employee feels included and respected; to countering discrimination through our recruitment and training processes and our interaction with other stakeholders; and to celebrating the diverse contributions of all our employees and stakeholders.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023