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Emerging Talent team - starter position

Posted 18 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Good)
Dutch (Fluent)

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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 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

· Organizational Strategy

· Assessment and Succession

· Talent Acquisition

· Leadership Development

· Total Rewards

About KF Consulting

Korn Ferry’s organizational consulting services target the most critical challenges facing global businesses today: attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining talent, as well as creating the right structures to support that talent.

Our deep expertise spans the talent function from end-to-end. We help businesses develop comprehensive, effective strategies that improve their organizational structures, create attractive rewards and benefits packages, build thoughtful assessment and succession programs, and develop current talent and future leaders. In sum, we help unleash the power of people to close the Potential Gap: the difference between where you are now and where you need to be to achieve sustainable growth.

Korn Ferry offers graduates the opportunity to develop themselves professionally. 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.

The Role

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 be part of the Emerging Talents team in Amsterdam and 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 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.

Education, experience, and other qualifications:

· Recently completed a university master’s degree with high results;

· Fluent/Native Dutch and English

· 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 curious, has an entrepreneurial mindset and is eager to learn;

· is strongly driven by quality;

· has great social skills and is inter-personally 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 Emerging Talents Team at the time of application opportunities for those with prior work experience will be discussed.

The Korn Ferry difference

At Korn Ferry, talent matters. We believe that when people are engaged in the right roles, developed, and rewarded, the firm flourishes. Ideas come to life and our business grows. The leaders who will shape tomorrow emerge. We know that the only pathway to greatness is through people.

We place a high value on progressing, developing, and nurturing our colleagues from the first day they arrive and throughout the entirety of their career – regardless of their role, line of business or region. We want Korn Ferry to continue to be a premier career destination – a place where each day colleagues are energized, developed, empowered and able to pursue their passions.

Development is however a partnership and because we attract top talent, we are a culture of self-starters who don’t wait for things to happen to them but instead take the initiative to learn and grow. Being insatiably curious and striving to be better today than yesterday are hallmarks of our most successful colleagues.

We expect a lot from our people, but we also believe in giving a lot back. We’re passionate about creating an environment where talent thrives, where excellence is always recognized and rewarded, and where every contribution matters. You’ll be empowered to share your ideas and to follow them through. And because we’re all about taking talent further, you can look forward to exceptional training and development opportunities.

Talent Development

We want to provide you with the opportunities that you need to develop your potential and realize your ambitions. That’s why we’ll make sure you enjoy continuous learning – from your colleagues, from on-the-job experience and from more formal programs. Through the Korn Ferry Institute, you’ll also have access to many highly valuable resources, including the industry’s top intellectual property around talent development.


As a global business, our benefits packages can vary from country to country, but we always strive to provide our employees with a variety of high-quality options. We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive total rewards package includes access to a wide range of benefits, including health, dental, vision and life. We provide performance-related cash bonuses, too.

Beyond the Netherlands

We are a global firm with extensive international networks. Along with access to deep expertise across the globe, our structure provides international opportunities to advance your career and develop new skills and experiences.

Diversity Matters

A commitment to diversity is a commitment to harnessing untapped talents and igniting the human potential. We believe that the strength and value our team brings to clients and KF is a result of our collectively diverse workforce, with diversity of background, experience, and perspective.

We are committed to be an inclusive employer and value our people based on their ability to contribute to Korn Ferry’s goals, irrespective of other attributes. We are happy to consider flexible and agile ways of working to help you achieve a balanced lifestyle. As part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so that you understand from them what our culture is like. We also welcome candidates who are returning to work after an extended career break who have previous relevant experience.

Do you care about the bigger picture?

For us, this isn’t just business. We care about what we do and how we do it. That’s why we sponsor initiatives that improve the way we work, live and give back to our communities. And we do all we can to protect the environment for future generations.

To help us do this, we established the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation, which aims to create and support programs that help people exceed their potential. Through the Foundation, we are working to:

· Provide direct relief to those affected by a natural disaster

· Fund scholarships and programs to improve social mobility

· Make grants to charitable organizations working to enhance our communities

Grant recipients include American Red Cross, Black Girls Code, Communities in Schools, Fundación Forge, LEADership Education and Development, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Out & Equal

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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.
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Management Consulting
Active in 50 countries
11,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 42 years