Presented by Monocle

Unlocking students’ potential with a powerful internship

 ·5 Apr 2024

Are you currently studying towards an Honours or Master’s degree in Finance, Data, Accounting, Engineering or the Sciences?

Do you have a strong academic track record?

Are you interested in working with banks and insurers once you graduate?

If you answered with a resounding ‘yes’ to all three questions, we have a fantastic opportunity for you: Unleash, unlock and uncover your future potential with Monocle Solutions’ upcoming internship programme.

Monocle is an international consulting firm, offering bespoke services to blue-chip banking and insurance clients across the globe.

Each year they offer a select number of students prestigious positions in their internship programme. From the 1st of July until the 12th of July 2024, those fortunate students who successfully gained entry into the programme will once again be hosted by Monocle at their Johannesburg offices, nestled right in the heart of Sandton.

This presents students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic realm of consulting while gaining industry insights and firsthand experience.

As students on the cusp of completing your degrees, you should always be looking to make yourselves more marketable and attractive to prospective employers. Internship programmes fill this gap and can be pivotal springboards to start your careers.

This way, once you are ready to unleash your skills upon the working world when you graduate, you have the requisite skills on your CV to stand out from your peers.

Additionally, by securing internship positions you can build rapport with certain companies and expand your professional network. By making such inroads, you can significantly improve your chances of future employment.

The Monocle Internship Programme can thus be seen as a stepping stone to Monocle’s Analyst Graduate Programme and beyond.

The Monocle Internship Programme is underpinned by several core offerings that have been tailored to provide you with a world-class holistic experience.

The programme allows you to enhance both your soft and technical skills by immersing you in interactive workshops, case studies, and internal projects.

More broadly speaking, Monocle also offers:

  • Unparalleled growth and exposure – As an international consulting firm, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Amsterdam, Monocle is involved in a wide range of projects with global scope. By engaging with clients across the financial services industry, consultants also have the opportunity to hone their skills and develop their areas of expertise.
  • Unlimited training and development – Being people-centric is at the very core of Monocle’s ethos. This is why the company continually invests in the upskilling and training of each employee, catering to their unique needs and areas of intended growth. This includes but is not limited to technical training, industry certification support, and personal development opportunities through mentorship and executive engagement.
  • Unique and vibrant company culture –  Monocle’s culture is renowned. From company-sponsored sport and culture clubs to frequent company dinners and breakfasts, Monocle prioritises creating an environment that fosters and encourages productive and long-lasting interpersonal relationships.
  • Ultra-competitive compensation – Consulting is an industry that attracts the top talent, and retaining that talent is at the centre of Monocle’s growth strategy. As a result, the firm is deeply invested in providing employees with compensation that reflects their value.

Ultimately as Monocle itself asserts, the company “strives to create an environment that nurtures ambition, supports well-being, embraces diversity, upholds integrity, and inspires individuals to make a positive and lasting impact on the world around us.”

If this sounds like somewhere you would love to work, the Monocle Internship Programme could be the perfect way to launch your career and unlock your potential.

So, where to start?

First, you will need to apply, and the great news is that applications have officially opened. Click the link here to read more about the submission process.

Monocle values the time it takes you to apply, and each application will be carefully considered by their dedicated recruitment team. A shortlist will advance to the assessment and interview process.

During this process you will be tested on your cognitive abilities through various assessments, interact with Monocle’s People & Culture team as well as Monocle Executives. Remember to come armed with thoughtful questions and authenticity.

As a student the job market can undoubtably be daunting, yet it shouldn’t feel out of reach. To secure your future and join a dynamic company that is invested in the trajectory of your career, apply now.

Click here for more info about the Monocle Internship

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