Looking for a career in financial consulting?
Our growing Financial Services Strategy is looking for junior consultants to join the team as analysts. This is a great opportunity for candidates with a background in economics, finance or allied discipline to join a dynamic team in economics consulting and to get exposure across the financial sector and the continent.
Welcome to the 2018 graduates
Twelve analysts officially joined us February 2018 and have settled into the following practices: Applied Behavioural Economics, Competition and Regulatory Economics, Evaluation for Development, Financial Services Strategy, and Infrastructure and PPP and Advisory. They bring a vast amount of knowledge holding different qualifications from Wits, UCT, UP, University of California, Strathclyde, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the University of Oxford.
Welcome to Genesis. We wish you well during your time at the firm.
Grad recruitment for 2019 has started
Graduate recruitment starts in March this year with applications closing at the end of April 2018.
We recruit Master's graduates from the major South African universities to join as analysts. On occasion, Honours students may also be recruited into the firm. External junior hires with up to one year's working experience may also be recruited in the firm - all as analysts.
How do I apply for employment next year?
Please apply online using the link below. Your application must consist of:
- A motivational letter stating your practice areas of interest
- An updated copy of your comprehensive CV
- Certified copies of your academic transcripts for every year of study (please note that all transcripts should be in one document)
- A certified copy of your South African Identity Document or passport for international applicants
- An assignment or writing sample from the current or a previous year of study.
What is the process?
Applications are received and screened against required skills, competencies and experience.
- Applications open 12 March - 30 April
- Shortlisted candidates will be notified in the week of 7 - 11 May
- All longlisted candidates will be asked to complete an online case study assessment. This will take place on 14 May so please do ensure that you would be able to complete the assessment on that day
- Shortlisted candidates will be notified of HR interviews from 17 - 22 May
- All shortlisted candidates will be required to do an online video interview in the week of 18 - 22 June
- The further shortlisted candidates will undergo a panel interview at Genesis's office between 9 - 13 July
- Offers will be made to successful candidates in the week of 23 - 27 July
Genesis Analytics is an equal-opportunity employer. Preference is given to candidates from designated groups (i.e. South African Indian, Coloured and African candidates), as defined in the Employment Equity Act (No. 55 of 1998).
Please note that emailed applications will not be considered.
Applications close 30 April
The Genesis Deal
Passionate, talented teams
Professional, challenging and supportive environment
Intellectually interesting work on projects
We try to do work that unlocks value
Build skills, such as empirics, logic, creativity in problem-solving, teamwork and effective communication, through analytical tasks on projects
Exposure to important and topical issues, key meetings and decision-makers
The problems you will apply your skill and enthusiasm to are real-world challenges, usually at a senior level of decision-maker, whether in business or government, and occasionally of a high public profile
High standards of professionalism, ethics and excellence
Be committed, work hard and be prepared for every meeting, speak up and contribute intellectually; and have faith in your ability to add value
Help guard our professionalism, values and Code of Ethics
Be respectful and helpful to every client
Confidential work needs to be treated with utmost discretion
You will not charge dishonestly for your work and will complete a time sheet of how your day is spent, honestly
You will try your hardest on every project and deliver the best work you can in every instance – always looking for the ‘plus ultra’ (going further beyond)
Your work should always add value to the project and you should apply your own level of scrutiny to ensure accuracy and reliability
Communicate your interest and passions, so this can be taken into account
What you put in is what you get out
Passionate, talended teams
Genesis is a team experience. Learning how to be effective in a team is a critical part of your self-development
At Genesis you will be surrounded by energised and talented individuals who are passionate about what they are doing
You will work for managers who believe in and practise our values
You will work in teams of two to six people, each assembled for a specific project. Outside specialists and/or client staff will often be part of your team. A project leader will assign you specific responsibilities in the team. The blend of discipline and informality in teams is key to the G: experience
Working constructively in teams is a part of your life at Genesis – ‘make the team succeed first’
Intellectual debates are part of the process, to ensure the most robust ideas are put forward, so challenge and be challenged
You are expected to learn to deal with conflict and disagreement directly and constructively
In line with our values, you are expected to contribute to the development of other people. The more you build those around you, the more highly you are valued
You should credit others for their efforts and celebrate their successes
Professional, challenging and supportive environment
The Genesis working environment is professional, stimulating, challenging, fun and supportive
You will be equipped technologically to do your job efficiently on and off site
You will be provided with breakfast and lunch every day
There will be social events to celebrate milestones and successes together
You will often be given the chance to work and travel to other countries
You will be treated with trust and judged by the quality of your work rather than levels of time at your desk
Work-life balance is a guiding principle of Genesis and we try to honour that
At times you will be expected to work hard and with great intensity
You are expected to work efficiently and effectively
You should be on time every day
You may work long hours, including late nights and weekend work, even on short notice (this will be the exception rather than the norm)
Expect this to be an intense experience: you will work hard and contribute meaningfully
We will assess and help you build the core professional skills you need to succeed as a Genesis consultant, through on-project work and externally
We commit to honestly evaluate your performance formally every six months – in this process your progress will be noted and praised and your development goals identified – these goals will be monitored and supported for the next semester
You will also be given constant feedback – both positive and developmental – on an informal basis
You will also be provided with the opportunities and channels to give upward feedback
Your professional and personal development and growth is your responsibility
Give time and thought to your evaluation, and to be ‘mindful’ of your performance. The feedback you are given will be honest and supportive; you should take it in that vein and not be defensive towards constructive criticism
Request feedback as often as required, and especially after each project
Use every working chance to grow yourself
Take the responsibility to invest in self-education in the areas you are working in, reading articles and reports in your own time – as well as keeping up with current affairs
Share knowledge and skills with your colleagues
You are promoted on performance. When you are judged as ready for promotion you will be promoted, even if this is ahead of your peers
There is a clear career path from analyst through to partner, with regular milestones along the way. In the first two years, our priority is to ensure that you will be equipped by structured personal development to make the transition from analyst to associate
We also recognise that consulting is not for everyone; in the unlikely case that you cannot make the transition to associate, or beyond, we shall honestly share these views and work with you to develop other options
Whether you stay at Genesis for two years or 20, your selection and time here are intended to serve as a stamp of your quality and strength as a professional – a launching pad for many careers in many settings
Make it happen
Genesis recruits experienced professionals. We value the expertise that previous professional experience brings to our teams.Read More
Genesis has completed more than 900 assignments in over 35 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As we grow our portfolio of projects, we seek equally talented associate consultants to collaborate with on project-specific engagements.Read More
Graduate recruitment starts in March this year with applications closing at the end of April 2018.Read More
How do I apply for an Internship
We have a structured internship programme for all our bursary students. However, as project requirements change regularly, we encourage all interested students to submit applications for internships.Read More
The Genesis Educational Foundation Trust was set up with the specific objective of assisting Economics students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their postgraduate degrees in Economics or related disciplines.