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Join our AlphaScholars Programme

Looking for an opportunity in the world of business before starting your degree? Develop key skills for your CV with this global leader.

AlphaScholars Programme Central London

  • £18,000 salary (pro rata)
  • Opportunities for training and development throughout
  • High level of autonomy and ownership of role from day one
  • Subsidised canteen, free breakfast, Friday drinks, snacks and fruit throughout the day
  • Weekly morning yoga and corporate gym discounts

What you will be doing

AlphaSights are seeking exceptional gap year students to join the London team as AlphaScholars. If you are driven, focused and excited about diving into the world of business before university, this is the role for you.

You can expect a steep learning curve and a fast-paced environment, where you will be expected to learn quickly, manage competing deadlines and deliver projects to your team under time pressure. In return, you can expect a supportive work environment and the chance to gain invaluable business skills before continuing your education.

  • Explore You will be placed in our Business Development team exploring an emerging part of the business
  • Launch You will help to launch new products and drive forward business initiatives
  • Deliver You will be working closely in a team with one of our Managers to deliver different projects across your placement
  • Projects You will have the opportunity to manage at least one project from start to finish: past projects have included mapping accounts, drafting reports and generating qualified prospects. 

What you will have

This programme starts in October 2018.

Applicants should possess an understanding of our business and be able to articulate why we exist and what we do. You should have a natural curiosity and an ambition to expand your horizons, as well as examples of leadership in your academic or extracurricular activities.

Please note that we appreciate the pressure of exam period, and will always try to work with you to schedule interview dates that best reconcile with your timetable. This position is only available in London and we are unable to sponsor visas for this programme.

We do not expect hard skills or technical competencies at this level, but we do look for the following features when assessing and selecting new team members:

  • You are a current Year 13 student with clear early ideas for your career direction
  • You are aware of how AlphaSights could fit with your journey
  • You are excited about developing business communication skills
  • You have a positive 'can-do' attitude and a natural tendency to take the initiative and work independently
  • You are a team-player, able to empathise, connect with others and build meaningful relationships
  • You are fluent in English (foreign language skills are also a plus).
Onwards to our company and culture…

We are AlphaSights

We’re in this business to execute a big, future-proof mission: to connect the world’s top professionals with the world’s best knowledge.

About Us


Our Culture - What we do

We founded AlphaSights in 2008 to tackle one of society’s most intractable problems: useful knowledge is dispersed, hidden and buried in the minds of individuals around the world. By implication, relevant knowledge is rarely available where it is needed most. Our founding insight was that digital connectivity would provide the tools to tackle this problem directly.

We envision a world where every decision maker can effortlessly tap the world’s collective knowledge, reducing ignorance and the waste of resources it entails. A world where knowledge available somewhere informs critical decisions everywhere.

Leading professionals around the world often find themselves in situations where they don’t have the knowledge they need to confidently make decisions and move forward: that’s when they turn to AlphaSights. Our people bring their commercial instincts and outstanding business acumen to every project to truly understand our clients’ unique questions, before identifying the precise experts who can offer valuable insights.

Whether we connect a leading investor to specific expertise in a faraway market, help a corporation understand a new continent, or work with a social entrepreneur through our social impact business unit, we believe access to knowledge drives human progress.

Through hard work, drive, emotional intelligence and a commitment to delivering results, you’ll be on the path to becoming Manager in two years and Vice President in five after joining as an Associate.

AlphaSights regularly rank as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. We are a global team of ambitious, purpose-driven professionals committed to accelerating progress for our clients and our people alike. But it's not all hard work: we hold sports tournaments, trips abroad and other events throughout the year, letting us relax and enjoy our successes as a team.

The thing that I love the most is that balance between the autonomy that you get and also the sense of structure and support that we have as a company.

At AlphaSights we’re proud of our healthy streak of competitiveness and make a point of celebrating our successes. Whether it’s our annual office retreats, a last minute team outing or a well-earned drink after work, celebrations here are never too far away.

Our London office is an open, friendly place to work, with perks ranging from free breakfast and snacks in the office to our weekly morning yoga classes and corporate gym discounts for all employees. You can also look forward to regular drinks on a Friday, a chance to get to know your colleagues outside of the office.

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