Roles and specialist practices - Australia

Our roles

Business analyst

As a business analyst, you are a talented problem solver who is ready to immediately contribute to the client team. Typical responsibilities include developing models, performing complex analyses and working on both on- and offsite research. Most business analysts join us immediately after graduating college with undergraduate degrees in fields that include business, engineering and arts. Others join after gaining industry experience elsewhere, studying abroad or pursuing graduate work in areas other than business. In addition to a strong academic record, the relevant attributes for a business analyst include being a team contributor and having excellent problem-solving abilities, exceptional communication skills, strong quantitative skills and personal maturity.

Applications for the role of business analyst open in January of each year with interviews taking place in early- to mid-March. Successful applicants typically join in the following year after completing their degree.

Business analyst intern

Kearney’s internship program offers you the opportunity to experience management consulting in a uniquely collegial way. Our 10-week summer program and 5-week winter program begin with an orientation of your local office, followed by training where you will learn the necessary tools and methodologies required for success in management consulting. You will be assigned a mentor who will stay actively engaged with your project manager, and together they will offer continuous support and guidance throughout the program. As a business analyst intern, together with your project team, you will develop models, perform complex analyses and work on data-gathering assignments, both at client sites and in the office. Typically, interns travel to the client sites whilst on assignment to work side-by-side with our clients and client teams.

Applications for our winter internship program open in April, with successful interns commencing in late June. Our summer internship program’s applications open in July with successful interns commencing in November and finishing up in February the following year prior to the university year starting.

Applicants must be available to work in Australia at the time of the internship.

Women’s scholarship program

Kearney Australia New Zealand is committed to helping ambitious and driven women build successful careers.

The Kearney women’s scholarship is open to women who are in their second year of university or above and are citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Recipients are provided with the following:

  • Up to $20,000 to support either their next year of study or other education-related activities
  • Mentorship from a senior female consultant
  • A summer internship opportunity (typically from the end of November to February)
  • Access to all in-house training

Applications are open in May and June each year, and the winning scholar is announced in late July. Learn more.


Our associate position offers unique experiences in a distinctive and entrepreneurial atmosphere. We drive immediate impact and help our clients achieve transformational advantages. We seek candidates who are ready to immediately contribute to client teams. Typical responsibilities include gathering and analysing data, conducting competitor assessment studies, generating proposals, leading teams and recommending and implementing co-created actions alongside the client. We nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to providing you with the hands-on experience that makes a lifelong impact.

Kearney ANZ currently partners with select MBA schools to recruit for associate-level candidates. These recruitment rounds run in September/October each year. We also accept associate applications from experienced candidates looking to move into consulting from industry during our experienced hire recruitment rounds, which run periodically throughout the year.


Our managers know how to inspire and excite their talented, driven and creative colleagues. They lead the day-to-day direction of client projects. Managers develop and champion consulting teams, ensuring the delivery of impeccable, superior work to clients. They stick to advanced budgets and schedules whilst maintaining high utilisation rates. Managers come to us equipped with honed expertise in leading complex teams. 

Specialist practices

Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Our Manufacturing Center of Excellence (MCoE) meets the challenges of manufacturing consulting in the 21st century. To help our clients prepare for tomorrow, the MCoE combines traditional manufacturing proficiency with future technology thinking. Our experts have deep knowledge in manufacturing, engineering and supply chain as well as relevant shop-floor and digitisation experience. Our work with blue- chip companies enables them to synergise with client teams and develop solutions that have an immediate impact and a long-term advantage. Learn more

Kearney Ignite

Kearney Ignite is a global team of visionaries, builders and operators who are experts at creating new sources of customer value. From start to scale, our mission is to help you bring customer-centric ideas to life that generate material value and ignite sustainable growth for your business within just 18 months. We have been building new sources of value since 2015. Prior to 2022, you might have known us as Proposition and Customer Experience (PCE) Labs. We help you to ignite your business growth by examining and pursuing commercial challenges and unique opportunities from your customers’ perspective. Then, from the ground up, we build fully operational business concepts often integrated with your business to leverage what you do well.