Internship / Work Placement

Postgraduate degree
6 - 12 months
Internship type
Work experience
Functional areas

We are looking for exceptional work placement students to support our effort in client assignment delivery. On this journey you will have a rare opportunity to learn from our seasoned experts, gain new insights into the world of strategy execution, project and portfolio management and learn about the use of technology to deliver best solutions to our clients. This is a unique and exciting opportunity.

For more information about Skarbek Associates, please find out about our people, our services, as well as the story of Krystyna Skarbek (who was the inspiration for the establishment of our company) from our website (

The successful applicant will be working at the heart of this exciting, disruptive, fast-paced consultancy, be involved in many aspects of our business including strategy, marketing, new service development,  business development, back-office operations, and creative problem solving for our clients. One of our interns found themselves with the corporate executive team of an energy major on day 2 with us. 

We are committed to developing employee talent, with the possibility of progressing to be a junior consultant or project manager within Skarbek or with your enhanced skills to use as a springboard to a successful career elsewhere.  

We’re looking for someone who’s smart, conscientious, ambitious, motivated to learn and excel at everything they do. You will have an entrepreneurial spirit, a ‘can do’ attitude with both the ability and strong drive to deliver. 


This role is designed to support Skarbek Associates Management Team with a range of activities looking to build the value of our services and delivery to clients, as well as organisational capability to boost effectiveness in project delivery. 

The role will support Skarbek delivery to clients in different ways and using a variety of technology tools, gather, analyse and interpret data, assist in writing reports and presentations using best practice, support planning activities, help prepare for various workshops and events and enable effective assignment delivery.

The role involves daily support to the Management Team, Operations, Associate Comms and product development (e.g.: creation of educational modules, new tools and techniques and other best practice). The role may entail some international travel if required.

As this is a reasonably complex role, it requires high levels of agility and prioritization.

The role is an important contributor to driving business growth measured by revenue, profit, the talent pool and the Skarbek brands’ reputation. 


  1. Lead analytical research projects supporting the MT through a range of research projects supporting delivery client assignments. This involves leading searches via a variety of mediums, conducting thorough analysis, and producing clear and simple reports.
  2. Assist the MT in corporate product development for client deployment. This may involve training materials, pitch decks, client engagement documentation, development of new documentation & tools, etc. 
  3. Assist Marketing Manager with design and execution of external-facing marketing/PR materials and events – This may involve design and execution of podcasts, webinars, external conferences, etc.
  4. Lead competitor analysis and benchmarking reporting – lead fact finding efforts to enable internal choices (e.g. insight into other marketing platforms, or research into editorial / social media platforms for content, etc).
  5. Support Digital Program Manager in design and execution of internal and external digital engagements & tools – Support events & tools design, training, delivery as needed.
  6. Support Business Development activities in developing briefs for leads (BD call preparation).
  7. Support content development of Skarbek newsletters and other such materials as required.

To be able to perform the above elements of the role successfully, you will be required to quickly grasp various aspects of how Skarbek works, e.g.:

  • Understand the Skarbek proposition, ethos and operating methods
  • Understand the Skarbek Services in some detail
  • Understand roles & responsibilities and needs of the Management Team, and seamlessly partner and collaborate across the team
  • Understand evolving client needs, including through personal research and building own network amongst Skarbek employees and associates
  • Learn from senior associates and the management team how to become effective in supporting client delivery needs 


  • Gained or studying Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Business, Marketing, Business Administration, Project & Portfolio Management, Finance or Economics
  • Keen interest in Project and Portfolio Management
  • Distinctive and proven analytical ability and excellent organizational skills 
  • Capability to work self independently and proactively 
  • Conceptual and critical thinking ability
  • Ability to present complex concepts in a simple and visual way
  • Commitment and passion for business success
  • Conscientious, with high level of personal accountability focused on delivering results
  • High levels of discipline, drive, determination and a desire to carry a full personal share of the load
  • Attention to detail, “right first time” attitude
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs
  • Strong willingness to learn and be coached
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Highly digitally literate – excellent level of skill in using Microsoft 365 and digital collaboration tools (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom).
  • Familiarity with process mapping and collaborative working tools (e.g. Mural) an advantage
  • Demonstrate high levels of teamwork
  • Fluent English (written and spoken), ability to speak other languages an advantage 


First and foremost this is a strong development opportunity, our previous work placement (Intern) students have used their experience in Skarbek secure excellent early career moves including: 

  1. Being appointed as a consultant in a leading global management consultancy (top 5)
  2. Securing a role with British Aerospace in its Cyber division
  3. Play a senior role in a luxury fashion house,
  4. Appointed to an analyst position in an elite team within Blackrock

This role comes with a number of benefits: 

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Ample opportunity to learn from people who are passionate and seasoned in their own areas of expertise
  • Develop management skills, gain highly relevant experience to further career building either within Skarbek or elsewhere
  • Our commitment and interest in developing young talent
  • Opportunity to gain exposure to other companies (our clients) and ways of working
  • Opportunity to widen your own network of contacts

Please send your CV and cover letter to for consideration. For more information on Skarbek, please visit our website:

Internship information

Firm: Firm: Skarbek Associates

Location: Weybridge

Education: Postgraduate degree

Duration: 6 - 12 months

Internship type: Work experience

Benefits: Competitive


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