Associate - Graduate Programme

Fast-paced, communication-intense role with a clear focus on effectiveness and revenue generation.

The Programme

On this two-year Graduate Programme, as a member of our client service team, you will be acting as the intermediary between our clients on one side, and targeted industry experts on the other. Your role is to focus on our clients' knowledge gaps and define the specialist knowledge required to address them. You then research companies and industries in order to identify and engage leading subject-matter specialists, using sound judgment to qualify their expertise based on the project in question, and connect them with our clients in real-time. Although there is no typical day, there are often many projects running concurrently and our teams have to learn the most efficient way of identifying expertise quickly.

Once you excel at the core delivery requirements of the client service role, you will take on additional responsibilities, including overall project management, client relationship management, and coaching of junior colleagues. You will receive intensive on-and-off-the-desk training along the core dimensions it takes to become a self-sufficient commercial leader, including account management, business development, negotiation, leadership, recruitment, and talent development.


One of the newer AlphaSights offices, Dubai offers a unique opportunity to be part of bringing AlphaSights' global success story to the Middle East. With a small yet growing team, it offers a high-impact environment where driven and entrepreneurial individuals can make their mark and help shape AlphaSights Dubai.

Your Career Path at AlphaSights

Learn about what lies beyond the Associate Programme here.

What We Look For

This is a position for someone with high emotional intelligence who enjoys connecting with people, is an exemplar of professionalism, and is highly motivated by exceeding targets. Our most successful people embrace a "whatever-it-takes" mantra and relish the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to achieve their goals.

  • Commercially driven: strong negotiation skills and business acumen
  • Confident: able to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • People-oriented: emotionally intelligent team player with a can-do attitude
  • Strong communicator: able to initiate conversations with professionals across seniority levels, geographies and industries
  • Career clarity: good understanding of career direction and awareness of how the Associate Programme fits with your goals


  • 0-1 years' work experience
  • Bachelor's degree, with strong academic credentials and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
  • Evidenced success in a professional and/or extracurricular field
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in an Arabic is a plus


  • This is an entry level role, best suited to 2016 and 2017 graduates.

Meet Some of AlphaSights's Employees

James L.


Together with his team, James is responsible for understanding his consulting clients’ needs, executing a sound search strategy for clients, and connecting them to the industry experts they need.

William L.

Vice President

William is responsible for AlphaSights' largest set of consulting accounts. He is responsible for the continued growth and success of this business unit, which relies on a smart, client-focussed and motivated team.

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