Six reasons to join Singular
You will develop your entrepreneurial skills
Singular is an owner-led company. You will be given the opportunity to work closely with our partners, as well as other senior leaders, as soon as you join us. At Singular, everyone – including Junior Associates – contributes to the improvement of our company. Working with highly committed colleagues enables you to move the company forward and treat it as your own. You can contribute to our internal development through various initiatives such as recruitment, industry reports and attracting new clients right from the start of your career.
This entrepreneurial mindset also applies to our consulting projects. From day one you are put in the driver’s seat of your development by being given significant project responsibilities. As an Associate, you will start facing C-level clients and build deep relationships. As an experienced hire, you will have the entrepreneurial freedom to structure the project and lead the team.
You will be part of the Singular family
Working at Singular is very personal. Right from the beginning of your Singular journey, you will experience our distinct family atmosphere. This is due to our open feedback culture, in all directions, ensuring direct communication with managers and partners.
Other important aspects of Singular are that we support each other beyond the call of duty and that fun is an important aspect of our work. Having fun is not limited to team events – we value colleagues who make each other laugh even during challenging phases of a project. Our work environment is very ‘start-up like’: informal, driven and hands-on.
You will gain international exposure
You will be given global exposure through our international projects, particularly those in emerging markets such as South Africa and CIS. As our project teams are staffed across borders, you will work with consultants from all over the world. After two years, Singular consultants have typically worked in five countries with a diverse selection of colleagues spanning ten nationalities.
On top of that, you will meet all your colleagues during our annual firm-wide events. To underline our global mindset and unified team spirit, the whole company comes together at an international hotspot to network, exchange experiences and explore a new city together. Some of the last destinations were Havana, Bangkok, Cape Town, Barcelona and Dubai.
Your work will be meaningful
You will work on projects with key decision makers at large international companies and help to reshape their businesses. Thus, the decisions that clients make based on your work can make an impact on hundreds, or even thousands of people. Working on topics of this magnitude and complexity will ensure you build skills to tackle any business challenge and provide personal growth in terms of leadership skills.
You will be exposed to a variety of topics
Singular allows you to go beyond consulting by offering unique exposure to the fields of private equity, venture capital and technology. Through our close collaboration with the family office of our founding partners, you will be able to work on early-stage growth capital investments and mature-stage buyouts. Through our subsidiary, FourPointZero, you can contribute to bringing new and advanced technology to sub-Saharan Africa and CIS.
Your promotion will be purely based on merit
Singular is known to be the industry’s fastest track to leadership – you can become a partner within six years after joining as an Associate. Your progression is based solely on merit rather than seniority – we pride ourselves in having a meritocratic attitude in which strong performance is highly rewarded.
YOUR CAREER PATH
One location for 2+ months
Internship at one of Singular’s international offices for at least 2 months.
Two locations over 4+ months
Internship at two of our global offices for at least 4 months.
Three locations over 6+ months
A truly international internship at three of our offices for at least 6 months. By the end of your employment, you will have experienced the life of an international consulting and investment professional.
“My internship at Singular was a truly enriching experience due to the high degree of responsibility and senior client interaction I had from day one.”
“Working at Singular was an inspiring experience. I embarked on new journey across the globe by joining the Singular teams in Munich, Johannesburg and Moscow. Together, we untangled complex problems and connected the dots to see the bigger picture.”
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“What I like about working with Singular is the entrepreneurial environment, which gives you the opportunity to learn and think like an entrepreneur, allowing you to push your own ideas forward. This not only results in creative and innovative solutions for our clients, but also allows you to grow personally.”
Lennart joined Singular in the beginning of 2018. He spent six months with the team in Johannesburg, where Lennart helped develop and setup a new culture transformation product and business. He has also had exposure to different strategy projects in both Europe and Africa.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Before joining Singular, Lennart gathered experience working in a Hedge Fund of a Swiss bank and organizing the 46. St. Gallen Symposium. Lennart is passionate about collecting records and photography.
“I branched from engineering into consulting because I wanted to develop both my hard and soft skills. Working at Singular not only enabled me to do this, but it also made me catch the ‘consulting bug’ and actually feel enthusiastic to solve problems in various ways.”
Since joining Singular in 2017, Shivani has worked on several different topics including investment strategy, marketing strategy and organisational structure design. Before working for Singular, Shivani worked for the defence industry for a year. Coming from an engineering background, consulting was a big change, but management ensured she developed the key skills and knowledge to succeed. She continues to enjoy and be motivated by the fast-paced Singular environment that continuously offers opportunities for growth and development.
Shivani holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She is passionate about travelling and outdoor activities.
“At Singular I get the opportunity to delve into a variety of interesting topics, solve complex problems and craft tangible solutions. The work incorporates both my analytical and creative side”
Simphiwe joined Singular in 2018. With a background in Marketing and Economic Development, she was looking for the opportunity to work on impactful, purpose-driven projects in an energetic, high-growth environment. “I haven’t stopped learning and growing since I arrived, the culture encourages curiosity and crafting new solutions.”
She has worked on a range of topics for industrial and corporate clients, such as long-term strategy development, cost benchmarking and human capital development. Simphiwe holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours degree from the University of Cape Town. She is based in the Johannesburg office. Her interests include travel, reading and periodic attempts at gardening.