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Siemens Advanta Consulting – general information and projects

Siemens Advanta Consulting is the global management consultancy service for one of the world’s most innovative engineering and technology companies and its customers. Our role is to prepare our clients as best we can for future market developments, social changes, and the challenges of global competition.

As forward thinkers, we work across the whole spectrum of the business, providing global support from our locations across the world.

We’re proud to say we’ve helped transform Siemens into one of the world’s top technology companies, while establishing the Group as a leading provider of pioneering technology products and solutions.

A key criterion when choosing a management consulting firm is the quality of its implementation skills. In order to develop pioneering strategies that are also practical and feasible, we need to have a detailed understanding of our clients’ needs, which we can then translate into specific actions and recommendations.

Thanks to our comprehensive network across the technology sector, we have built up wide-ranging and in-depth expertise across every area of the sector. The success of our projects and the resulting success of our clients are of equal importance to us.

Our consulting services are focused on our clients and their stakeholders. We use methodologies and best practice experience to solve critical business challenges, boosting our clients’ competitive advantage. As you gain experience, you’ll have the opportunity to build up an extensive and valuable network among top-level management, and many of our top consultants develop later into leadership positions or expert roles.

What are the tasks and responsibilities of Siemens Advanta Consulting?

We cover all areas you’d expect to see at a top-level management consultancy focusing on digital transformation, such as factory and supply chain management, R&D transformation, sustainability, customer centricity, data analytics, and large-scale digital transformation. Our consultants work across various industries like automotive & new mobility, industrial goods, life sciences, and energy. That way, they get familiar with many different industries. Together, we deliver high-impact results that help our clients gain a long-term competitive advantage in the digital age.

What kind of projects does Siemens Advanta Consulting carry out?

With our offices across the world and a global client base, there are opportunities to apply your expertise in almost every country in the world. In fact, every third project is located abroad. Our global pool of skills and experience allows us to create international solutions to some of today’s most complex challenges. You’re working Monday through Friday, either onsite with your team or remotely. For all projects abroad, you’ll be given the opportunity to fly home regularly. 

If you’re looking for a world of opportunities, Siemens Advanta Consulting is for you.

How international are Siemens Advanta Consulting projects?

Your first day is a special day for you and for us. Our First Day Team will take plenty of time welcoming you to the organization and settling you into your role. They’ll introduce you to your personal coach and mentor, one of our Vice Presidents, who will be there to support you throughout your career at Siemens Advanta Consulting. You’ll also get to meet our office support teams, who will set you up with a laptop, mobile and any other equipment you might need. And so that you’re ready to hit the ground running, you’ll be given a crash course in basic consulting work practices.

At Siemens Advanta Consulting, our management consultants take a client-facing role. Indeed, the entire team operates either on-site at clients' global locations or virtually, embracing a hybrid approach.
You’ll be given responsibility for your own unique part of the project, and your Project Leader is there to offer you support, guidance and a steep learning curve. After just a few weeks, you’ll be the expert for your particular module, with your own unique approach to adding value for our clients.

What happens on my first day and what responsibilities will I be given in my first month as a Consultant?

When we select our projects, we know they have the full backing and approval of senior managers at our client. We’re then able to work closely with them to achieve the best possible results. 

Our Staffing Team is in close contact with our Vice Presidents and decide which consultants would be the best fit for the job. We generally base our decisions on a few criteria, including: 

  • Consulting experience 
  • Methodological and industrial specialization 
  • Academic background 
  • Seniority 
  • Personal interests 

If there’s a particular project you’re interested in, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to your coach, who, depending on your workload, will put your name forward to the staffing team. 

How does the staffing process work for Consultants? Do I have a say?

Our recruiting process

Please submit all applications online. Apply now!

All applications should be made in English.

How do I submit my application?

You’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know we’ve received your application. If we think you’re a good fit, you’ll be invited to an initial interview. Typically, applicants hear back from us within two weeks.

How long will I have to wait until I hear back about my application?

In Germany, we are open to applications from bright candidates all year round. For other regions please check their current opportunities for application deadlines on the respective regional website:  

As a general rule, please aim to send in your application at least four to six months before your preferred start date.
If you have any questions at all about the process, our recruitment team will be happy to help.

Are there fixed dates for submitting applications? When should I apply?

GERMANY

Contact for Interns

Laura Ponschab

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

Contact for Consultants

Ida Manko

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

Contact for Senior Consultants

Katharina Schulz-Sempten

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

Contact for Project Leaders

Caterina Mitko

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

Contact for Advanced Analytics & AI

Laura Ponschab

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

 

CHINA

Si Chen Li

Phone: +86 10 6474 3624

sichen.li@siemens.com

 

INDIA

Ginnette Fernandes

ginnette.fernandes@siemens.com

 

Middle East

Merve Kavrukoglu

merve.kavrukoglu@siemens.com

 

USA

Jill Edmondson

jill.edmondson@siemens.com

 

OR

Caterina Mitko

recruiting.advanta-consulting@siemens.com

 

Our recruiting contacts

Case studies are a key component of your interview, and your interview will be based on a real project. Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with our work and practicing with example case studies. You can find an example case study here: Practice Case Study: Rail Digitalization at Siemens
There are also a number of useful books and resources to help you practice structuring your argument and analysis, as well as to get you thinking about related industries, including energy, automation and transportation.
Our case study interview is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of different economic theories, as well as your ability to think analytically, to structure and prioritize ideas, and to be creative.

How can I prepare for the interviews / case studies?

Starting as an Intern – Munich office

Our internships are the perfect opportunity to kick-start a promising career at Siemens Advanta Consulting.
We offer internships throughout the year in Germany to candidates with an outstanding record of academic achievement and first practical experience in consulting or a relevant industry. Our internships last for ten weeks or more, and you should have completed at least four semesters of your degree. We also offer internships to students who are currently completing a gap year or working toward their master’s degree. 
If you're interested in an internship in one of our other international locations, please check the respective regional website for open intern positions:

As a general rule, please aim to send in your application at least four to six months before your preferred start date.

When do you offer internships and what’s the minimum length of an internship at Siemens Advanta Consulting?

As an Intern in Germany, you’ll gain valuable insights into our work and culture. Working independently on site at our clients’ premises or-virtually as a full-fledged member of our consulting team, you’ll carry out research, analysis and data processing, prepare workshops, conduct interviews, and manage your own project area. And to help you develop both personally and professionally, you’ll have a personal mentor who will offer you regular feedback and advice on your performance. Your internship is your opportunity to show us what you can do.

What can I expect as an Intern at Siemens Advanta Consulting?

No, unfortunately not. Due to the demanding nature of our project work, our consultants do not have the resources to offer ongoing supervision.
 

Can I do my bachelor’s dissertation / master’s thesis at Siemens Advanta Consulting?

If you’ve shown exceptional dedication, commitment and performance during your internship in Germany, you’ll become part of our Intern retention program: “Next Generation”. As a member of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build up your network and deepen your knowledge and understanding in specialist training sessions. You’ll also benefit from one-to-one advice and coaching from a personal mentor.
Your internship is your opportunity to show us what you can do.

What are my opportunities after the internship at Siemens Advanta Consulting?

Starting as a Consultant / Experienced Professional

We welcome candidates from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, including business and economics, industrial engineering and engineering, IT and data analytics, as well as mathematics and the natural sciences. We are also looking for candidates of other disciplines.
If you want to be part of a dynamic team where every day presents new challenges and responsibilities, take a look at our global opportunities. View all job opportunities.

What training / qualifications will I need?

The short answer is yes. If you already have several years’ experience in consulting and/or industry, we’d be happy to hear from you. Depending on what you’ve done before, you could be invited to join us as an Senior Consultant or Project Leader.

I already have several years of industry/consulting experience, can I still apply as a Consultant?

On average, our consultants stay with us for three to four years, but it all depends on your personal goals and aspirations.
You can move to an expert or management role within Siemens or other clients from any position, and job offers will arise from the projects you’ve worked on, or through the extensive network you’ll have built up. In fact, over three-quarters of our consultants go on to responsible management or expert positions, often to a client, including head office line managers, operational or business excellence heads, divisional strategy heads, and even partners in the management of a business unit.
Siemens Advanta Consulting is the foundation for a powerful career, and many of our people have moved beyond the Siemens Group to take on management roles within leading industries and multinational corporations all over the world.

How long do consultants usually stay working for Siemens Advanta Consulting?

On average, our consultants stay with us for three to four years, but it all depends on your personal goals and aspirations.
You can move to an expert or management role within Siemens or other clients from any position, and job offers will arise from the projects you’ve worked on, or through the extensive network you’ll have built up. In fact, over three-quarters of our consultants go on to responsible management or expert positions, often to a client, including head office line managers, operational or business excellence heads, divisional strategy heads, and even partners in the management of a business unit.
Siemens Advanta Consulting is the foundation for a powerful career, and many of our people have moved beyond the Siemens Group to take on management roles within leading industries and multinational corporations all over the world.

How long do consultants usually stay working for Siemens Advanta Consulting?

Opportunities for development

We foster a culture of mutual learning and development that prepares you for the demands of our international projects. Every project is treated as an opportunity for new experiences, personal growth, and the chance to learn something new. And to complement your on-the-job learning, our professional development programs will hone your talents and equip you with the skills you need to grow personally and professionally.

What value does Siemens Advanta Consulting place on personal and professional development?

Our high-quality and comprehensive training program is designed to prepare you for the daily challenges of global management consulting and offers you the opportunity to continuously improve your skills and knowledge. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical exercises and feedback sessions, we ensure our consultants are well-equipped for their work.  

We take pride in offering a training program that will help you succeed in your career as management consultant. Soon after your start at Siemens Advanta Consulting, you’ll be invited to two offsite training courses that teach you the different approaches and need-to-know methods of our project work, so you’re ready to hit the ground running. Building upon that, we continue to foster your personal development by offering further training. Below you can see an overview of our training content and methods that contribute to the success of our consultants' careers: 
 
I. Fundamentals of Management Consulting: 
To establish a strong foundation, we start our training program with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of management consulting. Our consultants will learn the core concepts, frameworks, and methods that are relevant to the consulting industry. 
 
II. Analytical Skills and Problem-Solving Competence: 
To effectively solve complex business problems, having strong analytical skills is crucial. Our consultants will be trained in various analytical techniques to collect, analyze, and derive recommendations from different sources. 
 
III. Communication and Presentation Skills: 
An essential aspect of working as a management consultant is the ability to communicate complex information in a clear and convincing manner. Therefore, we place great emphasis on developing our consultants' communication and presentation skills.  
 
IV. Project Management and Teamwork: 
As management consultants work on projects and collaborate in teams, mastering effective project management and teamwork techniques is essential. Our training program offers the opportunity to develop your skills in these areas, enabling you to successfully complete projects and work effectively with other team members. 
 
V. Industry-Specific Knowledge: 
To provide added value to our clients, having industry-specific knowledge is crucial. Hence, we offer our consultants industry-specific measures, allowing to get familiarized with the specific challenges and trends in various industries. 

What are the training possibilities at Siemens Advanta Consulting?

Yes. In Germany we give high-performing consultants, who started as graduates at Siemens Advanta Consulting, the opportunity to obtain an additional academic qualification as part of our MBA / doctorate program.
You can apply for our program after two to three years of working as a consultant, and if you’re successful, you’ll be given study leave to complete your doctorate or MBA at a leading business school.
To help you progress as quickly as possible, we’ll even provide you with financial and administrative support during your study leave.

Can I do my MBA or PhD at Siemens Advanta Consulting?
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