Strategy Intern (4-week student or graduate assignment)


  • Role:Strategy Intern
  • Location:London (hybrid working)
  • Salary:£490 per week
  • Contract:Full time and Fixed-term (4 weeks)

Wavecrest is a global tech communications provider with a strong focus on Africa. The business is split into two divisions Create and Connect. Create is the go-to provider for brand owners looking for mobile app and marketplace solutions targeting global retail customers.  One of our clients is one of the world’s largest retailers. Connect focuses on Mobile Network Operators and connecting them to global businesses.

We are looking for a student or a recent graduate to join us as soon as possible for a 4-week internship to support the Director of Strategy & Innovation and the business development team with our strategy work. You will help us identify growth opportunities and determine how we can be competitive in our market.

Major responsibilities:

A key part of your role will be to research our customer prospect organisations to understand their business needs, priorities and buying landscape. You will support us in the scoping of this project by conducting desk and stakeholder research and creating strategy outputs and insight. You will be responsible for project managing this analysis and strategy development work stream.

The role is accountable for:

  • Customer and competitor desk research: gather internal & external information and analyse data
  • Conducting stakeholder research as required
  • Preparing analysis draft outputs for director review (e.g., SWOT and PESTLE)
  • Preparing customer landscape mapping and needs analysis
  • Preparation of strategy presentations

Key stakeholder relationships:

Director of Strategy & Innovation, Sales Director and Business Development Leaders

Skills and attributes for success:

To qualify for this role, we require:

  • Availability to start immediately (or within a few days’ notice)
  • Excellent analytical skills, (desk) research capabilities and attention to detail
  • Evidence of experience with a similar type project gained through either your undergraduate or postgraduate course or through your previous experience as an intern in a business
  • Good Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • High energy, results focused, team player and self-starter with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • A commitment to commute to our office (Bank, City of London) a minimum of 2-3 days a week

What we offer:

  • We are offering an weekly rate of £490 per week.
  • Hybrid working pattern, we are based in the City of London.

Sounds interesting? APPLY BELOW to send your CV for consideration. Please note that the closing date to apply shall be Tuesday 9th August at which point all applications shall be reviewed. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from Wavecrest 1 week after the closing date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful at this time. 

Wavecrest is an equal opportunities recruiter and welcomes applications from all suitably skilled applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.

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