Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of
innovation since 1886. It is an acknowledged thought leader in
linking strategy, innovation and transformation in
technology-intensive and converging industries. The firm
helps its clients to navigate changing business ecosystems to
uncover new growth opportunities; in so doing, the company supports
clients in building innovation capabilities and transforming their
ADL is looking for consultants who possess strong
practical industry experience combined with excellent knowledge of
key trends and dynamics. Arthur D. Little puts emphasis on
not only strong analytical skills, client orientation and teaming,
but also on creativity, entrepreneurial attitude, and
communication. Arthur D. Little is present in the most important
business centers around the world.
Founded in Boston in 1886, Arthur D. Little lays claim to the dual
titles of first and oldest management consulting firm in the
world. The pioneering spirit of the founder who lent the firm
its name is the stuff of legend--and the firm he founded is still
going strong, even after completing a journey that has seen it go
from private entity to public corporation, and back to private
following a 2011 management buyout by the partners.
The consultants it employs today find themselves
operating in Europe, Asia and the Americas offering tailored
services to clients in in a range of industries across three main
functional practice areas. Consultants operate across a
matrix structure of functional practices and industry practices
which provide opportunities to work on a range of industries and
Industry Practice Areas
AMG (Automotive and Manufacturing
ENER (Energy and Utilities)
HC (Health Care)
TIME (Telecom, Information, Media, Electronics)
T&T (Travel and Transportation)
Functional Practice Areas
Today, Arthur D. Little is an established consultancy
with a lot of brand equity in most markets it operates in. The firm
has further developed its reach by opening new offices, and has a
clear positioning revolving around Strategy, Innovation, and
Transformation; this translates into 3 key themes: anticipates
(trends), innovate (business, products, eco-systems), and transform
Recruitment and internship enquiries should be
addressed through the country offices via the ADL website.
Over the last ten years Europe has dominated
ADL's operations - it operates offices in 14 different cities in
Europe covering the whole range of functional and industry
practices and employing the majority of the consulting staff.
For junior staff, the majority of casework typically takes
place within national markets though there are plenty of
opportunities for project related travel. Consultants and
Managers can volunteer to take part in ADL's global ambassador
programme and to move between offices for 6 -12 months.
ADL serves the entire Middle East region from
three offices in Dubai, Riyadh and Beirut covering the whole range
of functional and industry practices and staff can be expected to
work across a range of different geographies depending on casework.
For entry level positions, ADL often recruits
scientists and engineers as well as business and economics
graduates - training is provided as part of career development and
new consultants can expect to attend one or two training course in
their first year.
For more experienced hires, ADL tends to look
for consultants who possess strong practical industry experience
combined with excellent knowledge of key trends and dynamics.
Arthur D. Little puts emphasis on not only strong analytical
skills, client orientation and teaming, but also on creativity,
entrepreneurial attitude, and communication.
Most of the offices offer an active internship
programme for graduates (often leading to direct entry employment
following internship) and ADL is active in on-campus recruitment at
a range of different leading universities across Europe.