Working at RBB

Staff insights

Working at RBB

Working at RBB

Staff insights

We are always seeking ambitious, highly motivated economists to join our multinational team. If you have outstanding academic credentials and flourish in the face of complex, intellectually challenging issues then we would love to hear from you.

RBB working culture

The work at RBB is stimulating, challenging and rewarding. We have high expectations of our employees, but we also give them the freedom to pursue their interests and passions. You’ll find that the more you put in, the more you develop and progress.

And because we focus solely on competition economics, we deal exclusively with matters that are of great significance to our clients. This is why we deliberately cultivate a working environment in all our offices that combines mutual support and informality with professionalism, dedication and self-motivation.

But it’s our entrepreneurialism that has made us instrumental in shaping global approaches to competition economics while expanding into new countries. And this will remain central to our future development as a firm.

To ensure we continue to nurture our entrepreneurial spirit and energy, we give all our staff the opportunities they need to flourish professionally at RBB. You’ll be able to engage directly with clients, legal advisors and competition authorities. At more senior levels, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own portfolio of new clients. But you’re never alone; we’re there to offer support, guidance and advice whenever you need it.

RBB is meritocratic, not hierarchical: all staff have contact with the Partners on a daily basis. If you’re willing to seize the opportunities you’re presented with, you’re likely to progress rapidly. And with our young, bright and highly motivated team, we offer a sociable environment that makes working here fun and enjoyable.

What we're looking for

We’re looking for exceptional economists with outstanding academic credentials. We need people who have the skills and outlook to flourish in an intellectually rigorous and challenging professional environment.

Most of our new employees are educated to postgraduate level, but we do offer places to some undergraduates.

Academic excellence alone is not enough, however. We also need people who can apply economic theory to practical situations; people who work well as part of team and have strong written and oral communications skills.

What this means for you

From the start, you’ll gain exposure to the most senior-level client personnel, as well as the law firms and other professionals who work for our clients. And by building your responsibilities and experience, we’ll help you develop and grow.

At RBB, we work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, tailored in size and experience to the needs of each case. We don’t specialise in any particular industry or sector, and our economists can choose the areas of theory and data they want to focus on.

Whichever route you take, you’ll get all the support you need and gain a wide range of invaluable, career-enhancing skills. These include the application of economic theory and econometrics to real-world scenarios, drafting expert witness reports, oral advocacy and client relationship management.

We enable on-the-job learning and development supplemented by more formal training where appropriate. We also provide funding for specialist courses and secondments to RBB offices around the world. And from time to time we sponsor MSc studies to help employees deepen their knowledge and skills.

Looking to employ the best people, we require impeccable academic credentials to ensure our staff can deal with the complex issues and demands we face every day. So, it will be of no surprise to hear that we offer the right people exceptional salary and bonus packages.

Internships

Each summer, we offer short internships to candidates who might be thinking about a career in competition economics once their studies are over. These internships can be taken up at any of our offices and, occasionally, at other times of the year.

On a number of occasions, these internships have resulted in permanent positions either at the conclusion of the placement or on completion of studies.

If you think you’ve got what we’re looking for, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

What happens next

If you’re interested in working at RBB, send us your CV with a covering letter. If you meet our criteria, we’ll invite you for interview and ask you to complete a short written test.

During our two-stage interview process, we’ll test your practical application of economics, as well as your ability to express yourself in writing and orally.

There’s no deadline for applications or fixed quota for new joiners. So wherever you are based and regardless of the time of year, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you’d like to join RBB to vacancies@rbbecon.com – it could be an excellent move, for you and for us.