Trainee, Economics & Management

COWI Belgium
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 15

Position description

Are you interested in becoming part of a leading international consulting company that creates value and solutions to some of the most complex issues worldwide? Then seize the opportunity and apply for a job as a trainee at COWI Economics & Management in Brussels (in COWI Belgium office premises).

We offer

COWI Economics & Management provides financial and economic analyses as well as policy studies within the sectors of environment and water, transport, energy, climate and urban development. We provide high quality advice to our customers because we build on the solid technical expertise of our consulting engineer business, which counts more than 6.000 employees worldwide. We are looking for a trainee to strengthen our team working on policy studies for the EU Commission and other international clients.

As trainee, you will become part of a competent and dedicated team of experienced consultants and specialists working from Brussels and together with colleagues at our office in Denmark. You will experience the pulse and dynamics of the consulting business and gain experience in how we work with different international clients throughout the project cycle. You will be engaged in several projects and proposals, where you will work closely with project managers and consultants, and your tasks can involve:

  • Desk research;
  • Data management and analyses (e.g. in Excel);
  • Interviews, focus group interviews and surveys;
  • Participation to client meetings and preparation of meeting reports;
  • Analysis and reporting.

A learning plan will guide the traineeship to ensure that the learning opportunities are exploited allowing you to gain insight into how the consulting business works and to develop in the areas selected as focus areas – depending on your personal profile and competencies. A senior staff member will act as your mentor to follow up on this learning plan.


COWI Economics & Management is looking for a trainee who combines high professional standards with strong social competences and a keen professional interest in EU and international policy. You have a wish to explore career opportunities in the consulting business and thrive in a challenging environment, keeping deadlines. You speak and write English and at least one other European language at a high level. You have experience in working with Excel and Word. Experience in qualitative and quantitative analyses is an asset.

You have a Master's degree within economics, law, public administration or political science.

Employment is from early/mid-November 2018 or as agreed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that you must hold EU citizenship and be entitled to work permit to work in Belgium.

COWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The selected trainee will be offered a 6 months “convention d’insertion professionelle” subject to approval from Bruxelles Formation.

After the traineeship an definite or indefinite employment contract shall be proposed based on the trainee’s performances and the business situation.

Application instructions

All applicants should send their CV and cover letter in English, with the reference "TraineeEcoMan2018".

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