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Drive your career forward with Monocle

Monocle is made up of a diverse group of passionate, energetic and talented individuals, which ensures that we can build project teams that are fine-tuned to meet our clients’ requirements.

We are always looking for new talent to join our ranks, seeking out the finest individuals in their field to add value to our highly-skilled and experienced team. In our constant effort to source the best of the best, we consider experienced candidates from many different industries and backgrounds, as long as they possess the cognitive abilities, personal drive and financial industry knowledge to thrive in the world of consulting. We pride ourselves on our ongoing career development opportunities which are available to all employees and include international qualifications and certifications. 

Why work at Monocle
 

 

At Monocle, we are passionate about what we do.

 

Monocle is passionate about our work: Monocle consultants have the opportunity to gain a breadth and depth of exposure in the banking and insurance industries that is unparalleled in the consulting landscape. The company is uniquely positioned to undertake projects across the most critical areas of the financial industry, working with cutting-edge technologies to implement dynamic solutions at some of the largest and most prestigious banks and insurers in South Africa and across Europe, from Monocle’s offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Amsterdam.

 

Monocle is passionate about our people: We know that our biggest asset is our people – and because of this, we do things a bit differently. We invest heavily in our training and development programmes, ensuring every employee has the chance to continually upskill themselves in a range of competencies, including the business subject matter involved and specifically hard technical skills such as coding, as well as providing study support for professional certifications such as CFA, FRM, and CIMA. We provide ongoing career advice through our mentorship programme and ensure all employees have a personalised career growth plan in order to help every person at Monocle reach their career goals.

 

Monocle is passionate about our culture: We are people-people. We love nothing more than to engage and socialise with our colleagues in a relaxed and fun environment, whether it be at our frequent company events, or through our many sports clubs on offer. Sports and fitness play a big role at Monocle, as we are naturally competitive, outdoorsy, and social individuals who enjoy the challenge and camaraderie that is so central in sports.  We believe that it is through the strong relationships we build internally that we have developed such a strong culture of honesty, respect, and inclusivity.

Who we are looking for

 

At Monocle, we want to work with well-rounded individuals with the ability to adapt to challenges and think on their feet – the perfect balance between academic smarts, pragmaticism, critical thinking and a knack for solving complex business problems.

 

The perfect candidate will have a combination of the following attributes:

 

  • Works well with others in a team

  • Passionate and competitive

  • Resilient and determined

  • Intelligent with empathy

  • Ability to think critically

  • Social and outgoing

  • Technically astute

  • Positive mindset

Are you ready to move to one of South Africa's fastest growing consultancies?

Available positions

Manager

Consultant

Chartered Accountant

Analyst

The application process

Assessment Test

A 60-minute, 90-question, online competency assessment test.

P&C Meet and Greet

A personal meeting with People & Culture to get to know you and to tell you more about Monocle.

Executive Interview

To discuss your skills, business knowledge, experience, project fit and the role requirements.

P&C Executive Interview

Meet with our P&C Executive to ensure alignment of expectations and discuss next steps.

C-level Interview

A discussion with either our CEO, COO or CFO on various topics.

Finalisation

A final offer is made by the P&C team to the candidate.

Our investment in you includes

Growth

An opportunity to accelerate your career in management consulting.

Experience

Engagement in rewarding project work at the heart of the financial services industry.

International opportunity

Possibility of transfer to our international offices based on performance.

Unparalleled training

Internal training programmes that develop both business and technical skills.

Industry qualifications

Full study support in pursuing professional qualifications such as FRM, CFA, and CIMA.

Mentorship

Individual career development plans, formal mentorship programme and executive support.

Social

A stimulating work-life balance, including numerous sporting clubs and company social events.

Global experience

Local and international consulting opportunities with industry-leading clients.

Our culture

 

 

If you ask any of our staff why they love working at Monocle, they will invariably tell you that it is all about our culture. We are heavily invested in making sure that we hire people who will work alongside us on continuously building one of the best corporate cultures within the management consulting industry.

 

"Above and beyond the exciting work we do, there is a great focus on self-improvement and cultivating a dynamic workforce through in-house training and certifications, which provide me the support needed to confidently approach any and all tasks that come my way."

Mercy Chimpelo

"As someone who enjoys problem-solving, this has been a wonderful way to spend my time and, from that perspective, I believe Monocle provides a unique opportunity to get stuck into some of the most pressing problems facing financial institutions."

Arno Pienaar

"I say all of this to make the point that it’s not just about work, it’s more than that. It’s building meaningful relationships while doing meaningful work. The idea that what we do matters, speaks to the fact that “who we are” matters as well. That has been my experience at Monocle!"

Nhlanhla Motha

"I enjoy the level of autonomy you’re given as a consultant on an engagement. I find myself doing something different and uniquely challenging every few sprints, whether that’s a highly technical piece of analysis or something more traditional to consulting, like visualising process flows."

Karuna Reddy

"I work with and learn from some of the most brilliant minds in consulting on the various projects that I have worked on – but beyond that – my most enjoyable facet of Monocle has always been engaging in the emphatic social experiences that is core to culture of Monocle."

Thushar Hariparsad

"One of the best things about working at Monocle is the people. I have no doubt you will hear almost every Monocle employee say those exact words so that must mean that Monocle really is a special place to work."

Daniela Pascolo

Our People and Culture team

Meet the team behind Monocle People and Culture

Patrick Byrne

Zolile Zikode

Refiloe Mothibi

Lyle Stevens

Zolile explains Monocle's recruitment process

Zolile Zikode

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Patrick Byrne

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