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Apply Now: McKinsey & Company Forward in Africa Program for Young Africans 2024

Forward is a virtual learning program that boosts the careers of high-potential young professionals by equipping them with a broad set of capabilities to help them thrive. It focuses on critical skills needed for success in the future of work, such as digital essentials, structured-thinking skills, and social and emotional intelligence.

Forward is a free, ten-week online learning program offered by McKinsey to equip individuals at different stages of their work life with practical skills to succeed in the future of work.

Aim and Benefits 

What to Expect

  • Whether you are in the early days of your career or navigating a new opportunity, the Forward learning journey will help you develop new ways of thinking, expand your skill set, and boost your confidence.
  • At the end of the program, you will receive a McKinsey Forward digital badge and join an exclusive global network of lifelong learners.


To access Forward, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently reside on the African continent (all countries)
  • Are currently employed, self-employed, or between jobs
  • Have less than five years of total work experience
    or have more than five years of work experience but have never been responsible for directly managing any colleagues
  • Completed at least a secondary education / high school degree
  • Have a good command of the English language (the program will be conducted in English)

Interview date, Process and Venue

Interactive Learning Journey

  • Variety of formats: digital courses, virtual-learning events, assignments, and reflection exercises.
  • Dedicating about two hours a week over ten weeks.

Workplace skills you can use immediately

  • Gain the skills and tools to do the following:
    • Turn business problems into opportunities by using structured and creative thinking.
    • Communicate in a clear and impactful way that makes your audience take action.
    • Be adaptable and build emotional awareness for working in a team or alone, especially in times of change.
    • Build strong relationships and maintain your well-being at work.
    • Develop your digital tool kit and plan to navigate the modern digital world

Application Deadline

May 14, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to McKinsey & Company on to apply

For more details, visit McKinsey & Company website

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