Student assistent (werkstudent MSc)  |  20-24h/w

Are you our new Student assistant (werkstudent MSc)?  

At Bright Cape we assist customers along the complete journey: from determining the data maturity of the organization, which technique is best suited and whether & where we can add value all the way up to the implementation. We are eager to expand our already impressive customer base and want you to be part of it!

Do you get excited about data-driven decision-making, process optimization, and working with clients to achieve measurable results and added value? Are you a dual master student looking to gain experience in the field by applying your knowledge assisting in actual projects? Then the role of Student assistant is perfect for you! In this role, you will support at least three projects, and get the opportunity to learn a lot, gain valuable consulting and technical skills and ultimately grow your talents. You will be primarily part of the process mining competence and have the chance to do a Data Science or Engineering project, depending on your own preference. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your horizon and experience different facets of data science in practice. 

The (first) three projects that you will work on are to build an app in Celonis, support one ongoing external project and a third project depending on your own preference. In building a Celonis app you will start with getting valuable professional training in the tool and learning it’s ins and outs. Next, you will develop the app from ideation, creating the proposal, developing it in an agile manner to delivery. The support on an external project and third project are depending on what is ongoing and your own preference. Also, you are welcome to support other Bright Cape initiatives like knowledge shares, events, marketing and sales activities etc. Along the way you will get coaching and guidance from your mentor and respective project teams to make this a successful and teachable experience.

We have offices in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, so you can choose what suits you best! It is preferred to be open to commute to our main office in Eindhoven once every one or two weeks. 

Are you interested? Reach out and discuss if this position is the right fit for you! 


This is your dream job if:

  • You are looking for a student assistant position for 20-24 hours in the week during the academic year of 2024/2025, for a period of at least one year
  • Your want to conduct work which is of direct relevance to the master program Business Analytics
  • Your ambition is to drive process improvement and optimization efforts
  • You want to learn how business processes run in a wide range of businesses and industries 
  • You get enthusiastic from identifying the actual needs of a client and translating them into the right solution
  • You want the opportunity to grow and work in an open and entrepreneurial environment where team spirit is high, and we have fun! 


What is expected of you:

  • Adaptive and eager to learn
  • A critical and quick thinker with attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • A team player 
  • You can come up with innovative and creative solutions 
  • You have the power to explain complex matters in a simple way 
  • You are proactive and have an entrepreneurial mindset


We offer:

  • Coaching & training, in order to provide continuous development and to boost your impact! An allocated budget for external training & courses next to Bright Academy, our internal training & development plan;
  • A mentor who will coach you through the whole working student period;
  • A 3-month buddy program, where a dedicated Bright Caper will guide and support you from day one and introduce you to our way of working; 
  • Professional training in Celonis, which is the market leader in process mining software
  • Bright Cape Foundation, which we are so proud of! We do better by supporting societal and environmental projects with knowledge (in-kind) and additional donations; 
  • E-Mobility Plan offering everybody a shuttle pass for public transport (OV), car- and bicycle sharing, parking, etc.; 
  • Conform to the market starting salary and the possibility to grow depending on performance
  • Flexible working hours; you plan your own schedule in consultation with your client and team;
  • In addition to the usual vacation days, we also offer more than a good pension scheme; 
  • Mobile phone allowance and of course a company laptop;
  • Sustainability committee, to make sure we make the right and sustainable choices for a Bright future;? 
  • Culture committee, for all our fun (online) events and the legendary Ski-trip! (Because we take pleasure in our work very seriously)? 


You have:

  • A bachelor degree in Business Analytics / Applied Mathematics / Data Science or a related field and are currently and enrolled in the Business Analytics Master at the VU
  • You communicate easily in Dutch and English (both written and spoken) 

Preferred (but not required): 

  • You are motivated and always looking for an extra challenge and opportunity to grow
  • Experience with a scripting language like Python 
  • Knowledge of querying languages like SQL and database software, like SAP/SAS 


Contact us 

Challenge accepted? Then we would like to meet you! Click on the apply button right away and leave us your motivation and resume. We will contact you soon. 

Contact person: Katrin Kostova, Lead consultant


Who we are? 

We are a data consultancy firm located in Eindhoven & Amsterdam with a European reach. We use data science and human-centered design to achieve operational excellence for our customers. Explore, Extract, Embed, and Educate is what we do. Explore our customers’ data maturity, extract value out of our customers’ data, embed (Bright Cape proprietary) solutions into our customer’s processes & governance, and educate them to get familiar with data analytics and our solutions. Our main strengths lie in the manufacturing, logistics & warehousing, finance, and banking industries.

Bottom line: We help companies increase their revenue, diminish their costs, and increase their process efficiency through Data Analytics & Science, Human-Centered Design, and Process Mining. Besides, we are constantly working on various astonishing Europe-wide innovation projects which have led to several innovative products.

Bright Cape employees are very diverse but share their excitement for new opportunities and a positive way of thinking. We also greatly value our quarterly team outings, monthly ‘VrijMiBo’s’, Christmas party, heritage days, knowledge shares, and most of all our yearly ski trip.


Our job application process 

After sending out your application, you can expect the next steps: 

  1. Review and if selected, an introductory interview. 
  2. We have a click? Then we will proceed with a knowledge interview. 
  3. Presentation of your favorite / coolest / most interesting project, of your preference. 
  4. We match? Job offer! 

Do you have any questions about this vacancy? Get in touch.

Katrin Kostova

Challenge accepted? We would like to meet you!

Press 'apply' and share your motivation and resume. We will get in contact with you soon!