Careers

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RIG seeks exceptional and driven individuals with a strong entrepreneurial streak who are excited by the challenge of working with venture companies and building a clearly differentiated firm perceived as being the best in its field. We look to hire and develop people with intellectual curiosity, a strong sense of purpose, imagination, tenacity, as well as a high degree of emotional intelligence. Like our client portfolio, our talent pool is diverse and international in composition and outlook.

There are few places more exciting to work than at the edge of technological innovation and nowhere is this more important than in the field of sustainable technologies. Our mission is to find the most effective ways of bringing these vital technologies to market. We do high conviction work that matters.

“Work hard at work worth doing.”
Theodore Roosevelt

RIG’s clients do not hire us to do easy jobs: they partner with us to tackle difficult, often critical, challenges, and working for aggressive, growth stage companies is not for the meek. Failure often feeds eventual success and this cycle requires resilience. It is this pressure and the pace and variety of our work that attracts people to want to achieve their goals with us. 

"The world's biggest problems are the world's biggest opportunities."
Peter Diamandis

Employee Proposition

RIG offers the opportunity to work on strategic and execution challenges facing some of the most promising technology companies in the sustainable technology ecosystem as well as the chance to reap the rewards that can come with successfully pioneering the market adoption of new solutions. We provide the experience and challenge of working closely with with entrepreneurs and CEOs, private and institutional investors, and a wide variety of commercial and non-commercial actors to shape the value creation process and to execute transformational deals.

"RIG is an unique place to work because many of the technologies we work with are doing things that have never been done before. We help our clients build markets that can have an outsized impact on the world we live in."
Siona Wu-Murphy, Engagement Manager

People and Talent Development

RIG comprises a group of diverse, high calibre individuals who are motivated from the ‘inside out’ and have a risk appetite appropriate to the work we do. Like the peloton in cycling, working at RIG is a fast moving pursuit practised by small teams. We expect senior team members to develop a high level of domain expertise and to become proficient ‘first deal’ makers capable of generating superior value for our clients and ourselves. 

Given the distinctive nature of what we do and the high risk profile of our client base, there is not a ready-made pool of talent available to hire. Instead our competence is developed internally over time. For this reason, RIG follows an apprenticeship model where juniors support the activities orchestrated by seniors and in return the seniors support the development of the juniors. Senior team members are tasked with acting as role models and to take responsibility for mentoring our emerging talent. This approach to talent management has allowed the firm to develop and retain a deep well of expertise. RIG is a meritocratic firm. Seniority comes from success, not tenure.

Vacancies 

Please note that RIG is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time. 

RIG is currently accepting applications for the following roles: 

Graduate Entry Level

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to ffion@rapidinnovation.co.uk.

2020 Internships 

RIG offers a limited number of paid internships to undergraduates who are looking to gain work experience by supporting our senior consultants on live client projects. We are particularly interested in science graduates in the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, engineering/materials and molecular biology. Fluency in one or more non-English language is highly desired given the international context of our work.

For more information on the programme and how to apply, please contact ffion@rapidinnovation.co.uk