Consulting

Consulting

Deliver practical, insightful advice that gets straight to the heart of the big business issues. And make a real impact on the bottom line.

Whichever part of Consulting you join, you’ll help businesses of all shapes and sizes grow faster and work smarter. And whatever issues you’re tackling on their behalf, you’ll deliver results they can measure and a standard of client service that’s truly second to none.

Our Consulting practice was launched a few years ago. But the truth is our work in this area goes back way beyond that. More exciting than our past, however, are our ambitious plans for the future which will see us treble our revenues over the next four years. Especially since they’re plans that you could soon be part of.

Integrated into many different parts of our business, our consultants are organised into specialist teams. Each team works with household names in a diverse range of industries – from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

If you’re talented, determined and serious about a career in business, we believe Consulting can offer you the best possible start. Consultants are organised into different areas. As a graduate, you can choose to start your career in Management Consulting, building a range of core skills on a two-year structured programme where you’ll experience the full range of what we do, developing your skills in all industries. This will give you a taste of what it’s like to help clients drive innovation and growth, manage cost and operate effectively. At the same time it will help you decide where you want to specialise within Consulting. Or, if you’d rather specialise from the beginning, you can join one of four consulting practices straight away – Economics, Risk, Strategy or Sustainability and Climate Change:

In Economics Consulting you’ll work alongside and learn from experienced economists who use their expertise to tackle complex business and policy issues.

In Risk Consulting you'll help our clients improve their approach to risk management and valuation issues by reviewing valuation methodologies, risk metrics, counter-party risk, stress testing methodologies and model validation issues.

In Strategy Consulting you’ll address the key strategic issues on the minds of CEOs and senior executives. The advice you’ll offer covers both corporate strategy – such as market entry, competitive strategy and organisation structure – and Merger & Acquisition strategy, helping private equity investors with the strategic aspects of deals.

In Sustainability & Climate Change Consulting you'll help clients embed sustainability in their strategies and throughout their organisations, while making the most of the opportunities for innovation and growth created by a world economy that’s becoming greener.

Consulting in Northern Ireland

Our Consulting practice in Belfast is also an integral part of our business and there are a variety of roles you can choose to join. You could apply for our Management Consulting Foundation NI graduate programme, or apply directly for a role within Strategy or Research. We're also delighted to launch our Consider Consulting event in Belfast for the second year running on 10 January 2014 which offers you the unique opportunity to fast track your application into a Management Consultant role with us. Read on through the relevant tabs to find out more and how to apply.

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We help organisations with some of their most difficult problems using economics. They may be developing a new strategy, facing a regulator or engaged in litigation.

Typically we work for senior executives in the private and public sector in high profile situations. They often need insight, or analysis, to help them work through complicated decisions or to help them build a case to convince another party of a course of action. That’s where we come in. We work with them to marshal the evidence, develop the arguments and help them articulate to their relevant stakeholders. We want to leave our clients stronger and foster long-term relationships with them as their trusted adviser.

As a graduate economist, you’ll be able to work across all three of our key areas:

Disputes and investigations

We work alongside high-profile clients and legal counsels to develop sophisticated economic analysis in support of competition and State Aid investigations, and commercial disputes. Our focus is on helping clients establish their case with competition authorities in a clear and constructive way, and to put forward arguments and evidence to inform the debate. Our expertise includes:

  • assessing the risks to competition and efficiencies, competitive constraints and barriers to entry that result from mergers or within particular markets
  • using sophisticated econometric and survey techniques to establish market definition
  • preparing restructuring plans and market studies for cases in which failing firms need urgent rescue or restructuring aid
  • preparing for and providing expert testimony before competition authorities.

Market reform:

We advise Governments, regulators, international development organisations and other agencies in understanding the 'problem' and designing the solution – e.g. a new market design, or delivery model. We advise the companies impacted by regulatory and policy change so they can prepare for, adapt to and benefit from change. We help our clients by:

  • developing solutions - collecting evidence, appraising options, conducting cost benefit analysis, performing consultations and managing risks
  • putting solutions into effect - helping organisations respond to opportunities and threats from reform
  • testing success and making it stick – evaluating success, and reforming policy and regulation.

Foundations for growth:

We provide insights on the most important strategic, commercial and operational questions faced by organisations seeking to grow, especially in challenging economic environments. We help our clients by:

  • finding growth opportunities in a low growth environment by identifying profitable emerging market opportunities
  • building scenarios to understand the impact of technology and social/demographic change on the market environment
  • assessing the total impact - across economic, social, environmental and tax dimensions - of growth opportunities.

For more information, our corporate Economics website, our LinkedIn group and our Economics in Business blog gives a real flavour of what we do and who we are. You’ll find examples of our recent publications, videos of members of the practice (and others we work with, such as academics) discussing hot topics in economics, and descriptions of our practice areas. 

Next steps:

  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
  •  All our summer internship opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
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Early involvement in a project team means you’ll contribute ideas and analysis to high-profile projects. Before long you’ll be meeting clients face-to-face, tackling their issues first-hand and helping us win business.

You'll get involved in a wide range of projects and everyone is different. Our clients will typically set an ‘exam’ question for you to consider and you’ll spend time, within a project team, framing the question in greater depth. You’ll help to give them a clearer picture of what success looks like, how to value it, and advise them on how to achieve it. Below are some examples of recent projects that we have completed and would be the sorts of things we would expect you to be working on: 

  • we advised the Gulf Monetary Council based in the Middle East to develop formation strategies for the institution that will eventually become the region’s new central bank. This involved designing a coherent and clear vision to define the purpose, scope, powers and functions of the new organisation, and identify strategic options and a roadmap for the policy direction of the institution. Our support has enabled the client to take the first steps in implementing the roadmap to establish the institution over the next decade
  • we conducted an economic impact assessment of the Government’s proposed reforms to the UK copyright framework for the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). We evidenced that the UK educational publishing value chain is a major contributor to growth, exports and jobs with knock-on impacts on the incentives of authors and publishers to invest and build creative content. We also showed that the impact of the reforms on the CLA’s income will have a damaging effect on education publishing, thereby threatening jobs and investment in the sector. This analysis formed the basis of the CLA’s submission to the government consultation on the proposed reforms
  • we advised Monitor, the regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts to establish an evidence base for the reform of collection and reporting of NHS cost data. We also helped to develop strategic options and recommendations to improving this process. This has enabled Monitor to embark on a move towards reforming the way in which Trusts collect and report data to improve the quality, comparability and consistency of data, as well as to inform Monitor’s price regulation role
  • we advised a major port on its strategy for setting charges, given the commercial dynamics of the sector. One of the main insights we were able to bring to the client was an understanding of how its charges might be viewed by a competition or regulatory body. To deliver the analysis, we addressed issues such as systematic analysis of the market and analysis of the relevant price elasticity's of demand and commercially optimal pricing
  • we prepared cost of capital estimates for a leading financial services company’s activities across a number of different countries. We were also able to provide more general guidance to the company on the estimation and application of cost of capital estimates across international borders, and across different operating activities. Our estimates were used in the company’s economic profit framework for setting targets and appraising investments around the world
  • we undertook an independent expert assessment of competition in telecoms and its contribution to GDP in a developing country. The work involved formulating a competition policy framework, defining markets and assessing competitiveness

Next steps:

  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
  •  All our summer internship opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed

Your development journey with us begins with an induction programme that introduces you to what we do, the way we work, and our policies as one organisation, followed by an economics-specific induction programme.

During this time you'll learn more about our practice and undergo specific training in frequently-used technical skills. This structured inductions means you not only get to meet the Economics team but also a much wider network of people across PwC.

We’ll want you to learn and improve every day –  we believe we offer some of the best learning opportunities; including hands-on coaching from more experienced colleagues, a dedicated mentoring scheme, regular ‘lunch and learn’ sessions on projects and methods, and seminars with academic and client speakers.

In some cases, we also offer support for specialist economics and financial post-graduate qualifications, and a full suite of consultancy courses (ranging from presentations and report-writing, to project management).

As your experience grows, so will your exposure to client projects across a wide range of skill areas, sectors and locations across our global network – we won’t ask you to specialise early. In fact, we encourage mobility within PwC, whether in the UK or overseas through secondments. All our graduates also embark on a rotation programme within the team, which will allow you to gain experience in different parts of the business. And that means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to find your niche and develop your career path.

Next steps:

  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
  •  All our summer internship opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
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Our work calls for an agile, creative, enquiring mind that can spot vital trends in economic data. As you’ll be writing reports and giving presentations, outstanding communication skills are also essential.

We expect you to give your point of view, to be curious and to be passionate in everything you do. Academic credentials are important, but not enough in their own right. Your ability to build long-term relationships and commercial acumen are critical to our team’s success. We’re also looking for something extra from your work experience, sporting achievements, hobbies or personal background to enrich our team with diverse experiences. We want people who will take personal responsibility for contributing to the team. If you're as passionate as we are in applying economics to real-life business situations, then consider a career with PwC Economics. You'll need:

  • 2:1 or above in an Economics-related degree. A post-graduate degree in Economics or a related subject would be a plus
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)


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  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
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Along with our clients, we believe that the best teams are diverse. Therefore we want the best people to shine through whatever their background.

We think carefully about how we recruit, so we bring diversity of perspective to everything we do. The people in our team come from over 20 countries and speak 20 languages, and we believe that our values distinguish us from our competitors (see our ‘Who We Are Statement’ and our Code of Conduct for a summary of what this means). We believe in an open, collaborative and supportive environment, and we value a healthy work/life balance.

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Oliver

Manager

"I love the work I'm doing now, particularly the interaction with clients."

"When I left university, I initially worked in the public sector. But with fond memories of a Summer Internship back in 2008, I realised I’d be far better suited to a career with
PwC. My internship was with the team in Assurance, but now I’m in the Economics practice, dealing mainly with health sector clients. I love the work I’m doing, particularly the
interaction with clients and the fact that it’s mainly project-based which means there’s plenty of variety. There are also great opportunities for career progression here at PwC – I’ve been promoted twice in less than two years. At the moment, I’m really enjoying my work in healthcare, but looking further ahead I will be spending the next couple of years working in our Japanese office. PwC has a really strong English-speaking team out there that focuses on modelling, a skill I’m keen to further develop."

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Jing

Consultant

"All the mentoring, support and coaching make it so much easier to learn on the job."

"My first experience of PwC was in my home country, on an internship in Kuala Lumpur. So I was already familiar with the culture when I applied to join the Economics team here in Consulting. Teamwork has a really big part to play in our work. All the mentoring, support and coaching make it so much easier to learn on the job, developing your soft skills as well as technical abilities. It's quite a different experience, applying academic theory to real-life issues and very interesting. I've worked on several projects with real-world impact, from screening countries for sustainable development, to analysing how mobile phone ownership improves female empowerment around the world. I'd say the skills you need to do well here are similar to the ones I apply when playing the piano outside work. Persistence and patience. There's a lot to learn and it can be tough, but you practise until you've improved your understanding."

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Application deadlines for graduate opportunities in Economics
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 10 November 2013
Deadline to have completed the online testing 11 November 2013
First interviews Week commencing 9 December &16 December 2013
Assessment day Week commencing 13 January 2014
Week commencing 27 January 2014 Second and final interviews

 

Application deadlines for summer internship opportunities in Economics
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 13 December 2013
Deadline to have completed the online testing 16 December 2013
First interviews take place Week commencing 13 January 2014
Assessment centre 3 February 2014
Week commencing 17 February 2014 Second and final interviews take place this day

Next steps:

  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
  •  All our summer internship opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
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How many people work in the PwC Economics team?

There are over 100 people in our Economics and Policy team in London and of those approximately 60 are economists; the balance is made up of policy consultants who bring a variety of skills and experience to our team. We’re also one of 12 economics practices in our global network.

What kind of projects can I expect to work on?

As a new graduate, you’ll be able to work with private and public sector clients across our three key areas of focus (Investigations and Disputes, Market reform, and Growth). That way, you’ll be guaranteed project experience across a range of different sectors early and can find out what you’re interested in.  

How does working at PwC compare to a boutique economics consultancy?

We offer the best of a boutique consultancy, with the added benefits that come with working in one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. This means that you’ll get the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients on a truly global basis, whether on project-based work or international secondments. You’ll also work with a diverse group of individuals, including economists and other like-minded individuals (strategists, operational consultants, and many more). We frequently work with other business areas, giving you the opportunity to work on large-scale and high-profile transformational programmes.

How would you describe the culture of the economics practice?

We pride ourselves on being a meritocratic, sharp, intellectual, fair, and supportive team who thrive on being success oriented. Most of all, we love what we do, and we have fun doing it. We all take responsibility for contributing to shaping our practice, and we foster a sense of entrepreneurship – everybody has a role in identifying and capitalising on new business development opportunities and we see that as an integral part of our work. We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we work hard to balance this with other aspects of our lives.

What do you offer in terms of training and will I progress?

As a PwC Economics Consultant you’ll be supported by the best in learning and development – from specialist seminars, courses and toolkits in technical economics, to training in the core consulting skills as well as support for external qualifications where there is a business case. Your People Manager will work with you to develop your career with us. How you progress will be based entirely on your own merit and ambition.

Do I need to specialise?

We won’t ask you to specialise if you join our graduate programme. In fact, as your experience grows, so will your exposure to client projects across a wide range of skill areas, sectors and locations across our global network. We also encourage mobility within PwC, whether in the UK or overseas through secondments. And that means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to find your niche and carry on progressing.

How long does the application process take?

If you’re applying as a graduate you’ll need to take some online tests first, but you should get the results within 48 hours. Do well and you’ll be invited to complete an online application form that includes competency questions. The interview process will be conducted as efficiently as possible - the overall lapse time will depend on availability of applicants and assessors.

Some of your competitors don't require me to undergo psychometric tests or group assessments. Why do you?

All of our work requires a certain level of numerical and mathematical literacy. Psychometric tests early in the recruitment process allow us to establish your quantative abilities so that during the remainder of the application process we can focus on the more diverse set of skills that you will need to be a great consultant.

Similarly, teamwork and collaboration are a necessity in our team. We have a diverse group of people in our team and work with a range of clients who bring a different set of skills and point of view to each project. Group assessments allow us to get a sense of how you work with others, which is critical given we work together in teams and with client teams.

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  •  All our graduate opportunities in Economics for 2014 are now closed
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Management Consulting helps some of the world’s most significant organisations become even more effective quickly.

We improve the way they operate; accelerate their growth; reduce their costs; manage their risks; develop their talent and change the way they do business. In doing so, we focus on their agendas and the big issues they need to deal with, both today and in the future.

You’ll start with a comprehensive induction that involves spending six weeks at our specialist training school and two weeks getting real business experience with our clients. You’ll hone your core skills in finance, operations and business change and start to develop your network. After that you’ll join over 2,000 colleagues working with our clients, on a graduate programme that builds your understanding of PwC.

You’ll experience several different areas of Consulting:

  • Finance
  • People and Change
  • Technology
  • Operations
  • Risk
  • Strategy
  • Programme & Project Management
  • Delivering Deal Value
  • Sustainability and Climate Change 

You'll rotate every three months, focussing on developing a new set of skills. At the end of each three month learning cycle you’ll spend a day with your colleagues, reflecting on what you’ve learned and how you’ll carry on applying and building on your knowledge.*

Management Consulting in Northern Ireland

Our Consulting practice in Belfast is also an integral part of our business, where we deliver specific business solutions for our global clients through our ‘Centres of Excellence’ and also have outstanding opportunities for graduates. Our Centres of Excellence provide deep capability and technical knowledge that integrates itself into many different parts of the firm when delivering value to clients.

*If you're joining the Consulting practice in Northern Ireland, your training programme will be with Foundation NI and will differ slightly.

Or, if you're looking to start a career in Market Research, you can apply directly to our Research role in Belfast.

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When you join our programme in the UK, you’ll be joining a two year structured learning programme of about 300 graduates all with different experience.

You’ll develop a core set of consulting skills whilst rotating around the consulting business, working in various industries to gain valuable experience. This will help you to understand where you want to specialise in the long term. We’ll monitor your development so you know how you're doing and where you can improve. Before you leave the programme you’ll complete an assessment to make sure the skills you have are right for the specialist area you join. 

At this early stage in your career you’ll have access to inspirational leaders in PwC and this, coupled with the quality of the training you'll receive means you'll become a recognised expert in the profession. This year one of our former graduates won MCA Young Consultant of the Year.

You’ll typically find yourself working as part of a team of anything from five to 30 people on projects based anywhere from the UK to the USA, Middle East or Africa. You’ll spend a lot of time with clients dealing with issues as they arise and gain valuable exposure to different types of projects and industries. You’ll carry out detailed analysis and help make recommendations that change their businesses. This experience, combined with deep technical training and an emphasis on continual learning, will equip you with the skills to really make a difference.

Joining Management Consulting in Northern Ireland

If you're joining in our Belfast office then you'll join our Foundation NI graduate programme. Foundation NI is a two year structured development framework where you'll develop core consulting and technical skills, providing you with an opportunity to put these skills into practice through the projects you work on and business experience. You'll be working alongside experienced professionals within a client team, which will accelerate your learning. Before you join the programme you'll be asked which area you'd like to specialise in, either: Technology, Capability and Training, Economics and Policy or Research. 

You’ll have exposure to a variety of projects across a number of industry sectors and be given the opportunity to develop expert skills within a chosen specialism. As part of your on-the-job training, you’ll be mentored and supported by a senior member of staff and you’ll develop additional expertise in change and project management that will be applicable across all client engagements.

Or, if you're looking to start a career in Market Research, you can apply directly to our Research role in Belfast.

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There’s more to our people than intellect alone so you’ll need to show us you have the following skills all the way through the assessment process.

To thrive in our practice, you'll need to welcome change. And you’ll not only be analytical and numerate, you’ll also be articulate and confident when it comes to saying what you think.  Flexibility, an open mind and a strong team ethic are vital too:

  • Flexibility - to handle changing priorities and workloads positively
  • Building relationships - so you can work well with colleagues and clients
  • Courage and integrity - so you’re always up for a challenge and to do the right thing by clients and colleagues
  • Commercial awareness - so you can quickly grasp our clients’ issues and opportunities and be passionate about helping them succeed
  • Great communication skills - to listen, persuade and put your point across.

There are many ways you might have developed these skills – through study, voluntary work, sport, being part of a club or a job. Think about what you’ve done and what you've learned from it. The more examples you have, the more you’ll stand out.

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent - Northern Ireland require a 300 UCAS tariff)

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Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.

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Sharing our knowledge with each other is integral to our culture in Management Consulting. We want you to develop as a future leader in our business.

You’ll learn about the issues and challenges that organisations and their different teams face in a host of industry sectors. You’ll also find out how we come up with the solutions they need.

As many of our consultants join us from a host of different backgrounds, there’ll be no end to how much you can learn from the people you work alongside every day.  Change and variety are a huge part of life in Management Consulting, whether through client work, contributing to our business, or helping to develop the business of one of our linked social enterprises or community initiatives. They’re what our people thrive on – after all, change is what our business is all about.

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Application deadlines for graduate opportunities in Management Consulting
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 22 November 2013
Deadline to have completed the online testing 25 November 2013
First interviews 6 January 2014
Assessment centres Week commencing 20 January & 27 January 2014
Second and final interviews take place Week commencing 3 February & 10 February 2014

Please note you can apply for our Management Consulting vacancies in Belfast all year round, but to avoid disappointment, we'd advise you to apply as early as you can.

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We're delighted to launch PwC's Consider Consulting event for the second year running taking place in January 2014. It's a unique opportunity for you to spend a day with us and get fast-tracked to a job offer in our Northern Ireland Management Consulting programme
Consider Consulting event - Northern Ireland 10 January 2014
Vacancy opens for online applications Open now
Vacancy closes for online applications 6pm - 2 January 2014
Deadline to have completed the online testing 6pm - 2 January 2014
Consider Consulting event takes place 10 January 2014

Fast Track to Consulting - London. Open for applications now.
Fast Track to Consulting event - London 9 April 2014
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 January 2014
Vacancy closes for online applications 21 February 2014
Deadline to have completed the online testing 24 February 2014
First stage interviews w/c 17 March 2014
Outcome from first stage interviews 26 March 2014
Fast Track to Consulting Day 9 April 2014
Final stage interviews 15 - 25 April 2014

 

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Market dynamics over the last two years has highlighted weaknesses in valuation and risk models and tools that have played a significant role in measuring and monitoring risk and business performance.

Events over recent history have shown that risk can materialise and result in major losses and that capital needs to be prudently allocated. Firms are increasingly looking to maintain a strong capital base and are guiding their businesses towards balancing profit potential, risk and capital usage. Financial institutions also must comply with increasingly demanding new regulations relating to capital adequacy and liquidity risk. 

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You'll help our clients improve their approach to risk management and valuation issues by reviewing valuation methodologies, risk metrics, counterparty risk, stress testing methodologies and model validation issues.

You can also undertake independent calculations of valuations and risk or perform model validation activities in order to highlight areas that need improving for our clients. Your skills may also be called on to design and build a methodology or model for valuation or portfolio risk purposes. You can also assist clients to embed these new tools in their operational procedures.

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You'll ideally have a PhD in a highly numerate discipline such as:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Engineering

You'll also need relevant practical experience of applying your technical knowledge, as well as having used your initiative and team-working skills during university.

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes , while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

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We work in a distinctive way. We combine rigorous evaluation of business issues with creative problem solving to develop mission-critical strategy for the world’s best-known organisations, as well as advising private equity investors on transactions.

And because we tailor the way we approach each of our client’s issues, it means each assignment is always different, so you’ll never get bored.

Most of our work is concentrated on two main areas:

Corporate Strategy offers a wide range of strategic advice to corporate companies and organisations looking to significantly change their chosen path or structure. We work with the client to create a strategy that works for them. 

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy advises private equity houses, debt financing banks and companies undertaking M&A on investment opportunities. We evaluate the target company’s strategy and business plan to help the client’s understand which companies are attractive acquisitions and how much to pay.

The context is different, but in both areas you will focus on areas such as:

  • strategic and financial vision
  • growth strategy
  • sales & marketing strategy
  • pricing strategy
  • organisation design
  • competitive positioning
  • business planning
  • customer insights.

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Our work is project-based; you’ll work on one project at a time in your first few years, so you’ll be able to focus on the job in hand.

For each project we work on, we bring together a specific team – which varies in shape and size depending on the project in question, ranging from a small team of strategists to a large multi-disciplinary team.

As an Associate, you’ll be the cornerstone of the team.  We’ll value your opinion from day one and push to hear it. You’ll work alongside inspirational colleagues and have direct exposure to clients at all levels, up to CEO and Board members. And after carrying out research, strategic analysis, modelling, interviews and  practical field research you’ll develop strategic insights for the project, discuss them with your colleagues and present recommendations to clients. Very quickly you’ll find you’re giving our clients advice that could range from insights into growth strategy or market entry, through to competitive strategy, organisation structure or Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) strategy. The broad experience you’ll gain will act as a strong base for developing consulting skills. Right from the start, we’ll encourage you to take on as much responsibility as you can handle.

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Our two-year training programme covers key strategy skills and includes external financial and deal cycle courses.

You’ll benefit from continual on-the-job mentoring and will be encouraged to invest time in your own personal development. If you’re a high achiever, we’ll consider sponsoring you to complete an MBA. We won’t ask you to specialise. Instead, you’ll work across our many industry sectors.

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We’re looking for talented, ambitious people. We’ll give you the tools you need to learn, and encourage, you to progress quickly and promote on merit.

If you’re good, you’ll get on.  We look for a rare combination of razor-sharp commercial awareness, analytical skills, and the confidence and credibility to present your opinions to senior colleagues internally as well as experienced clients externally.

This isn’t a routine 9-to-5 job. Rigour and curiosity are vital if you’re to tackle the issues that keep business leaders up at night. You’ll be highly motivated and ambitious, someone who’s hungry for early responsibility, client interaction and the chance to make a difference from day one.

We also look for people who bring something more to their work than their academic credentials. Like the self-discipline and team working skills that stem from a sporting background; or leadership qualities gained through work experience. The ability to speak more than one language is another big plus.

Academics are important too.  

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject
  • at least  a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)

Equally important will be your ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes and make a positive impact on our clients and us, while shaping your own future. Strategy Consulting gives you a unique chance to work with the best in their field and become an exceptional business consultant.

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Perform at a consistently high standard and you can expect to progress quickly up the ranks – we offer a permanent contract, instead of a two-year, ‘up-or-out’ clause.

Many Associates choose to stay in Strategy Consulting at PwC, but experience here opens up all sorts of doors. Our alumni have gone on to join private equity firms, investment banks, strategy teams at FTSE 100 companies and to complete  sponsored MBAs at the world’s leading business schools.

Thanks to our sports teams and social events that range from project dinners, away days and regular after-work drinks, you’ll enjoy a working atmosphere that’s friendly, fun and collegiate.

While the hours can sometimes be long, we certainly don’t believe in ‘face-time’. We encourage a healthy work-life balance and actively manage workloads in the office so we can meet our commitments outside it.  What’s more, you can expect to combine being based in London with the opportunity for some travel. So you’ll need to be flexible, although we don’t expect our graduates to be forever living out of a suitcase.

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Application deadlines for graduate opportunities in Strategy
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 8 November 2013
Deadline to have completed the online testing 11 November 2013
Deadline to have completed the online testing 11 November 2013
First stage assessment takes place Week commencing 9 December 2013
Final stage assessment takes place Week commencing 6 January 2014

 

Application deadlines for work placement opportunities in Strategy
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 6 December 2013
Inform candidates if they're invited to 1st interview Week commencing 16 December 2013
1st interview Mid January 2014
Final stage assessment 6 February 2014

 

Application deadlines for summer internship opportunities in Strategy
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 3 January 2013

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Sustainability and climate change are at the top of the corporate agenda for public and private sector organisations. But different organisations are at different stages in understanding how they should respond. We help them balance competing economic, social and environmental goals.

Our advice goes right to the heart of policy andstrategy, addressing everything from changing regulations and consumer preferences to the security of supply chains and access to scarce resources.

Next steps

Please note Sustainability and Climate Change currently recruit graduates through our Summer Internship programme only. The next available scheme is in Summer 2014. All successful applicants from the Summer Internship will be offered the opportunity to commence employment in the Autumn of 2014. To make an application for a Summer Internship, please click on the link below:

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After a thorough induction you’ll get straight down to work, learning constantly on the job from supportive, inspirational colleagues.

Your role will be incredibly varied and cross all our specialisms. Projects can last from a couple of days to a few months you’ll tend to work on several different things in any one week. You might be producing a complete picture of an organisation’s sustainability impact or helping a business realise commercial opportunities that also contribute to sustainable development. You could be designing a new approach to carbon trading or reviewing the way a client sources raw materials. Or you could find yourself helping a retail giant eliminate emissions from its global supply chain or advising an investment manager on developing a renewable energy fund.

Tackling all the issues

Around 800 specialists- including over 100 in the UK- use a blend of skills, experience and tools, as well as scale and reach to analyse the issues, shape strategy and deliver practical solutions. 

We also work with Economics Consulting to provide economic analysis and policy advice for Public and Private Sector clients across the world, including government and inter-governmental organisations, think tanks, the private sector and Non-Government Organisations. Our policy and economic advice ranges from green growth, to climate change and sustainable agriculture, and is particularly focused on how the public and private sector can work together to deliver more sustainable development.

In Programme Delivery we support governments, donor organisations, the private sector and Non Government Organisations worldwide on policy development through to fund management and programme implementation. Our expertise includes poverty alleviation and economic development, forestry, ecosystems, and climate change.

In Assurance and Reporting we help companies explain, develop and communicate  their position and performance in tackling sustainability issues. Working with them to provide advice on processes, systems, controls and internal and external  reporting, as well as providing independent assurance around key sustainability related data and information.

In Strategy Support, whether it’s anticipating changes in markets or by competitors, understanding and managing the risks climate change brings or embracing the opportunities offered by renewable energy, we help clients address the issues that will have the greatest impact on their organisations. 

In Governance, Risk and Compliance/Operations we help our clients implement and asses their responses to sustainability issues and to embed consideration of these issues into their core business processes.

Next steps
Please note Sustainability and Climate Change currently recruit graduates through our Summer Internship programme only. The next available scheme is in Summer 2014. All successful applicants from the Summer Internship will be offered the opportunity to commence employment in the Autumn of 2014. To make an application for a Summer Internship, please click on the link below:

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Bringing out the best in you

We’ll help you make the most of your talents with a structured, comprehensive, ongoing development programme. It includes everything from a formal induction to intensive interpersonal skills courses and technical training. Ultimately though, our best training takes place in our close team environment, on the job and in front of our .

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject. You must also have a Masters in a Sustainability or Environmental field, or International Development
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)

Equally important is your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, to put yourself in others’ shoes , while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

Next steps

Please note Sustainability and Climate Change currently recruit graduates through our Summer Internship programme only. The next available scheme is in Summer 2014. All successful applicants from the Summer Internship will be offered the opportunity to commence employment in the Autumn of 2014. To make an application for a Summer Internship, please click on the link below:

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Application deadlines for summer internship opportunities in S&CC
Vacancy opens for online applications 2 September 2013
Vacancy closes for online applications 17 January 2014
Deadline to have completed the online testing  20 January 2014
First interviews take place Week commencing 24 February 2014
10 March 2014 Assessment centre
Week commencing 24 March 2014 Final interviews take place

Next steps

Please note Sustainability and Climate Change currently recruit graduates through our Summer Internship programme only. The next available scheme is in Summer 2014. All successful applicants from the Summer Internship will be offered the opportunity to commence employment in the Autumn of 2014. To make an application for a Summer Internship, please click on the link below:

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It’s new, it’s unique and it offers the best of two worlds. On this innovative five-year programme, you’ll work in both our Assurance and our Consulting businesses, training to become both an accountant and a management consultant.

The experience will make you an extraordinarily well-rounded business adviser – someone with a breadth of experience developing technical expertise, as well as proven consulting skills. As a result, it will prepare you for the most senior roles with us. You’ll follow a structured career route, dividing your time equally between Assurance and Consulting over a five-year period. And as you progress, your rewards will grow. Complete the programme successfully and you’ll be ready for a management role in either Assurance or Consulting – we’ll  jointly decide which one based on your strengths, what you’ve most enjoyed and according to business need.

What you’ll do

In Assurance you’ll work in mainstream financial audit as well as our specialist Assurance teams, learning how to get under the skin of a client’s business, and developing the business know-how to advise, add value and boost performance. You’ll study to become a Chartered Accountant, qualifying three years into the five year programme.

In Consulting you’ll rotate across our consulting business, benefiting from market-leading training and development to help make you a great consultant. You’ll dissect the huge range of issues our clients face – from launching new products and adapting to new markets, to restructuring an existing business – and come up with answers that generate measureable benefits.

What we look for

This is an exceptional programme. And it’s aimed at exceptional talent.

  • 2:1 or above in any degree subject.
  • at least a 340 UCAS tariff (or equivalent)

You must be endlessly curious, intellectually agile and  commercially savvy. You’ll be good at getting on with people too. And, of course, you’ll be up for a challenge. This is no easy option. But the skills, expertise, and confidence you’ll gain are just the start of an outstanding career with us.

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Don’t have the academics but have an outstanding achievement?

Outstanding potential takes many forms - academic success is just one of them. That’s why, with our ‘Outstanding Achievement’ entry route, you can apply to us if you meet one of our two requirements. Click here to find out more.