Management Consulting

We help 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.

When you join you’ll be building core skills on a two-year, market-leading, structured programme where you'll experience the full range of what we do, across a range of industries. This will give you a taste of helping clients drive innovation and growth, manage costs and operate effectively.

You’ll start with a comprehensive induction that involves spending four weeks at our specialist training school before 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 2,500 colleagues working with our clients, on a graduate programme that builds your understanding of PwC.


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What you'll do

You’ll typically find yourself working as part of a team of anything from 2 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 gaining valuable exposure to different types of projects, internal and external, and diverse industries.

You’ll carry out detailed analysis and help make recommendations that change their businesses. This experience, combined with deep technical training, an emphasis on continual learning through the cycles and the opportunity to work on internal support roles to gain specialist knowledge from within the network, will equip you with the skills to really make a difference.

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 and this, coupled with the quality of the training you'll receive, means you'll become a recognised expert in the profession. Our Consulting practice was voted by students number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of Choice for Consulting and we won four awards at the Management Consultancies Association awards.

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What we look for

  • Be on course for a 2:1 in any discipline

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. An open mind and a strong team ethic are vital too.

  • Building relationships - so you can work well with colleagues and clients

  • Commercial awareness - so you can quickly grasp our clients’ issues and opportunities and be passionate about helping them succeed

  • Courage and integrity - so you’re always up for a challenge and to do the right thing by clients and colleagues

  • Flexibility - to handle changing priorities and workloads positively

  • 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.

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Application deadlines

We recruit our graduates via one national vacancy.  When you submit your application we’ll ask you to select your top 3 office location preferences. If your application is successful, we’ll ask you to conduct your Assessment Centre and Senior Interview at the PwC office closest to your University or home. Once successful we’ll then confirm what office you’ll be joining based on preference and business need.

Management Consulting Graduate

  • Opening date: 1 September 2017
  • Closing date: 18 March 2018

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