Management Consulting

We help some of the world’s most significant organisations become even more effective quickly.

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.

About Management Consulting
Boosting effectiveness
Management Consulting helps the world’s most significant organisations – public and private – quickly become more effective. We improve the way they operate; manage costs; better align people, process and technology initiatives; support business growth to maintain or improve competitive edge and complete market and regulatory risk assessment. In doing so, we focus on their agendas and the big issues they need to deal with, both today and in the future.

Always changing
What we do for our clients is always focused on key business levers that make a difference. These include:
  • Better align people, process and technology initiatives
  • Managing cost
  • Market and regulatory risk assessment
  • Supporting business growth to build or maintain competitive edge
We’re constantly evolving, bringing new ideas to our clients and adopting new approaches driven by industry trends and management focus. Combining our deep technical skills in ways that respond to the rapidly changing needs of our clients is core to being a successful management consultancy.

Breadth and depth
You can experience a wide variety of projects, supporting teams internally or externally with clients, on our Management Consulting programme. If you have a particular area of interest we’ll help you build expertise in that field through client projects and mentoring. Once you complete the programme, you’ll be taken through our promotion process which will assess your eligibility to move on to the next grade. If successful, you’ll join one of our specialist areas.

Specialist knowledge
You could experience different areas of Consulting including:
  • Delivering Deal Value
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • People and Organisation
  • Portfolio and Programme Management
  • Risk
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Technology
  • Customer
Our ability to quickly combine the right Capability Groups and industry insight – uniquely for each client issue – sets us apart. Industry insight and experience become more important as your career progresses. We’re organised into three Industry Clusters to focus on specialist sectors:

Government and Health Industries
  • National Government Services
  • Health Industries and Local Services
  • Energy Utility and Mining
  • Industrial Products
  • Retail and Consumer Products
  • Telecoms, Media and Technology
Financial Services
  • Insurance and Investment Management
  • Retail and Commercial Banking
  • Capital Markets
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 different projects 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 in locations across the country or abroad
  • 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.
Application deadlines and process
Our Management Consulting roles are deadline driven.
  • The deadline for applications is 15th March 2019
  • The deadline for online assessments is 22nd March 2019
  • We’ll let you know the outcome of your application on 1st April 2019
  • Assessment centres will take place between 20-23rd May 2019

  • For more information on the application and assessment process please see the information provided on in our “hints & tips” section

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