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Graduate, Management Consulting, Autumn, Belfast 2022

  • Location

    Belfast

  • Sector:

    Accounting Practice

  • Job type:

    Graduate

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Job ref:

    2021090844EIB

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    10-12-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

Our Consulting practice is focused on results, supporting our clients in solving important problems so that they can transform their business. We use our understanding of how business works and a knowledge of how the right technology in the right place can create competitive advantage.

Our clients' needs are what lead our thinking and drive our ambition. Our goal is to be our clients first choice on the issues that matter most because we deliver outcomes that matter. Clients might want us to help them manage disruption and transform their business to adapt in an ever changing world, or draw up a sustainability strategy that aligns their commercial objectives with broader environmental and social concerns.

We work with clients across the Financial Services, Government and Health Industries and the Private Sector and include household names from Government Departments, NHS Trusts, retailers, banks, multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

You’ll get to work closely with the best in industry, finance and Government in the UK and collaborate with clients and colleagues globally, bringing fresh insights and motivation to the problems they face.

 

Business Area

 

You can choose to start in Management Consulting, where you’ll develop your core consulting and technical skills and gain a breadth of experience through a variety of roles, either across industries or engagements. Our Consulting practice has been in the top three The Times Top 100 Graduate Employer of Choice for Consulting, for the past seven consecutive years. We’ve also been externally recognised within the industry, winning two Management Consultancies Association Awards.

 

Join us, and like hundreds of consultants who have joined the programme previously you too can enjoy a successful career with us at PwC.

 

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll typically find yourself working as part of a team of anything from 2 to 30 people or more, working on projects that can be based anywhere from the UK to the USA, or Middle East to Africa. Our client projects are resourced nationally, so travelling and living away from home will be required. When you are not on a project you are expected to be available to be based out of your home office.

  • You’ll spend a lot of time working with clients both virtually and at their base locations dealing with issues as they arise, and gaining valuable exposure to different types of projects and diverse industries. Your role may be to carry out detailed analysis, helping support the recommendations that transform our clients’ businesses.

  • You’ll also have the opportunity to work on strategically important internal roles and secondment opportunities within the firm, where you can gain specialist knowledge from within the network. These experiences, combined with tailored training covering Consulting skills, emerging digital tools and technology, will equip you with the capabilities to really make a difference.

  • The client and internal roles that you will undertake during your time on the programme will vary depending on the specific project goal. You can expect to have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop all the core skills that you will learn as part of the induction training. For example, but not limited to:

  • Collecting, analysing and presenting data

  • Facilitating client workshops, presenting findings

  • Supporting project management activity

  • World class meeting facilitation, time management and organisational skills

  • Commercial management and engagement economics

  • Proposal support

  • Thought leadership/ research

  • Contributions to communities with their asset development and efforts to drive up diversity inclusion and engagement amongst teams

  • You’ll have the opportunity to put these skills into practice through various roles focussed on key areas of change.

 

What You’ll Gain

 

After your initial graduate induction you will be invited to four further Advance events over the course of the first year. These events will build on the soft skills you’ll have learnt to date and give you the opportunity to put into practice that learning. An example of the types of skills you will develop could include managing difficult conversations, business analysis and project management expertise.

 

Throughout the programme you will be supported and you’ll also have the opportunity to work towards the Chartered Management Consultant award, which sets and maintains the highest standards for the management consulting profession and is aligned to "Consulting Excellence"; the MCA 'kite mark' of quality. The award provides a framework that individuals can use to plan their professional development and is formally recognised in the consulting industry. Across five years, you’ll build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you meet the key competencies and behaviours in order to obtain chartership status.raged to take ownership of your personal development, continually learning through feedback from different projects and roles. For example your Career Coach will help you determine your goals, understand feedback, identify your strengths and where you can improve. Before you transition into the business from the programme, your readiness to be promoted to Senior Associate will be assessed against the PwC professional framework to demonstrate you have the attributes required and are ready to operate at that grade.

 

What you’ll Need

 

You’ll need to be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study

You'll need to be a second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree expecting to do a work placement in your third year.