Management Consultancy – an eclectic career opportunity

Why do more students  not consider a career in consulting? I sometimes wonder, but don’t have an answer. It certainly has a lot going for it as a profession. No specific degree subject is usually required. There is  plenty of variety. And for students with both strong analytical  and comnmunication skills, who like the idea of a client-facing role,  enjoy solving problems and have an interest in business, it could be the perfect match.

So what does  Trainee  Management Consultant do?  

In a nutshell, the role involves developing an understanding of different business sectors such as broadcasting, banking, telecoms and energy in order to advise clients on how to drive innovation and growth, manage cost and operate efficiently.You can be a generalist and work with many different sectors or operate as a specialist consultant , focussing on aspects which interest you such as business strategy, economics, risk or climate change and sustainability. Continue Reading


What’s new, pussycat?

It’s been a while since I posted my first blog post about the Snapshot: Your Insight into Industry Scheme, so here is a short update on what’s been going on with our lovely Snapshotters*!

For the past 4 months, our students have met several employers both on campus and off campus, and have learned more about the variety of industries out there: from Banking & Finance to working for an NGO.

There are so many things that I enjoyed about my first Snapshot meeting. Joanna was a very lovely person and was very insightful and it was clear just how passionate she was about the work she does. This really inspired me to have a career in a field that I was passionate about.” (Psychology student)

My work shadowing day at JP Morgan was a fantastic experience and I feel that I learnt a lot. The opportunity was exactly what I was hoping to get from the Scheme so I would like to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the team who helped to organise the placement.” (Banking and International Finance student)

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Could a career in Finance be for you?

A new myth-busting video “What is Finance?” could help you decide.

Although there is no shortage of City business grads going into careers in finance, every year arts, social science, engineering, informatics, law and health grads also chose to make their career in finance. You might be thinking “But do I need to be really good at Maths?” and the answer is “No, you don’t”. Only GCSE Maths grade B – C or above is expected for many roles.

The documentary style video film has 10 sections, so you can dip in and out, as you like.

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