Advisory Consulting Programme – Performance Improvement

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We advise the world's leading organisations and public sector clients throughout the UK and abroad. Our work isn't about providing 'off-the shelf' solutions or systems implementation; our consultants focus on helping our clients identify and solve their most complex business problems. Our teams of experts work across our clients' businesses; whether helping them to grow profitably, manage risk, reduce costs or transform their organisations. Our goal is to deliver sustainable performance improvement for our clients, all over the world, and ultimately, to grow global business.

What will I be doing?

You'll need to think of yourself as a Consultant rather than a graduate if you join us. This means playing a key role in one of our teams: generating direction through analysis and research, conducting client interviews, and helping to develop proposals and recommendations. The speed at which you develop and how far you take your career is up to you.

By joining Our ACP programme you will have the chance to rotate around and gain experience from several of the practice areas within that area of advisory as shown below:

Our customer practice advises companies on how to identify and manage their most valuable customers. This could include helping them to capture market share, bring new products or services to market, or improve customer retention.

Our finance professionals help our clients transform their finance functions to drive efficiency and provide better financial insight. This is about changing the role of finance from transactional processing to supporting the business make better decisions.

People and Organisation
Our people and organisation teams help our clients to successfully transform. They are experts at managing the impact of change on employees and customers, enabling them to fully realise the benefits and deliver sustainable improvement.

Our strategy professionals help clients to develop and execute strategy. They generate insight into the client's business and deliver recommendations to drive growth or reduce cost.

Supply Chain and Operations
Our supply chain and operations professionals help our clients realise value from their end-to-end supply chains, negotiate commercial agreements and improve their organisational effectiveness.

IT Advisory
Our IT Advisory professionals work alongside clients within both private and public sectors providing independent advice on all our client's IT capabilities. This ranges from designing the target operating model to align to a client's business strategy to identifying significant improvements to the client's IT operations through systems, processes and/or people changes.

What training and development will I receive in my first few years?

The breadth and challenge of our fast-track rotational scheme offers you the chance to be promoted to Senior Consultant after just 2 years.

In the first year you'll start with an intensive induction course to develop your core consulting skills and start building your networks. This will be followed by lended learning curriculum including knowledge sharing and networking sessions, technical and soft skills training and learning events. You'll also have the opportunity to get a solid grounding in finance and business law through the CIMA foundation qualification (The ACP programme has been awarded "Gold" Quality Training Partner status by CIMA). In your second year, you will begin to undertake training that is aligned to the area of the business you want to move into once you leave the ACP and become a senior consultant. The diverse experience you'll gain working in teams from across our services will help you make an informed decision about the direction your career will take, how far it takes you is down to your energy, commitment and performance. To help you achieve your career goals, you'll be assigned a personal counsellor and receive the encouragement of, and exposure to, senior members of our organisation. This will allow you to shape your career and achieve your potential.

What do we look for?

We look for graduates who are inquisitive, analytical, ambitious and great at working with people. You'll need to be a good team player and demonstrate the potential to become a future business leader. These qualities are much more important than your degree choice. You'll need to be prepared to challenge us, to act on your own initiative and to make an impact on our teams and clients from day one.

Entry requirements:

  • Grade B or above for GCSE Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent);
  • At least 340 UCAS points (or equivalent), excluding General Studies or re-sits;
  • A 2.1 or above degree in any discipline.

Please note: in exceptional circumstances we will accept applications from candidates who do not meet our academic requirements. If this is your case, you will need to provide strong justification for why we should consider your application. You will also need to provide documentary evidence of any mitigating circumstances.

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