EY-Parthenon strategy consulting recruiting for United Kingdom

EY-Parthenon is a global strategy consultancy with more than 6,000 professionals working across three areas of focus, including corporate and growth strategy, transaction strategy and execution, and turnaround and restructuring strategy.

Applications for the UK office are for Corporate & Growth Strategy only. If you are looking to apply for Transaction Strategy & Execution or Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy, please visit the careers pages to apply.

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Associate programme

Full-time Associate programme

Applications are now closed.

Summer Associate internship

Applications are now closed.

Consultant programme

Full-time Consultant programme

EY-Parthenon UK will not be hiring full-time Consultants this year.

Summer Consultant internship

Applications are now closed.

    EY-Parthenon United Kingdom office overview

    Our EY-Parthenon Strategy UK office, located in London, seeks outstanding candidates with strong analytical skills and a passion for applying them to real world problems. Successful candidates demonstrate intellectual curiosity, self-confidence and entrepreneurship. They will also have a desire to contribute fully to shaping the organisation’s future.

    We advise clients on a vast range of issues, such as core value proposition, competitive positioning and growth strategy. Our employees have contact with influential and highly experienced professionals within the firm, as well as with senior management at clients’ organisations across a multitude of sectors.

    The United Kingdom office focuses on:

    • Advanced Manufacturing and Mobility
    • Education
    • Energy
    • Financial Services
    • Healthcare and Life Sciences
    • Private Equity
    • Retail and Consumer Goods
    • Technology, Media and Telecoms

    Applying for a position in this office varies depending on the type of role you are seeking – Associate or Consultant level.

    Please note that the information here has been updated for our Associate roles only. Information on our Summer Consultant roles will be updated soon. Please check back here regularly for updates.

    EY-Parthenon Strategy is part of Ernst & Young LLP (UK).

    General recruiting information

    • Which program should I apply to?

      The Associate program is targeted at final year Undergraduate, Master's and PhD students as well as those who have graduated, although this programme is suitable for anyone wishing to join the firm in September 2021.

      The Summer Associate internship program is mainly aimed at penultimate year students who are available for 8 weeks through July and August 2021, looking to join the first full time in September 2022. If you are already a graduate and this timetable suits your plans, then please feel free to apply.

      The Summer Consultant internship program is open to first year MBA students who are available for 8 weeks through July and August 2021, looking to join the first full time in September 2022.

    • What is the interview process at EY-Parthenon?

      Full-time and Summer Associates

      If your initial application is successful you will be contacted by email and asked to take an online numerical and critical reasoning assessment as the first stage of the process.

      Candidates who have been shortlisted to take this assessment will receive an email by the 2nd November 2020 and will have a 5-day window to complete the assessment.

      Candidates who are successfully selected for interview will then go through to the first stage of interviews which will very likely be conducted virtually this year. The first round consists of two 25-minute case interviews led by our consultants and these are conducted CV blind.

      If you pass round one, you will be invited to a final interview round, which again will likely take place virtually, and will include two case interviews, and a CV led interview with one of our Partners or Directors.

      After the final round of interviews, the recruiting team reconvenes to extend offers to the most qualified candidates.

    • Where is the United Kingdom office located?

      The United Kingdom office is located in London Bridge at 1 More London Place, SE1 2AF.

    • Do you sponsor work visas?

      For those who successfully receive a full-time Associate job offer, we are able to sponsor your visa.

      We unfortunately do not provide visas for either of our summer internship programs. Summer interns will need to have right to work in the UK or be studying in the UK at the time of the internship.

    • What should I do if I am interested in an office other than the London office?

      Applications to any of our offices are welcome.

      We highly recommend that you apply to each office location you are interested in separately as timelines and processes will vary between geographies.

      There is an option in the UK application portal to select other offices of interest, but please note that we cannot guarantee your application will be delivered to that location in a timely manner as we only review all applications after the UK closing date and therefore suggest you apply to each location of interest directly.

      Applications to each of our offices will be treated separately and independently.

    • Can I apply to an alternative EY graduate program?

      You may also apply to an EY program via EY Careers. Please note the recruitment programs for EY-Parthenon and EY are not interlinked, therefore you cannot apply for an EY role through the EY-Parthenon portal and vice versa.

    • Can I apply to the other two EY-Parthenon functional areas – Transaction Strategy & Execution or Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy in the UK?

      Yes, both Transaction Strategy & Execution and Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy in the UK will be hiring via EY Careers. Please visit the EY Careers pages for more information.

    • If I am looking for a non-consulting role at EY-Parthenon, how should I apply?

      All the support roles within EY-Parthenon are provided by the wider EY firm and so you should apply to EY directly. Please see EY Careers for more information.

    • How do I apply outside of the EY-Parthenon recruitment cycle?

      You are welcome to send your CV and cover letter to us outside of our recruitment cycle, and we will keep this on file and contact you should a suitable position become available. Please send all applications over to londonrecruitment@parthenon.ey.com.

      NOTE: If you wish to be considered for a role advertised during the regular recruitment cycles, you will also need to re-apply once applications open.

    Associate and Consultant programmes in United Kingdom

    • I am an Undergraduate, Master’s or PhD student. How do I know if my university has a formal recruiting program with EY-Parthenon Strategy? How do I apply?

      EY-Parthenon Strategy will be conducting all its typical campus activity virtually this year – this will include events with some specific schools which will be advertised on their official careers’ pages (and can also be found at the bottom of this page).

      To apply for the Associate role, you just need to follow the link at the top of this page once applications are open.

      If we are not conducting any events with your specific school, please take a look at our general recruitment dates below for events which will be open for sign up by anyone wishing to learn more about the work we do. Please note information for signing up will be added to these dates once it is available.

    • How do I apply if my Undergraduate, Master’s, or PhD university does not have a specific recruiting programme with EY-Parthenon Strategy?

      If EY-Parthenon Strategy does not have a recruiting program with your university, we still welcome your application. Please take a look at our general recruitment dates below for events which will be open for sign up by anyone wishing to learn more about the work we do. Please note information for signing up will be added to these dates once it is available.

      To apply for the Associate role, you just need to follow the link at the top of this page once applications are open.

    • When should I apply?

      Application deadlines for undergraduates:

      • 29th October 2020 – Application deadline for Full-time Associates
      • 7th January 2021 – Application deadline for Summer Associate internship
    • How will I know if you have received my CV and cover letter?

      The last page of the application portal will acknowledge successful submission of your application; you will also receive a further confirmation by email (these often go to the junk folder so please be sure to check there if you haven’t received a confirmation email).

      We will review applications after the closing date at which point only candidates selected for online assessments will be contacted. All candidates who have been selected for the online assessments will receive an email by no later than the end of 2nd November 2020.

      Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot contact all who apply only those who have been successful in being selected for the online assessment phase.

    • What should I do if I make a mistake in my application?

      Please start the application process again and resubmit all details along with your cover letter and CV. We will always review the most recent version of your application and disregard any incomplete or older submissions.

    • How will I know if I have been selected for an interview?

      We will contact all applicants who are successfully selected to take the online numerical and critical reasoning assessments by email with details of the next steps.

      Candidates who have been selected to take the online assessments will be informed by email by no later than the of 2nd November 2020. Following this, candidates will have a 5-day window to complete the assessments.

      All candidates successful in moving into the first round of interviews (which will be conducted virtually) will be contacted by a member of the scheduling team on 16th November 2020 to arrange a suitable slot for their interview.

      Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot contact all who apply only those who have been successful in being selected for the online assessment phase.

    • I am no longer an Undergraduate, Master’s or PhD student. How should I apply for the Associate programs?

      If you hold an Undergraduate, Master’s degree or PhD, and you are no longer a student, and wish to apply for the Associate program or Summer Associate internship program, you should submit your CV via the online application portal at the top of this page.

      Those with less than 3 years’ experience in the industry should apply to the Associate program. If you have more than 3 years’ experience you may wish to apply to the Consultant program.

      Please note that those who successfully receive a full-time offer, will do so for a start date in September 2021 and those who successfully receive a summer internship offer will do so for a start date in July 2021.

    • I am an MBA student. How do I know if my business school has a formal recruiting programme with EY-Parthenon Strategy? How do I apply?

      EY-Parthenon Strategy will be conducting all its typical campus activity virtually this year – this will include events with some specific schools which will be advertised on their official careers’ pages. If you are not studying at one of these schools we still really welcome your application.

      To apply for the Summer Consultant role, you just need to follow the link at the top of this page once applications are open.

    • How do I apply if my business school does not have a specific recruiting programme with EY-Parthenon Strategy?

      If EY-Parthenon Strategy does not have a recruiting program with your Business School, we still welcome your application.

      To apply for the Summer Consultant role, you just need to follow the link at the top of this page once applications are open.

    • I have three+ years’ professional working experience but do not hold an MBA, can I still apply?

      We welcome applications from candidates with 3+ years of relevant experience.

      To apply for the Summer Consultant role, you just need to follow the link at the top of this page once applications are open.

    • When should I apply?

      Applications for the Summer Consultant role open on the 2nd November and close on the 14th January 2021.

      Please note applications are not rolling so we will not review any submissions until after the closing date. 

    • How will I know if you have received my CV and cover letter?

      The last page of the application portal will acknowledge successful submission of your application; you will also receive a further confirmation by email (these often go to the junk folder so please be sure to check there if you haven’t received a confirmation email).

      We will review applications after the closing date, 14th January, at which point only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

      Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot contact all who apply only those who have been successful in being selected to interview. 

    • What should I do if I make a mistake in my application?

      Please start the application process again and resubmit all details along with your cover letter and CV. We will always review the most recent version of your application and disregard any incomplete or older submissions.

    • How will I know if I have been selected for an interview?

      We will contact all applicants who are successfully selected for interview by email with details of the next steps.

      All candidates successful in moving into the first round of interviews (which will be conducted virtually) will be contacted by a member of the scheduling team on 25th January 2021 to arrange a suitable slot for their interview.

      Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we cannot contact all who apply only those who have been successful in being selected for first round interviews 

    Important dates – general recruitment and open events

    In this section you will find all our recruitment dates for the Associate and Consultant roles (both full-time and summer) as well as details of our recruitment events which are open to anyone looking to learn more about EY-Parthenon Strategy.

    Key process milestones
    Event
    Date
    Full-time Associate applications open 28th August 2020
    Full-time Associate applications close 29th October 2020
    Summer Associate applications open 2nd November 2020
    Full-time and Summer Consultant applications open 2nd November 2020
    Full-time Associate online assessments 2nd – 6th November 2020
    Full-time Associate first round interviews 19th – 27th November 2020
    Full-time Associate final round interviews 3rd – 10th December 2020
    Summer Associate applications close 7th January 2021
    Full-time and Summer Consultant applications close 14th January 2021
    Summer Associate online assessments 11th – 15th January 2021
    Summer Associate first round interviews 27th – 29th January 2021
    Full-time and Summer Consultant first round interviews 1st – 3rd February 2021
    Summer Associate final round interviews 8th – 9th February 2021
    Full-time and Summer Consultant final round interviews 9th – 11th February 2021
    Recruitment events
    Event
    Date Detail and sign up
    Target Jobs Career Fair 6th October 2020 Please go to https://targetjobs.co.uk/events/virtual-fair to sign up to the fair.
    Associate Recruitment Presentation + Q&A 16th October 2020
    11:00 – 12:30 BST
    Interested in learning about a career in strategy consulting with EY-Parthenon? Please join us for a presentation and Q&A session. Please register here by Thursday, 15th October.
    Crack-a-Case and CV Workshop 19th October 2020
    11:00 – 12:30 BST
    Join us as we walk through some best practice and common pitfalls when cracking a case, and discover our top tips for relaying your experiences and aptitude through your CV. Please register here by Friday, 16th October.


    Important dates – on-campus events

    In this section you will find all of the events we are hosting with specific schools and are restricted to being attended by students at those universities.

    Please visit your respective careers’ webpages for more details on how to sign up to these events.

    University of Cambridge
    Event
    Date Time
    Careers Fair 14th October 2020 13:00 – 18:00
    Employer Presentation 19th October 2020 18:00 – 20:00
    Skills Workshop 20th October 2020 13:00 – 14:00
    Imperial College London
    Event
    Date Time
    Skills Workshop 21st October 2020 14:30 – 16:30
    Employer Presentation 21st October 2020 18:15 – 20:00
    London Business School
    Event
    Date Time
    Skills Workshop 25th September 2020 11:15 – 12:30
    Employer Presentation 13th October 2020 11:15 – 12:30
    Early Careers Evening 14th October 2020 18:00 – 21:00
    London School of Economics
    Event
    Date Time
    Careers Fair 29th September 2020 17:30 – 21:00
    Skills Workshop 14th October 2020 13:00 – 14:30
    LGBTQ+ Networking Event 14th October 2020 18:00 – 21:00
    Consulting Club Coffee Chats 19th October 2020 16:30 – 18:00
    Employer Presentation 21st October 2020 12:00 – 14:00
    University of Manchester
    Event
    Date Time
    Skills Workshop 12th October 2020 13:00 – 14:30
    University of Oxford
    Event
    Date Time
    Careers Fair 15th October 2020 12:00 – 18:00
    Employer Presentation 26th October 2020 12:00 – 14:00
    Skills Workshop 27th October 2020 12:00 – 14:00
    University of Warwick    
    Event
    Date Time
    Careers Fair 15th October 2020 11:00 – 16:00
    Skills Workshop 16th October 2020 13:00 - 14:30
    Employer Presentation 20th October 2020 18:00 - 20:00

    Contact us

    If you have any questions regarding our recruiting program or application process, contact us. 

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