As a consultant you will be an expert or a professional in a particular field with a wide knowledge of the subject matter. You will work with a diverse range of clients providing them with management, strategic, economic or technological advice to help bring about a positive change in their businesses. Within consulting there are many different areas of focus. Management consulting focuses on improving the operational capability of a company. Strategy Consulting focuses on the ‘high-level’ strategic issues businesses face. The advice offered covers everything from competitors and the state of the market to consumer behaviour and pricing strategy. Economics Consulting is a specialist area where professional economists generate recommendations, validate strategy and provide expert advice for clients in the commercial world and the public arena. Technology consulting focuses on improving the processes of a business by analysing and developing the business’ systems and infrastructure.
You will need to demonstrate good analytical, numerical and logical reasoning skills. As a consultant you will need to have strong communication skills with the ability to listen to what clients need and produce innovative solutions to meet their needs. You should be comfortable working under pressure and be able to demonstrate your commitment and drive towards completing projects on time.
• On track for a 2.1 or above
• Ideally minimum 'ABB' at A level (or equivalent in UCAS points)
• No specific degree subject is required
• Broad knowledge of the finance industry is required
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
• Resourcefulness - the ability to think creatively to solve problems
• Self motivation - the focus and drive to be able to rise to challenges
• Assertiveness - the confidence to share opinions and insights and stick by them
• Diligence - the ability to maintain exceptionally high standards of work at all times
• Strong communication, marketing and relationship skills