Company/ Firm Name


London, UK

Published Date

7 September 2021

About the job:

Imagine a role that tests and develops your ability to solve fascinating problems every day. You work with the leaders of the world’s most innovative companies with supportive and bright colleagues. If this sounds like a career you’d love, apply to be a Bain consultant.

As a Bain consultant, your analytical, interpersonal, creative thinking, business management and leadership skills will be called upon from day one. You will be in the thick of the action as you work side by side with some of the best in the business, and you will help create change. Every day is different, but here are a few things you can expect to experience and accomplish:

  • Research the client organisation and industry; interview, conduct focus groups and facilitate workshops with client employees, management teams and other stakeholders

  • Identify issues, create hypotheses and execute analysis; translate data into meaningful insights; present recommendations to key decision makers

  • Move the client to action; develop a plan to implement the strategic recommendations; manage the execution

  • Be a mentor to junior team members

There’s no one profile or experience set that makes a good Bain consultant. We hire doctors, bankers, military, brand managers, lawyers and entrepreneurs amongst others. Everyone is different and everyone brings their own unique experiences and perspectives to the team.

Bain sees your experience as an asset but this does not define your path. The generalist staffing model gives the flexibility to work across a wide range of sectors, and capabilities, and develop a deep business knowledge. The unrivalled business exposure you will receive from an early stage, provides unparalleled learning that continues throughout your time at Bain

The following is a list of general qualifications and abilities required for the consultant position at 


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Typically 5-8 years of work experience

  • Intellectual curiosity and an ability to think creatively

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • A solid team player who's also an independent thinker

  • A robust analytical skill set

  • Deadline-driven, organised and able to multitask

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Proven track record of success

  • History of leadership and teamwork