Working in Consulting

Working in consulting is rewarding and fast-paced, with opportunities available in a vast range of industries and companies. Consultants provide expert opinions, analysis and recommendations to organisations or individuals, based on their own expertise. Many large and small firms offer exciting graduate schemes that cover all aspects of a career in consulting. So, if you are bright, businesslike, and interested in finding new solutions to other people’s problems, a career in consulting could be perfect for you.

Upcoming events

Consulting is a prestigious profession which offers a wealth of opportunities. It crosses over most other sectors within STEM, offering roles in financial, management, IT, risk, and strategy consulting.

In-person (Edinburgh)

Edinburgh STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Tuesday 1st October 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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In-Person (London)

London STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 9th October 2024
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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In-Person (Manchester)

Manchester STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 16th October 2024
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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In-Person (Manchester)

Manchester STEM Women Apprenticeship Fair

Wednesday 16th October 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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In-Person (Glasgow)

Glasgow STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Thursday 17th October 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
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In-person Amsterdam

Amsterdam STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Monday 21st October 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST
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In-Person (Birmingham)

Birmingham STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 23rd October 2024
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST
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In-Person (Newcastle)

Newcastle STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Tuesday 29th October 2024
11:00 am - 2:00 pm BST
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In-Person (Leeds)

Leeds STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 30th October 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
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In-person (Dublin)

Dublin STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Tuesday 5th November 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
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In-person (Bristol)

Bristol STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 6th November 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
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In-Person (London)

London STEM Women Graduate Careers Event

Wednesday 13th November 2024
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT
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What type of roles are there in the consulting sector?

Consultants aim to improve an organisation’s position or profile by helping to solve problems, manage change and improve efficiency. Given the broad nature of the role in identifying issues and streamlining business practices, virtually all industries will employ consultants. However, the most common type of organisations that will seek consulting expertise are accounting and finance, technology, management, project management, human resources and engineering. If you are a natural troubleshooter and enjoy providing strategies to prevent business problems and improve performance, it’s time to explore the opportunities in consulting.

Problem solving

Businesses rely on the expertise of consultants to solve specific problems, whether it be revenue, management, or technology based.

Become an expert

By becoming an expert in your field, you can advise companies and managers on specific strategies to improve their business flow.

Improve business performance

Working in consulting can be very rewarding when you see how your troubleshooting can improve the performance of a business or strategy.

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