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We examine what you can expect from a career in management consulting

With the economy the way it is right now it's no surprise that experts in management consulting are among the most highly sought after staff anywhere in the United Kingdom. With their top quality knowledge about the business world, their ability to save money and their skills in knowing exactly which approaches are the best ones to take at any given time, there are certainly no shortage of positions available for skilled management consultants.

If you think that a career in management consulting might be the best move for you right now, we have everything you need to know in order to get ahead right here. We'll start by taking a look at the basic entry requirements for anyone wishing to build a career in the field.

Typically, anyone holding any kind of degree is able to pursue a career in management consulting, however preference will be given to those who have their qualification in a subject that has a strong focus on both numeracy and analytical thinking. Particularly suitable subjects include business management, accounting, economics, maths and the sciences.

The average starting wage in this field is usually between £25,000 and £29,000 per year, with potential wages exceeding £50,000 per year for those who have more than ten to fifteen years worth of experience as management consultants.

Day to day responsibilities include conducting research and analysing the results to gain a competitive advantage for your company in the business marketplace, interviewing company employees and management to gauge their skills and aspirations, running focus groups and workshops that are specifically aimed at improving the quality of the work being carried out by all kinds of employees and, most of all, doing everything possible to improve workflow and productivity.

If this sounds like the kind of thing that interests you, there are plenty of online resources around which can help you to identify and apply for positions that may be up your street. However, it's worth noting that the competition can be fierce, so ensuring that you do everything you can to stand out from the crowd is very advisable. We recommend you check out the following sites;

  • europe.vault.com/wps/portal/europe
  • targetjobs.co.uk/career-sectors/management-consulting
  • consultingmag.com
  • harveynash.com

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