Working in consulting

What’s it like to work in consulting?

If you decide to join our consulting practise you’ll work with some of the best known brands in Irish business and help them to solve their biggest issues. You’ll help clients innovate and find new ways to improve their operations and performance. You’ll get to work in a variety of different areas - strategy, management, technology and risk - and get the chance to develop a range of skills that will stand to you in the rapidly evolving world of business.

As a graduate in consulting, your career will be varied and exciting. You’ll work with businesses across a range of sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology.

You will be immersed in real client projects from day one, and your unique perspectives, skills and insights will contribute to your team’s approach and make a real difference to your clients.

What will your day-to-day role involve?

Working in the consulting team means no two days are ever the same. You’ll work in a fast paced, dynamic and client-facing environment.

Most days you’ll carry out analytical or field research to support your project manager. Your opinion will be valued and actively sought. As you learn, you’ll develop insights for the project, discuss them with your colleagues, and present your findings to your project team.

You will collaborate with your team to deliver high-end solutions to your clients problems. You’ll influence the senior executives in some of Ireland’s leading companies.  

Which part of consulting should I choose?

There are two streams within consulting to choose between.

Technology consulting

Cybersecurity and forensics

Our Cybersecurity and forensics team provides review, design and investigation services to a range of clients and industries including financial services, pharmaceutical, utilities and public sector. You’ll help our clients to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data and IT systems.

This multi-disciplinary team brings together experts in Cybersecurity, Ethical hacking, Identity and access management, Data privacy, IT risk, IT compliance, Forensics and eDiscovery.

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Data and analytics

The explosion of digital technologies and the insights it offers has provided businesses with more data than they know what to do with. The challenge is knowing how to collate and interpret that data to obtain meaningful information that provides competitive advantage.

The Data and analytics team help our clients maximise the value of their data. They do this by integrating our business intelligence and analytics expertise across industries, geographies, and functional competencies.

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Digital

The Digital team offer integrated, end-to-end digital solutions to our clients. They offer services from strategy and innovation all the way through to execution, helping to address and solve client problems in an innovative way.

You will help clients imagine and create new products and services on a project-by-project basis. By creating a roadmap of digital initiatives using ideation, creation and design workshops, the Digital team are at the cutting edge of technology.

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Technology

Technology is an important enabler of business transformation. The Technology team assist our clients in maximising the value from their technology investments. You will combine skills and expertise in information technology, strategy and architecture, IT organisation and governance, enterprise applications, information management, project and programme management and systems integration to deliver sustainable benefits.

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Strategy and management consulting

Financial effectiveness

Senior finance professionals face a myriad of challenges. These include reducing complexity, understanding key value drivers and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their finance functions.

The Financial effectiveness team work with clients across a broad range of sectors. They help to provide innovative viewpoints, independent advice, project management skills and support. They develop solutions which help our clients to address their challenges.

* Graduates who join us in Financial effectiveness will study for an accounting professional qualification through either ACCA or CIMA

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Financial services and regulation

Financial services is a strong team of internationally recognised individuals. They have the skills and experience needed to advise clients in a complex industry which has ever-changing regulatory and technical requirements.

The team provides services including regulatory engagement, operating model design and risk assessment, management and review. You’ll join the market leaders in the field and help financial institutions to respond effectively to change.

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Operational effectiveness

The Operational effectiveness team understand the operational challenges businesses face. Organisations know they need to lower costs, align business models, reduce waste or optimise supply chains, while delivering sustainable results and retaining flexibility.

The Operations team have the expertise to help our clients find practical solutions to these challenges. They provide services including process improvement, operations transformation, benchmarking, supply chain and procurement management.

The team work with domestic and multinational organisations, using proven methodologies to help them transform their operations and processes.

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People and organisation

The People and organisation team help clients manage organisational change, improve and measure people performance and operate efficient HR functions. They specialise in organisation design, performance management, change management (including stakeholder and communications management), talent management, human capital management and HR function transformation. They also work as part of the wider transformation programme that encompasses teams from across Consulting.

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Project and programme management (PPM)

The PPM team are passionate about helping clients optimise, execute and realise their strategies. They do this by delivering high-quality portfolios and programmes to help clients achieve sustainable change.

The PPM group helps clients to:

  • Establish and run effective portfolios of change
  • Drive and deliver complex transformation programmes
  • Underpin their portfolios and programmes with expert project management offices

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Strategy

The Strategy team helps clients identify and plan future directions for their business.

Their services include:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Market entry strategy
  • Sectoral reviews
  • Economic impact studies
  • Voice of the customer analysis.

The Strategy team is multi-disciplinary, featuring accountants, economists, engineers and scientists. They work across a broad range of sectors, but have particular expertise in tourism and leisure, healthcare, retail and consumer, agri-business, broadcasting, financial services and education.

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What professional qualifications will I study for?

We’ll supplement your structured development programme with specialised training in core technical areas. These skills include accounting, project management, supply chain and digital. Graduates who join Financial Effectiveness will study for an accounting professional qualification through either ACCA or CIMA.

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Recruitment team, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

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