Working in Consulting

What’s it like to work in Consulting?

If you decide to join our Consulting practice, you’ll work with some of the best known brands in Irish business to help them solve their biggest issues. You’ll help clients think beyond their horizon, finding new ways to innovate and improve their operations and their performance. You’ll get to work in a variety of different areas - strategy, management, technology and risk. You'll 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 clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology.

You will be immersed in real client projects from day one. 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 Consulting 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 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 you 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.  You’ll help our clients to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data and IT systems. Our range of clients includes financial services, pharmaceutical, utilities and public sector organisations. 

This multi-disciplinary team combines experts in cybersecurity, ethical hacking, identity and access management, data privacy, IT risk and compliance, forensics and eDiscovery.

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Data and Analytics

The explosion of digital technologies and the insights they offer 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 provide meaningful information and drives competitive advantage.

The Data and Analytics team help our clients maximise the value of their data. They do this by integrating their business and analytics expertise across industries and geographies to achieve high quality results.

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

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

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Technology is an important enabler of business transformation. The Technology team assist our clients in maximising value from their IT investments. 

You will combine your skills and expertise in information technology, strategy and architecture to deliver sustainable benefits to clients. You'll work on projects that encompass IT organisation and governance, enterprise applications, information management, project and programme management and systems integration.

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Strategy and Management Consulting

Financial Effectiveness

Senior finance professionals face a myriad of challenges. These include reducing complexity and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of finance functions.

The Financial Effectiveness team work with clients across a broad range of sectors to address these challenges. They help to provide innovative viewpoints, independent advice, project management skills and support. 

* 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

Our Financial Services and Regulation team has the skills and experience needed to advise clients in a complex industry. They react to the ever-changing regulatory and technical requirements in the sector. You’ll join the market leaders in the field and help financial institutions respond to change and minimise risk. 

The team provides services including:

  • Regulatory engagement
  • Operating model design
  • Risk assessment, management and review.

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Operational Effectiveness

Organisations know they have competing sets of demands. They need to lower costs, align business models, reduce waste and optimise supply chains. They simultaneously need to deliver sustainable results while retaining flexibility.  The Operational Effectiveness team help clients find practical solutions to these challenges. They provide consulting services which include:

  • Process improvement
  • Operations transformation
  • Benchmarking
  • Supply chain and procurement management.

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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
  • 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 Project and Programme Management 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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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. They have expertise in tourism and leisure, healthcare, retail and consumer, agri-business, broadcasting, financial services and education.

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What professional qualifications will you 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)

Tel: +353 1 792 8550

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