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The focus of consultancy jobs is trouble shooting. From management consultancy roles in Edinburgh through to trainee consultant jobs in London, successful applicants will work individually, or in small teams, to solve their client’s complex business problems to improve the bottom line.
Process improvement and business process engineering is key to a successful consultant, identifying areas where processes and procedures can be enhanced and using process modeling and mapping to offer alternative solutions that will increase overall profitability.
Many business consultants span multiple industries, offering professional services to some of the biggest names in industry, retail or commercial sectors. Others focus on a specific industry, such as consumer banking, asset management or insurance, drawing on previous experience to provide support to banks, financial service companies and investment institutions.
The Demands on Financial Services Consultants
Within financial services consultancy jobs, consultants are required to advise on a wide range of issues, from capital ratios and development of growth strategies through to operational matters.
An increasing focus for all financial services consultancy roles is that of technical implementation, especially in the face of the large number of mergers that continue. Individuals with experience in technical implementation are highly sought after and those with specific platform experience including Calypso and Murex are particularly desirable.
Risk management and regulatory solutions has also become a significant area of growth within financial services consultancy where consultants are required to advise on all matters relating to financial systems regulation and their clients relationship with the regulators and those with the ability to achieve in this area can reap significant rewards.
Career Progression within Consultancy Jobs
Within large consultancy firms, career progression is relatively linear. Graduate entrants usually start life as analysts before progressing to junior consultant, associate consultant, to consultant and then through to team leader, manager, principal before gaining the title of ‘partner’.
The focus is on continued learning. And those that have specific industry experience, have gained an MBA or show a willingness to work towards such accreditation are preferred.