A good first starting point to become a well-informed applicant for Management Consultancy is the occupational profile at Graduate Prospects: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/management-consultant
This provides information about what’s involved and how to get in.
Another recommended resource is InsideCareers who publish a dedicated careers guide for students interested in a career as Management Consultant. Click here to access information about how to get in. Featured articles include The Future of Management Consulting, Salaries and benefits; Advice on becoming a consultant.
The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) promotes the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. Its member companies comprise around 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector
The MCA’s website offers careers advice and the Top-Consultant.com and Mindbench job vacancy boards. If you’re new to management consulting, then the pages for Young MCA are particularly informative and might be of interest. Click here to access.
The Institute of Business Consulting (used to be known as Institute of Management Consultancy), is a major professional body with specialisation in HR consultancy. They offer membership to individuals at all stages of their career.
Preparing for applications and case study interviews
Consulting case 101 is a blog site dedicated to getting into management consulting; it includes a compilation “A Day in the Life of Management Consultants” series to give you an idea what a typical day of a management consultant looks like in different consulting firms. To help you prepare for case study interviews used by most consultancies, scroll down to section 5 from the Interview and Assessment Centre information on this blog, which is about case study interviews.
Resources and jobs
BLT (Beament Leslie Thomas) is a London-based leading niche specialist recruitment company for Indirect Tax, Management Consultancy, and Interim Management.
Their BLT newsletter is published monthly and contains articles and management consultancy job vacancies for MBA students.