Eden McCallum Analyst Programme
Eden McCallum is a management consulting firm with offices in London and Amsterdam. Founded in 2000, we help clients tackle their most pressing business problems, including strategy, performance improvement, change management and hands-on implementation. Clients include public and private companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, governments and non-governmental organisations. We have delivered over 1000 projects for over 300 clients internationally, including 40 of the Global Fortune 500, one-third of the world’s largest private equity houses, and one-third of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies.
Eden McCallum has pioneered a new model of management consulting that gives clients and consultants what they really want: great quality projects, flexibility in terms of how they work, and at a price that delivers good value for clients. The unique twist in our model is that we deliver all of our projects through a pool of over 500 independent consultants. Our consultants have studied and worked at world-class institutions – over 95% of them have been trained by the top strategy firms such as Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Accenture, LEK, Booz etc. Clients are impressed not just by the skills, experience, and raw smarts of Eden McCallum consultants, but by their personality and commitment as well.
The uniqueness of the model and its success have been recognised in cases and articles by Harvard Business School and London Business School academics, articles in the Financial Times and The Economist, and growth awards in the Sunday Times Fast Track.
Eden McCallum Analyst Programme
As an Eden McCallum analyst you will work closely with our teams of consultants in a variety of industry sectors obtaining a broad insight into the key strategic issues our clients face. In addition you will work closely with senior managers of Eden McCallum to support our business development efforts as we seek to grow our business and increase our international footprint.
You will have the opportunity to stretch yourself and build your problem solving, analytical and communication skills in a fast-paced commercial environment. Our tailored training programme will equip you with a ‘toolkit’ that enables you to support our client project teams and add value from day 1. You will also have the opportunity to work with, and more importantly learn from, high-calibre successful consultants in solving real business issues.
You will work in project teams and key task will include:
Researching and understanding key industry trends and market information
Understanding the client context and key issues through data gathering or interviews with clients
Interpreting and clearly presenting data, drawing out key messages and relevant insights
Our analyst programme aims to equip you with the following tools and techniques required to be a successful strategy consultant.
Problem definition and problem solving approaches
Analysis and business modelling skills
Presentation skills and research techniques
Managing stake-holder relationships
For each project you will be assigned a manager who will coach your output. In addition, you will have a mentor who will oversee your development and training needs throughout your career with us.
The programme begins with a structured three-week training and induction period comprising formal training and project shadowing. The initial training focuses on communication skills, problem solving and negotiating, among other core competences. Bi-weekly training sessions throughout the year cover topics such as excel modelling, financial accounting, presentation skills, strategic frameworks and market research. The programme aims for an even split between internal assignments and client-based projects, while you receive on-going mentorship and performance management.
While working as an analyst you will be based in central London and will be expected to travel as required for periods when working on client engagements.
Our analyst positions have a 2–3 year time horizon after which we envisage there will be either career opportunities to continue developing as a consultant with Eden McCallum or opportunities outside Eden McCallum with our clients. In the latter case, we will support you in transitioning to your next career opportunity; recent leavers have had the opportunity to join banks, private equity firms and strategy departments within industry.
Ideal candidates for this programme:
Are about to complete or have completed an undergraduate or master’s degree (non MBA), and have no more than 2 years’ business experience
Have a record of outstanding academic achievement
Have a demonstrated interest in understanding how businesses work
Are comfortable with collecting and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
Have demonstrated leadership and enjoy working as part of a team
Are confident, resourceful and independent
How to Apply
If you are interested please send your CV and a cover letter to Beth Bixby at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover letter should be no longer than 1 page and should outline the 3 key reasons why you are attractive to Eden McCallum’s Analyst Programme.
You can find more information about Eden McCallum and the types of work we do on our website, listed below.
Application deadline – 7 January 2014
Please do not apply if you do not have permanent working rights in the UK/EU