Why work at PA Consulting?

Please tell us a little bit about PA Consulting

We are the consulting, technology and innovation firm that uses constant curiosity and ever-evolving expertise to make a lasting impact on the world. We are PA Consulting Group. Specialising in technology and innovation, management and IT consulting, our employees operate globally across a wide range of sectors, delivering practical solutions that make the difference for our clients.

Getting exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals is what we do. And finding fresh angles, exploring new avenues and following the unconventional path is how we do it. We are solving some of the world’s most complex problems. But where others settle for off-the-shelf solutions, we approach each challenge with fresh eyes, unconstrained thinking and a perfectly balanced team of experts handpicked for the task.

Management Consultant vacancies at PA Group2015 Key Statistics:

Consumer and manufacturing / Defence and security / Energy and utilities / Financial services / Government / Healthcare / Life sciences / Transport, travel and logistics

  • 10 World Class Service Capabilities

Business design / Business intelligence and analytics /Digital / Implementation / IT transformation / IT assurance and delivery / People and talent / Strategy / Technology innovation / Transforming operational performance

  • Over 2700 employees in 28 offices worldwide

What makes PA Consulting such a special place to work?

PA is jointly owned by its employees and the Carlyle Group. PA has made the difference for our clients and communities worldwide for over 70 years. It’s what drives us. And it’s a passion that we share with the Carlyle Group. Our partnership with Carlyle, one of the world’s most successful investors, is enabling us to build on what is great about our firm. Carlyle’s global reach, industry expertise and worldwide business connections provides us with a strong foundation for future success. We’re benefiting from the support of a globally respected organisation whilst retaining the culture, ethos, values and independence that make us unique. We continue to be powered by our people’s appetite for excellence. It’s what enables us to make the difference to businesses, governments and communities around the world.

If your ambitions are as bold as ours, this is the perfect time to join PA. We celebrate diverse, unconstrained thinking that challenges convention. If you want to drive through innovative ideas that create a real world legacy, we can offer unlimited opportunity to grow your career. We’re perfectly positioned to give our people the freedom to do brilliant things.

How do you embrace Diversity at PA Consulting?

Working with people of different ideas, styles and skills sets, different backgrounds, education and cultures, all of whom may deliver in different ways, engenders a richer, more creative environment. People develop better and clients are served better. Such diversity is something which makes PA a stronger company; it is something which we value and want to continue to enhance.

We are committed to making it increasingly attractive to high calibre people to come to and stay with PA over the long term, as their lives and lifestyles evolve.

Do you have an internal women’s network at PA Consulting?

Yes we have a very active Women’s Network at PA, with monthly Speakers or Partner Dinners on offer. We also sponsor the external Women in Defence UK Network, which one of our Directors within Defence & Security founded and runs. Find out more www.wominindefenceuk.com

What can a potential candidate expect during the interviewing process?

PA has an interview process designed to provide us with the opportunity to find out more about our applicants, whilst providing our applicants with the opportunity to find out more about us and what we can offer. You can expect varied ways in which to showcase your expertise including competency based interviews, case studies and assessment centres depending on the role applied for.

What do you look for in a potential candidate?

PA Consulting Group’s business is built on people. The quality of the work we do for our clients always comes back to our ability to put together the right team of talented individuals.

While we hire people with diverse backgrounds, each of our successful applicants – be they a graduate trainee, experienced consultant or business support professional – has:

• Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
• A collaborative working style
• A client focus
• problem-solving ability
• drive and energy
• adaptability and openness to change

Do you provide training for your staff?

There has been a significant programme of investment in our people to ensure we attract and retain the best talent in the consulting industry. Underpinned by the newly launched PA Academy – a world-class learning and development capability that will help our people to develop the consulting, management and leadership skills to be at the forefront of our industry.

Tell us a little about your values and how these are evidenced in working practice?

Our values underpin our purpose and guide our actions:

Passionate about people

We are proud to be part of a team of brilliant people – our firm’s most prized asset. We are passionate about supporting each other in our continued growth to fulfil our ambitions.

Inspired by client value

We are committed to creating visible and sustained value for our clients. We are proud of our clients and what they think of us; we build long lasting relationships with them, responding to and anticipating their needs.

Achieving success through shared endeavours

We work collaboratively in diverse teams, shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients. We achieve more together than we could alone.

Prizing our ethical approach

We are independent and prize our integrity and honesty. We strive to do “the right thing” rather than “the easy thing” which guides us through the responsibility of day-to-day activities, and through our most difficult challenges.

Seeking to excel

We seek to excel in everything we do. We aspire to continually enhance our learning; we are ambitious to grow our innovation and insight.

Creating commercial success

We are employee-owned and proud of what we are worth to our clients. We take personal responsibility for our commercial success, sharing and reinvesting our rewards.

By developing our people while remaining committed to our core values, we create a brighter future for our people, our organisation and our clients.

What is your approach to flexible working?

Many PA people have a flexible and agile way of working, we are focused on the output not clock watching and we offer great technology for our people to work anytime and anywhere.

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