The clichéd response to “what will I be doing?” is that as a consultant, no two days are the same. As a graduate at Alpha, you could be working on bids and proposals for our directors, working as PMO on one of our large implementation projects, mastering data analysis with our benchmarking team, doing research into the latest technologies, helping our subject experts write thought leadership on hot industry topics, or developing new software for our charity of the year. Whatever you’ll be working on, we can promise it’ll be varied, challenging, and interesting.
After completing Alpha’s induction and gaining my IMC, I joined the Benchmarking team and was working on client projects alongside a Director (the amazing Bo) before my first month was up. Benchmarking was a great starting point, involving a mixture of analytical and soft skills both to compare clients’ costs and operational performance and to present the findings directly to senior clients.
Following a few months on Benchmarking where I worked with a number of different clients, I started in a newly created role at Alpha as the Practice Manager for our Front Office Practice. This is one of the largest practice areas at Alpha, and covers all of our work within our clients’ Front Offices, ranging from research to portfolio management, investment risk, and dealing.