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Strategy Consulting Graduate Programme (Register Interest)

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING, FAST-PACED ENTRY INTO STRATEGY CONSULTING, WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESSION AFTER JUST SIX MONTHS? WE OFFER GRADUATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN MULTIPLE SECTORS, WITH INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS AND SOME OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BRANDS.

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Cognosis are a London-based boutique strategy consultancy. We unlock revenue growth potential for businesses and brands.

We are a small but experienced business; for over 20 years, we’ve been igniting growth for clients across more than 60 countries.

Our specialism is building commercially-credible growth strategies that engage leaders and their teams. This means our work centres on securing competitor advantage, creating growth strategies that are built for the long-term, and exploring and quantifying the future.

We work across multiple sectors with many exciting and instantly recognisable clients and brands. Our work sees us undertaking projects for the likes of ABInBev, Laithwaites Wine, Diageo, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Mental Health UK, AkzoNobel and Clarks.

Find out more about what we do and who we work with here.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We can offer you an exceptional learning experience to get your consulting career off to a flying start. Starting as an Analyst, you will take part in our intensive development programme, with the opportunity to progress to Consultant after just six months in role.

Expect intellectually engaging, varied work, and plenty of opportunities to be close to the action - this is not a ‘back-office’ Analyst role.

We work with board-level clients as well as strategy, marketing, and innovation teams. Client interactions are frequent and, as a small firm, gaining exposure to some truly interesting people and brands during the Programme is a tangible prospect.

You will get to know your new colleagues quickly and find them generous with their time and experience; we are not big on hierarchy at Cognosis and everyone’s contribution is valued.

All in all, our graduates tell us that the experience they have gained on our Programme is invaluable.

WHAT TO EXPECT

After your first week of induction, you will join one of our project teams and start contributing to client work. No two projects are the same, but your role will typically involve research, reviewing and structuring strategic documents, and analysing data. You will be presenting and explaining your findings to senior team members and clients. You could also be asked to contribute to the preparation and organisation of client workshops.

You will be assigned a buddy to support you, and a mentor who will help you review your progress on your journey to Consultant, using our development framework. Training opportunities will run alongside practical work experience to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

If you are a bright, curious, self-starter, who enjoys mixing the interpersonal with the deeply analytical, then Cognosis is probably for you.

At Cognosis we each bring something different to our team. We believe difference enables us to create better strategies, and pride ourselves on an inclusive environment where diverse thinking and experience is valued.

Our applicants come from a broad range of academic backgrounds too. Rather than seeking specific qualifications, we look for graduates who can demonstrate how their academic achievements can be applicable to our work, along with great EQ and a genuine interest in business strategy.

You will have an ability to understand and interpret significant amounts of qualitative and quantitative information, and possess first rate written and oral communication skills in order to explain and present your findings in a clear, concise and engaging manner.

A highly organised individual, you will be resourceful, flexible, and unfazed by tight deadlines.

Finally, you will be passionate about developing insights to unlock business challenges and bring energy and drive to all that you do.

WHAT WE OFFER

As an Analyst you will receive:

  • Annual salary of £28,000
  • Support towards setting up your home office
  • 25 days holiday p/a, increasing with service
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Sales Incentive scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Recognition scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Your readiness for Consultant level will be reviewed after six months. Upon promotion to Consultant, your salary will increase to £32,000 and you will be eligible to receive an annual bonus via our Profit Share scheme.

HOW TO APPLY

We are not currently accepting applications for this programme.

To register your interest for our September intake, please email careers@cognosis.co.uk confirming you would like us to retain your contact details for notification when applications open.