Posting Date: 12 June 2020
Closing Date: 10 July 2020
Hours: 35 Hours Per Week, Mon-Fri
EY-Parthenon is a global strategy consultancy. We are committed to using unconventional yet pragmatic thinking to deliver actionable strategies in order to help our clients navigate the ever changing business landscape and solve complex business matters, driving change for tomorrow’s working world. For smart, nice and ambitious graduates, working at EY-Parthenon offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business.
Parthenon combined with EY in 2014. Together we have an ideal balance of strengths, broad executional capabilities and specialised expertise with intimate client relationships and global support networks.
We advise on a vast range of issues, such as core value propositions, competitive positioning, and growth strategies. EY-Parthenon employees are able to enjoy unparalleled contact with influential and highly experienced professionals within the firm, as well as with senior management at clients’ organisations across a multitude of sectors. The London office focuses on Private Equity, Business Services, Education, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials, Oil & Gas and TMT.
The Consultant Programme
As a consultant, you will play a critical leadership role in all of the firm's work. Parthenon-EY has a very flat structure which will allow you to become actively involved in many levels of client work. You will often be the primary contact for clients, responsible for developing and executing work plans, and managing associates. Given the demands of such an accelerated role, your skills as a consultant are highly tuned in the areas of analytics, communications, teamwork, and leadership.
Internally, you will have leadership responsibilities in areas like recruiting, training, charitable giving, etc. In addition, you typically will get involved in key strategic initiatives such as the establishment of new practice areas, new offices, and the generation of proprietary intellectual capital.
Through formal as well as informal training and mentorship, you will develop these skills quickly to maximise your effectiveness as a consultant and an advisor. A solid foundation in oral and written communications skills is vital. Parthenon-EY invests heavily in the professional development of our consultants. We believe each individual has unique needs and motivations. Therefore professional development is best accomplished through a customised program of training, staffing, and mentorship.
Your key responsibilities
The Corporate Strategy team advises corporate and private equity clients on strategic and commercial issues affecting their key investment decisions. Areas of our work include:
Commercial due diligence
- Strategy assessment
- Market entry strategy and opportunity sizing
- Product and business unit strategy development
- Divestment options analysis
- Educated to MBA level
- Experience of working within a Big 4 professional services environment
- Experience of building financial models to support a strategic business venture
- Experience of leading on a strategic business plan and execution strategy
- Experience of managing / developing the client relationship
- Successful candidates will be intellectually curious, hardworking, have an enthusiastic and approachable demeanour with an entrepreneurial mind-set.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.