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Growth Strategy Industrial Placement

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Become part of the team

  • PA’s Growth Strategy capability has a strong record of working with C-level leaders in major private and public sector organisations, directly addressing their biggest strategic challenges
  • As a part of the team, you will help CEOs and other business leaders across many sectors to develop and implement strategies to create value and transform their organisations
  • You will lead in the development and execution of the latest strategic thinking and have a thirst for fact-based analysis and problem solving
  • You will join a team of experts, who help business leaders across many sectors create a lasting impact on their organisations.
  • We are growing our team by recruiting talented graduates from a range of backgrounds into our Graduate Analyst position. We operate across a number of sectors, providing deep contextual insight and fresh perspectives to our clients.

Operating at the leading edge of consulting, you will add value to our clients across one or several of our core offerings:

  • New radical growth – developing new propositions and go-to-market strategies
  • Sustainability strategy – helping businesses tackle the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolving sustainability agenda
  • Public sector strategy – working with government and public sector institutions to shape public policy and implement strategic projects

We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals. It’s a principle that underpins everything we do.

Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find the solutions that really work – in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves and get the job done.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy five additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

In addition to the formal benefits set out above, we are passionate about the personal and career development of all our consultants. Our team is committed to providing the opportunities, support, training and coaching required at all levels to ensure our consultants can all achieve their potential.

What we are looking for

Our consultants are ambitious, driven and always put the client at the heart of their work. You will be:

  • Analytical – able to absorb large amounts of information and think in a structured way to quickly identify what is relevant, what the key trends are, and formulate a recommendation
  • Highly creative - with integrity, drive and interpersonal skills and a genuine affinity for problem solving
  • Strong academically - with an ability to undertake complex quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • A team player - able to perform in high pressure situations and collaborate with team members to drive towards a common goal

Our candidates are expected to be hands-on, working together with our clients to bring energy, structure and drive to help them solve their most pressing strategic challenges. We pride ourselves in partnering with clients, providing a service that delivers real and long-lasting value.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 February 2021

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Closing date:  28 February 2021

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