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Junior Consultant

Akeso is a leading consultancy specialising in health and care, MedTech, and life sciences. Our graduate programs provide you with the chance to develop lifelong skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Akeso is looking for passionate, curious and hard-working individuals to join our high-calibre team as a Junior Consultant, a role suitable for a recent graduate or entry-level individual with no prior experience in consulting.


About this Opportunity

The day-to-day role of a Junior Consultant will largely involve: 

  • Working in typical project teams of 2 – 5, supporting project delivery from the outset through to project completion 
  • Conducting core quantitative and qualitative analysis of large data sets 
  • Delivering project management responsibilities with oversight from senior members of the consulting team  
  • Working collaboratively with our clients from the outset, developing strong relationships and supporting them through the project delivery 
  • Assisting and subsequently leading the development of key deliverables to design structured and coherent communication of project outputs. Examples of deliverables include strategy reports, business cases, procurement exercises and operations reviews 
  • Supporting on internal business development workstreams to support the expansion and growth of the organisation  


About You

The ideal candidate will posses the following essential attributes: 

  • Desire to learn and grow daily 
  • Ability to share and receive feedback in a constructive manner 
  • Assume accountability and ownership of work assigned 
  • Display integrity across all internal and external interactions 
  • Proactive and enthusiastic nature, with a desire to contribute to wider company development and growth 
  • Good attention to detail 

Desirable qualities include: 

  • Curious and passionate working within the healthcare and life sciences industry 
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity with support 


Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following essential knowledge and skills: 

  • Competence in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 
  • Ability to work in a collaboratively in a team-environment 
  • Time management skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, particularly for complex ideas and concepts 
  • Quantitative and numerical reasoning ability 

Desirable knowledge and skills include: 

  • Understanding of NHS structure and landscape 
  • Leadership experience in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting 
  • General understanding of the consulting industry 
  • Numerical analytical/statistical analysis skills 


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduated within the last 2 years or on track to graduate by role start date (recent graduate) 
  • Excellent academic track record 
  • Minimum of 2:1 University Degree (Batchelors or above) 
  • Strong A-Level results (or equivalent) 


Additional Requirements

  • Right to work in the UK (we are currently unable to offer visa sponsorship) 
  • Willing to travel to client site, where necessary (UK-based) 


Why Akeso?

Akeso are committed to continually demonstrating our consulting and business excellence and have been consecutively recognised annually by the Financial Times as a leading Management Consultancy since 2018. 

Akeso’s Junior Consultant role offers unrivalled exposure and responsibility from the outset, a competitive salary in line with other larger consultancies and the opportunity to be part of a close-knit team. Our trusting, warm and open culture makes Akeso both a professional and engaging place to work, with high levels of autonomy and limited bureaucracy.  

As a Junior Consultant you will: 

  • Work on a variety of projects with high-profile clients across the healthcare and life sciences domains 
  • Be assigned a Mentor and Buddy to provide support required throughout your initial 3 – 6 months transition into the company 
  • Be provided with a Careers Coach to support you in your professional development and career-related activities such as setting personal goals and objectives and in building your individual development plan 
  • Professional development and training including an Onboarding Programme and 4 days of Study Leave per year 


Benefits Package

  • Competitive salary  
  • Bonus scheme 
  • 25 days holiday plus the option to buy-back 5 days over the course of the year 
  • Insurances: Private Healthcare, Life Insurance Cover and Group Income protection 
  • Mental Health Support including availability of 2 well-being days leave  
  • Employer Pension Contribution 
  • Professional development and training, including 4 days of Study Leave per year 


Application Timelines

The Junior Consultant recruitment process is as follows (timelines are indicative and may be subject to change. We will keep you informed of any changes).

  1. Online Application:

Please use the link below to complete an online application, including CV, Cover Letter and a few short questions about yourself.

The closing date for the online application is midnight Friday 31st May 2024

  1. First Round Interview:

If we think that you might be a good fit, we will invite you for an interview (over the phone or one-on-one at our Chancery Lane office) to understand a bit more about your background, experience and motivations for joining our team.

Interviews will be held w/c 17th June 2024

  1. Group Assessment Centre Day:

We will then invite you to our Assessment Centre Day which will involve a series of exercises to further understand your capabilities across key skills. Over the course of the day, you will have the chance to meet a number of the team so that we can make sure that you’re the right fit for us as much as we are the right fit for you!

Assessment Centre Days will be held w/c 1st July 2024

  1. Final Round Director Interview:

Finally, we will arrange a short final round interview with one of our Directors of Consulting with the aim of understanding more about you as an individual.

Final Round Interviews will be held w/c 22nd July 2024

  1. Offer & Start

If you are successful in progressing through all of the above rounds, we will make you an offer in early August 2024. The anticipated start date for the role will be the beginning of September 2024. If there are any issues with this start date, please make the hiring team aware of this.

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  • Location London
  • Salary Competitive
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Attendance Full Time (Hybrid – Office, Home, Client Site)
  • Level Junior Consultant
  • Closing date 31 May 2024