Also known as the professional services industry, this sector focuses on improving business performance. Business advice and consultancy employs over 80,000, is worth approximately £8.5 billion a year and typically covers:
- Information Technology (IT)
- Human Resources (HR)
- Financial management
- Strategy and planning
What can you expect?
Working conditions: Varied working life, dealing with multiple projects at any one time, highly pressured environment.
Hours: Typically long and focused on completing projects to deadlines.
Expected salary: Starting salaries of £25,000 – £30,000 for junior consultants, rising to £50,000 with a few years experience
Many graduates will need to gain a few years work experience prior to applying for a role within this sector.