Graduating from the University of Surrey with a BSc in Business Management in 2009 I accepted the offer to join a small market research consultancy where I had completed a year long placement during m...
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It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies.
Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.
We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again.
Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.
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Most of our consultants have enjoyed career success in larger firms. What attracts them to The Berkeley Partnership is the chance to do great work in a truly collegial and supportive environment.
Our ethos, company setup and social scene allow our people to enjoy themselves, do the best possible client work and develop at pace towards their potential. We’re proud to have been named in 2019 as one of the top 10 small companies to work for in the UK.
We value positive energy, community, rigour, simplicity, respect and challenge. Our warm, open culture of belonging enables our people to fulfil their potential, no matter what their background. We welcome fresh thinking, and diversity of background and perspective.
We have a simple organisation structure and a flat hierarchy. There are no sales targets, and little internal bureaucracy. The work is often stretching, and our people are encouraged to reach out for help, and to support others in turn. Consultants are highly trusted and have freedom, but partners are close on hand for guidance and support as needed. We have grown over the past 27 years, but these fundamentals have endured.
This is because it’s great fun - and because it helps us work better together. You can do as much or as little as you want, but there’s always plenty to choose from. We also have lots of work related get - togethers to keep everybody well connected and well informed. For example, we hold monthly meetings for the whole business and regular lunch discussions on topics relevant to Berkeley.
We know a career in consulting is often challenging and sometimes all-consuming. But we’re focused on getting to smart outcomes rather than hours on the job. We recognise our people have a constantly changing range of life circumstances. Some of our consultants and partners work part-time, and we support flexible working arrangements when they can be squared with our clients' needs (we were shortlisted at the 2018 Working Mums awards). And we won’t send people away on long term out-of-town consulting assignments against their wishes.
Berkeley people are talented, thoughtful and enthusiastic. You’ll be working alongside people you can trust. Click here to hear from Sam, one of our consultants, on how he feels about working at Berkeley.
You will lead strategy and delivery assignments across different sectors and business areas – there are no pigeonholes. Variety is a big part of the job, drives development and helps our consultants become more rounded and effective.
Consultants come to us from other great companies so they can further accelerate their careers. We’ll give you the tools and support you need to progress as far and fast as you want to. Click here to hear from our consultant Nicola on her story.
We don’t recruit for functional expertise or industry specialism, but for core consulting skills and adaptability. You’ll be expected to work outside of your comfort zone, applying your intellect and your analytical and consulting skills to new business problems and business sectors.
To see where our consultants have been working for clients over the last six months,
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