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We’re looking for graduates, interns and industrial placement students who bring a fresh perspective and want to build a positive human future. We also welcome those at school looking for work experience



We hire graduates, with up to two years’ experience, either directly into a business area or onto one of our two rotational schemes. We believe it’s best to build your skills and experience in a real role from day one, giving you diverse grounding in preparation for your future as a consultant.

Industrial placements

A number of our services and sectors offer 12-month placements for students requiring a year in industry as part of your degree. Complete the year successfully and expect to be fast-tracked through our graduate recruitment process.


If you’re a penultimate-year undergraduate (or finalist planning a Masters), you can spend 8-10 weeks gaining valuable work experience and insights into life at PA. Impress us over the internship and this could be your first step towards a graduate career with PA.

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Alex Jundi

Analyst from Insight and Strategy, London

Alex Jundi

Analyst from Insight and Strategy, London

I’ve been working full-time at PA for just over 10 months since joining as a Graduate Analyst, but I also completed a Summer Internship whilst at University. The diverse nature of the work is great – it’s like starting a new job every time I’m on a new project! I work in a fast-paced team, developing and implementing transformational and innovative strategies. The projects are all extremely diverse, no two projects are the same and I get great exposure to several industries. My career highlight so far has been participating in a design sprint on my first client project - a week-long workshop where we went from idea to prototype, and even tested it out with potential customers. It was amazing to see how much we achieved in a week of work, and it was extremely rewarding to see how happy the client was at the end. At PA, I get to work with intelligent people who I can learn from every day, they always take the time to teach and develop those at more junior ranks, which is invaluable.

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Holly Palmer

Analyst in Product Design & Engineering, Cambridge

Holly Palmer

Analyst in Product Design & Engineering, Cambridge

I started at PA as an intern and have now been an Analyst for 9 months. I work in product development and been involved in the initial stages of researching trends and insights, participating in ideation workshops with clients, through to product development. I love working with a truly energised team on exciting projects and have been fortunate enough to get to travel to Chicago and Dallas for consumer testing. At PA, you have the opportunity to explore a wide range and variety of projects across many sectors.  You can allow your career path to develop wherever you want - and to explore areas and paths you never even knew existed!

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Aishah Bailey

Industrial Placement in Digital, London

Aishah Bailey

Industrial Placement in Digital, London

I’m currently on a year-long industrial placement at PA but fingers crossed, I’ll come back as an Analyst. I work in our Digital team and my focus is on user testing and user journeys, as well as designing wireframes and digital interactive prototypes. A few weeks after starting at PA I was placed in a bid for new work and had the chance to present to a client– I couldn’t believe I’d been given this opportunity so early on.

What to expect

  • The first step is to apply online by submitting your application, along with your CV and covering letter. If you are applying to our Design role you will be asked to submit a portfolio as part of your application.

  • As part of our application process in the UK, we'll invite you to complete some online assessments, unless you're applying for a design role.

  • Our on-demand video interview allows us to explore more about why you want to work for us, your specific interest in the role you applied for and how this fits in with your career aspirations. We're also looking at how your skills and values align to this opportunity. You’ll be asked 2 or 3 questions depending on the role you’ve applied to.

  • The next stage will test your general business acumen and potential consulting skills. The content of the interview varies by business area. However, most assessment days include a:

    • competency-based interview
    • case study
    • group exercise.
  • For our rotational graduate schemes you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre followed by a Final Stage Interview.

    For all other vacancies, the final stage will vary depending on the role you’ve applied to. Typically the final stages will be an Assessment Centre and Technical or Competency Interview. However it could be a combination of the three. We will provide you with more detail if you are successful at getting to this stage in the process.

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