Career Progression

We recruit people at all stages of their careers, with your starting level determined by the experience and skills you bring to the table. We look for high levels of intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and creative abilities, excellent communication and leadership skills, and an enthusiastic commitment to the entrepreneurial and participative culture that is the hallmark of OC&C.

We have no 'back room', no easy option for those lacking talent or drive. Everyone is on the front line, in a genuine meritocracy where the atmosphere is informal but focused, collaborative yet competitive enough to bring out the best in all of our consultants. Our people are constantly learning, constantly stretched and constantly stimulated by new challenges. You can expect early responsibility and as much progress as you can handle.

If you think you've got what it takes, go to Apply and we’ll take it from there.

OUR PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING, CONSTANTLY STRETCHED AND CONSTANTLY STIMULATED BY NEW CHALLENGES.
Undergraduate Intern

Join OC&C for a two month summer internship and we’ll give you the same responsibilities as an Associate Consultant, assigning you to a project straight away. You could be working in any sector facing any kind of challenge: grappling with growth, advising on a merger or acquisition, developing corporate strategy or planning major organizational change. Projects tend to be fast, furious and brief, so you'll rapidly gain insight across a range of challenges and business problems.

Over the 2 months , whether conducting field research or analysing data, you will be able to add your own insights and value to the team. There will also be opportunities to socialize and network outside of your project team both with the other interns and the broader company as a whole.

MBA Intern

Join OC&C as an MBA student for a two month summer internship and we’ll give you the same responsibilities as a Consultant, assigning you a managing role on a project straight away. You could be working in any sector facing any kind of challenge: grappling with growth, advising on a merger or acquisition, developing corporate strategy or planning major organizational change. You’ll cement your current knowledge base and gain insight across a range of challenges and business problems.

Over the 2 months, there will also be opportunities to socialize and network outside of your project team both with the other interns and the broader company as a whole.

Associate Consultant
Join OC&C as a graduate and we’ll make you an Associate Consultant and assign you to a project team straightaway. Your team size will most likely be small – way smaller than the industry average – so, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference but you'll have to pull your weight from day one. You could be working in any sector facing any kind of challenge: grappling with growth, advising on a merger or acquisition, developing corporate strategy or planning major organizational change. You'll be working directly with colleagues and clients at all, and will be expected to contribute fully: brainstorming, discussing analyses, making recommendations, building relationships.

Projects tend to be fast, furious and brief, so you'll rapidly gain experience across a wide range of challenges and sectors. Learning the ropes takes time, but progress depends entirely on personal performance. At OC&C, insight and creativity trump tenure - meritocracy isn't just a word; it's how we make our living.

Consultant

OC&C Consultants begin as either successful Associate Consultants, typically with a proven two to three year track record, business school graduates, or recruits from industry with several years' experience.

Consultants are well-rounded professionals capable of taking responsibility for, and contributing significantly to, major aspects of projects. Within the OC&C team, you are the Manager's key support – and sometime sparring partner – as well as a confidant and coach for more junior colleagues. As a consultant, you take the initiative to support and guide the team towards workable solutions, and you will need to be adept at recognizing and addressing their concerns, as well as building strong, mature and mutually beneficial relationships.

At OC&C, formal learning never ends. Every Consultant goes through a training program whose curriculum encompasses functional areas such as marketing, finance and economics, on top of professional and interpersonal skills such as presentation and influencing. Experienced hires take an extensive course in consulting skills.

Project Leader

Once you’ve mastered the requirements and have attained the core capabilities of being a Consultant at OC&C’s high standards, you are ready to take on the Project Leader responsibility.  A challenging role which will further test your analytical capabilities combined with creative thinking and leadership development.

You will be tested on your ability to gain client confidence, to identify growth opportunities for the organization and most importantly, to develop your team capabilities. This is a key role where you are now introduced to “macro” challenges while maintaining an efficient team/delivery capacity. It is important for your clients and team members to recognize you for your sound intellectual and analytical capability, creativity and to see you as a model for future leadership. At the same time, OC&C Managers and Partners will be putting their full trust in you, for leading teams, ensuring client satisfaction and solving complex problems.

Our international training programs are combined with highly personalized sessions to develop your consulting and leadership skills.

Manager

If you perform well as a Project Leader, or are taken on as an experienced hire with the appropriate background (i.e. strategy/management consulting and Masters Degree from a recognized institution) and skills set, you will be made a Manager. As such, you will be one the very core of the firm, taking the lead on projects and responsibility for the teams that deliver them.

As a day-to-day client-leader, it is arguably your single most important responsibility to develop strong, professional client relations. It is crucial that clients regard you as their trusted adviser and a thought leader in their sector. At the same time, OC&C Partners will be putting their trust in you as a project delivery expert, and will seek your full support in pursuing their commercial goals. Your team members, meanwhile, will view you as their prime source of professional and personal guidance. Being a Manager is a tall order, requiring full dedication, concentration and character.

Our international training programs are combined with highly personalized sessions to develop your consulting and leadership skills
Associate Partner

Experienced Managers may become Associate Partners, en route to election as a full Partner.

Every Associate Partner is a top consultant, albeit one whose skills will continue to develop. During your tenure, your fields of expertise will become more specialized and clearly defined as you hone your personal profile and core skills. You will work directly with clients at the most senior levels, building close professional – and typically also personal – relationships, addressing their concerns in the broadest sense, capitalizing on commercial opportunities.

You will also be expected to push content-leadership and play your part in growing our international profile: helping build the firm's base of intellectual property by contributing to high quality internal and external publications.

With partnership in prospect, Associate Partners are systematically coached, mentored and trained in specific areas identified as key to their particular strengths and capabilities. The only way is up: we are firmly committed to helping you find your path.

Partner

Associate Partners stand for election to Partner and become one of the men and women who own and govern the firm.

A Partner is first and foremost a confidant and adviser to our clients. You will develop and maintain relationships built on respect and trust with leaders across the full spectrum of the world's industries and institutions.

As an OC&C Partner, you will by definition be an accomplished, all-round consultant and Manager, constantly deploying and developing your expertise through intense dialogue with clients and by being closely involved with your teams' development of solutions. As a co-owner of our firm, you'll also be responsible for contributing fully to its ongoing development and growth; whether in terms of intellectual capital, client networks, people, or capabilities.

We regard partnership as just one more stage in an ongoing process of development that will see you continue to improve your skills - as an adviser, coach and entrepreneur.

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