When we ask someone to join The Berkeley Partnership, it’s a big moment, for us and for them.
We work with big, high profile clients, shaping and delivering complex and transformational change. Our partners and consultants help these organisations tackle their most critical challenges, often by working as an integral part of their teams. Our focus is always on making change happen, making it successful and making it last. Our people focus on building trusting, long term client relationships and only selling work that clients need and want. We truly believe this is key to our long-term success over the past 27 years, and our repeat business supports this.
That’s why we can’t afford to compromise on the quality of people we hire. At Berkeley we nurture talented consultants rather than hire in at the most senior levels, so it is important to us that we hire people at the right point in their career. We look for high achievers with 6-10 years’ consulting experience working in high quality consulting firms. Joiners will have a proven project leadership track record, and the ability to build strong relationships with blue-chip clients.
But meeting our requirements is only part of the story. Life at The Berkeley Partnership is very different from larger firms. 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. There’s a strong focus on personal and professional development, with a partner to consultant ratio of 1:3. There are just two levels, Partner and Consultant and if the offer of Partnership comes, you’ll know it means something.
As a partnership, we can shape the kind of firm we want to work in. We offer our consultants the chance to develop themselves professionally across a range of sectors and types of consulting work. Our trusting, warm and open culture makes Berkeley both a professional and sociable place to work, with little bureaucracy. You’ll need to be adaptable and open minded about different ways of working and projects or industry sectors that are outside of your comfort zone. Your focus will simply be on doing the best possible consulting work for our clients.
We know a career in consulting is often demanding 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 – whether parents or not. Whether you want to start at Berkeley on four days per week, say, or just want to know that Berkeley will support that in the future, you can trust Berkeley to understand your needs. And we make a clear commitment about travel: we won’t send anyone away on long term out-of-town assignments against their wishes.
You’ll find our recruitment process thorough and demanding but friendly too. If you feel you are the right person for us and are ready for a significant career move, do please come and learn more about us click here.