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Entry level

If you’re keen to embark on a career in management consulting, our two-year programme could be the perfect stepping stone. It ensures multiple rotations across engagements or competencies; facilitating learning by experience as well as syllabus training.

Applications to join Oaklin in the autumn of 2023 on our Business Analyst Consulting Programme will open in April 2023. Please check our website to apply.

Each Business Analyst is assigned a Consultant as their Business Analyst Mentor to provide ongoing support and guidance. Project Leads are also assigned to oversee any day-to-day delivery of tasks.

Our career development framework defines the skills, behaviours and knowledge that we look for in our people. It is used to define pathways to success and ensures clarity and quality at every step on the way.

We have a continuous and iterative approach towards performance management at Oaklin, which means our employees are in charge of their career and it is never static.

We have developed a tailored, intensive programme of training to build the foundational knowledge and skills required to operate and work towards being an Oaklin Consultant.

Our recruitment process

Round 1: Online application

When you register your details, we will ask you to complete our application questionnaire. These questions are designed to give you the chance to tell us why you could be brilliant at Oaklin.

Round 2: Online assessment 40 minutes

We will ask you to undertake an online assessment to assess both capability and behaviours, in relation to the requirements of the role. We will share the results of this with you.

Round 3: Video interview 45 minutes

This conversation will give you a chance to learn more about Oaklin, and for us to get a better understanding of you and your skills and experience. 

Round 4: Assessment Day

If you are successful, you will have the chance to put yourself in the shoes of an Oaklin Business Analyst at our assessment day in London, where you can demonstrate your problem solving, presentation, and communication skills.

Here is some advice for conducting a video interview:

• Test your video and microphone setup beforehand, to minimise technical issues in the interview.

• Make sure you are in a quiet area where you will not be disturbed and can concentrate.

• Have enough space to write any notes mid-interview; sometimes this can be helpful when collecting your thoughts and structuring your answers.

• We are not expecting you to be formally dressed and would prefer for you to feel comfortable in your attire, but be mindful this is a professional interview.

Preparing for your assessment day with Oaklin

We really hope you make it through to one of our final assessment days. If you do, you will be evaluated across four exercises:

• A short presentation on a topic of your own choice (briefing to be provided in advance). This will be followed by a short Q&A.

• A face-to-face interview with a Partner, giving you an opportunity to meet a member of our leadership team.

• A face-to-face competency interview, focused on behavioural questions derived from the online assessment you have completed earlier in the process. This assessment data allows us to better understand your preferred ways of working and tailor our questions accordingly. We will share the results of this assessment with you in advance.

• A group exercise. Working in a small team using a case study question, you will work to discuss and reach a conclusion, then present it back.

How to prepare for the group exercise:

If you have never done a group exercise before, there are plenty of free online resources to help you familiarise yourself with them and prepare.

Nicky Ryan, Business Analyst

"Oaklin has a collaborative culture which truly allows you to make an impact regardless of seniority."

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