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"Being away from home Monday to Friday."
Graduate, UK - Field Base
"The constant moving around."
Graduate, Oxford
"There is a lot of travelling involved."
Graduate, Abingdon
"The travel requirements and time spent away from home."
Graduate, Oxfordshire
"Living away from home."
Graduate, Oxford, London, Cambridge
"Working away from home all week."
Graduate, UK-wide


"Working away from home Mondays to Thursdays, occasionally in uninteresting parts of the country. Hours are generally good but you are occasionally required to work extremely long days. The job requires a proactive attitude, and nobody is going to give you a simple task for you to get on with and report back. This can be intimidating early on."
Graduate, Bristol/Nottingham/Preston/London/Oxford/Leeds
"Being away Monday to Friday every week can be draining along with the travel."
Graduate, Oxford
"The hours and time away from home can lead to a lack of consistency in one's life and make it a challenge to maintain a good work/life balance."
Graduate, Glasgow, but varies from project to project
"The lifestyle can be difficult to get used to."
Graduate, Nationwide - project work means we work on client sites across the UK.


"Working away from home is not for everyone."
Graduate, No specific area
"You may find that your work location is not 'glamorous' if you're based in a hospital/factory/depo etc. It's hard work and there can be long hours during the week (although the weekend is protected). Project work can be stressful and any mistakes you make are going to be visible."
Graduate, I have worked in several cities including: Edinburgh, Hamilton (Canada), Birmingham, Bolton and London
"Being away from home Monday morning to Friday afternoon takes some getting used to, as does living out of a suitcase. I've had to put a bit of legwork in to make this work for me. Being away also makes it tricky to settle into a personal routine."
Entry level, Currently London, though it varies.
"Days can be long."
Entry level, All over the UK
"The lifestyle of living away during the week may not appeal to everyone."
Graduate, All over UK
"Work can be quite stressful at times, particularly when deadlines are approaching. Late nights may not be common, but should be expected."
Mid level, UK Wide- Office is based on Oxford


"There's a lot of travel (away from home Monday-Friday) and it can be quite unpredictable. It's certainly not unmanageable but it isn't the lifestyle for everyone."
Consultant, Oxford
"Working on sites around the country means living out of hotels during the week."
Consultant, Various UK locations
"Travel and regularly staying away from home can be tough. Occasionally client engagement means trying to work with people who don't always want to work with you."
Operations Consultant, London
"There can be quite high pressure to achieve results and I have found myself working relatively long hours as a result."
Senior Consultant, Maidstone
"Although we don't work weekends and hours aren't consistently long, the intensity of work is very high and can be stressful."
Senior Consultant, Birmingham
"There is a lot of travel in the week and the nature of the job can mean staying in some unglamorous locations. Having a lot of responsibility is great but that also means time on-site can be pressured sometimes. Also, it is difficult to stay fit and healthy with all the travel, hotels and restaurants, etc."
Consultant, Plymouth
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