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Full-time Associate - September 2021

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About us

EY-Parthenon is a global strategy consultancy with more than 6,000 professionals working across three areas of focus: corporate & growth strategy, transaction strategy & execution, and turnaround & restructuring strategy.

The below relates to applications for the EY-Parthenon Corporate & Growth Strategy team only. If you are looking to apply for Transaction Strategy & Execution or Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy, please visit the careers pages to apply.

At EY-Parthenon Strategy, we put our purpose — Building a better working world — at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to using unconventional yet pragmatic thinking to deliver actionable strategies in order to help our clients navigate the ever-changing business landscape.

You’ll be a part of a collaborative team that applies the latest thinking, research, analytics and methodologies to help transform clients’ businesses and solve complex business matters, driving change for tomorrow’s working world. For smart, nice and driven graduates, working at EY-Parthenon Strategy offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business.

We advise on a vast range of issues, such as core value propositions, competitive positioning, and growth strategies. EY-Parthenon Strategy employees are able to enjoy unparalleled contact with influential and highly experienced professionals within the firm, as well as at clients’ organisations across a multitude of sectors. The London office focuses on Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility, Education, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Private Equity, Retail & Consumer Goods, and Technology, Media & Telecoms

The Associate Programme

Associates participate as valued members of case teams helping clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. As team members, they receive significant responsibility for identifying information sources, assembling data, performing analysis, structuring arguments, and developing presentations.

The first three weeks are devoted to training which provides a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from across the firm and develop the initial skill set required to be effective as an Associate. This is supplemented by an on-going training programme which is run out of the London office across the year, as well as mentoring to provide continued support and guidance. Once the initial on-boarding training is complete, the real work starts. EY-Parthenon Strategy has a case-team approach with a flexible structure; Associates are expected to take on responsibility for individual pieces of work as soon as they feel comfortable. As an Associate, you will acquire valuable analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills that will not only make you effective at EY-Parthenon Strategy, but will also equip you with expertise applicable to any career you choose to pursue.

At EY-Parthenon Strategy, people build their careers in an environment that values opportunity, learning and fun. We understand that you want a career as unique as you are, so we provide the scale, teams and technology, showing you what’s possible and revealing opportunities where others see challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion

We seek to recruit, retain and develop the highest calibre talent from across the globe — the diversity of our workforce is a cornerstone of our commitment to excellence, to both our clients and our employees. Together, we produce superior business results for our clients and provide the best career opportunities for all members of our team.

Candidate profile

We recruit candidates from any degree discipline with a minimum 2:1. Successful candidates are intellectually curious, passionate about solving complex problems, hardworking, have an enthusiastic and approachable demeanour with an entrepreneurial mind-set. We want people who are great communicators, who collaborate well with people and teams, and who have a real desire to both learn and coach others.

How to apply

Apply online by sending your CV and covering letter via the London office application portal found on the EY-Parthenon Careers web page. Applications close on 29th October 2020.

If you make a mistake during your application, please start the application process again and resubmit all details along with your cover letter and CV. We will always review the most recent version of your application and disregard any incomplete or older submissions.

If your initial application is successful you will be contacted by email and asked to take an online numerical and critical reasoning assessment as the first stage of the process. Candidates who have been shortlisted to take this assessment will receive an email notification by the 2nd November 2020 and will have a 5-day window to complete the assessment.

Due to the high number of applications, we will respond to only those applicants who are invited to take the online assessment.


We are recruiting for the London office specifically, so If you are interested in another office and not the London office please apply directly to that office. See the EY-Parthenon website for details on our locations and how to apply.

There is an option in the UK application portal to select other offices of interest, but please note that we cannot guarantee your application will be delivered to that location in a timely manner as we only review all applications after the UK closing date and therefore suggest you apply to each location of interest directly. Applications to each of our offices will be treated separately and independently.

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More about this vacancy

Number of vacancies: 
21 to 30

Degree subjects accepted:

All degree subjects accepted
Accepts applications from students / graduates requiring a work permit?: