Management Consulting - Graduate Trainee - London - September 2024

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At Mazars we have a wide range of opportunities for you to gain experience in a firm that truly cares about your aspirations. Our business is an engine for rapid and consistent career progression, and we are known for giving ambitious people early responsibility and exposure.

Are you a graduate with strong interpersonal skills with a keen interest in studying a master's in digital and technology? Are you a credible and effective communicator keen on building trusted client relationships? This is a great opportunity to join a team that has an international client base, gaining early responsibility working to develop solutions to complex business problems.

About the role

The Mazars Management Consulting team provides a wide range of services and solutions to our clients in order to transform their business.

We now operate under a hybrid working model, so as a trainee you will split your time between working from home, visiting the office, client sites when required or studying for your professional exams.

During your first year you will:

  • Develop a holistic understanding of how businesses operate and what their common problems are;
  • Gain early responsibility, meeting clients and leading interviews to understand what does and does not work well while building rapport; and
  • Identify underlying issues and provide bespoke recommendations by writing comprehensive reports.

During your second year you will:

  • Take up a greater role in client engagements, leading in workshops and analysis;
  • Begin to identify further opportunities with both existing and new clients; and
  • Support the development of less experienced team members.

In your third year you will:

  • Become a trusted advisor to our clients and actively develop opportunities with new clients;
  • Independently produce client deliverables, with minimal review points from management; and
  • Take an active role in project management, ensuring deliverables meet expected deadlines and budgets.

While our projects are varied and no two days are the same, we typically structure our projects through the delivery of one of the following solutions:

  • Helping our clients define their long-term vision and assess the strategic and financial benefits of the opportunities available to them.
  • Working with our clients to ensure team structures are aligned to overall strategy, optimised for cost and performance efficiency, and facilitate a purposeful culture with an engaged team.
  • Adding value to our clients' business processes to reduce costs while enhancing control, quality, and speed.
  • Improving the long-term performance of our clients by analysing their product mix, resource allocation, investment return and cost efficiency.
  • Improving decision making by building effective financial models and deriving actionable insights from clients' business data.
  • Appraising our clients' options by analysing their risks, benefits and cost implications, and documenting these in a business case.
  • Working with management to develop a comprehensive 100-day plan which facilitates the smooth integration of a newly acquired firm; and
  • Helping our clients successfully deliver projects and programmes that embed sustainable change within their organisation.

About the team

Overview of the Advisory & Consulting service line

The Advisory & Consulting Service Line, which includes Management Consulting, is a rapidly growing, award winning, global group of successful teams working together to present a go-to-market differentiator while delivering the highest quality of work for our clients. If you are successful in securing a role on our training programme you will join a team of 600+ innovative specialists across a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Industry & Services, and Public Services with consultative expertise in Risk & Management Consulting, Internal Audit, Actuarial and all aspects of the Tech & Digital space. Our Advisory teams are at the forefront of large international infrastructure projects, global M&A transactions, high-profile forensic investigations, business valuations, corporate restructuring and creditor advisory services; all with the aim of adding value to clients by finding solutions to a range of financial and operational issues as one collaborative team.

An introduction to our Management Consulting team

The Mazars Management Consulting team provides a wide range of services and solutions to our clients in order to transform their business. As a Business Analyst, you will gain early exposure to clients as you build up your core skills.

Our clients range in size from large multinationals to small owner-managed businesses across multiple sectors throughout the UK and abroad, as well as public sector bodies and charities. Our primary focus is around clients' finance and operations functions, although we perform projects in many other areas.

About you

  • Interpersonal skills - the ability to build client and colleague relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility;
  • Analytical skills - the ability to think critically, research and solve problems;
  • Excellent business writing skills;
  • Deep curiosity of business;
  • Proactiveness and enthusiasm;
  • Commitment to self-development & learning;
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity, and integrity; and
  • A willingness to travel.

Strong academic performance is important; however, we understand that things don't always go to plan. Our recruitment process looks at your whole self – academic achievements as well as other experiences in which you have grown and developed. We balance your academic results alongside the aptitude assessment within our recruitment process to ensure that you will be successful in your role with us.  

Mazars & me: who are we?

Mazars is a leading international professional services firm delivering exceptional quality in audit, tax, financial advisory, outsourcing and consulting. It's also a fun, fast-paced, positive place to work and make friends.

At Mazars, we celebrate individuality and thrive on teamwork. We give people the freedom to make a personal contribution to our shared purpose. We support one another to deliver quality, create change and make an impact. So that everyone can reach their full potential.

Every story is different at Mazars. Our people have amazing, personal experiences so the best way to learn about life here is to hear it first hand from them.

Learning and development

We offer a diverse range of experiences, with prestigious clients and dynamic projects across a range of sectors and geographies. We offer an excellent technical grounding and real responsibility from the start, with early exposure to clients and partners. We have a culture of coaching, feedback, mentorship and one-to-one support, so you will learn from working closely with accessible colleagues and leaders who have so much to share. Most importantly, we give our people the tools and support they need to define their own career path and realise their full potential. As part of your training, we offer the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a competitive salary and gaining invaluable experience.

This includes funding, time off to study, attend college and complete online courses. Your professional qualification is only part of the story at Mazars; we support all our trainees with a blended approach to training and development including classroom study, 1:1 coaching, and soft skills training. We will fund you towards an MSc in Digital and Technology.

You will be supported by a mentor and an appraising manager to keep your career and aspirations on track. And you will be allocated a buddy who will support you to settle into the team and navigate your first year at Mazars.

Inclusion and diversity

Being inclusive is core to our culture at Mazars; we want to ensure everyone, whether in the recruitment process or beyond, is fully supported to be their unique self and provided with a level playing field. To read more about our approach click here.

Next steps

At Mazars, we are one diverse, multicultural, multi-generational team that fosters a sense of connection and belonging. If you are looking to join a firm where you can take ownership of your career, get involved, believe in yourself and put your ideas into action, then we think you will be a great addition to our team.

This role will close on Friday 22 September. Please complete the Mazars online assessments by Monday 25 September.

This role may reopen at a later date, but this is not guaranteed, therefore please apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

International applications – Please note that the deadline to apply for international candidates who require visa sponsorship is 15 March 2024. Applications received after this date will not be progressed.


  • Annual Leave +
  • Charitable Giving
  • Dental Insurance
  • Wellbeing Benefits
  • Virtual GP
  • Cycle to Work
  • Gym Discounts
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Flexible Benefits +



If you are interested in a career in professional services, we can offer you an exciting head start by joining one of our trainee schemes for school or college leavers.

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