McKinsey & Company elect a new leader

This month, the leaders of possibly the most well renowned management consulting company, McKinsey & Company, are gathering to cast their vote and choose a new Managing Partner. The process at McKinsey is very different to that of an ordinary company, or even a Big 4 firm. There are no nominations, and almost any of the current partners can be voted for. Many of the … Continue reading McKinsey & Company elect a new leader

Links: Big 4 Graduate and Student applications open

The Big 4 have all been shouting about their various graduate scheme and internship applications now being open. We’ve collected together some of the most useful links for you to follow up on if you’re interested in applying. Still not sure about consulting, professional services or the Big 4? Well you’re in the right place. Read our articles on Management Consulting Graduate schemes here. Articles … Continue reading Links: Big 4 Graduate and Student applications open

Deloitte hacked – Email system compromised by unknown cyber attackers

On Monday, news broke of a cyber-attack compromising Deloitte’s email system. The attack was first detected in March 2017 and the attackers are believed to have had access to confidential emails since October of last year, according to The Guardian. An anonymous source with ‘direct knowledge of the incident’ spoke with Brian Krebs of krebsonsecurity.com and has shed further light on the current situation: Apparently … Continue reading Deloitte hacked – Email system compromised by unknown cyber attackers

Three of the Big 4 ranked in top 10 for social mobility

In June this year, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC were placed among the top 10 UK companies making the most progress toward social mobility initiatives around recruitment, working with young people, career progression and other areas. The Social Mobility Foundation compiled the ranking index. All the companies that submitted their social mobility performed in the ‘working with young people’ category but collectively scored lowest on helping … Continue reading Three of the Big 4 ranked in top 10 for social mobility

KPMG UK boosts apprenticeship scheme with 40% higher intake

No need for a degree The KPMG360° programme offers a rotation scheme covering Audit, Tax and Advisory (Consulting) for students interested in getting apprenticeship-style experience rather than chasing down a degree. Most of KPMG UK’s new 181 apprenticeship hires have joined this programme, up 40% from 129 last year. Like many of the other Big 4 firms, this growth in junior, non-graduate positions reflects increased government … Continue reading KPMG UK boosts apprenticeship scheme with 40% higher intake

EY’s blind CV policy leads to diverse workforce

Although not the latest news, the Independent has reported that EY’s approach to graduate admissions has seen a sharp improvement in workforce diversity. A 10 percentage point increase in the number of students joining from state schools has been attributed to the way that EY have chosen to remove UCAS points thresholds (and the age-old requirement for a 2:1) from their screening and acceptance criteria … Continue reading EY’s blind CV policy leads to diverse workforce

EY staff feel company limits their choice of attire

Dress to impress Earlier this week, Consultancy UK reported that staff at EY are most likely to feel limited to their employer’s dress-code requirements. Data collected by Emolument showed that 45% of EY respondents felt clothing colour choices were limited when at work. PwC responses alluded to a much less stringent dress code with only 9% of respondents agreeing that colour choices were restricted. Pulling … Continue reading EY staff feel company limits their choice of attire