What was your background prior to joining OC&C?
I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a MEng in Engineering. I first learnt about OC&C at an employer presentation. What appealed most to me was OC&C’s focus on high-level strategy work (as opposed to implementation) and the interesting sectors (such as retail and technology) that it focuses on.
What's your favourite OC&C experience?
Since joining, no project experience has been the same as a previous one. My favourite experience was when I worked on a theme park & resorts project abroad. Developing innovative pricing strategies and distinctive customer propositions was incredibly exciting and getting to ride rollercoasters every evening wasn’t bad too.
But also, joining a peer group is one of the best and most unique aspects of choosing to work at OC&C. You quickly forge strong friendships with the consultants you join with and end up socialising them not just at the bi-annual peer group dinners but at weekends and on holidays too.
What advice would you give to someone looking to apply?
The advice I would give to someone who wants to apply to us - try to find out as much as you can about the types of projects that we (and other consultancies) do.