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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the selection process for entry-level hires (Graduate Analysts) at BearingPoint?

We have a two stage recruitment process for entry-level hires:

1) Competency based interview and online numerical assessment

2) Assessment centre (consists of case study exercise, presentation, group exercise and interviews)

Each stage is an elimination round.

Do I need a degree and if so, in which subject area?

We look for graduates in all disciplines. It is preferable for candidates to have a Business related degree but not essential. Candidates should at least have a 2.1 degree with a Business and/or Technical background. These include candidates who have studied: Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics/Statistics, Finance/Economics, Business/Management, Humanities

What is BearingPoint looking for?

Graduates must display a wide range of personal qualities. A would-be management consultant must possess the following attributes:

  • Passion: enthusiastic about what we do and what we are
  • Commitment: to delivering measurable results and value
  • Excellence: lead by example and work hard to exceed clients’ expectations
  • Teaming: help others succeed and celebrate both individual and team accomplishments
  • Stewardship: promote a culture of empowerment and have training, sharing, experience and development are priorities


What is the starting salary?


What happens after I join?

You will receive on the job training whilst also being under the guidance of an experienced consultant and you will have a buddy assigned to you from day one. You will attend BearingPoint (BE) school (an international training programme for all new hires across the firm) within your first year where you will learn the core consulting skills. In addition, you will also have access to a comprehensive training curriculum including specialist, personal development and online training courses to help you develop your skills further.

If I am not selected in the recruitment process, can I re-apply?

You can re-apply after a minimum of 1 year.

Are overseas opportunities available?

Yes, we also have offices across Europe who are looking to recruit Analysts. Visit their career pages for more information.

Can I apply for several positions at one time?

You may as long as they are relevant to your skill-set.

What do our leadership team look for in new hires?

“Our best consultants display an analytical mindset combined with strong interpersonal skills -  you really need both because otherwise you become either  “analytical but introverted” or “extroverts devoid of critical thinking”

       - James Rodger, Regional Leader – UK and Ireland

“The ability to think for themselves so they can to take a client’s problem and create unique insight into it; root causes and business implications”

       - Angus Ward, Partner