Advanced Degree​​​​​​​ Candidates

(United Kingdom)

Advanced degree candidates (ADs) are students who are currently pursuing their PhD, postdoc, or medical degree (including veterinary and dental medicine), as well as current residents and practicing physicians. If you are thinking about your life after an advanced degree and interested in a business career, we encourage you to explore all of the opportunities available at BCG!

At BCG, we recognise that conventional approaches are often inadequate in helping our client get to where they need to be. We believe that the toughest business problems must be met with creative thinking and a diversity of backgrounds, viewpoints, and perspectives. As a consultant with an advanced degree background, you’ll bring a unique experience that will make a different kind of impact.

Your fresh and distinct perspective is valued at BCG, and we know that your intellectual curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving abilities will enable you to make an impact for clients from day one. At BCG, you will continuously expand your areas of expertise, enhance your skills, and advance your career at a pace that unmatched by most other companies.

We offer extensive training that is customised for non-business backgrounds to ensure a strong foundation as you make the transition from the academic or scientific world to strategy consulting. You’ll learn from our on-the-job apprenticeship model, and have plenty of mentorship opportunities from BCGers who have made similar transitions.

If you are interested in learning more about consulting or BCG, we encourage you to check our out upcoming events for advanced degrees, where you can meet our consultants and ask questions about BCG. We hope to see you there!


AD Candidate Eligibility
To qualify as an AD candidate, you would need to be in one of the following degrees or pathways:
  • PhDs and postdocs
  • Medical students (including veterinary, dental, and pharmacy)
  • Medics in foundation training
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Generally, AD candidates have 2 years or less of work experiences (not including a pot-doc.) If you have 2 or more years of work experience, you might qualify for our experienced hire pathway.
UK Advanced Degree Events​​​​
If you're a PhD, medic or postdoc, and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career, please join our Advanced Degree events to find out what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer. Our team at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, theoretical physics, history, molecular biology, and social anthropology.
Calling all final and penultimate-year UCL & Crick Institute PhDs and medics! Thinking about what happens next? Are you looking for careers that allow you to leverage your expertise as an advanced degree holder? Are you considering a career in consulting? Join us to gain insight into a week in the life of a BCGer from consultants who have made a similar transition!
If you're an Oxford PhD, medic or postdoc, and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career, this is a great chance to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer! Our informal presentation and networking event on 27 September provides an opportunity for you to chat to members of our advanced degree network about consulting, how to apply, and why we value your skillset.
If you're a PhD, medic or postdoc at Cambridge, and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career, this is a great chance to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer! Our informal presentation and networking event on 27 September provides an opportunity for you to chat to members of our advanced degree network about consulting, how to apply, and why we value your skillset.
Calling all final and penultimate-year King’s & LSE PhDs and Medics! Thinking about what happens next? Are you looking for careers that allow you to leverage your expertise as an advanced degree holder? Are you considering a career in consulting? Join us to gain insight into a week in the life of a BCGer from consultants who have made a similar transition!
Are you a final or penultimate-year PhD, medic or postdoc at Bath and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career? Join us for our informal panel discussion and networking event to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer!
Are you a final or penultimate-year PhD, medic or postdoc at Bristol and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career? Join us for our informal panel discussion and networking event to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer!
Are you a final or penultimate year PhD or medical student at Oxford thinking about your life after an advanced degree? Curious about a career in consulting? Join us for a coffee-chat on 5 October to learn more about the transition from Academia / Medicine to Consulting from BCGers who have made a similar transition!
Join our Virtual Women's Panel event for advanced degree students! The evening will kick-off with a panel discussion with some of our BCGers representing various backgrounds, each offering a unique perspective.
Calling all PhDs, medics and postdocs at University of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Leicester! Are you in your final or penultimate year and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career? Join us for our informal panel discussion and networking event to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer! 
Are you a final or penultimate-year PhD, medic or postdoc at Warwick and thinking about your options for the next stage of your career? Join us for our informal panel discussion and networking event to see what management consulting—and more specifically BCG—can offer!
Calling all final and penultimate-year Imperial PhDs and medics! Thinking about what happens next? Are you looking for careers that allow you to leverage your expertise as an advanced degree holder? Are you considering a career in consulting? Join us to gain insight into a week in the life of a BCGer from consultants who have made a similar transition!
Are you a final or penultimate year PhD or medical student at Cambridge thinking about your life after an advanced degree? Curious about a career in consulting? Join us for a coffee-chat on 12 October to learn more about the transition from Academia / Medicine to Consulting from BCGers who have made a similar transition!
Calling all University of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and St Andrews PhDs and Medics! Are you thinking about life after your advanced degree and considering a career in consulting? Join us to learn more about consulting and BCG in our interactive case study workshop in Edinburgh city centre, where you will work alongside BCG consultants to solve a real-life business problem, much like those in our interview process and based on the work we do for our clients each day.
Are you a PhD or medical student at University of Edinburgh and thinking about life after your advanced degree? Want to learn more about the transition from Academia / Medicine to Consulting? Join us for a networking breakfast on Friday 13th October to find out more about us and chat with current BCGers who have made the same transition!
Women@BCG connects its members with diverse colleagues, inspiring mentors, and passionate allies who help them make the most of BCG's unlimited opportunities. Join us for coffee and pastries to learn more about life at BCG from women who have also made the transition from academia and medicine into consulting! This event is open to PhDs and medics who are in their final or penultimate year of study from London campuses and identify wholly or partially as a woman and/or transfeminine.
Are you a final or penultimate-year PhD, medic or postdoc at the University of Cambridge considering a consulting role at BCG? Then join us on 19 October to learn about what to expect during your interview, and find helpful advice from BCGers!
Are you a final or penultimate-year PhD, medic or postdoc at the University of Oxford considering a consulting role at BCG? Then join us on 19 October to learn about what to expect during your interview, and find helpful advice from BCGers!
Advanced Degree Application Process

BCG knows that advanced degree candidates bring a diverse skillset to our firm and thus can contribute to several different positions. We offer the following job opportunities for ADs. Click on one of the opportunities below that interests you to learn more about the recruiting process.
Full-time Positions (Associates & Sr Associates)
Generalist consultants work on varied projects across topics and industries analyzing problems, discovering insights, delivering recommendations, and making change happen for our clients.

We hire across all advanced degree backgrounds and concentrations (PhD, medics, postdoc, resident, practicing physician). 


APPLICATION:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (not required for London office)
  • London office only - Maths assesment (30 minutes). After a first review, you will be asked to complete a numerical assessment which is evaluated as part of your application. 
  • International offices only - Pymetrics games (30 minutes). The games must be completed within 48 hours of submitting your application (prompt to play sent via email within 1-2 hours after application submission)

Applications for full-time are now open! If you are interested in a position in any of our BCG offices, we encourage you to apply by the deadline 26 October, 2023 at 23:59 BST
Internship positions (Associates & Sr Associates)
Generalist consultants work on varied projects across topics and industries analyzing problems, discovering insights, delivering recommendations, and making change happen for our clients. We hire across all advanced degree backgrounds and concentrations (PhD, medic, postdoc).

APPLICATION:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (not required for London office)
  • London office only - Maths assesment (30 minutes). After a first review, you will be asked to complete a numerical assessment which is evaluated as part of your application. 
  • International offices only - Pymetrics games (30 minutes). The games must be completed within 48 hours of submitting your application (prompt to play sent via email within 1-2 hours after application submission)

INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

To qualify for our internship programme, candidates must be in their penultimate year of studies. 

Internship applications will open in January of 2024. 

Mentorship Workshop

Our summer Mentorship Workshop is designed to be an immersive program to help talented students, like you, test-drive the BCG case team experience.  

As a Mentorship Workshop participant, you will work within a team to strategically solve a BCG style case in a typical case team simulation to better understand the why and how behind our case work.

During the programme, you'll receive advice on improving your CV, preparing for interviews, and tackling case study problems. You'll also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about a career in consulting or life at BCG.

Our Mentorship Workshop application has closed for this year, please check back next spring for information on the 2024 event! 


MDs, Residents, Practicing Physicians at BCG
Learn more about how we recruiting and support incoming medical candidates at BCG.
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Meet our UK Advanced Degrees recruiting team

Richard Lau
Partner & UK University Recruiting Director
Yael Steinman
Britt Blakey
International Campus Recruiting Manager 
Stefani Germanotta
Abi Dickinson
Consultant & UK Advanced Degree Recruiting Lead
Bradley Pitter
Jasper Vink
Consultant & UK Advanced Degree Recruiting Lead