Lauren is a Graduate Consultant from our 2018 intake. With a background in Economics, read on to see how Lauren is finding life at BDP!
Why did you apply to the BDP Graduate Programme?
BDP offers an environment that feeds curiosity. Whilst studying Economics at university, I wasn’t entirely sure which career path I wanted to settle on. BDP offers consultancy opportunities that range from a magnitude of different avenues from Business Analyst to Data Science introducing you to new people and different industries providing essential experience. The diversity really attracted me.
What was the recruitment process like?
The recruitment process provided a real insight as to how life at BDP and as a consultant would be. During the assessment day, the support provided was most memorable. Throughout the whole day, valuable feedback was given. The recruiters were incredibly helpful, recognizing that any recruitment process can be quite daunting but making you feel much more at ease showing their values from the offset.
What makes BDP unique?
The culture and values are so important to BDP and as clichéd as it might be, that’s what people love the most about the company. They invest heavily in their employees, from graduates to senior consultants, equipping us with the skills and standards required to succeed in the consultant life. The flat structure means that everyone knows everyone, and we are never afraid to ask questions.
What has been your experience so far?
Since joining BDP, I didn’t think I would enjoy and fit into work life as well as I have. There has been such great support from everyone eager for you to succeed. It’s incredible how much I have learnt from the ambitious colleagues around me. From the intensive graduate training to going onto client site, I’ve achieved a certification in SAS and tried to get involved in as much as I can.
What are you most looking forward to as a BDP consultant?
Having learnt so much in just a few months, I can’t wait to see what’s next. The variety of projects that you go on gives exposure to new people, challenges and different ways your work can make an impact.