The form offers a variety of management consulting services aimed at improving the efficiency and operational effectiveness of business and government agencies. Its core business areas include corporate strategy, human resources, and marketing, as well as technology and systems integration. The Group consults in a variety of industries with some of its clients comprising Citibank, Akzo Nobel and the BBC. As well as its consulting operations, PA’s venture capital investments have contributed to the firm’s revenue. The firm has helped launch companies involved in businesses such as wireless communications, pharmaceutical fraud prevention, and procurement management software. Upon joining the firm as a graduate, you will attend an intensive training programme for the first four weeks. Here you will learn the culture and methodologies of the Group. You will start off as an Analyst but your specific responsibilities will differ depending on which business are you choose to focus on. However, in all areas you will work with major companies and senior managers, gain an in-depth understanding of all kinds of industries, work alongside bright and stimulating people. You will be expected to use your relationships and establish your own networks – this is a client-facing role. PA will provide you with ongoing training and development throughout your career. As a new graduate analyst, much of your learning will take place in the field, working with clients under the supervision of more experienced consultants. The Group have won numerous awards for delivering complex and highly innovative assignments. They ran one of the most successful venture programmes in the industry and have technology development capability that few firms can match, alongside which they have a deep expertise across key industries and government, and a unique breadth of skills from strategy to IT to HR to applied technology.