Boston Consulting Group Career Returners Programme




Europe & The Middle East


Big data & advanced analytics, Change management, Corporate development & finance, Globalization, Growth, Innovation & product development, Lean & manufacturing, M&A and divestitures, Marketing & sales, Operations, People & organization, Postmerger integration, Pricing, Procurement, Risk management, Smart simplicity, Strategy, Sustainability, Technology & digital, Transformation and BCG TURN


Automotive & Mobility, Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer products, Education, Energy & environment, Engineered products & infrastructure, Financial institutions, Health care payers & providers, Insurance, Media & entertainment, Medical devices & technology, Metals & mining, Private equity and principal investment, Process industries & building materials, Public sector, Retail, Social sector, Technology industries, Telecommunications, Transportation, travel & tourism

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.

Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that question the status quo and spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, fueled by the goal of helping our clients thrive and enabling them to make the world a better place.

What You'll Do

At BCG we pride ourselves on building diverse teams, recognising the significant value that diversity, equity and inclusion can unlock for our people, our clients, and society at large. We want to ensure that those with extended leaves of absence feel empowered to re-enter the workforce with confidence.  

What you can expect

·       This paid placement will last from November 2021 to April 2022

·       Embedding yourself as a generalist BCG Consultant, you’ll be staffed on project teams potentially spanning a range of industries, within the public, private and social sectors

·       You’ll be supported and mentored by a network of BCGers to ensure a successful transition back to work

·       A dedicated career development advisor will be on hand to help you navigate your time at BCG, and their world class learning, and development programme will ensure your returnship is fully tailored to your needs

·       The role will be based out of BCG’s London HQ in Soho, but some travel to the client-site may be required

·       There will be an opportunity for a permanent role to be granted based on your performance at the end of the programme

·       Flexible working options will be concidered on a case by case basis

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

The BCG returnship programme has been specifically designed for those with 5 - 10 years’ experience in managment consulting or from industry related experience in a professional or leadership role, looking to re-start their career after a break of two or more years. You may have taken time out for childcare or eldercare, for relocation, or working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments, or simply had an extended leave of absence. Candidates should be analytically minded with quant skills and be able to demonstrate leadership in their experience.




-  As a trusted advisor to the world's most influential businesses, governments, and non-profits, we have a legacy of developing game-changing ideas.


-  We don't work on clients, we work with our clients to understand their unique situations and uncover insights that help them know what needs to be done.


-  With BCG's customized approach, ideas trump tenure. Our case teams take ideas from all levels in order to deliver breakthrough results to our clients.



-  At BCG, we’ll arm you to take on any challenge you choose, inside or outside the firm, by providing you with the support, unsurpassed training and opportunities enable you to become a leader responsible for real and lasting impact.


-  We embed mentorship and apprenticeship throughout your time at BCG. You will have a support system of career development advisors, the guidance of project leaders, and partnership with your colleagues and teammates at every turn.



-  At BCG, collaboration is key and at the heart of our work. As a member of one of our teams, you’ll operate alongside and learn from people from a diverse and broad set of backgrounds working together on teams that are tailored for each client.


-  When we ask our clients for feedback, the number one thing they most frequently highlight is our collaborative approach in working through challenges and solving problems as a single entity.


-  Life is not all case work, of course. You can be involved with many social and cultural events, athletic teams, and volunteer opportunities at BCG.

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