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Graduate Consulting Programme London August 2024

Our graduate program offers professional qualifications, varied experience across client projects and rapid exposure to senior clients at major blue-chip organizations across the world. Are you a self-motivated, analytically-minded team player who likes technical problem solving and is interested in brands?

Brand Finance Plc is an internationally renowned consultancy, specialising in advising strongly branded organisations on how to maximise shareholder value through effective management of their intangible assets.


  • Valuation – of business brands and other intangible assets for investment strategy, litigation, financial reporting, tax and marketing.
  • Analytics – marketing budget optimisation, brand equity analysis, brand dashboards.
  • Strategy – brand and commercial strategy evaluation, licensing and architecture, brand extension, portfolio reviews.
  • Transactions – brand sale or purchase, fundraising, licensing & franchising.

Brand Finance works with the CEO’s, CFO’s and CMO’s of blue-chip clients on high profile financial and marketing assignments. The company is headquartered in the UK but has 25 subsidiary and partner offices, including Sydney, Singapore, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Istanbul, Lisbon and Johannesburg.

Brand Finance is recruiting for several articulate, self-motivated and enthusiastic graduates for graduate analyst consulting positions at our office in central London. Individuals would be required to have a strong aptitude for economics and finance and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Microsoft Excel for financial modelling).

About the role

Our analysts do far more that sit behind a screen grinding numbers and are required to actively participate in all aspects of Brand Finance operations to become rounded consultants with real life experience of both our finance and marketing functions, as well as those of our clients.

We firmly believe in learning by doing. Following a short orientation programme analysts are immediately set to work on client projects and will be heavily involved in the preparation and promotion of the Brand Finance Global 500 and other sector-specific, brand value league tables.

Analysts will support a director to conduct desk research, liaise with research partners, prepare valuation models and identify interesting stories in the data while supporting the PR team to engage publishing partners, plan release dates, draft press releases and develop sector specific marketing activities.

This is an opportunity to join an entrepreneurial culture that rewards the successful individual with rapid progression and the opportunity to develop a wide array of client and consulting skills.

Training opportunity

Trainee analysts will attend bespoke training programmes through accredited professional institutions. These include structured training over three years which will include the completion of technical work experience in a variety of activities, principally valuation.

  • Trainee analysts will be enrolled to qualify with the Chartered Instituted of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Analysts may also be enrolled onto additional courses including but not limited to:

  • The Advanced Certificate in Market & Social Research Practice through the Market Research Society
  • The Transfer Pricing Diploma through the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

We enrol new analysts in these schemes, as it significantly increases the speed at which employees can get to grips with the work and shoulder more responsibility with clients.

Trainee analysts may have opportunities for secondment to a Brand Finance office abroad to broaden work and life experience during the training contract.

The person

Prospective candidates need to be well-rounded individuals with strong analytical and communications skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work on their own initiative. As a minimum we are looking for candidates with the following skills:

  • A 2.1 or first degree in a numerate subject (Economics, Accounting, Maths, Sciences, etc.)
  • Minimum 104 UCAS points or equivalent
  • Minimum A grade GCSE in Maths and English
  • A second degree (e.g. MA, MSc or MBA) would be an advantage
  • Excellent Excel and financial modelling skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A good eye for detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Pro-active/ self-starter
  • Highly motivated and keen to work in small cross-functional teams
  • Confident communicator
  • Language ability would be an advantage
  • Relevant work experience
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in business and current affairs
Rolling deadline