L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns.
The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. We specialise in addressing key strategic and operational issues and in providing Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) support. We are experts across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences and healthcare, retail and consumer, financial services, industrials, energy and transportation.
Founded in London in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
The Summer Associate role
Our Summer Associate internship is open to penultimate year students who are interested in gaining an insight into the career of an Associate. The 8 week internship starts at the beginning of July, running through into August. You will first complete a training programme before becoming a contributing case team member.
L.E.K.’s Summer Associate role offers exposure to multiple industry sectors and a wide variety of commercial challenges. This provides the opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation in decision making, from strategy to finance, marketing to operations. Summer Associates are responsible for the comprehensive research and analysis that form the basis of each engagement. Under the guidance of team members, Summer Associates collect data on markets, competitors and customers, and perform the first stage of in-depth strategic and financial analysis, giving opportunity to develop a highly analytical skill set. This enables the team as a whole to evaluate trends, develop conclusions, and prepare practical recommendations.
Our interns are exposed to a wide range of industries and problems, resulting in a rapid learning curve. The Summer Associate role at L.E.K. provides a dynamic, varied and highly rewarding work environment offering real responsibility from day one. An internship at L.E.K. offers a variety of benefits:
- Development of business and commercial knowledge
- Thorough and specialised training programme
- Opportunity to work on projects for top tier clients from FTSE 100, Fortune 500, Eurotop 300 and private equity firms
- Supportive working environment with a strong team ethic
We believe the training, the work experience and the people you will work with on our summer internship programme, provide an excellent start to a career in strategy consulting.
What we are Looking For
In addition to academic achievement, we are looking for a sense of intellectual curiosity that will inspire you to develop a deep understanding of any client situation, and to generate innovative answers to complex questions. We want people with the ability to think in logical, structured ways, together with the creativity to look beyond the obvious. We recruit from a wide range of disciplines in both the arts and sciences, and do not require existing technical skills – just a strong desire to learn.
Our people work together in teams, so we look for those who can collaborate and communicate well. We look for those who will make an impact by being proactive and taking ownership of their work with energy and enthusiasm.
Who we are looking for
We are currently seeking exceptional and committed individuals with the ability to solve complex problems in a creative way. Along with a varied combination of attributes, we would expect you to be working at 2:1 or above in your degree.
- This position is open to candidates who are in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree
- Applicants stating 'fluency' in a language will have this assessed during the recruitment process