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Work on real-world business projects together with professionals in our team. Gain hands-on experience and new skills. Stand out to employers.

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Current Students
Recent Graduates
PhD Candidates
MBA Candidates
01 — 04



All undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to join our team.
Work on business consulting projects.
Collaborate with senior professionals.
Get an insight into the world of work.
Stand out to potential employers.
02 — 04



Acquire professional skills working on our projects. Succeed in the job market.
Help companies solve real-life problems.
Gain practical business experience.
Build connections to grow your network.
Make yourself instantly more employable.
03 — 04



Take on flexible work experience alongside your academic commitments.
Apply your knowledge to serve clients.
Take part in complex business projects.
Develop skills for jobs outside academia.
Get a taste of a career in consulting.
04 — 04



Work on exciting projects with a driven team. Help clients go from good to great.
Tackle strategic business challenges.
Leverage your skills to make an impact.
Connect with industry professionals.
Take your career to the next level.
What is the expected workload?
Our projects are designed to fit around the time constraints of a student. The workload is about 12 hours per week.
When will your projects start?
Our projects normally run alongside the academic terms as well as during the summer break every year.
How long are the projects?
The duration of a standard project is usually around ten weeks. This may differ from project to project.
When are applications open?
Applications are open year round. We encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.
What will happen once I apply?
We review applications in detail and conduct interviews with all shortlisted candidates.
I have no experience. Can I join?
Yes. We are on a mission to help young people break the vicious 'no experience — no job' cycle.


  • Max Happel
    "Working on a project with First Step Consulting has been an excellent opportunity to increase my exposure to the world of consulting. Communicating directly with clients, attending workshops and working with professionals has helped me to develop teamwork and organisational skills which will prove essential as I enter the workplace."
  • Anne Templer
    "I worked on a project with a global multinational corporation listed on the London Stock Exchange. I am extremely grateful for this unique opportunity that gave me the chance to learn a wide range of skills and work in a team with motivated and talented professionals and volunteers. I am therefore more than happy to recommend First Step Consulting."
  • Matylda Szyrle
    Recent Graduate
    "Working on a project with First Step Consulting was a great chance for me to meet some interesting people and to cooperate with a team of like-minded volunteers. It was a great opportunity to directly serve a real-world client, conduct market research and create reports. I would recommend volunteering with First Step Consulting to everyone."
  • Dr. Radhika Patel
    PhD Candidate
    "I applied to First Step Consulting to gain first-hand experience working on a consulting project so that I could confidently answer the ‘why consulting’ question in job interviews. Since completing my project, I've secured a role in financial services consulting. My experience with First Step Consulting was mentally stimulating and it was crucial to my career success."
  • Maha Mandal
    MBA Candidate
    "It's an amazing way to gain consulting experience working on a live project. I got to work on something quite different to what I specialise in and I learned a lot in the process as a result. I highly recommend volunteering with First Step Consulting to anyone who wants to gain experience or learn new things through pro-bono consulting."
Send your application today. Join our team as a pro bono consultant.
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