Management Consultants top list of best jobs for travel lovers

12 May 2017 Consultancy.uk

Management Consultants are top of the pile when it comes to the perfect job for wannabe globe-trotters, the international employment website Indeed has revealed.

While a number of jobs included in the top 15 rankings included many more traditional travel-oriented roles such as Travel Writers and Photographers, Airline Pilots and Flight Attendants – all of whom notch up 100% travel time in their fields – the recent study by the research wing of the job search platform placed Management Consultants, as the number one choice for job-seekers looking for a jet-setting new career.

With up to 80% of travel time, as they visit a variety of companies to advise ways to improve their business, Management Consultants also boast the highest annual earnings in the short-list, with an average income of around £55,236. With a wage of over £9,000 more than the closest comparison of Freelance Designers – who travel 100% of the time – Management Consultancies ranked as the best of both worlds for wanderlusts looking for a well-paid role.

Management Consultants top list of best jobs for travel lovers

The top 15 jobs for travel lovers:

1. Management consultant - £55,236 average annual earnings and up to 80% of travel time.
2. Freelance designer - £45,754 and up to 100% of travel time.
3. Travel nurse - £42,886 and the opportunity to travel during a 13 week contract.
4. Retail buyer - £39,175 and at least 10% of travel time.
5. Airline pilot - £34,575 and up to 100% of travel time.
6. Global events manager - £34,519 and up to 50% of travel time.
7. Auditor - £34,062 and up to 15% of travel time.
8. Travel writer - £32,791 and up to 100% of travel time.
9. Travel photographer - £32,470 and up to 100% of travel time.
10. Pharmaceutical sales representative - £32,062 and at least 50% of travel time.
11. Recruiter - £30,351 and at least 20% of travel time.
12. Travel agent - £24,333 and 30-40% of travel time.
13. Flight attendant - £20,419 and up to 100% of travel time.
14. Ski instructor - £15,708 and seasonal travel.
15. Stage hand - £8.22 per/hour and up to six months away on a contract

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK has around 350,000 professional services business, including 140,000 management consulting firms, of which more than 80% are active as an independent consultant entity. Around 45,000 consultants in the UK work for consultancies that are member of the MCA, UK’s representative body for the consulting industry.

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Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

A pair of Bristol-based consulting firms have been recognized for having among the UK’s best office break areas. People Source Consulting and Ashville were marked out for their vibrant and fun spaces, which feature table games, picnic areas, and even beer.

With competition for talent in the UK continuing to heat up – as the nation continues to enjoy its highest employment rate since the 1970s – firms have been upping their game on multiple fronts to help attract the cream of the crop. In order to successfully court the best candidates, companies are not only taking into account pay and benefits, but are also working to lure potential employees to their firms with the promise of innovative and vibrant work spaces.

In late 2018, employment website Glassdoor announced ten offices had been named the coolest places to work in the UK. Among those lauded for their work in enriching the working day of their employees was Capco – the only consultancy to make the grade.

Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

Now, HomeLeisureDirect.com, a leading games room specialist based in the UK, has announced the ten offices it believes have made the cut for its inaugural Office Breakout of the Year competition. The contest has pitted a diverse range of companies against one another to be named the best office-based breakout space that the UK has to offer. Research from HomeLeisureDirect.com recently revealed that 65% of workers would consider switching employers for a better working environment, making the appearance of two consultancies on the list especially important for their recruitment ambitions.

People Source Consulting – a recruitment business from Bristol – hosts a brightly lit and vibrant space, complete with faux grass and picnic benches, along with a well-stocked beverage fridge – alcohol appears to be an option – as well as an array of tabletop games, including pool. Ashville, an asset management consultancy also based in Bristol, meanwhile boasts a break room decked out with table football, a table tennis court and even arcade machines.

Two consultancies among UK’s best office breakout spaces

The other eight finalists exhibit offerings including swinging hammocks, scooters and a bizarre and brilliant variety of other features. The other nominees are accessplanit – a software business from Lancaster; Digital 22 – a marketing and design agency from Clitheroe; Roc Search – a tech and engineering recruitment specialist from Reading; Sales-i – a provider of sales analytics software from Solihull; SEC Group – an office fit out company from Stevenage; SLG Brands – a portfolio of beauty brands with a head office in Cheltenham; Zest Digital – a digital marketing agency from Oxford; and 16i – a digital design agency also from Cheltenham.

Andy Beresford, MD of HomeLeisureDirect.com, said, “According to recent reports, the UK is currently seeing record levels of employment, and while that might be a great statistic, the knock-on effect is that it’s becoming harder and harder to recruit top talent… Being named as a finalist gives those shortlisted businesses the opportunity to showcase how they go about delivering a better working environment for their employees, with some top effort evidently involved judging by what we’ve seen.”