Harry graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 2016, where he read Classics. He applied to Eden McCallum for the unique opportunities offered by its analyst programme, which enables graduates to develop a strong set of consulting skills while they work on projects with the best independent consultants in the industry.
“Before starting our projects we had three weeks’ training in London, which included problem solving training, analytical skill building, coaching sessions and a practice case to develop and present, as well as a lot of fun team building. The client partners were very approachable and took a visible interest in our development as analysts from the first day, which left a positive and lasting impression on me.”
Adam graduated from Exeter College, Oxford in 2014, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He was attracted to Eden McCallum’s graduate programme by the opportunity to work with top-quality clients across a variety of industries, and to do so with the very best consultants.
His recent projects have included a drive to improve labour management for a major food service group, a supply chain diagnostic for a global natural resources player, and working on customer experience improvement for a UK luxury department store.
Reflecting on his time at Eden McCallum so far, Adam says, “the training and support have been both invaluable and inexhaustible. I have been challenged to develop a broad and powerful set of skills, and received welcome guidance and advice from the entire team. I am enthusiastic to continue this development as I apply my new analytical toolkit.”
Drew holds a master’s degree in Taxonomy and Biodiversity from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University. Prior to starting at Eden McCallum, Drew worked for a health charity where he managed the project delivery of innovative digital health interventions.
“Working at Eden McCallum gives you an opportunity to work with some of the best consultants in the world. Gaining exposure to that level of expertise is invaluable at this stage of my career and is why I love working here. On top of that, they provide a great training programme, allowing you to develop both professionally and individually – something I, personally, really value.”
Ilja holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the VU University in Amsterdam, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in the US. She was attracted to Eden McCallum by the diversity of backgrounds and the depth of industry experience the independent consultants bring to the table.
Her recent projects included the implementation of an international IT program for a consumer goods client, where she was directly involved in the local implementation process, working with the local implementation leads on key analyses to track progress and conduct surveys. Ilja comments, “The training and extensive support provide the opportunity to learn quickly and develop a broad range of skills. The genuine interest and involvement of everyone at EM, from analyst up to partner level, makes you feel part of the team right from the start.”
Christiaan holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, having previously obtained his bachelor’s degree in Econometrics cum laude. During his studies, Christiaan interned at the private equity division of Dutch merchant bank Kempen & Co and was active at the non-profit student strategy consultancy De Kleine Consultant. Prior to joining Eden McCallum, Christiaan worked as an Analyst at the private equity department of Dutch pension fund manager PGGM.
“Eden McCallum enables you to make your own mark within a fast growing firm whilst working with very experienced and well-rounded colleagues, most of whom have worked both in consulting and industry. So far the Analyst Programme has been a great experience and I’m looking forward to further develop myself.”
Solene graduated from London Business School in 2016 with a master’s degree in Management, and in 2015 from Warwick Business School with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She comments, “I was attracted to Eden McCallum’s innovative business model and the possibility to address clients’ business issues with more than one single, set approach.”
Having completed her initial training weeks, Solene further remarks “Much is expected of us, but the intellectual challenge as well as the amount of support, training, and coaching we receive has been excellent.”
James graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 2016 with a master’s degree in Archaeology and in 2015 with a BA in Geography. James was attracted to Eden McCallum by the great variety of work in diverse business sectors, the opportunity to support and work with high-quality consultants and the provision of a rigorous development programme.
“I’ve found that, with its unique business model, Eden McCallum quickly develops in us a broad range of consulting skills, allowing analysts to learn from and interact with experienced consultants and partners from the very beginning of the training programme.”
Berend graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategy Economics, having previously completed his bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Business. With internships at the Dutch Foreign Office and in FMCG, an interest in consulting came later in his academic career. He was fascinated by Eden McCallum after reading the HBR article “What happens when all employees work when they feel like”. Eden McCallum’s portfolio of projects in a diverse range of industries and the firm’s strategy focus and exposure to inspiring individuals were among the chief reasons for joining Eden McCallum’s analyst programme.
“As analysts we’re expected to learn fast. Getting to work alongside and learn from extremely experienced consultants is just one of the major perks of the job. Everybody makes you feel part of the team right from day one.”
Micha holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management from Delft University of Technology. After spending six months in Lund, Sweden, to study finance, he worked as a graduate intern at Urgenda, studying electric vehicle charging. Micha was attracted to Eden McCallum by the firm’s explicit focus on delivering value for the client as well as the extensive exposure to some of the best consultants in the business.
“So far, the Analyst Programme has been an intense and stimulating opportunity to develop both my analytical and softer skills. Through the formal training in London I also immediately got to know the other analysts very well.”