Accelerate your career

Our vision is to create a culture where you will do your best work yet. Collaborate in blended grade project teams designed to offer you autonomy and impact in your client and internal work. Balance the mastery of technical consulting capabilities along with breadth of experience and over time hone your strategic advisory skills. Every staff member receives the annual business plan and is encouraged to play an active role in the business priorities, growth and internal communities of interest.

We want to make sure that Gate One is the right firm for you, somewhere where you can be yourself and excel. We have designed our recruitment process so that it gives you the opportunity to showcase your talent in different ways.

Mel DickinsonTalent acquisition manager

Gate One brings a truly differentiated consulting proposition to the Irish market. We are actively looking for ambitious and entrepreneurial consultants who want to deliver meaningful change in Ireland for domestic and global clients. In return, our promise is a stretching, rewarding and dynamic career experience with endless possibilities.

Anthony GaffneyPartner

Rethinking reward and development

Our unique approach to learning and development, promotion and remuneration has been designed to be transparent and equitable. Consultants in the same grade receive equal pay, with no minimum time required in any grade. Promotion opportunities are merit-based, uncapped and announced in January and July. We offer a rating based bi-annual company and personal bonus, weighted to reward the collective success of Gate One against the business plan. Developing new business is rewarded across all grades and functions via an uncapped sales bonus model.

Permanent opportunities

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Analyst

Learn new core consulting skills and gain insight into management consulting as a career with our rounded approach to training and developing our analysts.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Join a client project team and learn the essential toolkit of consulting deliverables and how to structure your approach to client challenges.
  • Versatility and breadth of experience are priorities for analysts so expect to work on a variety of client projects and sectors over time.
  • Receive formalised support – coaching and a buddy along with internal and external training.
  • Sign up to internal communities and teams which interest you to learn about Gate One plus contribute to our entrepreneurial culture and business growth.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • Our analysts are new to consulting, many have chosen to leave their initial post-graduate role after one-to-two years and pivot into consulting as a new career.
  • Client-facing experience and problem-solving initiative are advantageous. Strong verbal, written and communication skills are essential.
  • A desire to be a top-notch consultant! Learn from others, gain autonomy and work towards the junior consultant grade.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • From July 2020 to July 2021, the average time to move from analyst to junior consultant was nine months.
  • The diversity of experience our analysts bring correlates to our high-performing client teams.
  • In the last three years, Ali Burton has been promoted three times from analyst to senior consultant.

Junior consultant

Develop your consulting skillset by working on-site within project teams to support the delivery of major business transformation for our clients.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work directly with clients, helping them to design and deliver lasting change.
  • Build your capabilities on the job, supporting experienced consultants as part of a project team.
  • Benefit from formal training as well and ongoing mentoring, to enable you to develop your technical consulting skills.
  • Get involved in internal projects and play your part in growing our business.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 2 years analyst level experience on a graduate scheme or equivalent within a management consulting firm.
  • A desire to learn from others and contribute to a wide variety of consulting engagements.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • From July 2020 to July 2021, the average time for promotion from junior consultant to consultant was nine months.
  • All our junior consultants have worked for other consulting firms – from UK media advisory to global digital and infrastructure consulting firms.
  • Sarah Kinvig co-leads our internal coaching programme.

Consultant

Continue to gain rich experience across industry sectors and consulting capabilities and valuable exposure to managing client relationships on projects.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Use your consulting experience to advise clients and their teams to design and deliver lasting change programmes.
  • Further develop your capabilities both on the job and through support and coaching from our team.
  • Have increased autonomy and responsibility on client engagements.
  • Align yourself to internal initiatives of interest, and have a personal impact on their outcome.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 3 years within a top tier consultancy firm.
  • A track record of contributing to the delivery of projects, or workstreams within larger programmes.
  • A desire to gain diverse consulting experience across sectors and capabilities.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • From July 2020 to July 2021, ten people were promoted from consultant to senior consultant, with 70% achieving this in 12 months or less.
  • The average time to move from consultant to senior consultant during this period was around 13 months.
  • Riley Burkett is one of our internal communications leads, tasked with modernising how, when and where we communicate with each other.

Senior consultant

Apply your consultancy skills to complex programmes and take increased responsibility for leading workstreams and projects, as well as developing others within the team.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work on complex programmes with increasing accountability and autonomy, with support and mentoring from our senior team.
  • Lead workstreams or small projects, owning the intellectual content within your key deliverables.
  • Begin to develop your leadership and coaching capabilities perhaps taking on responsibility for overseeing more junior individuals.
  • Experience in scoping and/or delivering operating model, digital and data transformation, culture and people change, or leadership transformation capabilities across industry sectors.
  • Get involved in building our brand and contribute to internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 4-6 years within consulting (mostly from within a top tier management consulting firm).
  • Experience of delivering target operating model, people change and/or digital transformation capabilities across industry sectors.
  • A real interest in developing your leadership capability.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • From July 2020 to July 2021, 15 people were promoted from senior consultant to manager, with an average time of 16 months at senior consultant grade and one third securing their promotion to manager within 5-12months.
  • Beth Hutchings is our health and wellbeing lead.
  • Jess Tray is a ‘Young project professional of the year’ finalist at the MCA awards 2021.

Manager

You are the heart of our consultancy projects; designing and delivering transformation, leading project teams and nurturing client relationships.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design, lead and deliver transformation projects.
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships.
  • Lead small teams on client site.
  • Develop your leadership and coaching capabilities.
  • Learn from working with principals, client directors and/or a partner.
  • Develop your ability to contribute to account growth.
  • Drive internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 6-10 years’ experience working within management consultancy firms (this may include time within industry).
  • Cross-sector experience leading and delivering on transformation programmes.
  • Expertise in at least two of our core capabilities.
  • Some personal contribution to the business development process

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • Between July 2020 to July 2021, eight of our managers were promoted to principal, with an average time of just over two years. 70% secured their promotion to principal grade within 1.5-2 years.
  • Many of our managers lead internal workstreams and capabilities. Ben Passmore is our innovation lead and Laura Fenton co-leads our coaching programme. Nila Deda leads our internal junior grade training programme and has since she was a senior consultant.
  • Adam Tarpey and Lauren Bognar are creating an internal GOTEAM framework to help our project team members understand styles, strengths, ambitions, working patterns and non-negotiables and collectively commit to ways of working on client engagements.

Principal

You are the future leaders of our business. You will lead our major transformation projects, manage and develop key accounts, and play a vital role in growing junior members of the team.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Lead and manage our major transformation programmes.
  • Own and develop client relationships.
  • Manage key accounts.
  • Mentor and grow more junior members of the team.
  • Be a member of the extended leadership team.
  • Help develop new business.
  • Own and lead internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c.10 years in top-tier management consultancy firms, potentially enhanced by some time spent in industry or a start-up environment.
  • Credible experience in leading complex business transformation programmes which align with our key capabilities (change management, digital transformation or target operating model).
  • An ability to generate revenue from new business opportunities.
  • A desire to contribute to the firm’s business plan and lead internal initiatives.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • Three of our principals have returned to Gate One after family leave and now work part-time on client engagements.
  • Two of our recently promoted client directors secured their promotion after an average of two and a quarter years.
  • Jen Nixon leads the sustainability capability. In 2019, she appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss retail sustainability and trends in high street fast fashion. She has completed the Winning Sustainability Strategies course at IMD business school. Emma Bentley has completed a course at Institute for Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge.
  • Jo Auger leads our CSR activities and arranges fundraising events for our charity partners.
  • Grace Blundell and Sonia Cochet (our head of people and talent) recently led a lunch ‘n learn on personal safety in the workplace and reducing the risk of harassment.

Client director

You will lead the growth and delivery of work in a specific industry sector or consulting capability. You will have the autonomy to grow your delivery team and will be a senior member of our leadership team.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Lead the growth of a consulting capability or industry sector.
  • Manage the portfolio of projects on key accounts.
  • Lead and oversee some client delivery.
  • Build high performing teams to deliver the work that you sell.
  • Offer oversight and direction on internal initiatives and team events.
  • Be a senior member of the leadership team and contribute to the operational management of the firm.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c.15-20yrs+ consulting experience, with recent personal responsibility for leading the growth of a practice or capability.
  • Expertise in a sector or capability that you’re known for.
  • A desire to have personal visibility in a growing firm.
  • Developed habits in networking, growing accounts and generating new business.
  • Dedication to mentoring and leading high performing teams.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • Dr Pamela Walker joined as client director in late 2020 to grow our life sciences sector. In July 2021, Pamela was promoted into the partner grade and is our first female partner.
  • Ben Tye and Nick Kennell were also promoted internally from client director to partner in the last two years.
  • Tim Phillips, our managing partner leads the diversity, equity and inclusion group at Gate One.
  • 50% of our current client director cohort were promoted internally, two were long-term Gate One associates and two were hired externally.
  • Our client directors lead our gateaways, supported by a blended grade team of volunteers.
  • Caro Ruttledge has an Executive Coaching Diploma and sponsors our coaching programme.
  • Spiro Comitis has completed a course at Institute for Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge.
  • James Cooper won the 2019 MCA Strategy award for his work with UCAS.

Senior consultant

Apply your consultancy skills to complex programmes and take increased responsibility for leading workstreams and projects, as well as developing others within the team.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Work on complex programmes with increasing accountability and autonomy, with support and mentoring from our senior team.
  • Lead workstreams or small projects, sometimes with responsibility for overseeing others in the team.
  • Begin to develop your leadership and coaching capabilities perhaps taking on responsibility for overseeing more junior individuals.
  • Experience in scoping and/or delivering operating model, digital and data transformation, culture and people change, or leadership transformation capabilities across industry sectors.
  • Get involved in building our brand and contribute to internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 4-6 years within consulting (mostly from within a top tier management consulting firm).
  • Experience of delivering target operating model, people change and/or digital transformation capabilities across industry sectors.
  • A real interest in developing your leadership capability.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • From July 2020 to July 2021, 15 people were promoted from senior consultant to manager, with an average time of 16 months at senior consultant grade and one third securing their promotion to manager within 5-12months.
  • Beth Hutchings is our health and wellbeing lead.
  • Jess Tray is a ‘Young project professional of the year’ finalist at the MCA awards 2021.

Manager

You are the heart of our consultancy projects; designing and delivering transformation, leading project teams and nurturing client relationships.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design, lead and deliver transformation projects.
  • Manage day-to-day client relationships.
  • Lead small teams on client site.
  • Develop your leadership and coaching capabilities.
  • Learn from working with principals, client directors and/or a partner.
  • Develop your ability to contribute to account growth.
  • Drive internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c. 6-10 years’ experience working within management consultancy firms (this may include time within industry).
  • Cross-sector experience leading and delivering on transformation programmes.
  • Expertise in at least two of our core capabilities.
  • Some personal contribution to the business development process

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • Between July 2020 to July 2021, eight of our managers were promoted to principal, with an average time of just over two years. 70% secured their promotion to principal grade within 1.5-2 years.
  • Many of our managers lead internal workstreams and capabilities. Ben Passmore is our innovation lead and Laura Fenton co-leads our coaching programme. Nila Deda leads our internal junior grade training programme and has since she was a senior consultant.
  • Adam Tarpey and Lauren Bognar are creating an internal GOTEAM framework to help our project team members understand styles, strengths, ambitions, working patterns and non-negotiables and collectively commit to ways of working on client engagements.

Principal

You are the future leaders of our business. You will lead our major transformation projects, manage and develop key accounts, and play a vital role in growing junior members of the team.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Lead and manage our major transformation programmes.
  • Own and develop client relationships.
  • Manage key accounts.
  • Mentor and grow more junior members of the team.
  • Be a member of the extended leadership team.
  • Help develop new business.
  • Own and lead internal initiatives.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

  • c.10 years in top-tier management consultancy firms, potentially enhanced by some time spent in industry or a start-up environment.
  • Credible experience in leading complex business transformation programmes which align with our key capabilities (change management, digital transformation or target operating model).
  • An ability to generate revenue from new business opportunities.
  • A desire to contribute to the firm’s business plan and lead internal initiatives.

WHAT MAKES US PROUD

  • Three of our principals have returned to Gate One after family leave and now work part-time on client engagements.
  • Two of our recently promoted client directors secured their promotion after an average of two and a quarter years.
  • Jen Nixon leads the sustainability capability. In 2019, she appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss retail sustainability and trends in high street fast fashion. She has completed the Winning Sustainability Strategies course at IMD business school. Emma Bentley has completed a course at Institute for Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge.
  • Jo Auger leads our CSR activities and arranges fundraising events for our charity partners.
  • Grace Blundell and Sonia Cochet (our head of people and talent) recently led a lunch ‘n learn on personal safety in the workplace and reducing the risk of harassment.

Associate opportunities

Register your interest to join our trusted associate network, supporting our growing team in Ireland. As a Gate One associate, you will join blended teams working alongside our staff and clients to play a vital role in designing and implementing digital and business transformation programmes. Our associate model offers flexibility to choose the contracts that suit you best.

We are looking for experienced and entrepreneurial associates who have worked for recognised consulting firms. Your key consulting skills will ideally align to the capabilities of Gate One: digital transformation, operating model, strategy, customer experience, data and analytics, leadership transformation, large-scale programme management and change management. We value versatility, with experience across a range of sectors being advantageous.

Apply now

Associate opportunities

Register your interest to join our trusted associate network, supporting our growing team in the UK. As a Gate One associate, you will join blended teams working alongside our staff and clients to play a vital role in designing and implementing digital and business transformation programmes. Our associate model offers flexibility to choose the contracts that suit you best.

We are looking for experienced and entrepreneurial associates who have worked for recognised consulting firms. Your key consulting skills will ideally align to the capabilities of Gate One: digital transformation, operating model, strategy, customer experience, data and analytics, leadership transformation, large-scale programme management and change management. We value versatility, with experience across a range of sectors being advantageous.

Apply now

Recruitment process

The recruitment process consists of two interviews and an opportunity to meet or speak to someone in our team who would be your peer. To prioritise your safety and that of our team, it is currently a virtual process. Although we know it’s not quite the same as meeting in person, our recruitment process is just as consistent and engaging as it always was.

Initial meeting

This is a conversation with a senior member of our team. It’s an opportunity for us to hear about your aspirations for your next move and to understand your capabilities. We’ll share detail on the range of clients and the nature of the projects we work on. We’ll talk about how you can help build and shape the firm alongside your client work, and give you an insight into what it’s like to work with us plus our commitment to our team members. If there’s enough common ground, we’ll invite you to a second interview.

Second interview will include:

  • preparing and delivering a case study presentation on the day
  • a personal video created by you in advance to help us get to know you
  • a structured interview assessing your relevant capabilities and sector experience underpinned by a conversation exploring skills within: consulting and programme management, leadership and coaching, communication, values and behaviours, business development and client relationship management
  • the sharing of a deliverable you have personally created to demonstrate structured problem solving to unlock a client challenge.

The different aspects of the second interview have been designed to enable you to showcase your skills and individuality. Creativity is welcomed.

What happens next?

We think it’s important that you have a real understanding of what being a member of the Gate One team is like, so we will happily arrange for you to meet with or speak to someone who would be your peer if you were to join.

If, after this process, we mutually feel like Gate One is the right next step for you, you will receive a call from one of our leadership team offering you the job.

MEET OUR TEAM

FAQs

About client work

How big is the Gate One team?

We’re currently around 130 staff members, as well as our associate pool. We are growing fast and have a fun-loving and welcoming culture. Don’t be surprised if you see one of the partners in a costume or are screaming on a rollercoaster with your colleagues.

How long are your typical engagements?

This varies from a few weeks to a several months depending on the complexity of the assignment and the characteristics of our role.

Where are your clients based?

In our UK practice, most of our work in the UK is done within the M25 but we also work with a few organisations beyond the capital. We’ve recently opened a Gate One office in Paris, France, and Dublin, Ireland. Our engagements in Ireland and France have been clustered around the respective countries’ capitals to date. Being part of the Havas Group gives us access to more international opportunities.

Do the Gate One partners consult on projects?

Yes. All of our consulting partners spend time with clients every week.

How do I learn about Gate One's growth plans?

Once you join, you will receive the Gate One business plan. This is shared in confidence with all our team so you can feel connected to this year’s priorities and strategies. Our finance and operations director, Mark Warren, can take you through the plan and is our go-to storyteller when it comes to business performance updates.

About remuneration

How is your pay structured?

We operate a fixed salary structure, which means that two people at the same grade receive equal pay and comparable progression opportunities, regardless of their gender, age, what they were paid before joining Gate One, and so on. We also offer both company and personal bonuses which are paid every six months following a full performance review. Two-thirds of your bonus is awarded according to how the firm has performed against pre-agreed objectives. The remaining third is awarded according to how you perform against your individual objectives.

Do internal promotions happen often?

We have a bi-annual performance review process when promotions are made. In the last 12 months, around 30 people have been promoted across all grades.

Is everyone eligible for a sales bonus?

Absolutely! We actively encourage all staff to be involved in business development. Our sales bonus is calculated using a formula that rewards scale, margin, new clients and individual impact. There is real opportunity to be involved in and rewarded for business development – whether it be cross-selling within an existing client or contributing towards new logo wins.

When are company bonuses paid?

Every six months at the end of January and July.

What employee benefits do you have?

We offer personal medical cover, a pension and life insurance. We also have a PerkBox subscription, with access to a range of discounts with large retailers. Annual leave is 25 days per year with an additional day each year of service (up to 30 days).

About personal development

What professional training do you offer?

Personal development is paramount at Gate One. We run a number of internal training programmes across all grades; courses range from core consulting and business development skills to personal impact modules and are designed to fit your development pathway as you grow within the firm. We also encourage people to seek out and complete external courses and accreditations. And, on top of all of this, we run regular Lunch n Learns on specialist topics of interest to the whole company!

How is coaching relevant at Gate One?

We have a Gate One coaching programme that provides team members with formal coaching training. The coaches then support other members of the team with confidential coaching for an agreed period of time, paired in relationships that are hierarchy agnostic (for example, we currently have a manager coaching a partner). The programme is opt-in, and we generally have about a third of the firm involved at any point in time. Coaches and coachees alike have found the conversations to be hugely impactful.

About the team and events

What is a Gateaway?

As a team of management consultants working at a range of client sites, we hugely value the opportunity to get together. We hold quarterly Gateaways which are an evening followed by a day of training, workshops, discussions, and socialising! These are held just outside of London. The Summer Gateaway is a three day trip to somewhere on the continent. It’s our chance to celebrate the successes of the last 12 months and build our business plan for the future. Recent destinations have included a castle in Austria, the Loire Valley in France and Tuscany. This year, we have moved to virtual and hybrid-virtual Gateaways to keep our team safe.

What are your offices like?

The Havas King’s Cross building has high-profile neighbours (Facebook and Google) in St Pancras Square. It is home to all the agencies in the London Havas village. Havas offers an array of fun activities to suit all: Wellness Wednesdays are popular, as are the café, Thursday bar night and performances from upcoming artists in the Forum. There’s an Amazon package drop and you can even recycle your clothes.

Our London headquarters are based at the Havas building in St Pancras Square, King’s Cross. Home to all the agencies in the London Havas village, it also has high-profile neighbours (Facebook and Google).

Havas offers an array of fun activities to suit all: Wellness Wednesdays are popular, as are the café and Thursday bar night. There’s an Amazon package drop and you can even recycle your clothes.

In Dublin, we use the Havas Village site on Cuffe Street in Dublin City Centre. Launched in a recently constructed building, it brings the Havas businesses under one roof, providing a brand-new, collaborative working space.

How often do consultants go to the Havas offices?

During COVID-19, we have been working from home in line with government guidelines. Our Havas office in King’s Cross will open again soon with reduced capacity. Prior to COVID-19, our consultants visited the office every week. Gate One supports flexible working and once restrictions lift, we are likely to adopt a hybrid model, where our team can work flexibly from home, as well as from the office and/or client sites.

During COVID-19, we have been working from home in line with the government guidelines of the countries in which we operate. Prior to COVID-19, our consultants in London visited the office every week. Gate One supports flexible working and once restrictions lift, we are likely to adopt a hybrid model, where our team can work flexibly from home, as well as from the office and/or client sites.

What internal teams can I join?

We have lots of communities of interest that focus on our team. You can also bring your ideas and create a new party! Aside from capability and sector-led groups, you could join: Mental Health Allies; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Employee Engagement Network; Book Club; Health Club; quarterly Gateaway organising teams and many more.