Kearney hires ten business analysts out of 1,200 applicants

07 March 2021 2 min. read
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The Australian wing of Kearney has hired ten business analysts in its Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

A massive 1,200 applicants had sent in their application for Kearney’s business analyst role, making it one of the most competitive graduate positions in Australia’s consulting scene. Across the globe, strategy consulting is infamous for its attractiveness among graduates, at the same time meaning that competition for a very limited number of places is fierce. 

The rigorous selection at Kearney has seen Kendall Wu, Eleni Knapp, Jason Hou, James Li, Kate Daine, Harry Stutchbury, Courtney Powell, Kieren Bramham, Max Milstein and Yilin Fan start their role per the 1st of February this year.

Kearney hires ten business  analysts in its Sydney and  Melbourne offices.

Kearney is a global consultancy specialised in strategy, management and operations, particularly well-know for its capabilities in supply chain, procurement, performance improvement and growth. The firm has been active down under for nearly three decades since launching its Sydney and Melbourne offices in 1994. 

According to Adam Dixon, who succeeded Nigel Andrade as ANZ managing partner just before the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, Kearney aims to grow by “20 per cent-plus” this year” he said to AFR, with the graduate hires part of a broader recruitment intake across all ranks. 

The business analysts have kicked off their career at Kearney with an extensive professional development programme, which includes training on consulting and functional skills, as well as being assigned an internal counsellor focused on career development and overcoming early challenges. The dectet have meanwhile started working on their first engagements.

Further reading: Kearney consultants share career advice for aspiring analysts

Just last month, Kearney appointed five new partners in Australia, three of which have been promoted internally, with the external hires bringing a background at McKinsey & Company, Blue Gum Partners, PwC and Deloitte to the firm.