Find out more about our programme offering entry-level applicants hands on experience in public policy and strategic advisory
About the programme
The analyst programme offers entry-level applicants hands on experience in public policy and the world of strategic advisory over the course of twelve months. The programme kicks off with comprehensive training to understand GC as a business, our clients, and how a specialist consulting business works. After training, analysts complete three, four-month placements across our various sector and thematic client-facing teams.
Rotations could include working in health, climate and sustainability, energy, trade, technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) and financial services, as well as at the nexus of policy and private markets within our investor-focused groups. Analyst programme applications open in February 2023 and the programme starts in September 2023. Analysts who successfully complete the programme have the opportunity to be promoted to Associate and go on to make great contributions as permanent members of the GC team.
In your first weeks, you will complete comprehensive training to understand our business, our clients and how we work. You will then undertake three placements of c. 4 months across our teams, depending on client needs and business priorities. We aim to match analysts with their personal interests, but also aim to ensure that graduate analysts receive a wide and well-rounded exposure to our entire business. GC’s sector and horizontal teams cover and advise investors and corporations on health, climate and sustainability, energy, trade, technology, media and telecoms (TMT), financial services and geopolitics.
We have six available places in total for London and Brussels analysts.
We host open houses in London & Brussels as an opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions you have about the programme or life at GC.
Interviews will take place in-person in London & Brussels in w/c 17 April.
The aim of the programme is for analysts to experience a breadth of GC practices and develop their analytical, writing and quantitative skills. Preferences will be noted but rotations will be determined based on personal development requirements and business need.
GC has a flexible working policy, colleagues split their time between working from home and spending time in the office. The first fortnight of induction training is delivered in-person in London graduate analysts will be required to attend in person. GC’s employees are normally expected to work at least two days per week from the office. However, we encourage our employees to come in to the office as often possible, as we believe being surrounded by your peers and teams is the best way to develop your skills, interests and critical business networks that you will carry with you throughout your career (both at GC and beyond).
Depending on performance and business need, our intention is that successful analysts move on to become associates on permanent contracts at Global Counsel. If you are on a PSW visa during the programme, we would expect you to move to the Global Counsel office in the country where you have permanent work rights before the expiration of your PSW visa.
Yes! We seek individuals with a demonstrated interest in politics, policy and regulation and the way these impact commercial sectors. While many of our recent graduate analysts have completed masters programmes, we welcome applications from undergraduates who can demonstrate a strong interest in politics, policy and regulation. Academic qualifications matter less to us than your interest in GC’s work and your ability to work well in a team.
Before applying for the analyst programme, you will need to have the right to work in either London or Brussels without employer-sponsorship covering the entire 12-month contract. You must also have the permanent right to work in one of the following countries: the UK, EU, US, Qatar or Singapore – this is to ensure Global Counsel is able to offer those who successfully complete the programme a permanent contract.
You can apply for the analyst programme if you are on a UK PSW visa provided you then have the permanent right to work in another GC office location. To apply, you must have the permanent right to work in one of the following countries: the UK, EU, US, Qatar or Singapore. We cannot accept your application if you only have a PSW visa and cannot prove you have citizenship or other permanent work rights in one of GC’s office locations.
23 Feb 2023
28 March 2023
About Global Counsel
Global Counsel brings together a team with diverse experience across the public and private sectors. Since our establishment in 2010 we have developed a wide range of services and capabilities for corporates and investors.
Global Counsel helps companies and investors across sectors to anticipate the ways in which politics, regulation and public policymaking create both risk and opportunity, and to develop and implement strategies to meet these challenges. We provide them with due diligence support to build compelling, evidence-based campaigns to engage in policy debates.
Our work is supported by high quality analytical content and collateral that is politically and economically informed and which builds quickly into executable strategy.
Our team is led by former public policymakers and political advisors with experience at the highest level of government. We have offices in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore and Doha and are supported by a network of partners in other key markets.