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Companies like Risk Advisory don’t have frequent vacancies and there is always a large number of applicants competing for each position. There are no industry-specific qualifications, and the backgrounds of the people who work in our sector are quite varied.
Each company has its own requirements and approaches to recruitment, but we’ve put together a few tips to help you with future applications for roles in our business intelligence, investigations, security and political risk practices. Other parts of the business, such as security consulting, as well as support functions like finance and marketing, have their own specific criteria, which will be laid out clearly on the job description.
All of our current vacancies are posted on our vacancies page. We do not accept speculative or work experience applications or CVs posted to other web forms or general email addresses. We get a lot of these but are unable to respond to them and they are routinely deleted.
While it is certainly true that prior experience in our sector is advantageous, we do not view having undertaken an internship as an essential prerequisite for employment. Not everyone can afford to undertake unpaid work experience and we recognise that.
When we select candidates at graduate or postgraduate level, we look at their academic records but also what they have done with their time, and how they have equipped themselves for taking up a position as an analyst. We look for evidence of being a team player with a strong work ethic, maturity and wider life skills.
We are seeking self-motivated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, with a flair for writing and research, and sharp analytical minds capable of original and creative thought. We also seek people that can demonstrate they can be successful in a commercial environment, thrive under pressure, work with clients, have strong interpersonal skills, and endlessly strive for and deliver excellence.
Advantageous prior work experience is therefore wide-ranging: it includes journalism, think tanks, non-governmental organisations, the law, charity work, consultancy, academia and research positions, the civil services, and business to business commercial experience.
When we make first round selection for initial interviews, we only have your CV and cover letter to go on. We look for candidates who demonstrate the skills and aptitudes laid out in the job description, and what other experience or personal qualities that seem relevant and interesting.
When you apply:
It will be a multistage process, which will vary a little from role to role. Increasingly we use the Shortlister video interviewing system for the first round, followed by a face-to-face interview. There may be second or third round interviews, and in most cases there will be some written tests, either under controlled conditions or in your own time.
We use interview techniques that focus on competencies. These typically involve asking for examples of past experience to demonstrate competencies, as well as questions in which the competency is integral to the answer. Be prepared to give answers that prove where your competencies lie.
We do not offer unpaid internship or work experience opportunities. Any entry-level roles will be advertised on our website. These typically break down into three categories:
If you are interested in working for Risk Advisory, please check back on our careers channel for when we are recruiting. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to get notifications of new vacancies.