Having studied Finance at University, I had always assumed that
my first job would be in a graduate program at a major bank.
Fortunately, through casting my net far and wide during the
application process, I looked at a few top-tier consulting firms,
including Port Jackson Partners. During the interview process with
PJP I quickly realised that I had stumbled across an amazing
opportunity, with the chance to take a role which offered a broad
experience across a number of industries. In addition, the calibre
and friendliness of the people I met throughout the interview
process influenced my decision to join PJP.
A broad experience and continuous learning
The work that I have undertaken during my time at PJP has been
diverse and incredibly engaging. So far I have had exposure to a
wide range of work, from Australian resources to meditation apps to
department stores. One of the more unusual and interesting tasks I
have undertaken so far has been spending a few weeks helping a
microalgae production start-up to develop a growth strategy and put
together a production cost model.
The diverse range of topics that Port Jackson Partners
is engaged on fosters continuous learning, which I have found
exciting and intellectually stimulating.
High impact work
A combination of impressive clients and a unique approach to
strategic problem solving means that from day one, the work that
you undertake at PJP is high impact. It has been really satisfying
to know that even as a Business Analyst, the work that I undertake
and present can have a positive and lasting impact on some of
Australia's largest and most important companies and
Inclusive and supportive culture
The culture at Port Jackson Partners is extremely supportive and
inclusive. The potentially daunting experience of joining as a new
Analyst was made easy and enjoyable by my new colleagues'
commitment to making sure I was getting on smoothly. This includes
PJP's structured buddy program, the Analyst induction training
program, as well as frequent catch-ups with both experienced
Business Analysts and partners over my first couple of months.
Team building beyond the office
It's a genuine pleasure to work with the people at Port Jackson
Partners. As a result, team building at PJP extends beyond just the
office, with many after-hours catch-ups and impromptu and informal
events throughout the year. A recent example has been the PJP 'swim
squad', where some of the Analysts swim laps together before or
Outside of work, I enjoy getting outdoors as much as possible,
including playing sports, running, bushwalking or just heading down
to the beach. I also enjoy playing the drums and guitar, and
travelling to new places.
- Joined Port Jackson Partners as a Business Analyst
- Helped write a public policy paper on the Australian iron ore
- Conducted an in-depth study of the meditation app
- Assisted in the commercial negotiations around the conversion
of a piece of Australian resource infrastructure
- Took part in a full strategic review of an Australian mining