Secondments, externships and business school sponsorship are among the many professional and personal development opportunities available to you. These experiential learning opportunities are designed to help you broaden your experience and sharpen your skills during a brief break from L.E.K.
A secondment allows you to challenge yourself and gain hands-on, practical experience while on a temporary assignment with an L.E.K. client. You gain direct insight into that specific company and industry sector and enjoy the opportunity to develop new skills while refining your existing ones.
An externship is a short-term leave that allows you to expand your horizons and capabilities while you volunteer for a nonprofit of your choice. These engagements are typically two to three months in duration, and can be used to pursue a passion for social impact, after which you return to your L.E.K. consulting career.
These programs are designed to build your experience and skills more quickly and to help you bring a fresh and more insightful perspective to consulting engagements.
We offer business school sponsorship to consulting staff who have been active contributors to the firm and demonstrate significant aptitude in the key skills required for strategy consulting.
"L.E.K. understood that I was interested in broadening my skill set and getting exposure to the social entrepreneurship sector. The firm supported me by allowing me to take a ~3 month sabbatical to explore these interests and further develop my business toolkit while helping to build a non-profit organization that is changing our community."
- Molly, Associate Consultant, Americas
"I joined L.E.K. Sydney as an Associate and was fortunate enough to be sponsored by the firm to complete an MBA at Harvard Business School, after which I returned to L.E.K. in the Consultant role. The MBA program was an amazing experience and helped me develop my soft skills as a complement to the solid technical foundation that L.E.K. had provided. Returning to L.E.K. was a great way to put what I had learned into practice – managing teams of Associates in a fast-paced, challenging environment and dealing with senior client stakeholders on a daily basis."
- Emily, Manager, Asia-Pacific
"Coming back to L.E.K. after business school gave me a great opportunity to directly apply the skills I learned at school, and have a role with team leadership immediately. Since returning, I've had an opportunity to work in two practice areas that I'm interested in, retail and life sciences, which was a unique opportunity compared to other options I considered out of business school."
- Emile, Manager, Americas
"I was selected to go on secondment to The Duke of York's office in Buckingham Palace, to support His Royal Highness’s initiatives in education, entrepreneurship and the science and technology industries. In this dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, I focused on developing my project and relationship management skills and worked on a broad and varied range of exciting initiatives."
- Sam, Consultant, Europe