FAQs for Doctors interested in management consulting at Bain

Having met with the Bain team, we have compiled a list of FAQs specifically for doctors!

Please read through these carefully, and if anything is not covered, do email us.

 

What kind of doctors are Bain looking for?

I'm 10+ years postgraduate. Would I be suitable for this opportunity?

This opportunity is more suited to those who are at least 2 years postgrad (FY2) and no more than 10 years postgraduate.

However your expertise could be hugely valuable in other ways. Please leave your details and you will be referred to the most appropriate team.

I am a medical student. Can I apply?

Any graduate can apply to work at Bain. Therefore if you have completed your first degree as a medical student, you will be eligible to apply for graduate entry (which is different from this opportunity).

 

Nevertheless, please leave your details and you will be referred to the appropriate team.

I live outside of the UK. Can I apply to work at Bain?

Bain has several offices across the world presenting an opportunity to work with any of these teams, however the office in London tends to be the most competitive.

If you are looking to work in London and you live overseas, you will be eligible to apply as visa sponsorship is supported.

If you’d like to work in any of the other offices, the team will refer you appropriately.

I've applied to Bain before but was unsuccessful. Can I apply again?

If you leave your details and outline your experience, the team will look into the reasons why your application was not progressed and provide feedback as to whether applying again could work for you.

Type of work available at Bain

What type of work is available at Bain?

Bain is largely known for management and strategy consulting, however they provide a wide range of services including Merge & Acquisitions, Performance improvement, Customer focus, Organisation focus and Sustainability.

What is the difference between Associate Consultant and Consultant at Bain?

Associate Consultant: This is an entry level roles for those who have worked as a doctor for up to 2 years. You will be seen as an expert in your team, working on mid-level client relationships, working with juniors and progressing into leadership as you go. Similar to a Registrar level doctor.

Consultant: Similar to being a Consultant as a doctor, you will be seen as a subject matter expert, managing up to 3 junior team members and working with senior level clients as a trusted advisor.

 

The Interview

What does the interview process consist of?

After you have successfully completed an online assessment, you will be invited to interview.

The interview process consists of 3 stages:

Behavioural, Market sizing and full case study.

 

Behavioural: is similar to a traditional interview asking about your experience and getting to know you. This will be 1:1 with a Bain Manager or Senior Manager

Market sizing: The questions will cover some forward looking and some backward looking questions. This means they will get a chance to talk about your past experience and also some possible situations you may encounter as a Consultant at Bain

Full Case Study: Based on the Bain values, culture and ways of working. Bain are not looking for one type of person, and people at Bain have a real range of personality traits and thinking styles!

Do you get support to prepare for the interview process?

Yes! You will be allocated a mentor to support you along the way and invited to Bain events to get an understanding of what the process entails.