Ready to take the next step and supercharge your move from the military into consulting?
EndEx Service Leaver to Consultant is our flagship course.
Trying to get a great consulting job feel pretty daunting. We're here to help.
We created the Service Leaver to Consultant course exactly for people like you. You're prepared to put in the work to give yourself an edge. You want the inside track. You don't leave things to chance.
On this course you will join a cohort of like-minded men and women. All service leavers, all focused on getting into consulting. We will teach you:
1. How to get invited to interview. Consulting firms get 100s of applicants for every place. We help you get past the CV death trap, build connection, and start a conversation.
2. How to smash your interviews. Consulting firms interview in a specific way. We teach you what they are looking for, how they test you, and how to prepare.
3. How to sell consulting work. Often the toughest part of the job for service leavers, but it doesn't need to be. EndEx instructor Colin Mann went from the Navy to selling millions of pounds of consulting projects. He shows you exactly how he made that transition.
4. How to deliver consulting work. Ask the right questions, develop a hypothesis, and then plan the work for maximum value with minimum effort. Wondering how consulting firms can charge crazy fees? This is the secret. EndEx instructor and strategy consulting veteran Deri Hughes takes you through the inside secrets of the best consulting firms.
Service Leaver to Consultant is for those ready to put in some serious effort to get a consulting job. This is a hands-on bootcamp, combining 4 live working sessions with 67 video lectures and 3 practical exercises including developing your personal Interview Action Pack.
It requires commitment and we only accept people who are ready to invest the necessary time to land their perfect consulting job. We strongly recommend completing our Introduction to Consulting course first.
In this course we show you exactly how to get invited to interview at your target consulting firms, including developing a perfect consulting CV, and then how to ace the interview by demonstrating deep knowledge of how consulting firms win and deliver client work. You will get the inside track from experts who have been in the consulting industry for decades.
Through collaborative workshops with your instructors and the rest of your cohort you will develop a personal Action Plan to land a great consulting job.
Upcoming cohort start dates. Cohort 2 = 13th September 2021 Cohort 3 = 6th December 2021
Click the button to download our course brochure for more detail, or to share the detail of this course with your local Education/Resettlement Officer.
Testimonial: Mark Aston, British Army - WO1 (Engineering)
"Making the step into Consultancy was always back of mind for when I left the Army, but I had no idea how to approach firms and there never seemed to be any roles advertised that would fit my skill set.
I signed up to the 'Service Leaver to Consultant' course in 2020. The course comes across as personable and enables you to stop/start/rewind/revisit the presentations at your leisure to enable you to get the most out of all the information. There are live sessions throughout the course which enable you to ask questions. And for those questions that cannot wait, there is a chat function (either to the team or individually) where Colin and Deri are very responsive.
The course was exactly what I was after – an insider trading point of view on how best to succeed at getting that offer. It does not guarantee you a job, but provides you with the necessary tools you need to prepare.
If you are thinking about taking that leap into the consulting world I cannot recommend this course enough"
Testimonial: Meghan Higgins, Royal Navy - Junior Warfare Officer
"I thoroughly enjoyed the EndEx course. Colin and Deri provide an all you can need guide into consultancy for any service leaver. From as little as three years of experience in the military I finished the course feeling prepared and having a clear plan of how to get a career in consultancy. Colin and Deri with their years of experience are supportive and flexible through-out - Thank you both!"
EndEx Training: Service Leaver to Consultant
Hands-on support to prepare you for consulting interviews. This is a course for the committed applicant, and for service leavers only.
Currently available for just £495!
Non editable automatic button
Colin Mann - Royal Navy / PwC / PCSG
After over a decade of service as an Air Engineer Officer, Colin left the Navy in 2009 to join leading management consulting firm PwC. He spent 9 successful years at PwC, running client projects and leading recruitment and talent management for his division. Based in Melbourne, he now leads the Australian arm of a high growth technology consulting firm.
Colin has a 1st class Engineering degree from Oxford University
Deri Hughes - Bain & Company / Honeycomb PS / Explore Consulting
Deri spent 6 years at leading strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, before building his own consulting practice. More recently he was Chief Finance & Operations Officer at Credo Business Consulting (which we sold to Teneo in 2017). These days he helps consulting firms recruit, develop and train their people through his businesses Honeycomb PS and Explore Consulting. Deri has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a 1st class Chemistry degree from Oxford University
EndEx Training: Service Leaver to Consultant course
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if Consulting is the right option for me?
It's tough to be sure from the outside! We run regular free webinars to help you with this - with the bonus that you can learn more about us and the way we teach at the same time. In the webinars we go through what consulting actually is, what life is like as a consultant, and why your military skills are so valuable. We also talk about the 4 pitfalls that can kill your chances of a succeeding with your new consulting job! If you want us to notify you of the next one then please just drop an email to email@example.com
2. Who's behind EndEx and what is Honeycomb?
EndEx was created by Deri Hughes and Colin Mann. We're both consultants with many years of experience, and passionate about helping others into the industry. Colin was in the Royal Navy before joining PwC so has first hand experience of transitioning from the military. Deri led recruitment at Bain & Company and Credo Business Consulting - seeing first-hand how much service leavers can contribute to consulting.
Honeycomb PS was founded by Deri to help consulting firms develop their people, by helping them design career paths, assessment approaches, and training programmes as well as delivering online training programmes designed exclusively for consultants. EndEx is run as part of Honeycomb's online training library.
3. How does the no-quibble 30 day money back guarantee work?
Basically it does what it says! We believe you will get a ton of value out of this course, with the 8 modules of content, 7 practical exercises, live sessions, downloadable content, and of course interacting with your fellow learners. We're so confident in what we're providing that we're happy to offer a full refund if you ask for it within 30 days of starting the course. We can't guarantee that you'll get the consulting job you want, but we do guarantee you'll have a much better understanding once you've completed this course.
4. Can I use Enhanced Learning Credits (ELCs) to fund this course?
Not currently. Given the cost of the course, we advise those in resettlement to consider using their IRTC grant to cover the majority of course costs and use ELCs to undertake a complimentary course to further boost their CV to support a consulting application, with many such courses requiring a level of investment more aligned to ELCs.
5. Do I need a degree to enter consulting?
Not necessarily. Although many larger consultancy firms have traditionally had a degree requirement in their recruitment process, this is increasingly less common. For example, some of the larger consultancy firms have opened up non-graduate training programmes alongside their more traditional graduate recruitment. Other consultancies (and sub-groups within them) will require certain specific qualifications, for example, a degree in Engineering for a specific technical consultancy group. We will discuss application processes and requirements during the course, along with firm choice and research. This research phase is key as it will identify minimum requirements for certain firms and role types.
6. Which branch of the military do consultants usually transition from?
Consultants have come from all walks of military life. Some specialist firms (or teams within larger firms) may look for specific backgrounds, such as engineering or logistics. However, all consultancy firms are attracted to the more general military skill set and general attitude/work ethos, and hence successful consultants have transitioned from all role types and branches. The EndEx course is designed to help you maximise the skills and experience you have to apply it to a consulting application and role.