Meet Thomas

Thomas
Consultant, People & Strategy

There is a real team atmosphere in the Dublin office – BearingPoint is a people-centric company

My Role

I work as a business consultant in the People and Strategy team. I joined BearingPoint in 2020 following the completion of a Higher Diploma in Computer Science at UCD. Prior to this I had completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and German at UCC.

Since joining the firm I have worked with three clients on three very different projects. The first project involved a review of procedures for a critical public service. I then got a great opportunity to work in the project management office for a large transformation project at a European Union agency. This gave me the chance to work with colleagues from BearingPoint’s offices in London, Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich.

My most recent role has been as a business analyst on a team working on the establishment of a large-scale ICT system for a national regulator. These three projects have given me a great introduction to the varied and fast-paced world of consulting.

Normal Day

One of the first things I need to say is that there is rarely a ‘normal’ day in consulting! Each day brings its own challenges and opportunities for learning. In my current project the day usually starts with a stand-up where each member of the team describes the work they did on the previous day, outlines what they plan to do today and raises any issues or blockers they might have. The rest of the day usually involves meetings with the client and carrying out tasks such as requirements analysis or testing depending on the stage the project is at.

There is also plenty internal work and activities to keep you busy. This may include practice development initiatives, CSR activities or the Sports and Social club. There are a number of affinity networks in the Dublin office. Examples of these are the LGBTQ+ Network and the Ability Network.

Outside of the Office

Singing and performing are a huge part of my life so I often spend my evenings rehearsing for events, shows or musicals that I may be involved in. As a Tipperary man it is also natural enough that I have a big interest in hurling. The good work-life balance ensures that I enough time to devote to family, friends and hobbies.

I have really enjoyed the in-person social events that have been organised by BearingPoint in recent months. The ‘Welcome back’ party and the summer barbeque have been two highlights. These events have been a great opportunity to get to know people from different teams in the Dublin office.

Why BearingPoint?

BearingPoint is an excellent place for a new graduate to start their career. From day one you will be immersed in a supportive environment that consistently offers opportunities for growth and learning.

One of the best things about BearingPoint is the people that you get to work with. The office is full of highly skilled individuals who are always there to offer help and guidance if needed. There is a real team atmosphere in the Dublin office – BearingPoint is a people-centric company.

If you want to work with a team where passion, creativity and innovation are valued then this is the place for you.