I was wondering if I could get some advice on what to do, I'm not sure if it is a real concern or if recent events have knocked my confidence a bit.
I have over 10 years in telecoms with over 5 years in a training and management position. I think I did very well in the position and was probably the best amongst my peers. I decided to go back to university because I felt if I wanted to progress past retail I needed those extra qualifications.
Now my undergrad was pretty average, scored a 2:2 but did my GMAT and scored 640 and got into Cranfield and without my thesis my current average is 74
After my experience I'm dead set on becoming a consultant and I really want to move away from the sales environment. I was exceptionally good at my job but really got tired of being the voice of reason in meetings or having to be a moral compass to people around me. I have just got really tired of the culture of hitting targets by any means necessary and getting push back from senior management when you show them that your team sells more than anyone else and does it ethically. I remember being called for a job and the first thing the manager said on the phone was "Are you greedy?". in the end I went for interview got the job and turned it down.
Anyway I'm in the situation of being in my mid 30s, job hunting , with a good amount of work and leadership experience but have no experience in consulting and have mediocre undergrad grades
Most consulting jobs all kinds of experience which I don't have but some of my work experience is defiantly transferable so I am still applying to those jobs ( A few rejections coming though already ). The back up plan would be a graduate scheme but considering the amount of work experience I have a few people have advice me that it wont be the best route.
do people in my position get those consulting roles with little consulting experience especially going up against people who have done some sort of graduate scheme or have a few years of experience
and considering my age and experience if I just wanted to get through the door do you think a graduate scheme would be suitable ( this also means waiting till January of Next September which is quite sometime away).