I've been working in a financial advisory role in a big 4 firm for 3 years, and a smaller firm before that for a couple of years. I have a 2:2 in physics from a good Russell Group university. This is a career I fell into, then happened to be good at it so stayed with it. I never did the ACA - it didn't feel right for me.
I'm now looking at a move to consulting. I've got quite far at Deloitte (awaiting final AC) for a Consultant role in human capital. My understanding is that Deloitte is particularly good at human capital so I am really excited about this opportunity, but I'm also considering which other firms might be worth looking at - just to hedge my bets and make an informed choice if I get more than one offer.
I accept that my academics probably rule me out of some firms, and I'm happy to be open-minded about smaller places. For me the important thing is that the firm has a good culture and development opportunities.
If anyone has any thoughts on firms (or recruitment agencies) I should look at, that would be really useful. I have been looking through the MCA directory, but it's hard to ascertain reputation/stance on academics and so on, so any advice would be gratefully received.