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    Does anyone know of the names of the big political consultancy firms or have a list anywhere. I have tried google but its not being very helpful so far.
    Also do people know about the general selection critiera, I assume it is pretty much Oxbridge and LSE dominated as IB is?
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    I can't think of the names, but I used to get e-mails from my department about positions on a regular basis. They are very interested in LSE postgrads; but you'll find in this field, a masters and/or PhD are becoming increasingly necessary.
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    I can't think of the names, but I used to get e-mails from my department about positions on a regular basis. They are very interested in LSE postgrads; but you'll find in this field, a masters and/or PhD are becoming increasingly necessary.
    Yes the idea would be to go on and do a Political related 1year MSc at LSE after my current undergrad. I just wanted to get an idea of the firms, as I am also intrested in IB and have done alot of work experience in that area but I want to keep my options open with some experience in this field. I have wrote a report on electoral issues facing an area of my MPs local constituency but nothing else as yet.
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    McKinsey's, but they will work you into the ground for it.
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    (Original post by Prince Rhyus)
    McKinsey's, but they will work you into the ground for it.
    Correct me if I am wrong but I dont think they are a political consultancy firm. They are management consultancy.
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    (Original post by simon123)
    Correct me if I am wrong but I dont think they are a political consultancy firm. They are management consultancy.
    Yes, you're right. Getting my consultancies mixed up
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    There are political consultancies in the UK. But most non-politics students/academics wouldn't have heard of them, that's all.
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    Fco?
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    http://www.politicsint.com/PI_ourreach_london.htm
    http://www.whitehouseconsulting.co.uk/
    http://www.oxan.com/cr/
    http://www.bppa.co.uk/index.htm
    http://www.akegroup.com/warpoliticalriskconsultancy.htm
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    sorry to hijack this slightly old thread but I once did a summer internship for a political consultancy/ lobbying firm and every single day I wanted to ram my head into my desk out of sheer boredom.

    Lots of political consultancy work is not advising a party on how to win an election but rather advising clients of the potential impact new legislation might have on their business, as well as helping companies who are trying to tender for government projects. If you want the West Wing, or perhaps more accurately, In The Thick of It, do something else. Opinion polling firms etc. Alternatively, get good in your industry (whatever that maybe), be committed to your party as well as politically active in your local area and you maybe taken on as a special adviser.
 
 
 
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