Jake Austin, Independent Strategy Consultant, Austin Media Consulting

“I joined AMR as a junior researcher after graduating from Bristol in 2005. On reflection my first steps at AMR were exactly what I was looking for; I was thrown into a highly collaborative environment that taught me how to analyse markets, conduct financial analysis and work in diverse international teams. After initially working on a wide range of different projects, the learning curve continued for me with a promotion to senior consultant and I started to run small projects, allowing me to develop strong project management and presentational skills.

AMR also gave me exposure to living and working abroad. I am grateful to AMR for allowing me to work with businesses in Mexico and Argentina, and for giving me the chance to spend six months on secondment in our New York office.

Shortly after my time in the US, there was an opportunity at AMR to spend six months on secondment with a client, UBM plc. I later joined UBM permanently where I had the opportunity to round out my experience in a more corporate and operational environment. I will always look back on my time at AMR as a fun, rewarding period that has provided me with a good platform for my own professional development.”