Business advisory companies on the local market are increasingly recruiting students or young graduates, whom they train and advance one or two years later. As such, almost half of the consulting company employees are under 26 years of age, reads daily Business Standard on April 14.
"Some 40 percent of PricewaterhouseCoopers employees are aged under 26. The age of senior management is some 40 years," said PwC Romania senior manager of human capital Alexandra Iorgulescu. The company, one of the "big four" worldwide, together with KPMG, Ernst&Young and Deloitte, annually recruits some 100 young graduates.
One of the few departments for which recent graduates are rarely recruited is business and management consultancy. "The ability to analyse major data volumes, identify trends, and have an eye for essential data is a key prerequisite in this department. This ability develops over time," Iorgulescu said.
"Given the fact that our company has a pyramidal structure, some 45 percent of our employees are 26 years of age or younger," said Ernst&Young Romania marketing coordinator Elena Badea.
At the senior management level, the average age is 38-39.