From Consulting to Strategy & Operations at Virgin Australia

From Consulting to Strategy & Operations at Virgin Australia

Movemeon recently supported Nicholas See‘s move into an exciting new position as a Strategy & Operations Specialist with one of Australia’s most iconic airlines, Virgin Australia. 

We spoke to him about his career path, from consulting to Virgin Australia, and what he particularly likes about his new role as Strategy and Operations Specialist.

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Please tell us a little about your career so far? How did you find the transition from consulting into industry? Do you have any advice for candidates looking to exit consulting?

I started my career as a grad at KPMG, working in audit and transitioned to risk consulting. After a few years in consulting I was itching to get into the startup space and came across a role at Deliveroo. I spent just over 4 years there and then unfortunately they decided to exit the Australian market late in 2022. 

The transition from consulting to industry was interesting, as you will only ever dedicate your time to one company compared to several. However there is still plenty of variety and different areas of the business to focus on.

My advice would be to obtain exposure to as many industries as possible prior to making the jump. As it is the perfect place to trial what you might like and don’t.

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And so tell us about the new role! What excites you about the new opportunity as Strategy & Operations Specialist at Virgin Australia?

With the backing of Bain Capital, Virgin Australia is going through a major transformational phase at the moment. This is an exciting opportunity for me to use my management consulting skill-set, to provide support to both the Strategy and Insights Manager and the broader Small Medium Enterprise (SME) team.

The role is responsible for supporting identification and delivery of key growth opportunities, as well as supporting preparation of materials for senior leadership meetings, including board and ELT. I’ll be working in the Virgin Business Flyer team. What excites me most about this role is gaining exposure to the loyalty program and the intricacies which come with creating and maintaining a successful program. I am an avid points collector myself!

How did you come across the role with Virgin Australia?

This role came up when I was initially setting up my profile on the Movemeon website. The posting definitely sparked my interest so I went ahead and applied. The process itself was speedy and streamlined, about 3 weeks from application to offer. 

In your opinion, how does Movemeon differ from other platforms/ agencies/ channels?

Movemeon offers a far more efficient and personalised approach to job hunting for (ex)consultants. There isn’t a strenuous onboarding / application process to join either, very quick and easy. The filtering process for potential jobs is also easy to navigate and set up.

The icing on the cake is Movemeon’s Success team, who are there supporting all the roles and making everything as painless as possible. They listen to your concerns and advocate on your behalf. I’d recommend Movemeon to anyone with a consulting background, even if they’re not actively looking to move roles, as MMO make it easy to monitor the job market so you can jump on anything as soon as it pops up.

Find out how other Movemeon candidates experienced and managed the change from consulting to industry in further interviews we published on our blog.

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