Meet 2 LanciaConsult newbies
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January 4, 2024

Meet 2 LanciaConsult newbies

The third and final instalment of our new consultant joiners telling-all about ‘Landing at Lancia.’

As January 8th nears, our deadline for new UK consultant applications for 2024 is upon us. You've still got the weekend to rustle up your application. But before you do, settle in to find out what it's like to join our team and our unique 'Landing at Lancia' new consultant programme.  

Here, we check in with Archie Davis and Nicholas Crifasi, who joined us in September 2023 to become new consultants at LanciaConsult.  

Say hi to Archie, who joined the team in Bristol. 

Q: What Uni did you go to? And what did you study? 
A: 
Swansea, studying Economics 

Q: Where are you from? 
A: 
North Devon 

Q: What do you love about living in Bristol?  
A: 
Walks and runs around the Clifton Downs.  

Q: Tell us a fun fact about you.  
A: 
I have done multiple skydives! 

Q: Why did you choose consulting?  
A: 
I wanted my work to be challenging and varied, and consulting allows me to get exposure to an array of projects across different sectors. 

Q: What were your first two weeks of life at LanciaConsult like?   
A:
 During my first two weeks at LanciaConsult, I got to know both the Bristol and Belfast teams, and everyone was so welcoming! There were informative training sessions to understand Lancia's clients and their projects, and lots of social activities with both teams! 

The training sessions covered a wide range of topics, from an overview of change management to improving presentation skills and confidence in meetings. These sessions were immensely beneficial to me. We also undertook a project spanning the two weeks, encompassing aspects of project and change management. This project allowed us to apply the skills we had acquired during the training sessions. We subsequently presented our work to some of the existing team members, providing us with valuable presentation experience. 

The teams in both Belfast and Bristol made me feel so welcome, and our social lunches and dinners gave me a great chance to get to know so many of the team and gain insights into their ongoing projects and working groups. 

I also found the spotlight sessions on specific clients really engaging. Learning about Lancia's involvement in various projects and programmes was fascinating.  

Q: Describe the LanciaConsult vibe in 3 words.  
A:
 Inclusive, engaging, fun 

Next up, meet Nicholas, who also joined the team in Bristol. 

Q: What Uni did you go to? And what did you study? 
A: 
University of Bristol, studying Mechanical Engineering.   

Q: Where are you from? 
A: 
London 

Q: What do you love about living in Bristol?  
A:
 How many green spaces there are. 

Q: Tell us a fun fact about you.  
A:
 I once broke my arm by walking backwards off a bunk bed. 

Q: Why did you choose consulting?  
A: 
I wanted to work across different industries and service offerings to gain an understanding of what I enjoy doing most. Consulting gives me that opportunity. 

Q: What were your first two weeks of life at LanciaConsult like?   
A: 
My 2-week induction at Lancia helped me gain real insight into how Lancia operates as a company and the varied work they undertake. Attending spotlights on projects leveraging change management, data & analytics and project management, experts highlighted Lancia's dedication to using cross-functional teams to instil a sustainable change for their clients. I'm excited to have the opportunity to get involved in a varied range of projects, and I am confident this is the best place for me to develop my consulting skills. This feeling was further strengthened by learning about Lancia's approach to training and feedback. Having a dedicated 'Lift' coach who supports, coaches and tailors your journey at Lancia is invaluable. 

Meeting the team on the first day instantly helped me to settle my nerves. I was welcomed by a diverse, tight-knit group to which I felt a connection from the get-go. Everyone has been super approachable and provided support whenever needed. As the Bristol office is growing, you can sense an entrepreneurial and ambitious spirit at the heart of it. I was positively surprised by how every consultant here has the opportunity to drive Lancia's culture through the various work groups, internal work, and activities outside of work that are on offer. 

Q: Describe the LanciaConsult vibe in 3 words.  
A: Fun. Challenging. Encouraging.  

Want to join our new consultant cohort in 2024? Check out all the information here.  

Check out our New Consultant profiles' first and second instalments here and here.

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