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Futures Panel 2023


We are award-winning experts in organisation change, helping to build better businesses across the world. Q5 was set up to be nimble enough to work across different sectors and locations, and create results based on the specific needs of our clients. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to become a member of our Futures Panel. 


A collection of students from different universities and disciplines across the country who discuss insights on future trends, the implications they have for organisations and the future of work. Become part of our Research Taskforce, delve into a future trend deeply and participate in full-day interactive workshops in our London office over 12 months. Some possible areas we may focus on include AI/digital, ESG & sustainability, Happiness at work, Business ecosystems, Urbanisation, Talent Management, Generational demand etc.


  • Contribute to and benefit from multidisciplinary thinking and latest academic research to drive insights for future trends
  • This is an exciting opportunity to help shape how we manage and respond to the pace of change in our areas of expertise and sectors we work in
  • Co-author a research/insights ‘futurology’ paper on a specific theme/topic with the opportunity to be published, with an attractive prize for the winning team 
  • Dedicate the necessary time to sufficiently prepare for each workshop


  • Motivated undergraduate students 
  • Passionate about solving business and organisational problems 
  • Interested in future trends both in your discipline area and beyond
  • Strong communicators 
  • Committed and reliable
  • Strong on analytical and relationship-building ability 


  • A unique opportunity to shape your future world of work, inform how we run our business and the advice we give
  • Have a dedicated & experienced Q5 Coach for your taskforce and gain brilliant experience in a leading global management consultancy 
  • A great networking opportunity with your student colleagues on the panel and with Q5
  • Opportunity to publish an insights paper and receive a cash prize (£1000) 
  • Paid salary for your time (£75 per day) 

Deadline for applications will be 2nd February 2023.

All positions will be offered by mid February 2023.



London, England, United Kingdom

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