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Undergraduate/PhD opportunities

  • £20,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Full time

Overview

Are you analytical and detail driven? Do you thrive in a challenge? If you answered yes, you may have what it takes to be a consultant.

Our graduate consultants are valued members of the team and are involved throughout all aspects of the business from day one– from internal projects to delivering for our clients.

The i3Works graduate scheme is designed to rapidly build knowledge of consultancy within our service lines of project management, project controls, business change and transformation, and much more through industry-recognised qualifications and hands-on experience over a two-year period.

Our graduate scheme is offered at two tiers: Undergraduate and PhD. If you are highly motivated, resilient, and driven, and have (or are predicted to achieve) a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree, or any postgraduate degree, or PhD in any discipline, we want to hear from you.

See here for further information about the two schemes.

 

Your role

As a graduate consultant, you will develop expertise in everything from project coordination to developing and implementing solutions across business areas. You will build a base of experience and knowledge of core methodologies and approaches, guided by an assigned coach to tailor the scheme to your strengths and identify areas for development.

You will be given experience across our entire business and the opportunity to lead and deliver on internal and client work.  Our graduate scheme is offered at two tiers, Undergraduate and PhD.

At the end of the two-year scheme, based on performance, graduates will be promoted to consultant level.

You will be temporarily working on projects remotely. However, please note that as a consultant with i3Works, you will be required to work across the UK depending on client and internal needs, so candidates must be willing to travel and hold a full UK driving license.

 

Responsibilities

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting internal and client projects with the aim of leading projects as the scheme progresses.
  • Supporting charity projects
  • Applying project management, business change, project controls, service management, assurance, and Agile methodologies.
  • Developing and implementing new procedures or training.
  • Carrying out research and data collection for internal and client projects, or for marketing purposes.
  • Assisting the company in bidding for new contracts, progressing to manage your own bid later in the scheme.
  • Assisting the company with its media strategy (website, blogs, LinkedIn).
  • Producing internal documents, such as process guides and templates.
  • Setting up meetings with clients and clarifying specific project requirements.
  • Shaping our business and future direction.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including clients and associates.

 

Essential requirements

We are seeking highly motivated, resilient, and driven graduates. Candidates do not necessarily need to have experience within any of our service lines – we are seeking individuals with transferrable skills and a can-do attitude.

We are looking for highly motivated and adaptable individuals from all levels of study – from bachelors (predicted to/having obtained a 2:1 or 1st) through to doctorate - and are keen to take on applicants from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

Candidates must be able to acquire UK Security Clearance and must also demonstrate the following:

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively work remotely.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.

 

Desirable requirements

The following requirements would be advantageous but are not essential.

  • Experience in managing your own project, business change, service, assurance or Agile work package.
  • Qualifications relating to any of our service lines.

 

Learning Opportunities

  • An introduction to consultancy across multiple service lines (including but not limited to; P3M, Agile delivery, project controls, service management and business change)
  • An opportunity to develop an understanding of our service lines
  • A flexible and encouraging work environment allowing you to get involved in multiple projects and areas within the business.
  • Opportunities to work across multiple industries including defence, public sector, nuclear and more.
  • A friendly and supportive environment to help you develop basic consultancy and project management skills and knowledge.
  • Opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications and to attend training courses at no expense.
  • You will be placed into roles where you are given individual responsibility to deliver directly to our clients.

 

Benefits

  • Performance-based promotion following completion of the two-year graduate scheme.
  • Yearly appraisal and salary review every six months.
  • One-on-one coaching with our specialist consultants.
  • 23 days holiday (excluding public holidays), with a one-day increase each year to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Opportunity for rapid career development.
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications and attend training courses at no expense.
  • Quarterly social events.
  • A supportive and friendly working environment.
  • Healthcare package.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Buy/sell holiday scheme.
  • Pension contributions

To apply for this role

Email with your CV (two sides A4 maximum) and a one-page cover letter detailing:

  • Why you want the position.
  • An example of when you were asked to do a task which was beyond your comfort zone or your perceived ability, including how you responded to this task being given to you. Please provide details of this example in the following format (STARR):
    • Situation
    • the Task detail
    • Actions you performed
    • Result
    • your Reflection

Also, let us know:

  • The highest level of education you have completed
  • Are you willing to travel for client work?
  • Do you have a full, current and clean driving licence?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Are you comfortable with remote working?
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