Future Consultant 

 Programme 2020/2021 

Following the successful graduation from our last cohort of our Future Consultant Programme, we are delighted to welcome applications for our 2020/2021 Programme.

Application deadline: 5th October 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2020/2021 FUTURE CONSULTANT PROGRAMME ARE NOW CLOSED

As a Socitm Advisory Future Consultant you will undertake training and development with important exposure to live projects and programmes in order to explore and utilise your new skills. We will provide you with learning in your chosen field so that you become a true industry specialist. This could be the field of:

 

User Research

Marketing Research and Business Insight

Data Analysis

Service Design

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) & ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

or Technical/Business Architecture

 A bit more about 

 Socitm Advisory 

We are well established in the public sector as a consulting organisation with particular strengths in the effective use of technology and in the achievement of benefits through business process change and transformation. As a result of winning and delivering multiple programmes to acclaim, Socitm Advisory are continuously looking to attract the very best talent to our permanent bench of specialist Consultants.

 What we offer you... 

Key skills development e.g. stakeholder management, communication, project management and planning

Training and access to the full Microsoft 365 suite of productivity and communication tools as well as the latest industry project and ERP systems

First-hand experience of working with different public sector organisations on important programmes where your work will make a difference

A learning programme tailored to your with a variety of experiences to give you the maximum exposure of your chosen field. As well as building your broad business skills, we will support your in also becoming a true industry specialist

Mentoring from industry experts and on-going support throughout your career with Socitm Advisory with a clear focus on career progression

A culture and environment that encourages authenticity, collaboration and innovation

 What we're looking for... 

People with excellent communication skills and a natural ability to build relationships

Ambition to learn and succeed within a client-facing consultancy industry

Either industry experience within Government, Consultant or Technology with appreciation of advisory services to the UK Public Sector; or a Graduate (or soon to graduate) in a technology, data, marketing, business or other relevant degree

Ability to analyse information quickly in order to make good decisions

Be geographically flexible throughout the UK to support our clients where required

A genuine interest in one of the following areas: (any work experience highly desirable)

  • User Research

  • Marketing Research and Business Insight

  • Data Science

  • Service Desgin

  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management) & ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

  • Technical/Business Architecture

 Our Future Consultant Roles 

User Researcher


We are looking for a user researcher to work across the business to ensure we are designing services around users and not the business. You will plan, design and prepare a range of user research activities to support the design, development and continuous improvement of services. In addition, you will analyse and communicate research data and identify actionable findings and outcomes to enable us to have a clear picture of user behaviour.




Marketing Research and Business Insight


Join the Sales and Marketing Team to drive insight-based consultancy. This role involves the delivery of a business-critical annual marketing research programme and ad hoc commissioned insight assignments to support the ongoing growth of the business.




Data Science


Socitm Advisory has a strong reputation and is a trusted brand witin Local Government, but as we continue to grow within this sector and move into other sectors it is important to make our investment decisions based on quality data from multiple sources and data analysis is the foundation for the design and development of our future services. We are seeking an individual that has strong analytical and research skills who can work with others across the business to shape our future business.




Service Design


We are looking for someone to help shape, influence and design the end-to-end journey of services. You will be involved in the creation of, or change to, transactions, products and content across a variety of services we plan, design and deliver for clients.




CRM and ERP


This is a pivotal role within our business - providing the link between sales, operations and delivery fuctions. In time, you will be the custodian of our ERP system, NetSuite, which underpins the daily cadence of our business. You will become an expert in the product and will provide an assurance to the business in terms of data integrity, best business practice and troubleshooting. You will proactively work to drive change and adoption throughout the business and to ensure that NetSuite maximises its potential with Socitm Advisory.




Technical/Business Architecture


We are looking for a growing number of business architects who can support our clients in defining organisation-wide strategies aligning people, processes, data and technology architectures for our clients. This role is vital in helping us grow our Service Innovation Practice and will interest an individual with an aptitude for applying technology to business problems.





All about... Ibtisam Ali, Consultant

"I joined Socitm Advisory through the Graduate Programme. Since then, I have travelled to different cities in England that I normally would have not. I have been exposed to various projects throughout the rotation phase which I have enjoyed very much. In addition, I am also able to work on two to three different projects all at the same time. I find this very exciting and you are constantly developing new skills and expanding your knowledge base"

 Hints and tips for applying 

How to make your application stand out


Relate relate relate! Make sure your CV and application relate to the role you are applying for. Make really clear all of the experience and qualifications you have which would make you an ideal applicant for the role! If you don't have a lot of professional experience please try to highlight your personal achievements and successes and how they make you suited to the role.




How to prepare for an interview


Prepare smart questions! Interviews are a two way street, an interviewer will want to know that you’re thinking seriously about what it would be like to work for us! Prepare even smarter answers! To ensure you stay on track and are concise with your answers, prepare and practice an interview method such as STAR – situation, task, action and result! Consider and memorise three examples of your best work to date. What achievements have you been most proud of and why? This helps avoid having that dreaded 'blank' moment in the interview. Another technique for this is, the day before the interview, you prepare by thinking of 10 questions you might be asked and writing down what your answers to those questions could be.




How to communicate duing an interview


Remember your body language counts! Use confident, accessible body language – smile frequently and make eye contact when you’re speaking!
Be authentic! A big part about interviewing is to bring your true self to the meeting… An interviewer will want to get to know the real you and it will be an opportunity for you to be sure this is an organisation that will appreciate the real you!





 The application process 

Our 2020/2021 Future Consultant Programme is open to all graduates (or soon to be graduates) and those looking for a career change. We genuinely consider our business to be a family and this is only possible by attracting candidates that have a desire to be part of such a business. for us, this means taking accountability for our work and our colleagues. We are truly inclusive and have a diverse workforce with a variety of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

 

Here's how to apply:

  • Application deadline is Monday 5th October 2020

  • Submit your CV along with a supporting Cover Letter or statement as to why you are interested in the role(s) you are applying for

  • If successful you will be invited to the first round of telephone interviews

  • Further group conversation with last year's cohort

  • Second stage interviews will be conducted via a video conferencing call week commencing 12th October where you will be asked to produce a short presentation on a pre-defined topic

  • Decisions will be relayed to all candidates at the end of October

  • Successful candidates will be invited to an induction (date to be confirmed)

Good luck with your application!

Please note, we can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK.

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 for our 2020/21 Future Consultant Programme 
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