Consulting by Degrees

Starting salary: £30k (£35k for those joining
Strategic Analytics Consultant programme)

Your future in consulting starts here

Consulting by Degrees is IBM’s global graduate leadership and development program designed for graduates who are passionate about building a career in consulting. You will take on new challenges every day, enjoy real responsibility from day one, work with the brightest minds in the business and help us make markets by transforming industries and professions with data. We are looking for ambitious graduates who are forward thinkers with imagination and drive: people who can develop big ideas and turn them into big solutions for our clients.

We are looking for candidates who will inspire us. Original thinkers who are endlessly curious about the world around them. People who are always prepared to challenge thinking and ask why. Team players who will thrive in this collaborative environment.

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IBM Consulting By Degrees (CbD) - Europe

Technology Consultant

What the role involves: During your first 2 years, you will move between different assignments, typically spending 3-9 months in each. These will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies and to experience a number of varying roles, including: Business analysis, Software development, Software package configuration, Technical solution design & Technical project management


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Strategic Analytics Consultant

What the role involves:

You can expect to work on projects providing specialist analytics or business modelling support. Project roles (and projects themselves) can last anything from a few weeks to over a year, and can be based at a client site, an IBM location or a combination of both.


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Finance and Analytics Consultant

Currently not accepting applications please check out our other roles.

What the role involves:

Financial planning, reporting and budgeting. These are all areas where we make a difference to our clients’ financial management. Working with clients to offer better ways for them to manage their finance processes, you’ll get involved in analysing data, researching best practice and presenting the results to help clients plan their next steps.


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Business Consultant

What the role involves: You will focus on various aspects of our clients’ business, including strategy and processes, asset management, transformational projects and organisation and people change. The work tends to be project-based, and typically your assignments will last 3-9 months. After that, you’ll move to another assignment (and often another client) to gain exposure to different aspects of our work.


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Click on the roles to check you meet the minimum requirements, these will vary depending on the role.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates who will inspire us. Original thinkers who are endlessly curious about the world around them. People who are always prepared to challenge thinking and ask why. Team players who will thrive in this collaborative environment.

Our Consulting by Degrees graduates all demonstrate

  • A passion for technology and business from a variety of bachelor degree backgrounds.
  • The ability to understand and assimilate different points of view
  • A love of working with people in a team-focused environment
  • Natural leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a collaborative culture
  • The willingness to take ownership of challenging tasks, even beyond your initial scope of responsibility
  • The flexibility to travel to client locations

Training and Development

Throughout the program you will benefit from continuous on-the-job learning and mentorship from your Consulting by Degrees manager and local mentor. You will have an individual educational plan with classroom and virtual courses that are designed to accelerate your career as a consultant and will act as a building block to develop your expertise and promotion to the next level. Whether you join us as a business or technology graduate consultant, you will have the opportunity to gain experience of both specialisms. As you develop your expertise in areas that match your interests, talents and aspirations, you will carve out your own individual career path.

Foundation: Defining yourself as a consultant, Breadth: Contributing to a common project goal, Depth: Bulding leadership skills, relationships and expertise, Promotion: Ascending career path to the next level

We encourage our consultants to continually build a breadth and depth of skills and industry knowledge. You will constantly be encouraged to experience new areas as you develop your understanding of the world, of technology and of business. There is ongoing training and development at every career stage to help you advance within IBM. This will not only cover the technical aspects of your role, but also a range of other valuable skills including leadership, presentation and teamworking. We look for high performers with the ambition to progress as they use their talent and expertise to make an ever-bigger impact on the world around them. In return, we ensure that they have all the support they need to achieve their goals.

Technology Consultant



Strategic Analytics Consultant

Technology Consultant