Do you want to be a consultant?
Here at IBM Global Business Services we live and breathe a client-first mindset in everything we do. We understand our clients, advise them and deliver meaningful value to them. We inspire them and help them to become their market leaders. We call it The IBM Way and we’re looking for people who share this mindset.
Are you 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.
If you’re interested, our CbD program is for you!
The CbD Program
IBM Consulting by Degrees is our world - class program designed to develop top, entry - level consultants into tomorrow’s leaders. By providing a variety of project and role experiences, and deep skills development opportunities, our consultants are prepared to launch and accelerate their careers successfully. The CbD program seeks the best and brightest from all walks of life – from business to engineering; communications to computer science; analytics to application development and everything in between.
IBM Business Consultants work with our clients to address new and often technology-enabled opportunities, as well as solve specific business problems. This may involve working through all or any part of the project lifecycle; understanding the client’s requirements and analysing the business context; advising them on best practice or recommended strategy; or designing and delivering solutions.
During your first 2 years, you’ll move between different assignments, working with a variety of blue-chip clients. You may be designing and building innovative customer experiences, using leading edge methods to help plan, solution and execute client work, or analyzing business requirements and configuring functional software in the next generation of applications; making a difference to our clients and to the world.
Business consulting is varied: the path you take and the velocity of your progression will be largely in your hands!
In a world where groups of scrum teams increasingly deliver solutions, being technical is essential. And working in our client-facing teams means that multi-skilled technology consultants who have excellent people skills to bridge between business product owners and our project teams will thrive.
You’ll grow a strong set of consulting and technical skills working alongside some of the world’s leading technology experts in Digital, Cognitive and Cloud, learning from their experience as you take on increasing challenges and responsibilities; all of which provides opportunity for strong career growth.
You may be designing and building innovative customer experiences, using real-time analytics and cloud technologies, infusing cognition into our clients’ enterprises, or building mobile and web apps; making a difference to our clients and to the world.
Our ambition is to enable you to become one of IBM’s technology leaders: Solution Architects, Technical Programme Managers, Cognitive Architects, Digital experts, Distinguished Engineers and Cloud leaders.
Strategic Analytics Consultant
As a Strategic Analytics Consultant, you can expect to work on projects providing specialist analytics or business modelling support. Projects 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. We work at the interface of consulting and analytics; using data to derive insight for our clients, and helping to explain technical concepts using strong communication skills and creative visualisation.
We usually work as part of a small team – either with other consultants, or as the modelling specialist within a team of industry experts. Part of the attraction is that all projects and roles are different, and you’ll find yourself in challenging client-facing situations from a very early stage in your career. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own career path- whether that’s focussing on a particular industry, or choosing to specialise in business skills (including business modelling, benefits realisation, customer analytics etc) or technical skills (including R, SQL, Python etc).
Training is provided for this role as part of the IBM Consulting by Degrees graduate programme, as well as specific technical training for Strategic Analytics Consultants.
Who are we looking for?
Could this be you?
Training and Development
Throughout the program you will benefit from:
- Continuous on-the-job learning
- Mentorship from your Consulting by Degrees manager and local mentor
- An educational plan with classroom and virtual courses designed to accelerate your career
- Expertise within both the Business and Technology specialisms – regardless of what programme you join
- Ultimately carving your own career path based on your talents and aspirations