PA Consulting Group graduates

Business Design Graduate

Your Challenge

Organisations face waves of continuous change as markets evolve, customer needs change, and strategic priorities shift in response. The most innovative and ambitious reshape the way their businesses work and leverage their systems and technology to get the best results. We work with our clients to transform the way organisations do business. We challenge status quos across industries, and help our clients perform better, achieve growth targets and reach digital destinations. We work closely with senior executives of major commercial and public sector organisations, helping design and implement better business models. Expect to work with people, processes and technology, using your intellect and interpersonal skills to bring about game-changing, integrated solutions.

Business Design at PA Consulting

We work with organisations facing disruptive threats or opportunities to define, design and implement better business models that deliver on strategic and operational goals.

We work collaboratively with our clients and guide their choices about which customers to serve, what they value, and how that value will be delivered at an appropriate return. We combine business design expertise, digital capability and innovative thinking with a strong practical focus to deliver smart, innovative solutions for complex industry issues across sectors.

Your role in Business Design

You’ll be working directly with clients on a range of cutting-edge assignments, from developing new business models to advising on ground-breaking digital transformation. Working in small assignment teams to solve complex client business design problems, you can expect to make an immediate impact. You'll learn how we work with organisations to define their strategic direction, then design and deliver practical, unique solutions.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience across our nine sectors, before specialising later in your career.

The start date for this role will be in September 2019.

Job Requirements

What you'll bring to Business Design

  • A 2:1 degree, ideally in a discipline related to business management, occupational psychology, information systems or technology
  • Excellent intellectual ability with the ability to articulate complex concepts with structure and clarity
  • Great problem-solving skills and the confidence to challenge others
  • Effective teamworking to solve complex problems, often in pressurised environments
  • Experience with and interest in detailed analytical research
  • Focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • A hunger to learn and be challenged, coupled with ambition to grow personally and professionally
  • Keen interest in digital trends, and how they impact people and businesses, would be advantageous
  • Availability and willingness to travel across the UK, Europe and beyond, living away from home and working in changing environments

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. 

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

About PA Consulting Group

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

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