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Defence and Security Graduate

Defence & Security at PA Consulting Group

Our Defence & Security team work with government organisations and leading names in the sector to drive flexibility, adaptability and efficiency. We help our clients to transform performance and to achieve a safer world. With over 70 years’ experience delivering defence and security related assignments, we have a deep understanding of the complex and volatile security challenges facing the sector. We work with our clients to enable them to adapt and thrive in an environment that is ever-changing. You will be given the opportunity to work on some of the most interesting challenges and programmes in the sector.

Your challenge

Our people take a different view to find ingenious ways to drive progress and bring innovation and transformation consultancy to defence and security organisations. Whether that’s working with government and industry to transform service and capability delivery and develop long-term strategic relationships; designing sustainable workforce solutions to address critical personnel shortages; providing long term strategic management to support the delivery of complex global programmes; and driving value for money through performance improvement, cost reduction, restructuring and supply chain strategies. Expect to work with people, processes and technology, using your intellect and interpersonal skills to bring about game-changing, integrated solutions.

Your role in Defence & Security

You will join a sector-specific team, which means your work will be focused on defence and security sector related projects. You will have the opportunity to make a difference fast because you will be a full member of the team from your first day and will be trusted to work across the whole development lifecycle for clients, offering a rare opportunity to gain broad experiences with a range of world class organisations and institutions. With real responsibility on real projects, you will deliver as part of small team of specialists. It means working with people from a range of disciplines as well as colleagues and clients at every level. You will have the opportunity to gain experience across many of our service lines, before specialising later in your career. Do well and you’ll develop your skills, expand your knowledge and progress faster than you thought possible!

This role starts in September 2018 – there may also be some opportunities to start in March 2018.

Job Requirement

What you'll bring to Defence & Security

  • A 2:1 degree or equivalent
  • Proven ability to excel, both individually and within a team environment; 
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the confidence to challenge others;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Drive and motivation to do the right thing and to succeed, even when it looks tough
  • A keen interest in working in the defence & security sector
  • Ideally, demonstrable sector specific experience or insight into the defence and security sector

There will be opportunities to start in April & September 2019.

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. 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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