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Graduate Consultant Graduate Programme - September 2020

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
London or Gloucester
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Closing date: 

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world - enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

Role Profile

The role of a Graduate Consultant is to deliver a mixture of business and technical-related activities resulting in tangible outputs for our clients, often working alongside more experienced Consultants. Our Graduate Consultants are often the bridge between the business and technical delivery teams and operate across the full project lifecycle, from helping to identify the problem and defining the solution, to implementing and managing the change required for our clients to reach their goals. Graduate Consultants will learn a range of tools, techniques and approaches to equip them with the skills needed to best serve our clients.

As a Graduate Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects across our varied client base, which will enable you to explore and select a career path which builds on your particular strengths. Examples of day-to-day work could be:

  • Carrying out research, data collection and analysis
  • Evaluating and reconciling information gathered from multiple sources
  • Preparing presentations
  • Producing process maps in support of analysis work
  • Supporting the preparation and delivery of client workshops and focus groups
  • Solving complex and technical problems for clients
  • Communicating with stakeholders from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and clients

Project Role Descriptions

Business Analyst – As a Business Analyst you will work with our clients as part of a team to identify business issues or areas for improvement, capture requirements, develop and improve processes and support the development of business cases for future change.

Business Consultant – As a Business Consultant your role may involve elements of defining a client’s strategy, developing their future operating model and/or defining and supporting the client’s organisational change. You will be involved throughout the full lifecycle of projects: from early baselining activities through to a focus on sustainability, transition to business-as-usual and the delivery of clear business benefits.

Technical Consultant – As a Technical Consultant you will help clients to solve complex problems, meeting their business needs with solutions appropriate to their business strategy that have a significant technology or information systems component.

Cyber Security Consultant – As a Cyber Security Consultant you  will help clients clearly understand their exposure to cyber security threats/risks and put in place pragmatic and cost effective controls. Identify, manage and treat risk to a client’s information and information technology assets.

Data Scientist – As a Data Scientist you will understand how to gain specific insight from data in order to address a business problem. You will creatively apply data science approaches to develop analytic results which turn data into information - information into knowledge and insights - and valuable, actionable insights into better decision making and game-changing strategies.

What to expect

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a fast-paced and agile business. The more you put into your role the more you will get out of it.  You may get the opportunity to work with clients early on in your time with us which will require you to think on your feet and quickly learn about our products and services. 

Project allocation will vary depending on business needs, your skills and your aspirational field of expertise. You will not always be working on a project of your choice; however every piece of work will provide you with a valuable breadth of experience within our business and that of our clients.

You will be part of our Future Talent Community and be provided with a Career Manager who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. It’s not all work and no play; the Future Talent community regularly run social events and activities for all to get involved with.  

We encourage you to immerse yourself within your project team who will be on hand to support you, providing on-the-job training, advice and support. You will be encouraged to continually build your internal and external networks – this will help you to learn more about the variety of opportunities within our business.   

Entry Requirements

  • On track to achieve/already achieved a 2:2 or above
  • 128 UCAS points or equivalent (as per the 2017 UCAS tariff)  
  • Previous relevant industry experience (i.e. previous internship, work experience or placement)

Desired Competencies

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Articulate, both verbally and in writing
  • Objective and logical with an enquiring and creative mind
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Desire to learn
  • IT literate

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