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IT Transformation Industrial Placement

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About us

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 create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career. Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the team

PA’s IT Transformation (ITT) team works with businesses across public and private sectors, helping C-level executives, IT experts and business leaders to deliver the transformational change they need to stay ahead. We combine innovative thinking with technology; we deliver award-winning results with talented people who feel empowered and stretched. We help clients create the IT infrastructure, IT organisation, capabilities and approaches they need. We take responsibility for the largest change programmes in government or commerce. We work shoulder to shoulder with our clients on every step of their transformation journey: starting from their business vision and objectives we design the strategy, define the delivery programme and execute the technical implementation. Where necessary we disrupt. We combine industry-leading Agile development, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and sourcing solutions with our team of outstanding solution architects. Our programme delivery and change experts understand how to achieve rapid and sustainable business benefits. We remain alongside our clients, whatever the weather. Over the 12 months, you will work across the transformation lifecycle - it may be writing a business case, design of a technical solution, coaching an agile development team, conducting an assurance assignment or delivering business change. You’ll assist with analysis and the preparation of deliverables roughly following the five-diamond consulting model – entry, diagnosis, visioning, planning and implementing. Our clients expect us to bring the best thinking, to work rapidly and join up with them so that we travel the journey together. You will need to be proactive in finding opportunities to develop your skills and support or shadow more experienced consultants. Through networking internally and externally you will build a support team around you, develop your own brand in the marketplace and be able to shape your career in the direction you want to go. Over the 12 months, you will be working in small teams, contributing to shaping a solution for our clients. You’ll play a key part in the development and delivery of compelling client materials such as presentations, tender responses and assignment deliverables. You’ll assist senior consultants and take ownership and responsibility for specific aspects of the client assignment or PA project while helping with the analysis of complex data. You will also contribute to the internal development of the IT Transformation community and take an active role. This may include recruitment, marketing, training, thought leadership or the development of best practice approaches, methods and tools.

What we're looking for

  • Relevant degree or equivalent
  • Self-motivation and the ability to use your initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • A keen interest in IT and its problem-solving applications
  • Teamwork skills, including a passion for working with people
  • Relationship building, both internally and externally, to grow your network.
  • An innovative, curious and proactive approach
  • A hunger to learn and be challenged, plus the ambition to grow This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. As part of our application process you will be required to answer three video questions. This role will start in July 2020.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Central London office base
  • Extensive learning & development opportunities
  • Exposure to a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients

Diversity Statement

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.

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Degree subjects accepted: 
Computer science & IT