Graduate scheme

South West

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics. 

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Your challenge

Our people make the difference to defence and security organisations. Unconstrained by conventional thinking, they deliver results that have a lasting impact. That’s something you will discover for yourself while working for PA’s Professional Services Team. Expect to take responsibility working alongside our clients, using your insight, intellect and interpersonal skills as part of a team solving some of the most complex and exciting challenges.

Professional Services Team at PA Consulting

The Professional Services Team focuses on a wide variety of different areas, ranging from Defence & Security through to transport and the public sector. Typically, the roles we provide will be for months or years with a client. Our team tends to work close to home, not subject to the normal mobility requirements of consulting. We deliver excellence in areas such as: project management; project controls - planning, risk and cost engineering; business case development and approvals management; and requirements engineering. We have people who are deep experts and those learning to become the experts of the future. Most importantly, we support each other and work with our clients to enable them to succeed.

Your role in the Professional Services Team

From the initial support to get you started, and the training and development to help you to progress on your career path, your journey with PA could take you anywhere. You will work with colleagues who have done amazing things, and who will encourage and help you. You will be an organised person, who thrives on taking real responsibility, most often as part of small team of specialists. You will need to be numerate, and some of our team need to be good with attention to detail. You will need the interpersonal skills to help you to work with people from a range of disciplines as well as colleagues and clients at every level. And you will need to quickly engender confidence and earn trust.


  • Degree educated in a relevant subject that demonstrates numeracy and an attention to detail;
  • Willing to learn and an ability to apply that learning;
  • A keen interest in working with clients; 
  • An effective communicator and team player, able to lead when the need arises;
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the confidence to challenge others;
  • Eligibility and willingness to gain relevant UK security clearances.

Roles will start from September 2022.

Additional Information

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. 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.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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Lower Castle St, Bristol BS1 3AG, UK


South West

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