Whether you’re a student researching the ways to break into the technology industry, or you’re a graduate looking to make that first step into your dream career. We’ve outlined technology consulting and project management graduate schemes and degree apprenticeships to help you choose. Including what to expect, what you’ll get out of it, what skills you need and how to apply.
What technology consulting and project management graduate schemes are there?
Award-winning data, AI, and next-generation consultancy Kubrick Group offers several graduate programmes for data management analysts and data product analysts. These graduate schemes will give you the chance to work alongside experienced practitioners and technical trainers that will help you practice stakeholder management skills, learn the latest technology skills and coding and understand the commercial landscape. This will set you up for a career as a data management analyst, giving you real-life project experience that will give you transferable skills for the rest of your career in the sector.
Reply UK attracts graduates that are passionate about emerging technology and innovation with their intensive graduate technology consultant programme. Comprising of classroom and project-based learning, you’ll be exposed to all the latest technologies from machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence. It’s beneficial to hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT or technology-related field for these type of programmes. Some may not look for previous consulting experience, but they will look for someone who is determined to succeed and who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. Learn what it’s like working in tech consulting.
Finally, technology and services global provider Bosch, offer a controlling department graduate programme, perfect for those wanting to go into technology project management. You’ll support the team to achieve the company’s financial targets, plan forecasts and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of controlling tools. They look for graduates with a degree in a finance or business-related discipline or someone who is working towards a professional accounting qualification, e.g. ACCA OR ICA. But mostly they want someone who has strong communication skills and the ability to problem-solve and work under pressure.
What about degree apprenticeships?
If you prefer to combine higher education with hands-on experience, a degree apprenticeship could be for you. Firms like Goldman Sachs offer technology apprenticeships that allow students to study a chosen degree at the Queen Mary University of London and participate in an apprenticeship at Goldman Sachs’ Technology division. This four-year programme will equip students with both academic and real-work skills and experience while offering a potential full-time position after completion.
If the degree route isn’t for you, it is possible to break into the industry without one. Accenture offers a tech taster week for students fresh out of college or sixth form. This is a perfect opportunity to have five days to gain insight into a real-life tech environment, develop soft transferable skills and build key contacts for the future. Taster or work experience weeks ask that you're unemployed or not in education and have a minimum of 80 UCAS points (200 old) from A-Levels or BTEC - GCSE Mathematics and English grade C or above is preferred too.
Industrial placements are also a great form of experience for this field - view the latest technology consulting and project management placements.
What skills and attributes will I need to apply to technology consulting and project management graduate schemes?
- Analytical skills
- Team work
- Project management
- Willing to learn
Learn more about technology consulting skills you need to get in the sector.
When can I apply? And is there a typical application process?
Many technology consulting and project management graduate schemes open in September to final year students, some may open in January or the summer months. But, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to give you the best chance of securing a place. Technology graduate schemes are highly competitive, so make sure you’re prepared for anything that comes your way during the application process. You should expect some of the following:
- Online application
- Telephone interview
- Video interview
- Assessment centre - including real-work tasks, meeting the team, problem-solving tasks and presentations
- Aptitude and numerical test
Learn about the tech consulting application process.
What graduate technology consulting and project management opportunities am I eligible for?
For technology consulting and project management graduate schemes, employers look for a minimum Bachelor’s in IT, computer science, technology or related discipline and 120 (300 old) UCAS points from A-Levels (or equivalent) with mathematics as a key subject.
Don’t be put off if you don’t have tonnes of experience or internships in this field on your CV. Employers look for graduates who demonstrate a passion for the industry and an interest in the technology world. Look at Bright Network’s list of technology consulting and project management internships.
Take a look at the latest Technology: Consulting and Project Management graduate schemes and apply today!