Graduate IT Consultant – Big Data Specialisation
graduate scheme

Graduate IT Consultant – Big Data Specialisation

QA Consulting
£23-£25,000 OTE
East Midlands · East of Englandand 9 others

Job description

QA Consulting’s unique award winning graduate programme takes you through intensive training, giving you the skills and qualifications to work within cutting edge technologies, throughout the IT industry. Our graduate programme has a strong focus on community, support and career development which has led to us being voted fourth in a poll of the top technical companies for graduates on TheJobCrowd [1]. Our academy, in the heart of Media City, is perfect for facilitating your entry into the world of Enterprise IT.

The successful graduates will be joining one of the most highly renowned technology graduate employers in the UK. Our investment in our people, and the opportunity we offer our consultants has brought the company outstanding external praise including:

  • Voted fourth in a poll of Top Technical Companies for graduates to work for
  • Glassdoor scores of 4.6/5 rating, 89% would recommend, 96% approve of CEO [2]
  • Microsoft Worldwide Learning Partner of the Year [3]

We currently have opportunities for graduates to join the Big Data technology stream. As people, businesses, and devices are becoming increasingly connected we create incredible amounts of potentially useful data. It’s estimated that we produce over 2.5 exabytes of data every day [4] in a range of formats from .mp3 to plain text, and as this increases, so does the skill gap for those who can use the technologies necessary to gain critical insights that influence business decisions.

Graduate training will include:

  • Enterprise architecture and business process modelling
  • Object oriented programming and concepts
  • Continuous integration
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • Distributed storage and processing
  • ETL, analytics, development, and visualisation with Big Data

Once trained, you will be prepared to work with a range of popular technologies in the Big Data industry to perform cluster administration, ETL operations, analytics, and visualisation. This opportunity not only includes general knowledge of Big Data storage and processing, but also a number of the fastest trending skills in technology such as Spark, Hive, and Cassandra [5].


  • A living allowance provided throughout your training in Manchester
  • Unlimited referral incentive scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual overseas consultant conference
  • Serviced based benefits including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • On-going career development

We are also recruiting for roles in Pega, Cyber Security, DevOps and many other industry leading technologies. If you are interested please get in touch.

[1] The Job Crowd
[2] Glassdoor
[3] Microsoft Partner of the Year
[4] Big Data Infographic
[5] Trending in Tech

Company information

QA Ltd is the UK’s number one technical training provider. With over 6,000 clients and operating within 80% of the FTSE 250, we are a world leader of IT training. QA Consulting, a division of QA Ltd, have the unique ability to use this world class training to provide outstanding consultants to the largest companies in the UK.

Person requirements

  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Eligibility to get security cleared
  • Geographically flexible throughout the UK

  • A keen interest in computer programming and software development
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • The desire to develop your skills in a long term position working across our client sites in the UK.

Qualifications and experience requirements

A STEM degree.

Accepted degree subjects

computer sciences and IT


£23-£25,000 OTE

potentially rising to £42,000 OTE after year two


East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · Scotland · South East England · South West England · Wales · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 21/09/2017

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