Graduate Consultant April 2017
graduate scheme

Graduate Consultant April 2017

Simpson Associates Information Services
North East England · Yorkshire and the Humber
Time left to apply
27 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Simpson Associates are recruiting graduates who are interested in a career in consultancy. The positions are based in York and will involve building business intelligence and financial performance management applications for our customers. The roles will involve working with IBM Cognos, Board and Microsoft software to build solutions in a variety of customer situations. The roles will involve travel to customer locations.

The position will offer excellent career development opportunities, with experience across multiple customers and sectors where you will gain exposure to the entire project life cycle. There are two streams which relate to business intelligence and financial performance management. You will be expected to achieve professional certifications either through the Microsoft Certification Programme or CIMA or equivalent.

All permanent employees are provided with a laptop and mobile for business use, and have access to pool cars for business travel. Other benefits including travel and health insurance, etc. are available to all permanent employees following a probationary period or other period of continuous service.

Company information

Simpson Associates Information Services was established in 1991. We design, manage, build and support Information Management applications, ranging from: financial planning and consolidation, data warehousing and business reporting, portals and collaboration solutions.

View our case studies and our company video “Meet Our Customers” on our company website.

Person requirements

We are looking for graduates that have a keen interest in technology and business issues, with an aptitude to use software, who are self-motivated, have attention to detail, are naturally logical and analytical thinkers. We expect our graduate consultants to have excellent communication skills, be literate and committed to delivering an excellent customer service sometimes in demanding situations.

Qualifications and experience requirements

You don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru we are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in technology and business and a desire to get involved in a variety of different projects using a number of different technologies.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a 2:1 or above, looking to start a career in consultancy, having had some work place experience through employment, internships or placements. Strong software skills are also important; you must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Accepted degree subjects

physics · economics · information science and librarianship · engineering, electronic and electrical · mathematics · business and management studies · engineering, transport · accounting and finance · computer sciences and IT · engineering, aerospace · engineering management · engineering, mechanical




North East England · Yorkshire and the Humber

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: Four

Apply via the relevant jobs page on our website, attaching a copy of your CV and a covering letter before 5pm on the closing date. Your covering letter should outline, in no more than 200 words, how your skills, aptitude and personality make you suited for this position.

We will be holding selection days in York for shortlisted candidates in the New Year where you will have the opportunity to meet your prospective colleagues, experience our approach to work and understand the careers that we offer. This will be followed by an interview process, which will take place in February.

Closing date: 30/12/2016

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/12/2016