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Graduate Trainee Business Consultant

Graduate Trainee Business Consultant

Columbus is a global industry consultancy and the preferred business consulting partner for ambitious manufacturers, food producers and retailers around the world.  We lead our clients in digital transformation to accelerate their growth, profitability and customer loyalty and aspire to retain our customers and our employees for life.

Exceeding 28 years of experience and more than 8,000 successful business implementations, Columbus currently employs over 2,000 dedicated staff worldwide. We have over 220 people in our UK team, with offices in Nottingham, Manchester or Cambridge, who work on customer projects both UK-wide and internationally too.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and committed newly or recently qualified Graduates (2-3 years), to join our Graduate Recruitment Programme. Our scheme will give you the opportunity to train as a business consultant and gain an indepth understanding of full life-cycle implementations using the Microsoft Dynamics365 platform. The skills, experience and knowledge you will gain on this scheme will offer you the ability to progress to a Microsoft Dynamics Business Consultant position within 3 years of joining.

You will be based in our Consultancy department and will provide support throughout the project lifecycle of an ERP/CRM/Digital transformation implementation. It is therefore essential that you are commercially focussed, a positive self starter and have strong relationship building, interpersonal, organisational and oral/written communication skills.

You should have a minimum 2:1 Degree (or equivalent qualifications/experience) in one of the following subjects; Finance; Accounting; Law; Business; IT; Psychology, Engineering or Manufacturing. You should be proactive, confident and commercially astute and be able to influence your key customers. You will be office based in our Nottingham head office and will need to have flexibility to travel both within the UK and eventually to mainland Europe.

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Perks & Benefits

There is more than one good reason to join Columbus!

Aside from being a globally recognised Microsoft partner, that develops and invests in their employees, we offer a number of benefits including; 

  • 25 days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service

    Whether it's feeling the sand between your toes or skiing off piste, everyone deserves a break. So at Columbus we make sure you have the time to do what's important to you.

  • Healthcare Cashback Plan

    We understand that you are at your best when you feel your best - That's why we enrol every employee into our healthcare cashback plan.
    Healthy body - Healthy soul!

  • Columbus Heart

    Columbus Heart is our Benefits Hub, which not only provides information on all our benefits, it also hosts a retail discount portal that offers every Columbus employee preferential discounts at everyday high street stores and on top brands. You can save on everything from your weekly shop right the way up to a new TV or your monthly gym subscription.

  • Cycle to Work

    To promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution Columbus has a Cycle to Work Scheme to help you get a new set of wheels.

Workplace & Culture

At Columbus, we are proud of our employees, their technical and industry expertise and their ability to develop, adapt and implement business solutions that help our customers maximise their efficiency and overall business performance.

We understand that there is life outside of work and try our hardest to enable a good work/life balance within the team.

In recognition of the commitment and loyalty within the team, we ensure that we celebrate successes together and offer social activities both to employees and their families at different times throughout the year.

We also have an extensive competency framework to support career development at Columbus and we invest heavily in performance management and training & development initiatives at all levels of the business.


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