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VelocITy Data & AI Graduate Programme, UK and Ireland Opportunities

Avanade was born as a joint venture company between Microsoft and Accenture in 2000 - the middle of the dot.com boom. Many companies started with high hopes and fizzled, but we’re still here a globally renowned technology consultancy and word-class specialist the Microsoft ecosystem. 

We are looking for passionate graduates now - come and join us!

Data & AI Graduate Role

Avanade’s Data & AI team are looking for ambitious graduates to join an accelerated training programme, to bring their technical passion and skills into our Graduate VelocITy Data Programme this July 2021.

As part of this programme, graduates can expect 3 months of intensive training run in partnership with the well-established training provider QA. The skills and development for this bespoke Avanade training course will set you up for a fantastic long term career in Data & AI with us and help you develop into a fast-track Data and AI consultant. Note this programme has been fully adapted and enhanced since Covid-19 to enable virtual training and engagement until face-to-face engagement is possible again.

The VelocITy Data & AI Graduate Training Program

  • Technical Training All graduates will take part in an initial 3-month training course in partnership with provider QA. After this you will learn from and shadow consultants in Avanade’s Data & AI Teams.
  • A Soft Skills and Remote Workplace Training Roadmap will help develop consultancy skills ensuring you can confidently deliver advice to customers.
  • Performance Management: during core training months, your performance will be reviewed through group work and hackathons. You can also expect to work towards Microsoft Azure certifications on the path to becoming a certified Data Engineer or Analyst.  You will have an assigned Career Adviser and Buddy through the program and throughout your career at Avanade.

The Avanade Foundation Group: As a graduate on this program, you will be part of a wider Early Talent program sitting alongside other recently onboarded graduates in our Avanade Foundation Group (AFG). The AFG directly supports young talent across the company, ensuring high quality and sustained training, mentoring, support and social engagement. The AFG is a springboard for networking and engagement as you start out at Avanade, integrating you closely with others across the entire business.  

  • Progressing in your career: upon completing a year in the VelocITy program, your assigned Career Advisor will be on hand to help you decide where you want to go next with your career at Avanade. You will be able to move onto projects within the Data & AI team – this will enable you to use your learning as a fully-fledged consultant! Please see bottom section of this page for more information about Avanade and our Data & AI Team.

Salary and Package: We offer competitive salaries complemented by extensive benefits, which includes a sign-on bonus and discretionary company bonus.

  • BUPA private healthcare
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • An extended-benefits allowance
  • Discretionary performance-related bonus
  • 80+ hours of technical training and development courses per consultant per year.
  • 8 hours volunteering time (uncapped during Covid)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • DegreeAny enabling demonstration and development of applicable role skills. Examples including but not limited to: Computer Science | Data Science | Engineering (any) | Mathematics | Physics | Natural Sciences | Technology
  • 2:1 classification or above: with 340 UCAS points at A-Level.
  • Evidence of interests and passion in technology
  • Readiness to engage with a 3-month training course.
  • Ability to adapt and apply existing skills to new learning and technologies

·         An analytical mind

·         Strong teamwork skills

  • Willingness to develop excellent communications skills (your role may develop into client facing positions, so a positive attitude to great communication is important)

·         Strong problem-solving skill

·         Flexibility to work on different projects and locations

  • This is a technical role so willingness to develop skills in the following is necessary: Microsoft technologies: Azure DevOps | Power BI / Power Apps | Python | SQL | Cloud Technologies | AGILE and SCRUM methodologies

 

The Application Process April - June 2021

  • Role Registration:  April
  • Phone Screening Call with Early Talent Team: April – May
  • Invite to Interview: Rolling
  • Application Closes:  27th May
  • Assessment Centre:  2nd June OR 3rd June  

Group Exercise / Interview / Case Study

  • Follow up and Feedback:  4th - 11th June
  • Offers to be accepted: 11th June
  • Pre Onboarding checks: June - July
  • VelocITy Programme Onboarding: 12th July

*Please be advised we cannot sponsor visas for this role*

 

Why Avanade :

Our enthusiasm for each other and our work has and continues to take us pretty far. Avanade has 32,000 Microsoft certifications and we’ve been named Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year 15 times. Greater than our credentials is our impact. We’re working with an energy company to repopulate coral reefs, and we developed an AI chatbot to provide instant answers to tax questions for a leading engineering company. And, in the early days of COVID, a couple of employees took it upon themselves to create an app that helped track ventilators across stretched healthcare systems.

Avanade is made up of nearly 40,000 individuals. People who share a passion for technology, who push beyond their comfort zone and always bring an open mind and who really care about making a genuine human impact at work. We invite these people to bring their authentic, whole selves into a place that welcomes curiosity as a spark to innovation. We put them together to solve some complex challenges and bring to life possibilities for our clients around the world—companies, non-profits, and government agencies that know the future is digital and look to us to help them get there with the power of people and Microsoft technology.

Together, we go beyond.

Data & AI at Avanade. Today, analytics and AI are the great equalizer, where smaller organizations can create a big presence and big companies can create intimate connections. In a study conducted by Avanade on Analytics and AI Maturity, 97% of organizations are evaluating the work AI could do – or augment humans to do. The opportunity for data, analytics and AI at scale is limitless in a world of unknowns. Data & AI provides unlimited opportunity and major competitive advantage.

While many organizations dream in Analytics & AI, Avanade helps make that real, helping you wring every ounce of value out of your data. Capabilities from robotic process automation to business analytics, to predictive, data visualizations, data warehousing and more help bring unprecedented insights to life and maximize the value of data and business impact.

 

What we stand for:

Together we believe everyone counts

We believe in diversity. Diverse teams and an inclusive environment are critical to innovation and future growth. Our mission is to create an environment where employees can do their best work.

We know that a chorus of different voices makes for a richer sound. We want you to be comfortable being who you are at work. That means being in an environment where everyone else is free to be who they are, too.

We are working hard to make the technology industry more diverse. You can help us change that with your presence and your attitude. Our Inclusion & Diversity program is a driving force in our company culture and helps us live one of our values—We believe everyone counts. Including you.

Together we connect

Yes, we appreciate a variety of perspectives—it adds richness to our work. And yes, we understand that there are huge upsides to connecting with people who know where you’ve been and what it’s like to be you. That is why we have a bunch of employee networks where people can come together through that avenue of shared interests, background, and experiences. Employee groups do great things to create a more diverse, understanding, celebratory workforce.

Together we become a part of something bigger

Do you want to do good work, but also work that does some good in the world? Us, too. Joining Avanade means sharing our purpose—to make a genuine human impact—and helping us become a more responsible business. With forward-looking leadership and a commitment to sustainability, we can offer you the chance to make a real—and positive—difference for our clients, your Avanade colleagues, and your community.

Life comes first

There’s more to life than work. You’ll get the opportunity not just to make a positive human impact on the world while also experiencing all it has offer. We want you to experience the joy of family dinners, the thrill of outdoor adventures, the connection of volunteering in our communities, and the importance of self-care. You can’t be who you are without a flexible culture that allows you to log on when and where you work best. Because we know your best self does your best work.

Our locations

You will be based in London, (Cannon Street) with expectation to be working on client site when required (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) Our headquarters are in Seattle, and our reach is worldwide. With 39,000 professionals and over 80 offices in 25 countries, you'll partner every day with colleagues from around the world, leveraging the latest technologies to keep you connected to your team, your client and your work.

UK:

Salary and Package :£30,000 base pay plus extensive benefits, which includes a sign-on bonus, yearly employee benefits allowance, and discretionary company bonus.

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  • 3 month bespoke QA technical training programme 
  • BUPA private healthcare 
  • Accenture Employee Share Scheme
  •  Pension scheme contributions
  • An extended-benefits allowance
  • Discretionary performance-related bonus
  • 80+ hours of technical training and development courses per consultant per year.
  • 8 hours volunteering time (uncapped during Covid-19)

 

Ireland

Salary and Package :35,000EUR  base pay plus extensive benefits, which includes a sign-on bonus, yearly employee benefits allowance, and discretionary company bonus.

  • 3 month bespoke QA technical training programme 
  • BUPA private healthcare 
  • Accenture Employee Share Scheme
  •  Pension scheme contributions
  • An extended-benefits allowance
  • Discretionary performance-related bonus
  • 80+ hours of technical training and development courses per consultant per year.
  • 8 hours volunteering time (uncapped during Covid-19)