United Kingdom


London, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Corporate Functions

Job Description

Avanade Graduate Opportunities 2020

March or September 2020 start


About us:

At Avanade, business and technology consulting isn't just your career… it's your passion. And that means more than just working with the latest innovations. It means using technology to solve business problems in ways that make a real difference to you and your customers.

Avanade was co-created in 2000 by Accenture & Microsoft - we are a global IT consultancy specializing in Microsoft technologies.

We are now looking for ambitious graduates to join our Graduate Avanade training programme and then begin a successful career as an Avanade Consultant. We offer opportunities to join our client-facing communities below:  

About Infrastructure (Newcastle/London)

We develop and maintain our clients’ cloud infrastructures, operating systems, networking, security, collaboration platforms and systems management. Our expertise covers solutions that tie together implementation strategy, architecture, design, automation, upgrades, and migrations. We implement the tool sets, platforms and resources across the enterprise IT space that provide scaled operation and successful management in the Microsoft ecosystem. 

About Security (London)

Whether you’re leveraging the cloud, modernizing your workplace, or worried about cyber attacks and data breaches, Avanade delivers the security solutions you need today to succeed and grow tomorrow. We deliver comprehensive security capabilities with our end-to-end advisory, implementation and managed services, combined with our deep expertise in securing the Microsoft ecosystem.

About Software Engineering

As a Solution Developer, your focus will be on developing and testing mission critical enterprise solutions, implementation of custom application development and selection using the .NET Framework, WPF, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, BizTalk, Windows 10, Windows Phone 10 and other advanced components of Microsoft technology.

About Business Analysis

In our BA community our business analysts work with clients to elicit business requirements, usage scenarios and use cases. They combine people process and technology. They are involved in the entire software development life cycle: plan/analyse, design, build & train, test and deploy. BA’s drive customer relationship, they become a strategic partner, they smooth things out when things go wrong by getting the requirements through understanding the client’s business context, issues and opportunities.

About Advisory

Advisers in our global practice help organisations envision their next big opportunity, craft the business case and align all of the stakeholders needed to support it. And then they roll up their sleeves to bring it to life. We help clients balance the needs of technology users with business needs by focusing on the people involved.

About Analytics

Avanade’s analytics team is made up BI experts, SSIS developers, Machine learning, Data scientist, Big data and  intelligent automation experts. We work with clients across all industries to provide insight into their data and enable them to increase value, increase brand awareness and sales of products. Our analytics team has worked with various clients to successfully build customer insight solutions enabling real-time decision making and also build data analytics platforms.

About Dynamics 365

Enabling clients to improve and optimize customer engagement as effectively and efficiently as possible by understanding customer needs and developing CRM strategies and solutions anchored by Microsoft Dynamics CRM to address these requirements. 

About Delivery

The Global Solution and Delivery Management team is a diverse, international group of accomplished project and program managers. The team’s expertise spans the typical project lifecycle and covers solution shaping, estimating, delivery methodologies, agile delivery, delivery tools, application lifecycle management, reporting and operations, quality assurance and risk management.

As a Consultant, you will have the opportunity to work with various clients across a wide range of industries and work with leading edge technologies. Your role as a consultant will give you the opportunity to travel extensively.

You will receive five weeks of intensive training in all of the latest Microsoft technologies followed by in-depth training & coaching designed to enhance and develop your professional consulting skills, enabling you to provide world-class consulting advice to our customers.

You will then move into a live project environment, for six weeks of shadowing and knowledge transfer, before stepping into a fully-fledged consulting role.

What we’re looking for:

2019 graduates and 2020 graduates

  • A Degree in a Business-related field or engineering/Mathematics related subject, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Maths or Physics degree (minimum of 2:1 classification) with 340 UCAS points at A-Level.
  • For our technical grad roles, you should be familiar with Microsoft technologies, Java or C++Familiarity with UML, AGILE and SCRUM methodologies would be beneficial
  • Evidence of an interest in technology such as a website/blog, internship, school projects or developing applications.
  • Consultancy skills: These are client facing positions, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • You should be autonomous/ a self-starter / creative / intellectually curious / a team player and not afraid of new challenges and technology.

What we’re offering:

In return, we offer competitive salaries complemented by an extensive benefits package which includes private healthcare, pension scheme contributions, an extended benefits allowance, a discretionary performance-related bonus and over 80 hours of technical training and development courses for every consultant every year.

Deadline for applications.

31st Jan 2020 deadline 

***********Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship for this  role***********

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at