Graduate Consultant – 2020 Intake

Romsey, Gloucester or London (with travel expected), United Kingdom (UK), Roke [00357]

Field(s) of expertise
Project and Service Management Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Each day, it is rare that you will have nothing new to learn.  Our people use their intelligence to make the world a safer place, by combining innovation, strong industry partnerships and 60 years of experience to offer our clients truly exceptional advice, research and development.

We are offering you the chance to be part of something amazing.


What will your role look like?

As a Graduate Consultant within our Consulting division, you will be working directly with our clients across National Security and Defence, influencing important change programmes by supporting decision makers. You will be helping our clients make informed decisions working across the project lifecycle to understand how they will deliver change, how will they design the overall solution, identify the most cost-effective option, capture and measure requirements and understand how good each option is.

What does our Graduate Development Programme look like?

At Roke we aim to recruit some of the best talent the country has to offer.  In doing so we recognise that we need to provide the necessary building blocks for successful integration into the business, as well as ongoing support which will enable our graduate community to fulfil their undoubted potential. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will accelerate individual learning and development, whilst simultaneously delivering real business value.

As a Roke Consultant you will spend your first month split between training to give you the skills you need and an internal project on a real business challenge that needs to be solved.  You will then go onto your first placement working directly for one of our clients.  This emphasis on experiential learning is supported through a number of additional modules such as:

  • In House Training– a mixture of technical and soft skill training in order to provide you with the skills you need to thrive
  • Client Placement– early responsibilities delivering to our clients within one of our consultant teams
  • Visible Leadership – regular access to senior leaders
  • External Visits –  opportunities to attend external exhibitions/conferences in order to broaden industry knowledge
  • Lecture Series – opportunity to attend lectures by visiting clients and prominent academics


What do we expect from you?

Roke is looking for enthusiastic graduates who are keen to make a real impact. There is no single set of criteria, we are interested in you being able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have developed and apply them in novel ways, regardless of your academic background.

We are looking for graduates who possess:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to convey complex outcomes to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong customer engagement and team working skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

What additional skills would be useful?

Although not essential, a passion for technology would be beneficial

Where will you be based?

You will be based at Roke’s sites, in either Romsey London or Gloucester, however as a consultant you will be expected to spend significant periods working alongside our prestigious clients in locations such as London, Gloucester and Andover.

The benefits of working for us include:

  • A competitive salary, pension and a host flexible benefits.
  • A performance related bonus scheme.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, which can be supplemented up to 8 additional days by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
  • A relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
  • Onsite tennis courts, gym (Romsey only) including showers & changing facilities and fishing rights on the River Test.
  • Numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks, STEM events, employee reward and recognition and a Christmas party.
  • Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports as well as cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.



Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve SC. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

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