Join our Strategy Consulting Graduate Programme
Join our growing Strategy Consulting team on our Graduate Programme, and quickly become a retail specialist helping the world’s leading retailers and consumer brands to develop, innovate and grow.
Javelin Group provides strategy consulting and digital transformation services to the world’s leading retailers and consumer brands. We help our clients improve their competitiveness by anticipating and responding to the rapid changes in customer shopping habits and retail technologies. Javelin Group works alongside clients to develop their retail and digital strategies, operations, technology, locations and analytics capabilities.
We are retail and consumer specialists, which means we have distinct expertise in our chosen sector, and a deep understanding of how our clients’ businesses work and how to improve them – and this is why our clients choose us.
Javelin Group and Accenture
Javelin Group was founded in 1997 at the start of the ecommerce revolution, to help major retailers embrace multi-channel retail. Since then, Javelin has continued to work at the heart of the retail digital revolution, but also expanded its service offering to cover a wide variety of strategy projects, from international expansion to cost reduction.
In June 2015, Javelin Group was acquired by Accenture to lead its activities in digital retail transformation as part of Accenture Strategy. We retain our Javelin Group brand with our clients, and our culture as a specialist business unit within the firm. We configure project teams in many ways depending on clients’ needs, working on projects with our Retail Strategy & Consulting colleagues only, or with wider Accenture teams to deliver the best possible results.
We are looking for motivated, ambitious graduates to join our Strategy Consulting team as Associate Consultants. You will work primarily from Accenture’s Office in Central London, but there are also opportunities to work in-market with international clients in Europe and further afield.
Over the course of your first 12-18 months you will develop your consulting skills through on-the-job learning as well as formal training. You will be given responsibility from day one, participate in all aspects of a project, have unrivalled client contact, and help to make a tangible difference to some of the world’s largest and most dynamic consumer facing companies.
Our retail and digital strategy projects typically last 6-12 weeks and can involve a broad variety of different topics. For example, projects may involve setting out a retailer’s omnichannel vision, defining new retail propositions, building business cases for strategic initiatives, evaluating the financial plan supporting a potential acquisition, or developing a roadmap for international expansion. The graduate scheme will also incorporate a rotation through Retail Operations, giving successful candidates experience in supply chain, fulfilment and distribution, store operations and customer service, as well as the potential to be involved in implementations. After your first two years, successful candidates can expect to have built a broad skillset across strategy and operations alongside a deep specialism in the retail and consumer industry.
We accept applications from undergraduates and graduates and are looking for academic excellence (expecting/achieved a 2:1 or better, with excellent A-levels), a desire to work in strategy consulting, as well as an enthusiasm for the retail sector. Successful candidates will be based in central London, working from Accenture’s head office on Fenchurch Street.