Your Graduate Consultancy Career Starts Here: 9 Reasons to Choose ‘NineStart’!

It’s that time of year for a final year university student. The dreaded dissertation deadline looms and you start wondering what you might do after you finish university. It’s understandable to find yourself in the February of your final year wondering how you might get around these seemingly daunting obstacles. Unfortunately, Nine Feet Tall can’t take care of your dissertation for you; however, as an award-winning management consultancy, we do offer a premium graduate scheme: ‘NineStart’. With an application deadline of 19th February 2018, there’s still plenty of time to apply! Here’s nine reasons you should consider a consultancy career with Nine Feet Tall:

1. You won’t sit around twiddling your thumbs… – as soon as you begin at Nine Feet, you dive straight into client work. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to gain first-hand client experience instantly and start making a valuable difference to your clients from the outset.

2. Extensive training – although you will get considerable exposure to client work from the start, this does not mean you’ll be thrown in at the deep-end. You’ll receive training from other members of the team who can provide real working examples and practices, as well as the opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications such as Prince2.

3. Access to a large internal support network – you can join Nine Feet Tall in the safe knowledge that you’ll be backed up by a strong support network. Each new starter is assigned a “mentor” who will help plan your professional development as well as a “buddy” who helps ensure a smooth transition into working life at the company. In reality, everyone supports each other and we regularly catch up and share ideas over coffee.

4. Take charge of your own development – with 40 dedicated training days available to you as part of the two-year graduate scheme, you’re given the flexibility to choose how you would like to develop your knowledge and skills. Your mentor plays a big part in this and there’s a real emphasis on taking ownership of your development to match your own ambitions.

5. No two days are ever the same – this is admittedly a real cliché but it’s certainly reflective of my time at Nine Feet Tall so far. For example, one day I was interviewing employees to understand their business processes and the next I was riding a static bike in the centre of Bath with a Santa hat on to raise money for our chosen charity…it really is a fun place to work!

6. A chance to make a genuine impact – one of the main reasons I chose Nine Feet Tall was because I wanted to work somewhere where I could be a valued member of the team. Aside from client work, you’ll have opportunities to get involved in internal company projects and help shape the future of Nine Feet Tall.

7. ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’… – as the majority of our consultants are spread around the country at various client sites, it would be reasonable to assume we might not get to see each other very often; but that’s not the case at all. The whole company gets together once every 2 months to carry out knowledge sharing sessions. We also arrange company activity days at least once a year, not to mention informal catch-ups over coffee when in the office!

8. Flexible working to suit your needs – at Nine Feet Tall, you’re given the freedom to work in whatever way and location suits you best. Some days you’ll be on client site, others you may choose to work from home; you’ll also have the option of working at our coffee-shop style office. Working from our HQ in Queens Square is always an opportunity to catch up with colleagues and is a relaxed environment to work in.

9. All the benefits of working in Bath – let’s face it, who doesn’t like Bath? It’s a vibrant and beautiful world heritage site and our office is located right at the heart of it.

If you are interested in finding out more about Nine Feet Tall’s award winning graduate development programme, please visit Applications close on the 19th February 2018.

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