Associate Consultant

London, UK | Job Posted 25/10/2017

Thomsons Online Benefits is a market leader in innovative technology and consultancy services related to total reward and flexible benefit programmes. Client companies include some of the world’s best known brands across financial service, e-commerce and business services. With offices in London, Romania, and Singapore, the company employs in excess of 500 staff with a turnover in the region of £35M.  Regularly appearing in the Sunday Times Tech 100 listing, Thomsons Online Benefits is a rapidly growing and exciting company with global ambition and can provide both a challenging and rewarding career.

 

 Who are you? 

We are looking for bright, passionate and friendly people who genuinely want to work with Technology and data in the employee benefits market.


You are a graduate with a minimum 2:1 degree, preferably in an IT or Business Systems related subject or Economics.


And what else do we look for?

  • You have a clear desire to help Clients understand our technology and deliver the right solution for them
  • You have a thirst for learning and building up your experience as a Consultant from the ground-up, not doing something once and calling yourself an expert
  • You have an eye for detail and understand the importance of testing and troubleshooting your own work so you can deliver your best first time
  • You’re methodical and logical in your approach to your work, and flexible and nimble when required
  • You don’t just raise problems, you suggest solutions
  • You’re confident but not pushy, friendly and professional

Our Clients expect solid experience

 

Where we'll take you

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow as a technology delivery consultant.


We’ll train you to listen to what our Clients want, ask the right questions and provide them with expert opinion. You’ll guide them in their decision making and deliver full end-end solutions using our technology, Darwin.


We’ll train you on how to Project Manage client projects and guide Clients through the process using core skills such as managing risks and controlling budgets.


You’ll learn how to talk to and communicate with Clients at different levels in the organisation, as well as internally at Thomsons with colleagues and Managers.


We’ll teach you about the employee benefits market and the business challenges our Clients face.

Our aim is that you’ll be running your own projects within 18 months of joining us, and you’ll have the skills and confidence to do this.

 Sounds exciting doesn’t it?

A flavour of what you’ll do

  • You will start at the beginning: learning the technology. We believe you can’t be a Consultant if you don’t know your product
  • You will configure Darwin™, you will learn how to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • You will learn how important data is to any technology system and how to help Clients understand this
  • You will support Client testing, often under very tight deadlines
  • You will use our delivery methodology (ID3) to manage your project and write requirements and design documents
  • You will participate in Client meetings from the earliest opportunity so you can start to learn key Client skills
  • You will work with many different teams internally at Thomsons to provide the right solution for our Clients, and be able to explain to Clients what we offer and how it’s delivered

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and solid general IT knowledge combined with a genuine desire to work hands on with technology
  • Familiarity of project delivery methodologies such as Prince2 would be an advantage

 

 

What you can expect from us:

  • Being a part of a global and successful, but still fast growing company.

  • An open, fail-friendly and fun environment.

    We reward our people for living our values and contributing to our business through a variety of benefits and perks:

  • Birthday day off.Yoga, Zumba and fitness classes with a personal trainer
  • Free fruit in every office - yes, we all love cake – and there are many talented Thomsons bakers –but we want to encourage you towards your 5-a-day too!
  • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenges
  • A spending account for you to spend on the things you decide are important
  • Pension, Life and medical insurance

 And the list goes on!