Location: UK/Ireland: London and Dublin

Opportunity: 6-month returnship starting October 2022

Closing date: Apply ASAP

**The UK programme is now closed for applications, visit here for opportunities in Ireland**

Avanade is partnering for a second year with Women Returners for their Reignite Returners Programme, for professionals returning to work after a career break of two or more years.

About Avanade

Avanade is one of the world’s leading IT consultancies. Owned by Accenture and Microsoft, their 50,000 people globally strive to make a genuine human impact and are transforming businesses for the digital era.

Avanade was born as a joint venture company between Microsoft and Accenture in 2000 – the middle of the dot.com boom. 50,000 employees globally, today they are the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem.

Their enthusiasm for each other and their work has and continues to take them far. Avanade has 32,000 Microsoft certifications and have been named Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year 15 times.

Learn more about the Reignite Returners Programme

The Avanade Reignite Returners Programme offers a paid placement of 6 months with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the programme. The programme will start in October 2022.

The roles will be based in Avanade’s London Cannon Street office and will require some UK based travel. There are also roles in Ireland, Dublin.

Avanade has a flexible approach to working. It is based on a fundamental principle of choice where the decision as to where you work will not be prescribed day to day but will be one that they empower their employees to make in partnership with their teams to ensure that they are in the best place to do their work for their clients, Avanade and themselves.

The programme is targeting applicants with a career break for 2 years or more. During this time you may have taken time out to look after children or elderly family members, for relocation or for other reasons. During your career break you may have worked on a small-scale basis, or not worked at all.  You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.

What will I receive as part of the Reignite programme?

  • A tailored induction to Avanade
  • Coaching sessions delivered by Women Returners
  • An opportunity to work on ground-breaking transformation projects
  • Access to technical skills and soft skills training to ensure you are well equipped to make an impact
  • A mentor who will accompany you through the programme
  • A buddy who will ensure you transition well into the new role and team

What roles and business areas are on offer?

Avanade has a range of roles and opportunities available for experienced professionals. They are looking for candidates with superb communication and problem-solving skills. You may have experience in one or more of the following business areas below. Note: applications are not limited to only these areas. If there is another technical area of interest that you feel would be a better fit for skills and experience, please note this in your cover letter.

Strategy Consulting (known as Advisory at Avanade)

The Advisory team consists of 3 integrated capabilities: Business, Technology and Organisational Change Transformation. The Advisory team aims to help solve their customer’s modern business challenges with a customer centric and industry orientated conversation.

Members of this team help their customers understand and quantify their challenges through discovery and assessment workshops and interviews. They help their customers build a business case for change, envision the future and support them in planning a transformation roadmap to deliver this. They work with other Avanade Talent Communities to realise these plans and help their customers get the most out of their investments in Technology and People.

Business Applications

As the market leader for Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementations and solutions, they are helping organisations rethink how to get more from their technology investment. They offer strategic advice and technology solutions that span sales and marketing, intelligent customer services, connected field service, modern finance and operations and e-commerce. With powerful partnership, such as Microsoft and Accenture and access to unique industry business process modelling tools, you’ll be supported throughout your career and empowered by being part of a collaborative, dynamic and successful team.

Programme and Project Management (known as Delivery Management at Avanade)

Avanade’s Programme and Project management team is made up of delivery leads and project managers who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They are all brought together by their passion for delivering technology and managing client relationships to a high standard.

The team is responsible for managing the whole delivery lifecycle from mobilisation to lessons learned, ensuring that the client gets the solution that they signed up for. The majority of their work is around managing the client relationships and that includes their internal client, Avanade. They have a global support and development network that ensures that their people are trained and certified to deliver at all levels and that there is a clear career path from consultant to Executive.

The Recruitment Process

To apply to the programme please click here.

Apply ASAP

Other Key Dates:

  • Video Screening with the Talent Acquisition Team (MSFT Teams) will take place in May-June.
  • Assessment Day (MSFT Teams): 5 July
  • Hiring decision: 15 July 2022