Associate Business Consultant - Columbus



Associate Business Consultant
Location: Nottingham for initial 6 months, then can be based remotely
Salary £25,000 basic salary, plus bonus & benefits (rising to more than £50,000 after 5 years)

Columbus is a global industry consultancy and the preferred business consulting partner for ambitious manufacturers, food producers and retailers around the world. Our customer-centric approach helps us lead our clients to achieve digital transformations for a better tomorrow, to accelerate the growth, sustainability and profitability of their business. We are proud of our ability to empower and delight both our customers and our employees throughout their journey with us.

1.1 About the role and who we’re looking for

If you’re talented, enthusiastic, committed and a newly or recently qualified Graduate, then you’re just the person we’re looking for to join our Training Programme in September 2021. The experience, knowledge and skills you will gain on this scheme will:

  • Give you an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Dynamics365/BC/CE implementations
  • Offer you the opportunity to quickly become a respected and credible Dynamics Business Consultant
  • Help you to become an expert in your field of business and a trusted advisor to our customers
  • Provide you with a rewarding career pathway at Columbus.

You’ll be based in our Consultancy department and will provide consultancy expertise throughout the project lifecycle of a digital transformation implementation. You therefore need to be someone who is commercially astute, focussed, confident, a proactive self-starter and who has great relationship-building, influencing, organisational and communication skills.

You should have a minimum 2:1 Degree (or equivalent qualifications/experience), ideally in Finance, Accounting, Law, Business, IT, Psychology, Engineering or Manufacturing, but we welcome applications from all degree disciplines. You will initially be office based in our Nottingham head office. After 6 months, when you have successfully passed our challenging in-house training programme, there is the flexibility for you to be based elsewhere in the UK and to work remotely.

1.2 About Columbus and what it’s like to be part of the team

Columbus has been working with customers for over 30 years, and we have completed more than 8,000 successful business implementations. Columbus employs over 2,000 dedicated staff worldwide, over 170 of which are based in the UK, where we have offices in Nottingham, Manchester and Cambridge. We operate as a global team, which brings an opportunity to work on projects with colleagues across the world, so, wherever you’re based, you’ll need to have the flexibility and ambition to travel both within the UK and further afield to meet with customers and colleagues.

The Columbus team is a close-knit family - we work together to develop and mentor each other to help the team to achieve all that it can. Our Associate Business Consultants can rest assured that they will have all the back-up and support that they need to develop and to be working on large projects as quickly as possible.

As well as what you’ll gain from joining our team, we want you to input into Columbus too. So, we welcome ideas and suggestions for how we can improve life for our customers and our team.

To hear from some of our recent trainees, and to apply for this role, please visit

Please note: This role is based in Nottingham for initial 6 months, then can be based remotely

Closing date: 16 July 2021

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Columbus is a global industry consultancy and the preferred business consulting partner for ambitious manufacturers and retailers around the world.

Columbus Interview Reviews

  • Graduate Business Consultant

    24 September 2018

    I was interviewed by two senior consultants. The interview questions were mostly competency based. For example, to describe myself, why I decided to apply to Columbus, how do I...

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