The Grayce Development Programme
Supporting graduates as they start their careers
We develop you with the skills that businesses need today, and in the future
Grayce believes in the power of new talent and the value that their perspective can bring to a business. The Grayce Development Programme is a three-year journey designed to shape graduates into future change leaders, offering training, support and the opportunity to gain real experience working in change and transformation.
Accredited qualifications, hands-on experience and the professional support you need to reach your potential sound good? Read on for more reasons why you should join #teamgrayce
Joining the Grayce Community
When you join our graduate Development Programme, you become an Analyst that’s part of our UK-wide Grayce Community. From here, Grayce provides you with the training and support needed to gain a strong understanding of how to deliver change and transformation, across Project Management, Business Analysis and Data Analysis.
You build on your skills each year with the support of your Delivery Manager. They will be your career coach throughout the Development Programme, helping you to build a bespoke training plan to reach your professional goals.
Together, our growing Analyst Community are supporting cutting-edge change programmes in cybersecurity, law, insurance, banking, IT, retail – and much more. Working on industry-leading projects nationwide, there’s plenty of ways to kickstart your career with Grayce.
Supported, and with you all the way. It’s how we do things at Grayce.
Performance management and mentoring
Every Grayce Analyst is paired with a Delivery Manager to guide their development through the Programme and ensure they continue to deliver excellence on client site. Our Delivery Managers are passionate about developing early careers and will work closely with you throughout your time on the Programme.
Client and industry knowledge
Our nationwide graduate network combined with the market insights of our Leadership Team mean we have a wealth of industry knowledge. We love to share success and knowledge, and share these insights at regular knowledge exchanges and peer-to-peer learning sessions.
Online learning platform
Analysts are able to drive their own development with access to our online learning platform. With over 9000 courses at your fingertips you can access self-guided courses 24/7 on topics from data analysis to graphic design and effective communication. You can tailor your own learning, in-line with what you need to achieve on client-site.
Formal learning and qualifications
To gain a solid foundation in change management, Analysts earn accredited qualifications in Agile methodology, project management and more. You’ll then be able to build on this foundation and choose a pathway that supports your career aims, Analysts have achieved qualifications including CIMA, CIM, ITIL and TOGAF. Soft skills development is also encouraged, so you’ll receive classroom based training to strengthen these and your leadership and management skills.
Developing the leaders of the future.
Our Development Programme is designed to shape well-rounded professionals. From soft skills to technical training and accredited qualifications, we’re committed to giving you a holistic learning experience that sets you up for success.
Who can apply?
Our Analysts come from a diverse range of backgrounds. What unites them is their can-do attitude, proven academic ability and commitment to their career. We discover the brightest graduate talent through our rigorous recruitment process.
The training and qualifications provided on our graduate Development Programme are designed to give you a solid foundation in change management disciplines. BCS Business Analysis and Agile Project Management are just two examples of our core qualifications that will equip you with the knowledge to perform any role in the Project Management lifecycle.
We empower you to drive your own development. In years two and three of the Development Programme, you have a training budget to spend on a range of qualifications. Grayce Analysts choose qualifications to support their future career aspirations.
We work with multiple clients across retail, financial services, insurance, legal services, pharmaceuticals and much more. The Development Programme has been designed to provide you with a broad range of experiences across clients, projects and disciplines. Project Analysts undertake client assignments working on;
· Regulatory change – such as Brexit and GDPR
· Digital transformation
· Cybersecurity programmes
· IT transformation
· Process improvement
Find out more about our client partnerships here.
Everyone on our graduate Development Programme is referred to as an Analyst. When working on client site, you’ll work in specific client roles. Typical roles include Project Manager, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Information Security Analyst, and Innovation Analyst. We work closely with you and our clients to help find an assignment that will match your skills, career aspirations and onward development.
We are a nationwide Community where everyone is supported to achieve their potential. The Grayce Community is full of like-minded, ambitious people. Delivery Mangers provide close support, coaching you to fulfil your potential and delivering the quality client service we’re known for.
Our people live our Grayce values: we care, we deliver excellence and we succeed together. We bring the Grayce Community together regularly at socials, charity events, and our annual conference. From fundraising with our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, to enhancing your coding skills with our Digital Community of Practice, our Analyst-led initiatives enable you to get the most out of your Grayce experience.
Grayce has clients and Analysts based across the UK. New Analysts are accepted onto the Development Programme based on client demand. You will be matched to a client in your region, or given the option to relocate if this is something you’d like to explore. Wherever you’re based, you’ll receive continued support and training throughout the Grayce journey.
Our Development Programme offers a springboard to success with over 50% of our Analysts going on to join the organisation where they’ve worked during the three-year Development Programme. There are also plenty of ways to continue your Grayce journey after the Development Programme.
We now offer a 2-year Consultancy pathway for those who have graduated from the Development Programme but want stay with Grayce. Through this, you can build on your leadership skills, taking on a strategic advisory role on client site.
You can also progress your career internally with Grayce as a Junior Delivery Manager or Junior Client Partner.
Whatever your plans are after Grayce, our Alumni Network and Mentorship Programme ensure you’re paired with experienced professionals to support you as you take your next steps.