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Management Consultant - Defence



United Kingdom
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024


At Capgemini Invent, we help our clients to embrace innovation and transformation to get the future they want.

By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.

About Capgemini Invent:

.As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.

Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability.
An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable). We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success. When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.

Get The Future You Want

See what it’s like to work at Capgemini Invent, visit our Glassdoor page.

An overview of the role:

It is a particularly interesting time for Defence. Recent initiatives such as the Digital Backbone and Multi Domain Integration mark the transition from the ‘Industrial Age’ into the ‘Information Age’, where Digital capabilities are changing the nature of competition and conflict at a staggering rate. Change, however, isn’t just about technology, it also relies on an optimal mix of tools, processes, people, culture and information to make effective change happen, and stick. Enter Capgemini Invent.

Our technology and engineering heritage, combined with our rapidly growing consultancy business, and proven track record of delivery within both Defence and the broader Public Sector makes us ideally situated to support our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations. We pride ourselves on being collaborative and agile in the way we support clients, helping them through the full problem-solving process, from project/programme initiation, through to successful change implementation and benefits realisation. Our Defence subsector is fast growing, which translates to abundant opportunities to shape the subsector positively for the future. We truly believe this is the perfect time to join the account, you’ll get the best of both a ‘start up’ mentality, alongside the benefits which come from being part of a larger organisation.

The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.

Why this role?

We are growing our Defence team, and the opportunities are huge. We work hand in hand with our clients to realise their goals and overcome their most complex challenges. We do this by working very closely with the broader Capgemini group to support our clients as holistically as possible, leveraging a wealth of technical expertise, with areas such as the Applied Innovation Exchange, Cambridge Consultants and the ASE. We believe our technical heritage and ecosystem of ‘know how’ really sets us apart from our competitors. We need people with strong consulting skills as well as skills in areas such as: Strategy & Innovation, P3M, Agile & Hybrid ways of working, Business Technology, Analytics, and Workforce & Organisational transformation.

As the account grows, you will also have the opportunity to support Capgemini Invent’s outward facing knowledge sharing through the creation of thought leadership, and market offerings by writing propositions and bids that reflect our position as a leading public sector management consultancy. We will support you to develop your skills and expand your experiences, stretching you to become an even better consultant. At Capgemini we live our values and so we want you to be bold, have fun and we will give you the freedom to develop your career in the way you want to. We offer a structured career path and invest in continuous development and learning, often led by you, supported by your managers and peers. Our footprint across Defence is increasing all the time, spanning Front Line Commands, Delivery Agencies and Arm’s length bodies, meaning we will always have an interesting, stretching assignment.

As part of your role you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the business and your own personal growth, through activities that form part of the following categories:

• Business Development – Leading/contributing to proposals, RFPs, bids, proposition development, client pitch contribution, client hosting at events.
• Internal contribution – Campaign development, internal think-tanks, whitepapers, practice development (operations, recruitment, team events & activities), offering development.
• Learning & development – Training to support your career development and the skills demand within the company, certifications etc.

We’d love to meet someone with:

At Capgemini, the business, your peers, and our clients, have high expectations. We look beyond background and qualifications and look for the behaviours that drive success. That means we are looking for people who are able to think outside the box, take pride in developing themselves and those around them, want to be at the forefront of industry excellence and who want to go above and beyond for their clients.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have experience in the Defence sector, wider Defence consultancies, and/or Defence suppliers.
  • Hold SC clearance, or are willing to go through the SC process.
  • Are self-sufficient and autonomous, undertaking responsibilities with minimal oversight.
  • Are willing to learn and evolve, applying yourself to tackle new problems.
  • Are willing to work with a broad range of stakeholders, at a range of locations.
  • Have a strong commitment for self-development.

As a Consultant at Capgemini Invent, within the Defence team you will need to:

  • Use your strategic mind-set to help organisations develop their response to new threats and challenges, capitalising on opportunities and supporting them through change.
  • Bring expert and innovative insights to drive key decision making, utilising excellent written, oral and presentational communication skills.
  • Use your analytical skills to assess clients' problems, develop and present evidence-based options.
  • Be positive, open-minded, compassionate, goal-orientated and professional.
  • Use your business acumen to identify and pursue business development opportunities.

Why Capgemini is unique:

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.
We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.
Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.

Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so. So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference. Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.


We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about. In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 10th year. When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.

Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.

We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.

More information is at available at:

In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.