Creating leaders of the future

Keytree is an international award-winning design and technology consultancy and product developer looking to recruit the next generation of trailblazers in technology and innovation. Our mission is simple: to provide maximum value and growth to our customers, whilst providing our team members with the guidance and environment to break new ground, take pride in what they do and enjoy the experience.

We partner with all sorts of organisations, in a multitude of industries, from global brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Heineken to not-for-profit charities such as the Meningitis Research Foundation, designing and implementing complex and innovative business solutions.

We have two on-boarding dates in 2020 – April and September. For further information or to apply, applicants can send their CV and a covering letter to graduates@keytree.com

About the scheme

Keytree is offering graduates the opportunity of a career with market-leading salaries, benefits and expert guidance, providing a world-class start to a career in Technology and Business Consulting.

Successful applicants will be fast-tracked onto a 20-week induction course working alongside previous graduates and consultants in our international innovation centres located in Port Talbot, London and Madrid. We understand choosing your career path as a graduate is a big decision to make, that you may not possess extensive knowledge relating to IT or perhaps you are not sure what direction you want to pursue. What is important to us at Keytree is that our Developing Consultants gain exposure to a varied and broad range of cutting edge technologies before deciding where to specialise. You will gain an understanding of how the following technologies play pivotal roles in modern day business: AWS, React, Java, SAP Success Factors, S/4HANA Finance, C/4HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, SCP, Azure, U15, Liferay and more.

Training, project exposure and guidance will continue throughout the two-year programme. Furthermore, your role as a Developing Consultant will span industries with roles such as business analysis, custom development, business process improvement and project management. At the end of this scheme, you will have the tools, qualifications and practical experience you need to build a fantastic career with us at Keytree.

Tom Howard, a Keytree graduate recruit, is part of the SAP Fresh Faces programme

What’s on offer

A career as a business technology consultant in Agile Development, Analytics, Data Science, DevOps, Scrum, Project Management, Machine Learning and also SAP SuccessFactors, S/4HANA, C/4HANA plus the following:

  • A structured career path supported by regular and ongoing technology and consulting training
  • Career guidance and mentoring from Keytree’s industry-leading consultants
  • Business training in Finance, Consumer Experience or Human Capital Management
  • Opportunities for international travel
  • Experience across all areas of our fast-paced and entrepreneurial consulting business
  • Work across multiple industries including Retail, CPG, Energy and Natural Resources and Professional Services
  • The opportunity to evolve into a Keytree future leader

Selection criteria

Alongside your creative thinking and the ability to deal with everyday challenges, we are also interested in gaining a better understanding of your academic performance and achievements. If you are passionate about working in technology consultancy and innovation please review the details below:

  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • For further information or to apply, applicants can send their CV and covering letter to graduates@keytree.com for our April 2020 or our September 2020 intakes
  • Willing to travel up to five days per week (including international travel)
  • Willing to work extra hours to deliver to tight deadlines
  • A 2:1 Degree classification or Year 2 Grade (at 2:1 or higher if not yet graduated)
  • UCAS Points (pre 2017 300 points / post 2017 120 points)

“The Keytree Graduate Scheme is central to our future growth and success. We are proud to be investing in the best young talent and developing our future leaders.”

Anthony Aughterson – Director of SAP Consulting at Keytree

Programme duration

Two years with continual development thereafter including a 20-week induction programme

Training & Certifications

Including options from SAP, AWS, Azure, CIMA and more with all certifications supported by Keytree

Benefits

Health insurance, contributory pension scheme, life insurance and group income protection insurance

Salary

Market leading with regular increases

Locations

London, UK, Port Talbot, South Wales and Madrid, Spain

Holidays

25 days per annum

How our graduates progress

Carmina Matias

Carmina Matias

I studied Computer and Software Engineering in my native country, Romania before moving to the UK and finishing my studies at the University of West London, where I completed my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. I joined Keytree in August 2017 and was instantly impressed by the level of technical support and guidance the Graduate Scheme provided, which made my transition into technology extremely smooth and put me at ease from the very start. During this time, I have worked with a broad range of technologies including Java, Kotlin, React, Angular and Spring to name a few, and right now I’m preparing for the AWS Associate Solutions Architect exam. The great thing about working at Keytree is the range of clients you get to work with as already I have worked as a frontend developer for Heineken, helping to create its distributor portal and also as a backend developer for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), improving the online purchasing processes for its JLR Experience Days. Currently, I am working at the Greater London Authority as a full stack developer as a member of the Open Project System delivery team. By working on large projects, alongside experienced developers, I have quickly got to grips with new technology in rapid time. And my new level of understanding gleaned from working with senior developers and solution architects has also helped me make an informed decision on my career direction. I am proud of what I have achieved and it is amazing to know that thousands of users are benefiting from products that I helped to create.

Alex Worrall

I have been with Keytree for over two years, joining after I completed my Maths BSc at Durham University and although I developed a passion for coding my knowledge was limited but working at Keytree has allowed me to become a confident developer. I’ve had many highlights since joining Keytree but what stands out was my introduction – this gave me time to bond with the other graduates and also the confidence to be more comfortable when meeting people from around the company. Then after a couple of months, I was dropped into a client project, which made a huge difference as I got to work alongside and learn directly from talented professionals. You never feel alone or abandoned as staff go out of their way to offer support, making you feel part of the Keytree family. Whenever I felt that I was struggling, it was wonderful knowing that there were always people on hand to help me through. The social side of Keytree is great and as part of a very sociable team, working on a project for Jaguar Land Rover, I have developed a fantastic knowledge of the local restaurant meal deals! My advice to any new graduates is that if you feel out of your depth, the feeling will go very quickly if you are willing to ask for help as there is a wealth of experience to draw on from people who care.

Alex Worrall
Rob Bettison

Rob Bettison

I joined Keytree in October 2017 after completing my Maths BSc and Computer Science Conversion MSc at Bristol University. Following a series of incredibly useful induction sessions, I was introduced to key people in different areas of the business before joining an internal project, under the guidance of a senior architect. Like all graduates, I was paired with an experienced Keytree professional, who was always free to offer me advice and support – something I found extremely beneficial at the start. My first project was on-site at the Greater London Authority as part of the team delivering the Open Project System, a new digitised way to manage grant applications for organisations building new homes in London. I then moved to Jaguar Land Rover, which introduced me to Liferay technology and now I’m a member of the team working on a data migration project at Serco. As part of my continued progression, I will be sitting the AWS Associate Solutions Architect exam in January 2020 and the Java 11 exam in June 2020. My advice to all future graduates is not to be nervous and to ask questions if you don’t understand something. If you don’t understand it means it’s either a difficult concept or someone needs to add more detail to the explanation. Other than that embrace all of the many opportunities that are sure to be thrown at you.

For further information or to apply, applicants can send their CV and a covering letter to graduates@keytree.com