Graduate Trainee WorkSmart Consultant

Available in:
Derry-Londonderry and Belfast

As Graduate Trainee WorkSmart consultant, you will be responsible for supporting the successful specification, design, configuration, testing and deployment of enterprise scale Workday solutions.  This will be done by working with customer business and technical teams, as well internal Workday and Smart delivery teams within the Kainos WorkSmart Business Unit.

Your primary activities will be to understand and translate customer requirements, define service scope, and shape, configure and deliver solutions that are fit for purpose and commercially viable for our customers’ Workday and Smart projects. Hands-on product configuration is essential for this role.

You must have a keen interest in developing a career in consulting, and depending on your skills and experience to date, you may be suited to work in one or more of the following areas – Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Financials or Payroll; testing and support; data management; integrations. Typically, you will have a background in one or more of the following disciplines - IT; business; HR/HCM; consulting; testing; financials; payroll; integrations.

The graduate trainee programme aims to develop your skills base across three core service lines within the WorkSmart Business Unit – Workday deployment and integration services, Workday Application Management Services, and Smart Services.


Minimum requirements:        

  • Currently studying or have completed a degree in a relevant technical and/ or business subject – IT, business, finance, HR etc.
  • Some understanding of the Workday or Cloud delivery methodologies including the relevance of different stages of the project lifecycle
  • Good communicator, you will be willing to assume a customer facing role, with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Capable of working within teams and alongside customers, as well as on your individual tasks with limited supervision.
  • Able to manage your time effectively and record it accurately
  • Able to apply all relevant standards and procedures to your own work, maintaining high quality and accuracy
  • Aware of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensure security of information
  • Able to rotate through various Workday and Smart delivery services, specifically Consulting, Application Management Services and testing
  • Able, if required, to travel to customer sites in the same region (minimal out of region travel may also be required)

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.