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Students and Graduates

We offer a range of graduate opportunities across strategy, management consulting, and managed solutions.

What we look for

Work at Cartesian is varied and challenging, which is part of what motivates us. We don’t expect you to be a business expert or a tech guru. What we look for is intellectual rigor and diligence in the following key areas:

  • Problem Solving: Can you think analytically and break down complex problems into smaller, solvable pieces?
  • Research: Can you seek out the information needed to support the pieces of the problem that you’ve just broken down?
  • Communication: Can you build those pieces back up into a comprehensible picture that others can understand?
  • Teamwork: Can you work closely with colleagues and clients on small teams that demand big contributions from every team member?

All our practices require a degree from a competitive university. When applying, consider how your unique education and experience arm you to consult for top executives in the communications, technology, and digital media industries.

Graduate opportunities at Cartesian


In strategy, you combine commercial, analytical and technical skills to support clients to develop strategies and address their largest challenges, including growth and transformation.

  • Analysts are not required to have relevant experience but are expected to be intellectually curious, structured thinkers who embrace new challenges and enjoy working with data
  • Senior Analysts will have two to three years’ experience in consulting, market research, or data science and have comfortable command of an array of quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
  • Consultants should have three to five years’ experience in strategic, management, or operational consulting or relevant telecommunications/media/technology industry experience, this level is suitable for MBA graduates with relevant prior experience.
  • Managers should have five to seven years of progressively increasing responsibility at a management consulting firm (or similar), with at least two years’ experience successfully leading project teams.

In management consulting, you support clients end-to-end in executing their strategies, from design and planning through to implementation, in-life operations, and assurance.

  • Junior consultants should have a technical background, this may be in IT systems and skills (for example SQL, TCP/IP, Perl, solutions analysis and design) or in network systems and services (for example VoIP, IPTV, wireless, application servers).
  • Consultants should have a solution design, architecture, implementation, project management, or testing background; and demonstrable knowledge of the technologies and business drivers in one or more of Cartesian’s core competencies (provisioning, mediation, rating & billing, CRM, revenue assurance, networks – fixed/mobile/unbundled).
  • Senior consultants will be industry experts, capable of consulting on and managing Cartesian consultancy and delivery projects.

There are a number of roles within our solutions team. In managed solutions, you will be part of the development of our proprietary Ascertain® solution, a proven analytics platform as well as support the integration with existing client business processes – converting insights into results.

Solutions Platform Core Development & Roadmap

Focus is on delivering the on-going development of core analytics solutions.

  • Core developers will have a strong background in Java, knowledge of MVC frameworks and reasonable experience of SQL.
  • Front End/User Interface developers should have javascript/jQuery scripting expertise together with reasonable Java development experience.
  • Oracle developers will have substantial PL/SQL expertise together, good Oracle knowledge with some Java development experience.
  • Designers and architects should be capable of some database design, be SOA subject matter experts and hands on Java and PL/SQL developers.

Analytics Delivery

Focus is on using platform frameworks to build and configure robust solutions to meet our customer’s needs.

  • Junior consultants will be technically literate self-starters and be able to demonstrate logical and innovative thinking whilst working on delivery solutions.
  • Mid-level and senior consultants will demonstrate acquired expertise in specific business domains, and be able to design Ascertain-based solutions to work within them.
  • Technical Project Managers will be experienced, hands-on PMs who can lead a project through to delivery, but can get stuck into the technical detail when required.
  • Key technical skills include SQL, UNIX (shell), and (ideally) Oracle.

Analytics Support

Focus is on providing technical support to our wide and varied Ascertain customer base.

  • A quick thinker, you will be able to investigate, diagnose and resolve problems within often complex business logic.
  • You will quickly acquire an understanding of the customer’s business and specific Ascertain implementation to see things as the customer does.
  • You will drive resolutions through to completion, which may involve coding, testing, creating and managing the deployment of hotfixes and new releases.
  • Mid-level and senior analysts will have customer liaison responsibility, ensuring that we maintain our core principle of ‘happy customer’, and will have the blend of technical and management skills to steer high priority issues through to satisfactory resolution.
  • Key technical skills include SQL, UNIX (shell), and (ideally) Oracle.

Making an Impact

What kind of impact would you like to make in your career? Prepared for a graduate recruitment university presentation, our Strategy team shares details of our recruiting process and selection criteria, examples of Cartesian’s project work, and how new recruits fit in and make an impact.

Want to join our team?

Cartesian’s consultants devise practical strategies, put these plans into motion, and get things done. Sound like something you want to do?