12 month Internship opportunities for undergraduate students: Consulting - Adoption Change Management Consultant

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Job Type:Full Time

Intern opportunities for undergraduate students: Consulting

Adoption Change Management Consultant Intern

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Business Area – Microsoft Services

The Microsoft Services vision is to help customers and partners realise their full potential through the accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Services goal is to be the best technical consulting business in the world, constantly delighting our customers through delivery.

As we are anticipating a high volume of applications, we will close this role once we reach our threshold likely to be in less than one week from posting. You may find for some of our more popular roles this will happen very quickly so if you're interested please don't delay your application.

Please note we are doing this with you in mind, to ensure where we can that you have the best application experience.


Consultant Role Overview

In a world of consumption based economics (driven by cloud and devices), adoption is the new currency. In response, Microsoft Services has created the Adoption and Change Management Practice (ACM P) with a charter to govern, prepare and manage Adoption & Change Management services offerings throughout the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to join a group of experienced Change Management Consultants to drive high value end user adoption for our customers through targeted individual, group and organizational change management services.

Key Responsibilities

In your role as a Junior Change Consultant your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting customers in the development and execution of Adoption and Change Management programs to drive adoption of Microsoft services and deliver measurable business value.
  • Assessing a customer’s ACM maturity and Business Impact through change management assessments and surveys and working with the customer and a Senior Change Consultant to define appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Designing and undertaking workforce analysis to identify the key groups within an employee population and analyse how they will be impacted and react to the proposed change and their training needs
  • Working with the customer and other Change Consultants to define communication strategies that address the concerns and motivations of the employee population
  • Determining adoption metrics that can be used to measure success of the ACM project and make adjustments to plans as needed
  • Deriving based on the ACM scope the related training plans to help end-users develop the knowledge and ability required to be successful
  • Communicating effectively and collaborating as part of a team of professionals.
  • Establishing and managing client expectations while maintaining a positive, proactive and professional demeanor


We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Team Player: driving digital transformation with our customers is a team sport. We need teammates who can stay focused on our customers' satisfaction while operating in a highly-collaborative and global organization.
  • Growth Mindset: your life is truly about learning-it-all. You approach every new piece of information, knowledge, and competency with curiosity. Ultimately, you're open to the ideas of others, where the success of others does not diminish your own.
  • Customer Obsessed: you learn about your customers and their businesses with a beginner's mind and then bring solutions that meet their needs.
  • Diverse & Inclusive: You don't just value differences, you seek them out and invite them in.

Required Qualifications

Experience with a defined change management methodology is desired but not required; training will be provided. You will need to demonstrate a passion for managing change.

In addition you will possess or be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Psychology, Marketing, Business or related field/or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent social, communication skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be in their penultimate year of university and eligible for a 12 month internship in the UK starting July 2021
  • Must have right to work for the full duration of the internship without need for sponsorship

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