Graduate Program

To strengthen the future of project management, Seven Consulting commenced their graduate program in 2019 for aspiring program management graduates who share our vision of delivering critical programs successfully in a way that inspires confidence, enhances transparency and empowers teams.

Working closely with Seven Consulting’s Senior Leaders, graduates will learn the end to end cycle of Program Management and start to work in PMO and Project Management roles. The successful graduates will be working at some of Australia’s largest organisations, delivering some of their most critical programs.

The graduate program is an excellent opportunity to join Seven Consulting and be part of our continued growth and success.

Applications for the 2022 Graduate program is now open.
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Graduate Program Goals

Graduate Training Plan

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Our Graduates

Our Graduates (Jan 2020 – May 2021)

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Our Graduates at Work

What Our Graduates Say

I am enjoying Seven’s grad program so much. It was really good that Seven took time to reintroduce us to the project management fundamentals to fill any knowledge gaps we had coming from different academic backgrounds. I’ve learnt so much in the first 3 months from tools to concepts, some of which I was completely unfamiliar with before joining, like Jira. We’ve got a great facilitator with a wealth of knowledge who puts in effort to ensure I understand concepts. Assisting with a project management review as my first engagement was the perfect way to consolidate my knowledge and apply everything Seven’s taught me so far. In the role I supported a PMO Manager in reviewing a client’s project management framework and providing recommendations to ensure its fit for purpose in IT projects.

Chika Nnadiekwe, Graduate
Syed Saad

The Graduate Program at Seven is a great opportunity for anyone who’s looking to gain valuable experience in Project Delivery and PMO roles. Being the first class of graduates at Seven, we spent the first couple of months learning fundamental project management concepts and methodologies, working on our hard and soft skills and engaging in numerous training and mentoring sessions with senior consultants as well as with the CEO. To say the least, it was steep learning curve, with constant challenges and assessments, but it really paid off when we were sent out to work on real projects.

It was 3 months after starting at Seven when I was assigned my first project at AMP Life, where Seven was engaged to help uplift the delivery PMO for their Separation portfolio. I was working alongside two senior consultants which was extremely helpful since I got the right level of support and guidance to help me fulfil my responsibilities and make sure I was delivering to the required standard. Most of work was around creating new templates for the delivery team which included the PMP, Business Case and PIRs as well as optimising the existing processes for Change Control and Risk Management etc. I was also responsible for creating a Finance Tracking tool for the portfolio with embedded dashboard capability which was expected to be the single source of truth for portfolio financials to help with reporting of KPIs such as ETC, EAC and Variance. Upon positive feedback, I was asked to create a similar tool for Resource tracking to assist with better forecasting and enabling transparency regarding over and under allocations.

Although there many lessons to be learnt, the biggest one was to make sure that we understood the problem that we were trying to solve, the value that we were expecting to derive from the solution, and having necessary controls in place to help gauge and track the team’s performance as we progressed.

After close to 15 months in the company and having worked with 4 different clients, I can proudly say that Seven was the best choice that I could have made to start my career in Project Management and I’m extremely grateful to the leadership and the whole team for their immense support throughout this journey.

Syed Saad, PMO Consultant

What makes the program one of the best is both the challenging and nurturing aspects of it, by allowing the graduates to test their limits and deepen their knowledge while having the best delivery professionals in the field as support. Besides relearning project management fundamentals, we had opportunities to engage, learn, and assist leading delivery professionals, which allowed us to build a foundation of knowledge based both on experience and theory. Additionally, we had opportunities – ones I didn’t expect to have – to apply these fundamentals into actual project outputs, paving the way to learning tools essential for project delivery (e.g. Jira and MS Project) and work shadowing opportunities. In my first role, I was tasked to assist a project manager in updating project governance documents, to provide updated governance processes and standards essential for delivery. With that said, Seven’s graduate program exhausts all possible sources for us graduates to fully grasp aspects of successful project delivery, while adhering to Seven’s core values.

Julia Justo, Graduate

What made the program good

  • Being able to work with, observe and meet very experienced and skilled consultants in their profession
  • Friendly and funny head office staff
  • Learning from the professionals and being able to implement in real life scenarios
  • Great, detailed mentorship from Cathy
  • Structured and dedicated approach to learning the relevant skills
  • Closeness with management and ease of accessibility of anyone in the business.

What you ended up doing, especially if it was unexpected

  • Working in a real high-profile company quite early on. i.e. Alinta, InvoCare
  • A lot of textbook and resource reading from the KR which was essential to build a foundational knowledge base
  • Standard junior PMO responsibilities which includes scheduling, financials, meeting minutes, meeting setup, and more
Leslie Diep, PMO Consultant

I ‘ve been in the graduate program for 3 months and I am enjoying my time here. In my 3 months in Seven, I’ve been learning PM fundamentals, doing case studies, practicing different PM software as well as learning from talking with my colleagues. We have regular catch-ups with our manager and the founder, which helps us to build a solid foundation in project management as well as resolve problems we have along the way in a timely manner. Also, I get sufficient support from the company in attending additional trainings to enhance my knowledge and improve continuously. The founder, manage and graduate peers are very friendly and supportive, which creates a safe environment for me to learn and grow. It is interesting that we had chance to assist in the delivery summit, which is the biggest annual event of the company, I got to understand my colleagues better through working with them during the event.

I am going to start my first work shadowing and bench work soon and I am very excited for it!

Katie Yang, Graduate
  • The Seven Grad Program is second to none. The leadership team go above and beyond to ensure that every individual receives quality time for professional development with the most senior people at Seven.
  •  At no point in the Grad program have I had a question I was afraid to ask. Seven has a fantastic company culture and a very approachable team.
  •  The quality assurance initiatives at Seven have a noticeable impact on the company’s reputation among external clients. Seven consultants are constantly guided and advised by a highly capable team during their engagements.
  •  Seven is a company that values the input of all members of it’s team, regardless of seniority.
  •  The Seven Grad Program provides it’s gradates the opportunity to re-learn what they know about project management from the ground up. This involves a foundational journey through the theory of the discipline, right through to practical applications during work shadowing and client work.
Josh Pricken, Graduate

Seven Consulting’s Graduate Program is great because it is well designed to set us up for success. We are given numerous opportunities to nurture our project management fundamentals with the vast knowledge repository, multiple learning sessions, and bench work for different consultants. We are also provided with a lot of support in order to fit our knowledge, skills, and experience on the assignments we are given. From schedule maintenance and monitoring, to document management, and even tool testing, the Graduate Program ensures that we would have successful career moving forward.

Louigi Gardiola, Graduate

Working for Seven has been a wonderful and rewarding experience for me. The graduate program enables graduates from all degree background to reset and learn PM from the ground up. For some of us it meant learning things for the first time and for others it meant contextualising what we learnt and unlearning things which are no applicable in real world scenarios. What I really appreciate is the amount of time and effort Seven has invested in our training and development with a blend of theoretical, scenario based and client work. Help is always available and strongly encouraged to be sought after as part of our culture. We have daily graduate calls with our graduate program coordinator, fortnightly learnings with Seven’s thought leader and weekly catchups with Seven’s Founder Declan. This mixed approach really sets us up for success in our first client engagement.

Louie Huang, Graduate
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