DETECON Consulting

Detecon Is the Place

Spearheading digital developments – a career tailored to the individual

Do you believe your future lies in ICT consulting, and do you want to contribute and evolve the full scope of your talents and skills? Join us to turn your plans into reality. Your opportunities and the breathing space you need to follow a career tailored to your personal abilities and ambitions are especially great at Detecon – not only in view of the broad range of interesting clients, challenging projects, and international experience. You can choose from among the many career paths and opportunities for development in the digital world of tomorrow.

Make an impact on the digital transformation of companies and markets as you pursue a career tailored to fit you. Join other sharp minds to drive forward new ideas and digital innovations. A sense of fellowship and team spirit are at the very top of everyone’s list. For the most part, you set the limits to your professional development yourself: through your commitment, competence, and inspiration.

WANTED: Digital Minds

You are bold, creative, and cosmopolitan – these are the qualities which characterize Detecon consultants and which we want to see in you.

A degree with honors is the basis for the start of your career. We are looking for graduates who have majored in the fields of economics, technology, or natural sciences.

Moreover, you have demonstrated during your studies that your horizon extends substantially farther than the next examination: one or more semesters of study abroad, internships, or perhaps even your initial experience in an international position. Ideally, you speak other foreign languages in addition to English. And if you can point to a long-term commitment to an area or a cause alongside your studies – whether social, cultural, or even athletic – that will really arouse our interest in you.

Exploit Your Potential

Masterful and competent

You can get started right away without any diversions. When we say, “Welcome to Detecon!” we mean that you are quickly integrated into your team, you become familiar with our organization and methods, and only a few weeks later you start on your first project: for a client in Germany or perhaps even on the international stage. Whatever the project, you will be a part of an interdisciplinary project team staffed with colleagues from all over the world.

We offer you demanding challenges, exciting experiences, and more responsibility than you would expect right from the start – and going beyond the project work itself. We provide the best conditions for you to launch the perfect start to your career as a consultant. The right mix of specialist expertise, industry know-how, and (intercultural) competence is the key to success.

Oriented to Performance

Your performance counts

You decide whether you want to join us as an all-rounder or a specialist. If you choose the first option, you will focus on one or more industries. In the second case, you focus your work on a specific topic and apply what you know in projects for all industries. So you develop further both vertically and horizontally.

As a “T-shaped Consultant”, you enhance either the breadth or the depth of your experience at every stage of your career. Ultimately, your personal “T” defines the backbone of your career.

T-shaped Consultant

We expect dedication in many different aspects and multi-dimensional development from our consultants. We will support you as you align your career path along our four key dimensions Project, Client, Knowledge, and People and become a genuine Detecon consultant.

Client covers all activities related to client acquisition and the evolvement of client relationships.

Knowledge covers knowledge-sharing activities and activities involving the development of subjects and methods.

People covers internal networking activities and activities involving recruiting and evolvement of employees.

Project covers all activities within the framework of concrete projects, i.e., project assignments and project results.

Networked

Starting with good connections

We provide the best possible support so that you quickly become an integral part of the Detecon community and find the right place here for your interests and skills.

You can depend on a strong network from the very first day. When you join Detecon, you automatically become a member of our YCN, which currently has a membership of about 200 young consultants from all over the globe. By young consultants for young consultants – that is the fundamental idea which is constantly being revitalized by the many programs and activities expediting the sharing of experience in all subjects.

In the YCN, you will meet colleagues who will be happy to help you along while you make your start at Detecon, enthusiastically and without regard for formalities. The YCN training programs will promote your further personal development. They concentrate on topics and skills which are important for young consultants in particular. The range of regular events is great: from the YCN dinner to bowling evenings to after-work parties and sports events. Enjoy the informal and relaxed atmosphere while you profit from the practical knowledge and experience of other consultants.

A special networking event is held twice a year. It takes its participants out into the world, to a city which is exemplary for networks, business, and culture. This is where you will meet Young Consultants from our international offices. Interesting talks by respected business speakers, discussions of digital developments, and the sharing of knowledge and experience are the leading topics on the agenda. Fun factor included! Leisure-time and cultural activities are the final touch to the program.

In addition to our open feedback culture and regular performance assessments, our diversified Detecon landscape will support you as you evolve professionally and personally – always along the lines of our 4 dimensions Project, Client, Knowledge, and People.

Your career development is primarily the responsibility of your People Development Leader. You will also be assigned a buddy and a mentor. Your buddy will help you to learn your way around the world of Detecon during the first six months. Your mentor, on the other hand, will be with you for a longer period and will focus on your personal development and career planning.

Determined

Career model

Our employees are the foundation of our success. That is why we work unceasingly with you along your personal career path right from the start. Whether an all-rounder or specialist: we promote your talents and help you to develop optimally both as a professional and as a person. Our career model is transparent and shows you where you stand at any given moment. Your responsibility for client development, conduct of projects, or work on a specific subject increases as you move up each level of your career. The time you spend at a particular career level is dependent on your personal performance.

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Excellence

Experience in all Industries

We make ICT strategies work! We are determined to keep this promise to our clients, so our consultants accept an enormous range of challenges. We drive digital transformation forward. The tasks which we take on and solve for our clients are just as varied and different as the industries and the companies we work for worldwide. Our clients include companies from virtually every branch of the industrial and service sectors.

Unsere Klienten

Global Working

International - what is the meaning of global working? Kiritharan Gangatharan, Business Analyst at Detecon, illustrates the different characeristics of global working at Detecon.

Detecon@Work

Yujin Schmidt, Consultant

Yujin gained extensive experience while working abroad during her participation in a program of the Detecon Young Consultants Network. She reports about her everyday work as a consultant on a carsharing project and the special challenges of intercultural exchange with clients and colleagues.


Thinking Space

Working in an extraordinary corporate culture

Integrity and appreciation, enthusiasm and reliability: these are values which we stand for and which we embody. We are all part of the same team, and our performance for our clients is always tops. Detecon offers you an extraordinary working environment where you will have optimal support. Communication and cooperation are at the focal point.

Fifteen international artists have transformed our premises at corporate headquarters in Cologne and our other locations into imaginative worlds of experience. Our art concept gives you the space needed for sharing personally with colleagues. Expand your horizons and look at things from various perspectives. We are counting on your professional expertise, but we depend even more on your creativity and your willingness to think outside the box.

Our Values

We constantly share our knowledge with one another, give one another support and encouragement, and value the work done by others. Teamwork is the lifeblood of our everyday work at Detecon. That is the basis for our joint success. We are open to your questions and treat one another fairly. We inspire one other, carry on constructive discussions with one another, and together we go the extra mile for our clients.

We rely on flat hierarchies. Our decision-maker culture is aimed at producing results without being authoritarian. You will have plenty of opportunities to assume responsibility after only a short time and to stake out the breathing space you need – more than usual in this kind of situation. We regard readiness to perform at the highest level and to work autonomously as a given.

Our employees around the world differ from one another in many respects: sex, origin, cultural and social background, and religious affiliation. We employ people from more than 30 nations and have successfully conducted projects in more than 160 countries. We are all united by our lives in a corporate culture which respects the social and professional needs of people everywhere. The internationality and diversity integral at Detecon are a tremendous advantage in a business world which is becoming increasingly global in its scope. We deliberately utilize these advantages for the further development of our company.

Here at Detecon, consultants have good opportunities to develop personally at a rapid pace. You will learn the ins and outs of our business from personal coaching by consultants experienced in project work. During your first year, we will appoint a mentor to stand by your side. Exciting and challenging training programs are available for all of the career levels – for beginners as well as advanced professionals. Your opportunities for promotion are transparent and depend to a large degree on your personal development, project experience, and performance. But your personal and professional development need not without exception find expression in new career levels at every turn. We respect your wishes if you see your path in the evolvement of your expertise rather than in ascension through the hierarchy. Our concern, first and foremost, is that every consultant fulfill his/her role optimally with respect to our clients.

Corporate consultants work around the clock, are never at home, and do not have a personal life: a cliché, of course, but one with a kernel of truth. But performance at the highest level over the long term is simply impossible without a balance between work and leisure time. This is an area where we depend on breathing space, trust, and fairness. On the one hand, work clearly has to be given priority during critical project phases. But in other respects, you have a great deal of freedom in the scheduling of your workday – without supervision or time clocks. We trust you to do a good job. By and large, we leave the responsibility for deciding when to do it up to you. The results are what count for us – not a physical presence.

Your Application

What we would like to hear from you

Explain to us why you believe your future lies in ICT consulting. Do you keep up with the latest products and trends related to mobile communications and the Web? We take it as a given that you are strongly drawn to ICT topics related to digital transformation. The more previous knowledge about national and international market developments you have, the better.

But your career at Detecon is more than just the question of professional qualifications and readiness to perform; there is also the matter of the “right type”. The consulting business is ultimately – first and last – a question of personality. Are you a good fit to us, and do we fit you? The best way for both sides to find out is in a personal meeting.

If you come to us with the qualifications of an economist, you should also have a good grasp of technological issues. And you should not have any problems thinking your way into complex technical contexts.

If your background is in technology or natural sciences, an understanding of and interest in commercial contexts and business topics is a must. We will provide you with the required basics.

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