What is InQbate?
InQbate is a training programme
aimed at recruiting young graduates with a maximum of two years working
experience in the Business Intelligence industry, with the aim of developing
them into fully fledged Qlik consultants.
In order to sustain and meet the
growing demand for quality consulting in the future, we needed to launch a
training and mentorship programme aimed at recruiting and training young people
with the base set of competencies that we believe to be important in our
It's the ideal opportunity for
someone fairly new to the practical world of data analysis, to apply their
knowledge and form fundamental business interface skills.
Why did Insight Consulting initiate this concept?
We believe the training offers a win-win solution. Our differentiating factor is our ability to speak our customer's
language, and the industry expertise we bring to the party when proposing
solutions that create value for our customers. In
order to sustain this offering, Insight Consulting must continually focus on
the quality of our consultants by training and investing in a customer and
business focused philosophy.
We believe that whilst Qlik is the best BI tool on the market today, the "wow" factor of our
implementations is derived from both the technical expertise andthe
business know-how of our consultants.
Furthermore, it's the ideal opportunity for young graduates to gain knowledge and receive expert training
in Business Intelligence, data analysis and information technology which they
may not necessarily get exposed to under normal circumstances.
How did you go about selecting the participants and what key attributes were you looking for?
Our recruitment process for the programme was intensive, involving case studies, competency based interviews
and logic tests. A high level of screening has allowed us to select people for
the programme who can, with the right guidance and mentorship, develop into
accomplished and sought-after Qlik and business consultants.
What does the training involve?
The course is a mix of hands on, case study based, technical training, coupled with business concepts and
business interface skills. The focus is not only on app builds, but also on
deep dive data analysis, how we visualise data and delivering true value to our
customers. The programme is run by senior managers within the organisation,
ensuring that the programme candidates have direct and frequent access to all
the knowledge and expertise built up over the years that Insight Consulting has
been in operation.
How is the programme going so far?
We have just launched the first
version of the InQbate programme, and whilst it is still in its infancy, the
initial 4 candidates who joined us are performing superbly. While the training
is intensive, there is no immediate time pressure which leads to a more
thorough grounding. The programme will be developed and refined as the project
evolves over the coming months, with the next opportunity for intakes taking
place in March 2018, for programme kick-off in April 2018.
If students and aspiring data
analysts are interested in future opportunities like this, how do they go about
applying and what minimum skills would they require?
If you are interested in applying
for the April 2018 programme, please send an email (the subject line inQbate),
with a concise, two page CV to
Maximum two years work experience
University or Technikon three year degree (need not be IT related)
Keen interest in data analysis