Consulting is a great industry to work in if you aspire toward continual learning and growth. Because each project requires a unique solution, the best training comes from hands-on experience and learning from every assignment. ZS makes a commitment to our people by providing many opportunities for growth and development across our capability groups (business consulting, business operations, business technology).
Within each group there are types of expertise that our associates aim to build. At ZS, expertise centers—small teams of experts focused on defining core skills, building firm-wide expertise delivery modules and ensuring relevant training—provide those building blocks.
At ZS, we think of consulting as an apprenticeship. You learn from more experienced team members who have more expertise in a specific industry or type of analysis or technology. Associates grow by building skills and expertise that make their contributions valuable to clients—skills such as project delivery coordination, client management, methodology development or system design.
All of our practice areas need deep content experts and strong delivery teams. Our varied practice areas and industries lead many types of projects. Each project experience provides an opportunity to gather deeper skills and add breadth to sales and marketing knowledge. Some people will focus on and be an expert in one area, while others will be strong in a few areas and conversant in others.
ZS provides project-related and structured training throughout your career to prepare you for greater responsibility and to develop your career.
New Employee Orientation (NEO): Initially, employees participate in a NEO session that provides information on basic tools, resources and key ZS practice areas.
Following NEO, there are several ongoing interactive courses offered, covering a range of topics. Some of the learning and development sessions include:
Just-in-Time Training: Interactive, informal meetings are offered just before you start a new type of project, so you can immediately put the concepts into use.
Brown-Bag Presentation Series: Short, informative and educational, these lunchtime presentations provide a forum for idea sharing and learning.
Skill-Building Courses: Interactive, hands-on training sessions are offered periodically to enhance your skills and show you how to perform your job more effectively.
Expert Sessions: Principals, Managers and Consultants from all of our offices share their expertise in training sessions designed to help you learn and apply the latest ZS strategies and practices.
Summits: Interactive workshops designed to disseminate the latest expertise and developments within an industry or practice area.
In addition to group training, ZS works with you to determine individual learning and development needs. You may benefit from participating in an industry conference, completing a college-level course or polishing your presentation skills. Each of those opportunities can be tailored to an individual's situation.