So what's it really like to work for DMW? Find out what sort of people thrive at the firm and learn more about the recruitment process. To see more about our social side follow our DMW Life twitter feed!

Working at DMW

We are passionate about helping clients deliver complex, business-critical IT transformation projects. Our clients are some of the biggest names in industry and our projects are every bit as challenging as you’d find in large consulting firms.

A consulting career can be very rewarding, but getting the work-life balance right is a continual challenge. To help address this, we work mainly in the South East of England although travel is available for our more adventurous Consultants. We believe we offer you a significantly better work-life balance than in other IT consultancies because you are involved every step of the way.

We are proud of what we do and are looking for more entrepreneurial and ambitious people to join us. Therefore if your passion is helping clients, as well as taking a successful firm to the next level, then you’re in good company and we would love to hear from you.

So what's it really like to work for DMW? Find out what sort of people thrive at the firm and learn more about the recruitment process. To see more about our social side follow our DMW Life twitter feed!

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Opportunities to join DMW

As a growing business, we are constantly on the hunt for the best and the brightest people in the industry. Our firm is widely recognised as the place where smart, ambitious people, who value their integrity and independence want to work. Click the links below to find out more about our current opportunities:

'Return to Work' with DMW

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The ‘Return to Work’ programme is a DMW in-house initiative to help you return to work… whether you have just finished maternity leave, or you have been out of the workplace for several years, DMW actively encourages applications for all open positions, from candidates who have taken a career break.

Our Return to Work programme provides a tailored package of support designed to make your career restart as easy as possible.

  • Flexible working: The option to choose a 4 or 5-day working week depending on your circumstances.
  • Company benefits: Including; private medical insurance (with family options), good maternity leave policy, childcare vouchers and life insurance.
  • Refresher courses: A choice of flexible in-house training.
  • Networking opportunities: Option to join our Women in Technology Consulting group.
  • We focus on the individual: Long term flexibility, family-friendly firm, working with your mentor to find the right projects for your career and your lifestyle.
  • Buddying up: Mentoring system to help you find your feet at DMW.

Stonewall Diversity Champions

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DMW is pleased to announce that it has joined Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme as part of our ongoing commitment to creating a diverse and dynamic workplace.

Stonewall is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality organisation in the UK and Europe and its Diversity Champions network provides a best practice forum for employers committed to sexual orientation diversity and inclusion

Stonewall Diversity Champion

A 'Great Place To Work'

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In spring 2017, DMW was recognised as one of the UK’s best medium companies to work for, as part of the Great Place to Work® annual survey of over 6,000 companies. 2017 was the fourth consecutive year that DMW has been recognised.

The Great Place to Work® Institute’s survey has been running in the UK for 16 years and is recognised as an important measure of how employees feel about working at their company.

Jeremy Olsen, one of DMW’s Board Directors explains:

“We are delighted to have been recognised for the fourth consecutive year as a part of the Great Place to Work survey. Following another year of growth for DMW, we competed in the medium sized company category for the first time. To be recognised once again confirms what everyone at DMW already knows, that DMW is a great choice for ambitious, high performing technology consultants who want to work for an organisation that truly values their contribution.“

Thank you to all our clients and colleagues for helping to us to create a company that we are proud to work for.

Furthermore we are delighted that our commitment to staff development has also been recognised by the UK Government’s Investors in People.

Staff Views

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  • Introduction
  • Who will I be working with?
  • Can I influence the direction of the firm?
  • How will my success be recognised?
  • Will I be well rewarded?

“Are you wondering if DMW could be the right next move for you?

“If you enjoy working with like-minded people, taking time out to connect with your colleagues, influencing the way a firm is growing and being recognised when you do a good job – then you’ll feel right at home here.

“You may have a few questions about how it feels to work at DMW; we certainly did. 

“To help you find out, we’ve asked some of our team to share their thoughts on the most commonly asked questions.”

Sam Newell, Recruitment Manager

“When I was making my decision to leave IBM in 2010 it was important for me to choose a firm where colleagues would share my strong consulting background.  Having previously worked for PwC and with friends from Accenture and Deloitte, it amazed me how many of the DMW team I was already connected to. If you have worked for these types of firms then take a look at our ‘staff profiles’ – you may well see some faces you recognise.”

Matt Pockson, Managing Consultant

“Every client and every project is different and since joining DMW I have been pleasantly surprised that my level of exposure within the client’s organisation has been significantly higher than when I was working for PA Consulting.  Within six months of joining DMW I was scoping a portfolio of Digital Security projects reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer at a global oil and gas company.”

Benjamin Gilbert, Managing Consultant

“At DMW, we take the creative inputs from the whole company and ask everyone to get involved in both the decision making on new initiatives and their implementation. There is a genuine and refreshing openness within the firm – everyone is encouraged to approach a Director if they have ideas for change and improvement.

“In addition, there are more structured activities (e.g. ‘Strategy Away Days’ and ‘Action Groups’) that provide us all with an opportunity to get directly involved in crafting, driving and often leading the future development of our business.

“I firmly believe our ability to influence the future of DMW has been one of the reasons we were selected as the best small place to work in the UK by the ‘Great Place to Work®’ institute for two years running.”

Ray Panditharatna, Managing Consultant

“In a small firm like ours, what you do is very visible. Unlike the bigger firms, you can make a real difference for your client, your career and for DMW. 

“I joined in 2004 as a Managing Consultant, where I’ve combined a variety of client-facing roles with a proactive interest in marketing DMW. The additional responsibilities that I took on in this area combined with the client satisfaction that I was delivering were both recognised formally in 2009 when I was promoted to Client Service Director and invited to join our Leadership Team.

“DMW is a firm that keeps an active interest on how everyone is doing in their client work, their personal career development and their efforts to support the on-going development of the company.  It’s fair to say that DMW recognises and rewards success across all of these areas.”

Derek Moore, Client Services Director

“When I received my job offer from DMW as a Managing Consultant I was still working at IBM. Although I had been assured that the package they could offer me would be ‘attractive’ I was genuinely impressed that I was able to retain all the benefits that I’d previously enjoyed and get a modest salary rise too! I had assumed that I’d have to give up some of my big-consultancy comforts in order to benefit from the greater opportunities for career development that DMW offered.  It was a pleasant surprise to find out that I would actually be better off by moving to DMW in both the short term and the long term.

“Despite being a small firm, DMW rewards its staff in line with our bigger competitors. Not only is our benefits package generous, it is also flexible.  For example, I have opted to take some of my salary in childcare vouchers and have also added my wife and daughter to our corporate health insurance scheme.”

Chris Ibbott, Managing Consultant

Your Career

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  • Introduction
  • Career development budget
  • Client diversity
  • Annual appraisals

“Our people and their skills lie at the heart of our success.  We rely on them to give us our competitive edge – DMW can only grow and develop if our people themselves develop. 

“We create an environment where individuals can drive their own development. The ‘Strategy Days’ and ‘Action Groups’ provide some excellent opportunities for people to get involved in new areas and develop professionally. I encourage you to read about what some of our team think makes the career development opportunities at DMW a cut above the rest.

“Hopefully you will see why we have won awards for our excellence in this area – such as Great Place To Work’s award for ‘Delivering Excellence in Learning and Development’ two years in a row.”

Chris Dean, Managing Director

“At DMW, we are each given £2,500 per year to support us reaching our career goals.  Some years I have spent my training budget on attending formal courses (e.g. PRINCE 2 and ITIL courses). More recently, I have opted to attend conferences such as Cisco Live 2013 in London, and VMworld 2014 over in San Francisco.  These events have given me technical insights that I’ve been able to put to good use when working for our clients – something that’s been recognised by my recent promotion to Technical Director. It’s great to have the flexibility to choose what I think will help me to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.”

Jonathan Sturtridge, Technical Director

“I joined DMW with a background predominately in retail banking systems integration and was first thrust into the world of commodities trading based in central London. This was incredibly interesting and challenging environment where I was able to learn about front office platforms and oil derivatives, enterprise service bus technology and DevOps at the coal face. Since then, I have had opportunities to work on the most cutting-edge aspects of financial services such as challenger bank platform solution design and developing mobile banking applications. My learning in client environments never stops through this variety.

Matching skills, experience and development opportunities with client demand is at the heart of DMW’s successful scheduling process. Our Directors in conjunction with the Talent Management team, seek to maximise individual’s strengths and expertise, stretch them in new roles and given them exposure to new industries. This is all done with careful reflection on appraisal feedback, formal objectives and the overriding desire to invest in our most important asset – our people.”

Ray Panditharatna, Director

“A lot of time and effort goes into the annual appraisals that take place at DMW. The first time I had a DMW appraisal I was impressed by how the discussion quickly honed in on how I wanted to develop myself further. It was obvious how seriously others took the appraisal process – it was much more than simply form-filling. When I joined DMW from PA Consulting I hadn’t had much experience of single-handedly managing projects with large budgets. I flagged this during my initial meeting with my appraiser and he agreed to help me secure a role with more budgetary responsibility (and support me in handling it properly!). Within a year I was responsible for the delivery of a £6m project and within two years I was the Project Manager for a £26m business critical application within a £40m programme.”

Oliver Hastings, Managing Consultant

Your DMW

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  • Introduction
  • DMW monthly meeting (DMM)
  • Strategy away days
  • Team building away days
  • Family fun
  • Action groups
  • The eight thirty call

“When you’re at a client site we make sure that you can stay networked with your colleagues at DMW. We create regular ‘DMW time’ in your calendar to help you continue to build internal relationships.

“You can look forward to the following regular events, as well as the ad hoc meetings that our team take it upon themselves to arrange.”

Chris Dean, Managing Director

“The DMM is an all-hands meeting that takes place on the first Thursday of every month at our office, usually with food and washed down with a few drinks.

“These often include a ‘The Face of DMW’ slot, which are a chance for new joiners to provide a witty exposé on their professional, and not so professional, life. It’s not every company meeting that you find out your colleague outran a horse and won £25k in a competition. We also invite a variety of leading external technologists to talk to us – we find this helps keep up to date on the latest developments.

“Just like many others here at DMW, I’m a firm believer in the value of these events which is why I volunteered to take responsibility for running them.  It’s great to have the chance to impact the format and content of these events, knowing that our office team will make sure the event runs smoothly and we don’t forget to order the pizzas!”

Corie Hawkins, Managing Consultant

“Once a year we hold a two-day offsite meeting in the Spring when everyone is updated on the previous year’s performance and engaged in planning for the year ahead. Each year a different group of people from across the firm are involved in the planning activities that go beforehand – they drive the selection of venues, the style of the event, the agenda, the break-outs/workshops, even the dinner menu for the evening. So it’s really an event that we collectively own.

“At the last DMW Strategy Day, we worked in groups to come up with and pitch ‘Your Big Idea’, in support of the firm becoming Bigger, Better and Bolder. The outputs of this day have subsequently fed into the activities of our Action Groups and many of the ideas are already happening.

“After we wrap up the more formal part of the day, we always make sure there’s some time to relax. Whether that’s indulging in a trip to the spa, finding like-minded colleagues to join in an impromptu tennis match or even embark on the odd 50-mile bike ride!”

Kate Shaw, Managing Consultant

“Every Autumn we take a couple of days away from our client work to come together as a firm.  We always choose somewhere that gives us a great opportunity to talk business and socialise with each other across a range of formal and informal activities.

“Recent team building events have included: a three-day trip to Portugal to explore the delights of the Algarve, a ramble round The Lakes with some high adrenaline antics thrown in, and a track day at Thruxton Race Circuit organised in association with one of the charities we support.

“One of the things that makes these events such a success is that virtually everyone in the firm comes.  They really do help us build the all-important team spirit for which DMW is so well known.”

Tom Paterson, Managing Consultant

“We appreciate that work is only one part of our consultants’ lives. As well as being great consultants, many in our team are also partners, spouses, mums and dads. 

“Each year we hold a Family Day, which is a chance for everyone to come together to form new friendships and cement old ones.

“One of our more recent Family Day’s was held aboard a pirate ship! We hired a boat – complete with pirates (children’s entertainers) – and sailed up the Thames. The pirates had the children making hats and swords, doing ‘play parachute’, face painting – we even had ‘walk the plank’!  All this plus a BBQ … in the sunshine. Glorious.

“I brought my wife and both my children with me – the main challenge I had on the way home was explaining to my young son that Daddy doesn’t work as a pirate on a ship on the Thames. The reality, that I’m leading a piece of data centre strategy work is I fear, a little less exciting from the stand point of a four year-old!”

Jonathan Sturtridge, Technical Director

“We have nine internal Action Groups, which are formal channels for people to get involved in improving our business. These groups also take forward most of the actions that arise from our annual Strategy Day.

“They are a great way for people to develop their skills in a specific business area and to strengthen their relationships with people at all levels in the firm.

“Personally, I’m a member of the Recruitment Action Group.  As part of this group I’ve been leading a piece of work to develop a series of new adverts to attract candidates to apply to DMW.  Spending time with design agencies, working on copy text for the adverts and liaising with the LinkedIn advertising team have all provided an interesting diversion from my day job as an infrastructure project manager for a large government department.

“Although you don’t have to be part of an Action Group, virtually all our staff are members of at least one.”

Oliver Hastings, Managing Consultant

“It’s a weekly thing. Yes, you’ve guessed it – it starts at 8:30am.

“The whole DMW team gets together for a short and snappy conference call to run through client opportunities – so you are always in the know about who’s doing what. This is a collectively-owned meeting so it’s chaired by a variety of people.

“When I joined DMW I thought it sounded like the sort of call that would be scheduled, but often cancelled owing to ‘client commitments’.  It’s a testimony to the firm we are though that, since joining, I can honestly say it’s never been cancelled and we regularly have at least three quarters of the firm dialled in.  That’s probably why it’s such an effective way for us to keep in touch and collaborate around new opportunities.”

Tom Paterson, Managing Consultant