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Solution Consultant

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Solution Consultant

Solution Consultants promote, explain and integrate technical products on behalf of the businesses that they work for. You could be using your sales skills to close a lucrative business deal or testing brand-new technology solutions that could transform your industry.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Developing an expert understanding of a business’ products and services.
  • Implementing new technology systems for businesses.
  • Presenting and explaining concepts for clients so that they understand the likely impacts of proposed solutions.

Getting in and Qualifications


There is a range of qualification options to get into this role but most Solution Consultants will have qualifications in the following relevant subjects at HNC/HND, degree or postgraduate level depending on the level of expertise their employment requires:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Electronic and Computer Systems

Another useful option is an apprenticeship in Software Development or IT and Telecommunications. Apprenticeships offer practical training and a qualification and could be a way to progress into solution consultancy. 



Membership of an industry organisation can also be a valuable way to build contacts within the industry and land a suitable role.

ICT careers advice from the industry membership organisation, the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.