The IQ Business graduate internship programme is designed to allow passionate, analytical and enthusiastic graduates to improve their skills through various forms of consultant training while also gaining valuable experience, by exposing them to the workplace, through internal and external project engagements.

IQ Business is a proudly South African management consulting firm that is looking for a Business Analyst graduate to join their phenomenal team. The firm’s primary focus is to grow people and business in South Africa – if this resonates with you, then send your application.

IQ Business Graduate Internship Overview

  • Division: Graduate Recruitment
  • Business Unit: Graduate Recruitment
  • Minimum experience: Internship
  • Company primary industry: Information Technology and Services
  • Job functional area: Consulting
  • Contract term: 12 months
  • Closing date: 16 August 2024

Internship Summary

A Business Analyst intern is responsible for a variety of tasks that require a core skill set as well as the ability to pivot in response to changing business landscapes. Business analysts expertly use a variety of tools and technologies to manage even the most difficult situations. Interns aspiring to excel in this domain can develop a wide range of skill sets, including Business Analysis, Process Engineering, Solution Architecture, and Systems Analysis.


To qualify for the IQ Business Graduate Internship programme, the following is required:

A Completed degree in one of the following fields of study:

  • Systems
  • BSc/ BEng Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Diploma in Systems Analysis or Information Technology
  • PDM; PDBA; PGDIP and Master in any of the above would be advantageous


  • Leadership Roles: Participation in student organizations, clubs, or leadership positions that demonstrate initiative and organizational skills.
  • Project Work: Experience in handling academic or extracurricular projects that involve teamwork and strategic thinking.
  • Previous Internship or Work Experience: Prior experience in consulting, business analysis, or a related field would be advantageous.
  • Ability to travel between IQ business and our clients, locally or outside of SA.

Skills & Competencies

The IQ Business Graduate internship programme seeks individuals with the following skills:

  • Analytical Skills: Proficiency in analysing data, identifying trends, and making data-driven recommendations.
  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with clients and team members.
  • Technical Skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and basic knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g., SQL, Python, or R) is a plus.
  • Research Skills: Ability to conduct thorough and accurate research to support project needs and client engagements.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Demonstrated ability to approach complex problems methodically and creatively.

Key Duties

  • Client projects – Learning and applying specific methods, tools and techniques to help deliver on a project to a client.
  • Internal Project/Supports – Engage internally with IQ business and learn how the business functions. Assist and add value to help in attaining the strategic goals. Support in the day to day by always being open to a learning experience.
  • Cross Functionals – Diversify your knowledge and skills by engaging and learning across environments and projects. Show adaptability and impetus by taking on different projects and be able to show resolve in finding a solution.

The IQ Business Analyst position will develop the following skills: 

  • Business Analysis Business analysts are agents of change, professionals who analyse a business or organisation, by documenting its systems and processes, assessing its business model, identifying vulnerabilities, and devising solutions.
  •  Systems Analysis: Systems analysts assess the suitability of information systems in terms of their intended outcomes and liaise with end users, software vendors and programmers to achieve these outcomes
  • Process Engineer: A process engineer optimises and improves the efficiency of an organisation’s manufacturing and industrial processes. They ensure the smooth functioning of production lines, develop new techniques, modify existing designs and coordinate process improvement projects.
  • Solution Architecture: Solutions architects, owning the overall technical relationship and strategy between the customer and organization. They lead architectural design sessions, develop proof of concepts/pilots, implement projects, and deliver ongoing refinement and enhancement.

Be the best version of yourself

  • IQ Business wants you to be you!! With the key values of IQ business in mind, they want each individual to pave their path and grow within IQ business.
  • Collaborate, share and learn from one another and across the business. Show passion and curiosity to learn and develop new skills, but also hone older ones.
  • Be caring and supportive by putting up a hand to lend a hand and understand that not all being done will change the world, but it may just help someone for that day.
  • Be adaptable and resilient in smaller more monotonous pieces of work, knowing that as you develop the bigger more extravagant projects will come.

How to apply:

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In conclusion, the IQ Business Analyst Graduate Programme offers an exceptional opportunity for passionate and analytical graduates to embark on a journey of growth and development. Designed to provide a comprehensive training experience, the programme exposes participants to various forms of consultant training and real-world project engagements, both internally and externally.

Aspiring business analysts will have the chance to hone their skills in areas such as Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Process Engineering, and Solution Architecture, under the mentorship of industry experts. With a focus on fostering personal and professional growth, IQ Business encourages candidates to be actively involved, gain exposure across different projects and environments, and strive to be the best version of themselves.