ion academy
graduate
programme

UNLOCKING YOUR TALENT
TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

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Who we are

ION enables it's customers to deliver faster and smarter, rapidly accelerate growth and outperform their competitors at every level.

  • Founded in 2016 by our MD, Rob Mathieson
  • Worked on more than 150 projects to transform business and financial operations
  • Specialists in mid-market cloud-accounting, helping businesses to work smarter and faster
  • Independent financial technology experts, working with businesses to find the right solution for them
  • Partnering with the world's leading cloud platforms including FinancialForce, Sage, AccountsIQ and Salesforce as a Silver Consulting Partner

the ion academy is about harnessing the best talent to kick start your career

Unleash your Career with ion academy

ION is one of the most exciting tech companies in the North East. Combining rapid growth, cutting edge CRM software and financial technologies; ION is transforming the way that businesses operate.

  • We partner with and deliver solutions with Salesforce, the #1CRM solution in the world.
  • Working with ION exposes you to the world’s best Cloud Accountancy software including, FinancialForce, Sage     and Accounts IQ.
  • Be part of a growing local company, making waves internationally in the Cloud CRM and Accountancy world
  • Expose yourself to a variety of different customers and operations; broadening your experience of     understanding different customer operations and cultures.
  • Understand different customers and industries, working with customers in Tech / SaaS, Healthcare, Financial Services, Professional Services, Utilities, Defence, and Non-Profit markets to name a few.
  • Immerse yourself in the growth culture, being part of a close-knit team where all ideas and innovations are     welcome to continue to develop ION.

Suitable Degree Courses

We are open to candidates who have taken many different courses with differing experience and skills, but our sweet spot of candidates are from the below courses:

  • Accounting, Economics, Finance or Investment Management
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Marketing,
  • Computer Studies, Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Project Management, Logistics or Supply Chain Management

"since joining as a graduate, ION has provided me with extensive training & development, helping me to set out and achieve my long-term career goals.”
- emily hitchen, project manager

ion academy graduate careers

Salesforce Specialist
Join our platform services team as a Salesforce specialist and work with some amazing companies to deliver business and digital transformation.

Salesforce Specialist
Cloud-Accounting Specialist
Our cloud-accounting specialists are implementing cutting-edge finance systems that enable our customers to be faster and smarter.

Cloud-Accounting Specialist
PSA Specialist
Being an ION PSA specialist, involves learning some of the newest technologies in the market. Professional Services Automation is now being used by big business to support remote workers.
PSA Specialist
Test Analyst
Test Analysts have one of the most important roles in the company, ensuring that every solution we deliver is validated and bullet proof. Attention to detail is critical!

Test Analyst
Project Manager
Becoming a project manger means being at the heart of every delivery, working with customers, product specialists and support teams. Every day is different.


Project Manager
Support Analyst
A support analyst works with our customers on a day-to-day basis, providing them the product-level assistance they need to keep them fully operational.

Support Analyst

What it takes to become an ionian

As a driven and dedicated team, we are particular about the people who join our close-knit team. All our people must therefore have these behaviours and personality traits.

  • The ability to take ownership and initiative, making projects your own and being proud of the work you deliver.
  • The desire to find solutions, working both individually and with the team where required.
  • A consummate professional that can communicate calmly, clearly and informed when dealing with internal and     external stakeholders.
  • To be fast-paced and adaptable to change in a growth environment.
  • The ability to digest a brief and formulate relevant questions which will enable you to understand and solve customer problems and pain points.
  • Natural enthusiasm and desire to learn new skills, make a positive difference and add value to a team.
  • A technology enthusiast that is passionate about learning more about how technology can be used to solve     challenges.
  • Intelligent, logical and hardworking individuals that can strengthen the innovation and flair in the ION approach.
  • Digital and computer literate; completely comfortable in using new software applications and technologies.

a typical day at ion

Each day working at ION throws up new tasks and challenges, but some of our typical activities include:

  • Collaboration with your peers and colleagues, working collectively to co-ordinate activities and deliver our     projects.
  • Interactions and meetings with our customers to understand their requirements and deliver a plan to improve     their systems.
  • Reviewing customer requirements, designing solutions and mapping the overall configuration required for their business.
  • Setting up, configuring and migrating a customers’ data into the product solution that we have delivered to them.
  • Identifying potential problems or issues, working with the wider team and customers to deliver solutions which meet their requirements
  • Deliver training and support to our customers.
  • Peer reviewing your colleagues work to ensure that it meets the customer requirements before delivery of the     final product.

Your ION Academy journey

“At ION we are passionate about delivering real change for our customers and that’s why we demand the best from our team. Working as part of this team means striving for excellence. If you are tirelessly energetic, talented, articulate and well organised, we would love for you to join our ION Academy.” Rob mathieson, Managing Director

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