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Accenture Graduate Programmes

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
02/11/2020

Technology is changing the world faster than ever before – and when combined with human ingenuity, the potential is unlimited. We believe that positive change happens by bringing together different people with diverse experiences and perspectives. Join us and never stop learning new ways to build a better future.

Explore the latest technologies. Solve real-world problems. Meet amazing people. Whatever your mindset, skillset or passion, you’ll find a graduate programme to suit. With a high-energy, diverse environment full of opportunities to challenge, develop and inspire you.

Who we are and what we do

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.

Our Graduate Programmes

We offer a variety of programme at Accenture, each having a focus on a distinct skillset and different requirements. The one thing they all have in common, is the market-leading training and development opportunities for everyone who joins.

Analytics – as an Analyst, you’ll gain an understanding of how data and statistical and quantitative analysis, combined with exploratory and predictive models and fact-based management, delivers data-driven business insights. You’ll also gain insight into how the implementation of cloud-based technology can transform businesses and processes. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience across several areas including but not limited to Data Science, Data Architecture, Data Visualisation, Data Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering and Data & Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Each involves working as part of a team to produce and deliver complex analytic solutions for our clients and their customers. You’ll need a quantitative degree, such as maths, statistics, data science, computer science or engineering – a minimum 2:1 (achieved or predicted), experience with a coding language and an ability to understand, analyse and transform data.

Software Engineering – as an Associate, you’ll be designing, building and supporting the innovative technical solutions we’re renowned for. As well as understanding what our clients want to achieve, you’ll discover what’s possible within their existing framework and explore the best technologies to achieve the most effective results. Working with onshore and offshore teams, you’ll work on a variety of challenging projects for a range of clients, across a range of industries. IT skills are essential. So, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in IT, computer science or a technology-related subject. However, if you have a real passion and flair for technology, as well as an understanding of how it can be used, we’ll also consider a maths, science or engineering bachelor’s degree. 

Cyber Security – as an Analyst, you’ll develop your expertise in information security, and use your business consulting acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions. You will be helping our clients analyse the problem, working with technical partners such as Symantec, Oracle and HP, understanding the security architecture, and assist to implement and manage new security systems. We look for a relevant degree in cyber systems, software or information security, engineering or computer science. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree (achieved or predicted).

What’s in it for you

As well as the prospect of a great career centred around improving the way the world works and lives, you can look forward to a competitive starting salary and a generous holiday allowance. Other benefits include a pension scheme, personal laptop, an AMEX card, private healthcare, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and much more besides.

What we’re looking for

A number of our programmes are open to those with a minimum 2:1 (achieved or predicted). Some programmes may require a degree in a relevant discipline.

You’ll have a passion for business and technology, along with strong communication and creative problem-solving skills. Overall, we’re looking for a willingness to move out of your comfort zone and try new things, a desire for self-improvement and a strong work ethic.

For specific programme requirements, please visit our website.

Where you’ll work

You could be placed at any one of our offices in Edinburgh, London, Manchester or Newcastle and may be delivering projects on client sites anywhere in the UK (and sometimes abroad), so you’ll need to be flexible.

How to apply

Full information on our application and selection process and can be found on our website. Applications for our Graduate Programmes close on 2nd November 2020 (Analytics and Software Engineering) and 26th February 2021 (Cyber Security). We receive an extremely high volume of applications for all programmes and it is sometimes necessary to close applications earlier than anticipated. We would recommend early application to avoid disappointment.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
Edinburgh and Lothian, North West, London
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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