Accenture Undergraduate Programmes
We believe something pretty simple: there’s power in difference. Every mind has its own way of working, looking at problems and finding solutions. That’s its power. We’re always on the lookout for powerful minds like yours – passionate, curious and solution-driven team players who are ready to ignite ideas and inspired to push boundaries.
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.
Discover the unique power of your mind and use it to make a difference with Accenture.
Who we are and what we do
We’re more than 482,000 people working in over 120 countries around the globe. A world-leading organisation, we provide consultancy and technology expertise to some of the biggest names in just about every industry you can imagine. Clients come to us to make more of their business opportunities, adapt successfully to change, put ideas into action and gain – or sustain – a competitive edge. With our knowledge of the markets, understanding of the power of technology and ability to shape and implement transformational solutions, we do just that. We work with 6,000 companies globally and 92 of the Fortune Global 100. As a growing firm we need talented graduates like you to join us.
Our Industrial Placements
The best way to find out if a career at Accenture is right for you is to apply for one of our Industrial Placements. As well as getting a taste of what it’s like to work with us, you’ll gain valuable live project experience and enjoy a competitive pro-rata salary.
We offer a choice of placements:
Technology (12 months) – for technology specialists. You will apply to join one of two areas; Software Engineering or Client Delivery. Our software engineers study technologies including Java, Digital and Dev Ops, while our client delivery specialists are focussed on software and emerging tech such as cloud computing, mobile, social or analytics, before moving to a live project where you’ll build your skills on the job. By the end of the year, you’ll have gained some valuable experience, from development to deployment, and a range of certifications.
Consulting (12 months) – you’ll be immersed in live consulting project work from day one, taking on real responsibility. You could be involved in undertaking research, compiling reports, analysing complex information or testing software. Gaining an insight into what life is like at the sharp end of business and technology evolution, you’ll leave the scheme with some valuable skills.
Prove yourself on either scheme and you could receive an offer to join us when you graduate. For full scheme details, please see our website.
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 salary and other benefits. These may include generous holiday allowance, an interest-free season ticket loan, subsidised gym membership and a personal laptop. You’ll also be part of a vibrant graduate community with training, support and social events.
What we’re looking for
You’ll be a strong communicator with a real passion for IT and how it can be used to make a difference to business. Overall, we’re looking for a willingness to try new things, a desire for self-improvement and a strong work ethic.
Please see our website for academic and other requirements specific to the placements.
Where you’ll work
The Technology Industrial Placement programmes are based at our London office. The Consulting Industrial Placement programme is also based in London. However, we may ask you to work in other UK locations during the 12-month period, so you’ll need to be flexible and prepared to travel.
How to apply
Full information on deadlines and our application and selection process and can be found on our website. Applications close 24 January 2020 (Consulting) and 30 April 2020 (Technology), however places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. So please apply early to avoid disappointment.
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