Accenture Adelaide Cyber Security Traineeship

Imagine this, you’re a digital detective on the lookout to defend our clients from hackers using the latest techniques and technologies in cyber security!


Spaces are currently full, so be sure to keep an eye on our social pages for updates on when the next round of Traineeship applications open.

How does the traineeship work?

Based in Adelaide, Accenture’s Cyber Security Traineeship is a unique two-year program run with an accredited Registered Training Organisation.

You’ll come onboard as a paid, full-time employee of Accenture, with your week divided between on-the-job training and formal study.

Across your two-year program you will learn from world-class specialists, receive on the job training and mentoring, all whilst working on real client projects.

At the end of the two-year program, you’ll have your Certificate IV in Cyber Security and be well on your way to a successful career in our Cyber Defence consulting team.

Every day at Accenture Security is different, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Your journey as a trainee

As part of the trainee program, we will provide you with unique learning experience and opportunities to learn from the best.

Here’s how a trainee’s journey looks:

Your first step will be attending your new joiner orientation at Accenture. Here you will learn all you need to know about working at Accenture. You will commence your Certificate IV in Cyber Security in your first few weeks and will be working on real client projects before you know it - but don’t worry we will be here to offer you support and guidance as you navigate your way.

We will continue to mentor you and guide you through your second year as a cyber security trainee. You will complete your Certificate IV in Cyber Security, and if you are up for the challenge, then you may have the opportunity to complete additional professional certifications sponsored by us.

After completing your traineeship and graduating from your Certificate IV of Cyber Security, you will be well on your way to a successful career in Cyber Security and have the opportunity to join our Accenture Security Cyber Defence Consulting team.

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What are we looking for?

We are looking for talented students, just like you, to join our Cyber Security practice.

If you have an aptitude for technology, are interested to work in an innovative environment, and you’re thinking “tick, tick, tick” to the following points, we can’t wait for you to apply!

  • You are a final year High School student who has a passion and interest in Cyber Security.
  • You’re an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand Citizen living in Australia.
  • You’re an innovative thinker with a “can-do attitude” and good team spirit.
  • You have an analytical and problem-solving mindset, and you’re a great communicator.
  • You are excited by further education and can’t wait to earn while you learn, studying your Certificate IV in Cyber Security as part of your Traineeship.

What’s the application process?

Step 1: Application submissions

Once applications open, complete the online application, which will include uploading your CV.

Step 2: Recruitment screening

Recruitment specialists screen all applications and call selected candidates to understand their motivations, interests, work experience and studies. This call is also an opportunity for you to ask questions you may have.

Step 3: HackerRank Assessment

Candidates who move forward will be asked to complete a “HackerRank” Assessment. This is an online assessment that can be done at the comfort of your home. It’s a combination of technical and non-technical questions.

Step 4: MD close interview

The next phase is an interview with one of our Managing Directors— we will ensure this interview does not disrupt your school days.

Step 5: Offer

If successful, we’ll reach out and let you know where, when and how you’ll start. Congratulations!

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Why Accenture?

At Accenture, you won’t just find a job, you’ll find a career with purpose.

You’ll join a team where you belong—where you’re understood and supported, and where you’ll feel proud of the work you do.

We’ll help you learn new skills, innovative ways of working and how to approach real-world problems, so, when opportunity knocks … you’ll kick down the door!

Insights from our people

Don’t just take it from us. Here’s what some of our new joiners have to say about working at Accenture.

Why train with us

Taking the first step in your career can be daunting. That’s why we’ve designed our traineeship to support and develop you into a career-ready professional. If you are passionate about anything Cyber, you can make the most of it with a traineeship at Accenture.

Do work that matters

You’ll be part of a real Accenture client project. Just like our graduates and consultants, you’ll be involved in meaningful work that makes a difference to our people, clients and communities.

Develop real world skills

You’ll have access to Accenture’s world-class training sessions. We offer unique learning experiences for the next generation of forward thinkers.

Support from industry leaders

You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will connect with you regularly to ensure you get all the support you need to succeed in your role.

Join our community

At Accenture you’ll be part of a wider community, working and learning together. You’ll have exposure to consultants from across our business who love their work and have fun doing it!

Build your career

Build a career path to a role at Accenture. Shine during your traineeship and you may be offered the opportunity to work with us permanently.

Innovation culture

Welcome to our diverse community of innovators who have deep-industry knowledge and global experience. From the clients we partner with, the work we do and the world-leading technologies we implement, you’ll find out first-hand why we’re known for innovation.

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