Consulting Graduate Experience

The fast track to developing world-class business skills you need to drive real change.


You’ll be part of a team that works with business leaders to help them unlock value and transform their businesses to face the challenges of a rapidly changing world. To kick-start your career, you’ll build foundational skills and encounter a wide range of industries, clients and business problems to help you navigate your career path.

Being part of our team means working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, with a global network of industry and business experts. You’ll be helping our clients to embrace change, shape their future and create clear, measurable value – and help our clients to connect with customers, improve resilience and drive sustainable growth.

As part of our Consulting team, you’ll build the skills and knowledge you’ll need to create real impact throughout your career.

Through our diverse, values-driven and friendly community, you’ll get support to develop your career, learn new skills and pursue work-life balance.

The work you’ll be doing may include defining a strategic vision, designing customer experiences, developing business cases, identifying technology solutions and advising clients as they implement change in their businesses. You’ll be analysing data to drive decision making, applying human-centred design to improve customer outcomes and running agile projects to rapidly realise value.

Some of our consulting graduates will focus on Applied Intelligence (AI) work, and there will be opportunities during the application process to discuss whether this might be the right fit for you. In this area, you’ll help clients unlock the power of existing and new data with data analytics, use AI technology to develop new value streams and tap into intelligent automation to improve operational efficiency.

To qualify, you need to be in your final year in uni or have graduated in the past two years.

This program is open to applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds. You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

You’ll need to be a creative critical thinker and quick learner who can effectively collaborate, build trusted relationships and step into leadership roles. We expect you to be digitally savvy and eager to learn more about new technology. As a strong communicator, you should feel comfortable presenting and leading workshops.

Our work in consulting is varied so we welcome people from diverse background and areas of study who have a passion for solving problems and driving change.

For applicants who are interested in our Applied Intelligence stream, quantitative and qualitative analysis skills will be key to your success. If you have experience in statistics or data analytics and skills in data visualisation tools (such as PowerBI, Tableau, or Alteryx) or programming languages (including R, Python, Julia, and SQL), you could be a good fit.

Application process

Step 1: Application

We look at your academic and leadership achievements, teamwork skills and interest in our work. We want to know why you want to join us and what you’re into. We’ll ask you to send your CV.

Step 2: Eligibility and HR review

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your CV for eligibility and suitability for our graduate roles, then we’ll be in touch for the next steps.

Step 3: HR touchpoint

If something about you catches our eye, we’ll reach out for a chat and let you know if we’re planning on any further discussions or skill testing.

Step 4: Virtual assessment centre

Successful candidates will be invited to an interactive virtual assessment day, which includes a team activity and case study.

Step 5: Final virtual interviews

This step of the process involves a one-on-one interview with an Accenture leader to ensure that we are mutually a good fit for each other.

Step 6: Job offer

If all goes well, we will make you an offer and work with you to agree a start date. Congratulations and welcome to the Accenture family!

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Training and development

We’ll invest in your development from day one.

Training is a key priority for our graduates. We know that you’re keen to get up to speed, and we have a structured training curriculum to support you and this will continue throughout your career at Accenture. With a supportive community, you can also look forward to mentoring from some of our most successful leaders.

Our world-class training will help you build foundational skills, but the real-world experience of solving client problems is where you’ll really accelerate your development. We seek to give you a wide variety of project work as part of the graduate experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduate positions are highly competitive. If you did not get offered with a position in Accenture Consulting but we think you could be a good fit for other parts of Accenture, we may offer you another graduate role.

The work in consulting is diverse so we welcome applicants from all disciplines.

For applicants interested in our Applied Intelligence stream, having a good understanding of one or more advanced analytical tools (i.e. R, Python, Julia, and SQL) or skills in data visualisation tools (such as PowerBI, Tableau, or Alteryx) is a plus.

Many of Accenture’s clients are in the public sector, and many of our graduates have the opportunity to work on public sector engagements.
Yes, we’re open to candidates applying again for our graduate experience. We strongly encourage you to take our previous feedback on board and demonstrate how you have addressed it to increase your chances of success.
Yes. In the application form, you are welcome to state a preference to work at Accenture’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Please reach out to us at and we’ll do everything possible to make our process accessible to you.

Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor candidates at this time. You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident to apply.
We usually receive a huge number of applications, so it’s normal for us to take several weeks to review submissions and respond to candidates. We will get back to you as soon as we can!
Pending COVID-19 developments, we will hold interviews and the group exercises virtually – usually via Microsoft Teams.

Please email and we’ll be happy to help.

We welcome applications from those that have graduated within the past two years.

Your journey

Our Consulting graduate experience at a glance:

0-3 months

  • Join a week-long classroom-based learning experience.
  • Become part of our community of consulting analysts to build skills and experience together.
  • Focus on networking, getting to know Accenture and your support networks.
  • By week 3, you’ll be placed on your first project. You’ll hit the ground running as you get to know your team.

3 -15 months

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to build your career.
  • Work across different projects, clients and experience a variety of roles.
  • Build relationships with different people across Accenture, locally and globally.

15+ months

  • Continue to explore ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • Build towards accreditations in specialist tools and technologies.
Please note that this journey is illustrative; our graduate experience is constantly evolving to respond to feedback and the needs of our clients.

Rewards and benefits

At Accenture, we strive to be an employer of choice, and our rewards and benefits are designed to reflect what’s important to our people. We understand that you want to be your best self both in and out of work, so we have designed a series of rewards and benefits around this.

Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

Compensation and Recognition

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program

Work life balance

  • Community service leave
  • Additional leave purchase program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks of parental leave
  • Annual leave and personal sick leave

Health and Well-being

  • Holistic well-being program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free annual influenza vaccinations
  • Life Insurance

Other benefits

  • Corporate discount programs for leisure, technology, travel, fashion and more
  • AMP financial and superannuation advice
  • Annual 7.5 hours paid volunteer day
  • Employee donation matching
  • Community networks including LGBTI, Healthy Minds, etc.

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