Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common, frequently asked questions about applying to and working at Accenture.





FAQs

We welcome applicants from all disciplines. Having a technology, engineering, policy, economics or commerce or background is a plus, and a good understanding of one or more advanced analytical tools (i.e. programming languages such as Python or R) is looked upon favourably.
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.
Please reach out to us at ExecTalent@accenture.com 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.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will hold interviews virtually, via Teams. We will invite you into the office as soon as possible.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will hold interviews virtually, via Teams. We will invite you into the office as soon as possible.
Our graduates will begin intake in 2023. However, other start dates can be arranged in some instances. In the online application, you can include any special circumstances regarding your availability.
To be eligible to apply, you need to have graduated within the past two years or be in your final year in uni.
Working arrangements for graduates are the same as every other Accenture employee from day one. Whether working virtually or onsite, our multi-functional spaces support innovation, creativity, learning and development and teamwork.

At the application stage you will be asked to select your preferred Accenture office location. If you progress to the next stage – HR Screen – you can discuss whether you are also open to relocate to other office locations.

If you are successful throughout the first stages of the recruitment process, we will invite you to an Assessment Day for one of our 5-services which best matches your skills, experience, and interests.

A standard Full-Time-Equivalent (FTE) workday is 7.5hrs per day, 5 days a week. Core business hours are between 9am and 5pm though what those hours looks like to you may be completely different from the next person. Perhaps you like to start earlier in the day and squeeze in a gym-sesh mid-day, or maybe you’re a parent needing to take time out for school pick up/drop off, so you work a little later. Either way, Accenture encourages a work/life balance to enable to bring your best self to work and home.
Yes - We support this by looking at how we shape roles to be truly part-time and want those seeking greater flexibility to confidently pursue a part time career, in line with our Flexible Work Policy.
Yes - Accenture employees who are completing approved courses of study are supported with work flexibility and paid leave.
If you’re successful through the recruitment and assessment stages, and we have roles available in your preferred office location, you will be offered a permanent position at Accenture.

No. As a graduate you will work on client projects alongside industry leaders and be given opportunities to kickstart your career.

You will be guided in building foundational skills and exploring specialisations with support from your People Partner and backed by world-class training and resources.

While some service areas do require the skills gained from a STEM discipline (particularly in the Technology Service), Accenture works with clients across all industries and services and believes that building diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to become more agile and innovative.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Work Experience – e.g. Work Integrated Learning topic taken at Uni, Volunteering, paid work experience

  • Virtual Internships – Check out the Accenture Discovery Program on Forage

  • Involvement in student societies, associations, and Uni life

  • Online Courses in key skill areas (eg. Coding, business analytics etc.)

To be considered for the Technology Service, at a minimum you will need to have an understanding of coding and a familiarity with programming languages. It is not a requirement for our other service areas.

Accenture works with clients across all industries and include the majority of Fortune Global 500, governments, and government agencies around the world.

Check out our blog for examples – Client Story Index

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