As a founding partner of Movement to Work, Accenture is teaming across sectors to provide unemployed young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with a path to jobs in technology.
Participants gain practical skills, high-quality digital training and work experience at 240 participating employers—including Accenture—where placements focus on technology and digital skills.
To date, our partnership has led to:
Movement to Work participants gained placements
youth found placements at Accenture
participants were hired for full-time roles at Accenture
of those completing placements have found employment or other positive outcomes
A mom of three, Michelle was stretched thin between responsibilities at home, work and school. Without a degree, she struggled to find employment but Movement to Work helped her get a job with Accenture’s apprenticeship program as Software Engineering New Associate, and will be the first person in her family to graduate from university.
Shajida felt intimidated as a young woman pursuing a male-dominated field. Her Movement to Work training helped her master public speaking, sharpen her skills and gain the confidence to secure a job as a technology apprentice at Accenture.
After Faybin’s father passed away, he was inspired to persevere. Movement to Work helped him gain technical skills, secure an apprenticeship at Accenture, and succeed in making himself and his family proud.
Former amusement park ride operator Sam learned how to manage social media accounts, design websites and ace job interviews through Movement to Work’s Go Digital program. He now works in digital marketing.
“By collaborating with Movement to Work, we have been able provide young unemployed people with skills training and work experience. Over fifty percent that have completed our placements have found employment.”
Olly Benzecry, Senior Managing Director - Accenture United Kingdom and Ireland
“Movement to Work recognizes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have as much potential as their peers, but need the chance to show what they can achieve through skills and confidence building.”
Vasi Nadarajah, Senior Principal - Accenture Strategy
“Everyone should experience first-hand the journey students go on—and the real, measurable difference we can make to their career progression and personal confidence.”
“Work experience placements are an important tool for young people to move toward employability and Movement to Work placements provide this opportunity, enabling young people to gain valuable experience while developing their skills and confidence. I encourage all employers looking for young, enthusiastic and ambitious new talent to look closely at this fantastic cross-sector initiative.”
Damian Hinds, Minister for Employment - United Kingdom
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