On our Technology Architecture Graduate Programme, you’ll develop your skills to shape and direct the technical solutions and blueprints that solve our clients’ biggest business challenges. You’ll evaluate the project requirements, work alongside a project team to set the technical strategy, process and technology architecture, and support the delivery of change. Click here to read more about Accenture’s Technology Architecture services.
Curious about technology and how things work, you’ll need a keen interest in pursuing a career in technology architecture plus initial experience and understanding of base technology. You should know at least one programming language and have technical software development experience with at least one platform. An awareness of different dimensions of software architecture and a good understanding of current technology trends are also important. You’ll be a team worker with strong communication skills and a creative and problem-solving mind-set. You’ll also need a minimum 2:1 degree (any discipline – achieved or predicted).
Applications are now closed.
We believe that your career is your adventure. All this training, experience and client exposure is focused on turning you into an expert in exploring how a client’s vision is achieved through using the latest technologies whilst developing and sustaining the skills our clients demand.
What you know is what we can sell to our clients. So we’ll invest in your development from your first day. And realising you need to be up-to-speed as soon as possible, we’ll make sure you have all the training you need. As well as an award-winning induction programme and a supportive graduate community within the Technology Analyst Group, you can look forward to mentoring from some of our most successful leaders. The training you’ll receive will be wide spread and practical. It will combine sessions that focus on critical soft skills as well as the technical skills you’ll need to develop into a trusted and successful Technology Architect.
All training will help you get the all-round skills for success but it will be your experience that will really make the difference, which is why the variety of live project work we’ll give you will be so important.
In addition, Accenture offers formal training schools for Technology Architecture and associated disciplines such as Integration Architecture and Development Architecture, so you’ll have the opportunity to gain a formal industry-recognised Technology Architecture certification.
We understand that what you earn and the benefits you receive have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Because we’re always competing to attract and retain the very best people, we continuously review our rewards strategy to make sure it’s the best it can be. It includes:
Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme
Generous holiday allowance
Interest-free season ticket loan
Generous pension scheme
Employee share purchase plan
Three days’ paid charity leave
Subsidised gym membership
Critical illness cover
Hotel and travel discounts
Generous shared parental leave
Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)
Application Technical Architect
I specialise in system implementations for Oracle Retail products. This means that I generally work with the client to isolate where Oracle Retail’s off-the-shelf products may fail to meet their requirements. I then compose custom developments to resolve any gaps.
I work with an offshore team in India, so my day starts very early! I’ll usually be in meetings with the client and the team until after lunch, when India typically goes off-line. Then I can take advantage of the rest of the day to either complete the actions I promised in the morning’s meeting, or write any supporting documentation. I’m big on developing the people I work with, so when I’m not otherwise busy, being a specialist puts me in a great position to help develop my team’s skills.
Working for Accenture is definitely a lifestyle choice. It’s a lot of work, but the nature of the projects means that you can choose to try different things or to specialise in one field. My other piece of advice would be to make full use of the training on hand. There are all sorts of training courses available, including online and classroom-based, so make the most of them.
APPLICATION AND ONLINE TEST
You will need to fill out an application form. You’ll be asked a series of free text questions and will also need to upload your CV. You will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of Accenture and how we use technology to help our clients to evolve their businesses. You’ll also complete a situational judgement test. In the test you'll be presented with a variety of realistic situations that you may face in your role at Accenture, and you’ll need to choose from a range of responses to demonstrate what you feel would be the most effective solution. We’re interested in measuring a set of behaviours here, which are critical in order to succeed with us. You will be automatically directed to complete this when you click on the apply link. You will also be also be asked to complete a logic test.
You will be invited to complete a short digital interview, which you can do at a time and location convenient to you. You’ll need a webcam, either integrated or plug-in on your laptop or PC. This stage of the interview process will cover your understanding of our business and services, and assess your core skills and competencies which are essential to success in the role. It will involve video questions, aptitude questions, a debug challenge and a coding challenge. We are not expecting candidates to be able to complete all tasks correctly, but we include a variety of questions to identify your skills and potential, so give it your best shot.
Should you be invited to compete the digital interview you will be sent full details on what to expect and how to prepare prior to your interview.
If you are successful at interview stage, you will then be invited to attend a half-day session in our London office. There will be some assessed sessions, a group exercise and a one-to-one interview with a recruiter. There will also be some more informal unassessed sessions to give you a chance to get to know Accenture including a tour of our Innovation Hub. A manager will present a session about their own career at Accenture. This is a good opportunity to find out more about life at Accenture and ask any questions you might have regarding training, projects and career opportunities. There will also be the opportunity to ask recruiters questions during the session. You will be informed of the outcome of the assessment centre within 10 working days.
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