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Technology Architecture Graduate Programme

INTRODUCTION

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.

As an Analyst, you’ll work on projects that develop our most technically complex and cutting-edge solutions, as well as collaborating with our delivery teams to ensure solutions are feasible and functional. This could mean defining technical requirements, developing technical architecture components, taking part in design and code reviews, or reviewing systems performance or test plans. Our Technology Architects have been at the forefront of new approaches to modern trends such as cloud, big data, internet of things and digital technologies.

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 bachelor’s degree (any discipline – achieved or predicted).

Applications are now open and close on 30th November 2018. Positions are filled on a first come first serve basis, so we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Because you could be placed at any one of our offices in Edinburgh, London, Manchester or Newcastle and may be delivering projects on client sites anywhere in the UK (and sometimes abroad), so you’ll need to be flexible.

REWARDS & BENEFITS

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

Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme

Generous holiday allowance

Generous holiday allowance

 
Personal laptop

Personal laptop

AMEX card

AMEX card

 
 
Interest-free season ticket loan

Interest-free season ticket loan

Generous pension scheme

Generous pension scheme

 
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Employee share purchase plan

Three days’ paid charity leave

Three days’ paid charity leave

 
 
Subsidised gym membership

Subsidised gym membership

Private healthcare

Private healthcare

 
Life assurance

Life assurance

Critical illness cover

Critical illness cover

 
 
Hotel and travel discounts

Hotel and travel discounts

Generous shared parental leave

Generous shared parental leave

 
Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

 
 

MY ACCENTURE CAREER

KHALID
Application Technical Architect
M.Eng.
York University

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 PROCESS

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APPLICATION PROFILE AND PSYCHOMETRIC QUESTIONNAIRE

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APPLICATION PROFILE AND PSYCHOMETRIC QUESTIONNAIRE

The first part of the process is to fill out an application profile which includes a psychometric questionnaire. Along with attaching your most up to date CV, we will ask you to provide some details of your background, experience, skills and education. Although this stage can be completed in under 10 minutes, you can exit and revisit the page as many times as you like before submitting. If your profile meets our role requirements and is identified as a good fit for the company and our culture, we will progress you through to the next stage.

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IMMERSIVE ASSESSMENTS

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IMMERSIVE ASSESSMENTS

You will then be asked to complete a series of short online assessments. This stage gives you the opportunity to prove your cognitive and functional ability, tech acuity and business acumen. From start to finish the assessments should take no longer than 1 hour to complete. Since they are untimed, you are welcome to start and stop the assessments as you wish and complete them at your leisure. If you excel across all areas, we will then progress you to the third and final stage.

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ASSESSMENT CENTRE

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ASSESSMENT CENTRE

At this stage you are required to attend a 3-hour Assessment Centre in our London office. The Assessment Centres will take you through a series of exercises that will give you insight into life at Accenture while allowing you to showcase your potential for the role. Some exercises such as the Virtual Reality segment and 1:1 interview will require you to participate on your own and others such as the business challenge will require you to work together with other candidates. You will be informed of the outcome within 10-15 business days.

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