March 27, 2018
Showcasing how we’re ‘Leading in the NEW’
By: Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

“As someone who loves all things digital, I’m certainly in the right place to develop my career.”

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, our own website – I work across them all and more. So as someone who loves all things digital, I’m certainly in the right place to develop my career.

Social media is the platform to get Accenture out there, showcase what we’re doing in the digital space, engage with people and demonstrate how we’re different. I get a real buzz out of facilitating social media campaigns which show how we’re Leading in the NEW.

Looking after everything with a digital orientation means I can’t work in isolation, and collaborating with so many people across teams has really brought me out of my shell. Since joining Accenture less than a year ago, my communication skills have improved by leaps and bounds. I’ve also attended various courses to overcome any gaps in my skill set. That’s the great thing about Accenture: if you feel you need to upskill in a particular area, just say so and the company will make it happen.

Support also comes from my colleagues. Accenture offers a very friendly and social environment where people can be themselves. Everyone is approachable and forthcoming, more than willing to meet up outside office hours if you want a chat. If you have an issue with anything, there is always someone you can go to who will listen and help you achieve your goals.

Before I joined the company, I saw Accenture as very corporate – but in some respects, I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s a very inclusive organisation, with lots going on. I think that projects such as #InclusionStartsWithI really show our true colours, and I speak as a committed LGBT ally. I’m now proud to say that I work for Accenture and I’m never shy when talking about the great things the company does.

I also enjoy a good work-life balance – obviously there are peaks and troughs in the working year, but when needed I can manage work to fit around my life. I’m seriously into football and took part in a Corporate Functions football tournament to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster last year. There’s more to come on the football front, so watch this space!

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