If you’re thinking of a career in technology, then our Apprenticeship scheme could set you up for long-term success. Wherever you join us, you’ll build your career from the start, working with industry experts and innovative technology while earning. After 3 or 4 years, depending on the route you take, you’ll be a bit of an expert yourself, with a degree level qualification in Information Technology.
Find out more about our specific schemes in London, Newcastle and Warwick.
Applications for our London Digital & Technology Degree Apprenticeship (Software Engineer) 2018 programme are now open. Click here to apply. All other programmes will open for applications in 2018.
Applications for our Warwick Digital & Technology Solutions Apprenticeship (Network Engineering) 2018 are now closed. click here to register interest.
Applications for our Warwick Apprenticeships are presently closed.
We are Accenture. We work in many different sectors to help businesses, charities and even governments achieve higher performance through the latest technology. We smooth out their processes, improve their customers’ experiences, save them money and increase their productivity.
Although you might not be familiar with us, there’s a good chance you’ve seen our work – after all, we’ve delivered projects for some of the biggest household names around. Take the RBS 6 Nations Official Championship App for instance, or the biometric passport readers at the gates of Heathrow Airport. We work with the very latest technologies and many of the projects we work on change the world. That’s why our people tend to get excited when they talk about their careers.
You can find out more about the exciting projects Accenture has worked on here.
Watch our video below to find out what our recruiters look for and hear some of the their hints and tips on applying.
If you’re ready for the world of work, have a passion for technology and a strong desire to learn, then our Apprenticeship scheme could be right up your street.
We don’t ask for any specific qualifications; a bright mind, the motivation to succeed and the ability to think logically will set you apart here. However, if you join us with prior A Level or Level 3 qualifications you will have the chance to move straight into the degree level qualification, please refer to each programme section for full details.
Overall, you’ll be keen to increase your knowledge, learn more about our industry and reach your full potential. And, as you’ll be studying for qualifications whilst you’re working you’ll need a strong work ethic and be happy to use some of your personal time to invest in your learning.
In addition, we look for people with great communication skills and an inquisitive mind. It’s also important that you can work well as part a team and have a “can do” attitude.
As an apprentice, you’ll be rewarded from day one. You’ll be doing real work – so we’ll pay you a real salary too. And, after three or four years of classroom and on-the-job learning, you’ll have earned yourself a professional qualification and possibly the chance of a full-time job with us.
Online Application and Logic Test
If you’re ready to apply, you can get started by completing an online application which will include uploading your CV. This will cover a brief overview of your experience. To complete the application, draw on your experience from all kinds of areas (school, hobbies, sports, part-time work). You will also be asked to complete an online logic test as part of the first stage of the process.
Digital Interview/ Face to Face Interview
Impress us with your application, and we’ll invite you to take part in an online interview or a face to face interview. During this we’ll take you through a series of questions that are designed to see if you’ve got the skills that you’ll need for the role. Of course, we know you won’t already have this kind of work experience, but try to think of examples from different areas of your life that demonstrate the skills we’re looking for. Perhaps you’ve had a leadership position on a sports team, or have been involved with technology at school.
The final stage involves a trip to our office. This will give you the chance to meet some of our team, find out more about what we do and whether we’re the right fit. At the end of this session, there’ll be a group exercise and a one-to-one interview. If it looks like we’re a good match after this, we’ll invite you to join the scheme.
“I really like that I get the opportunity to work for different clients on completely different projects with their own individual challenges. Most of my time is spent on client sites so I’m considered an employee like everyone else and not an apprentice. That said, my team are really supportive and made me feel at ease from the start. I have a buddy who I can go to with day-to-day questions, and my line manager makes sure I have a perfect plan to complete every assignment that I have to do and catches-up with me regularly to ensure I’m on-track.”
We’re a professional company, so you should look equally professional. For women, this means trousers or skirts with a smart top, smart dresses or suits. For men, smart trousers and a business shirt or, ideally, a suit. Ties are optional but you will probably want to wear one when smarter dress is called for.
Your working hours will be from 9am to 5.30pm. Of course, as you work towards your qualifications you’ll also need to put personal time towards your studies in order to progress on the scheme.
The apprenticeship lasts for around three to four years, dependant on the scheme and what level you join us. During that time you’ll be kept busy with a mix of on-the-job experience as well as structured training and courses. You’ll also work towards qualifications so you’ll progress through different stages over the course of your time on the scheme.
If you perform well and complete the apprenticeship, you may be offered a full-time job. Our final decision will be based on business demand.
All apprentices will be offered a 1 year fixed term contract, which will be renewed at the end of each year for the duration of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be moved into a permanent entry level role.
The role you take on will vary depending upon the project that you join and the area of the business that you’re working in.
London: You will work towards a BSc. (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions. Dependant on the qualifications you join us with, you may be required to complete a one year Trailblazer IT Apprenticeship first.
Newcastle: You will work towards a BSc. (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions, preceded by a L3 NVQ in IT Solutions should you require it.
Newcastle: You’ll probably spend most of your time based at our UK Delivery Centre at Cobalt Park, just outside Newcastle. From time to time you could be based at client sites.
London: You’ll spend a month at our Fenchurch Street office where you’ll get an introduction to the company and the training you need for your role.This will be followed by 6-9-month rotations on London-based client projects.
To find out more about what it’s like to be one of our graduate joiners, including an insight into the day-to-day role, take a look at our graduate blog.
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