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Consulting Graduate Programme

The fast-track to developing the world-class business skills you’re looking for.

INTRODUCTION

Accenture Consultants help our clients conceive, design and execute business solutions at the speed and scale that the new digital world demands. On this programme, you’ll develop the skills to transform our clients businesses across people, processes and technology.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You’ll work as part of a project team to build enduring, trust-based relationships at the heart of a client’s organisation, helping them to address their most significant business issues. You’ll get early responsibility and build your skills and expertise through interesting and challenging work. This will be focused on specific industries: Financial Services, Products, Communications, Media and Technology, Health & Public Service and Resources. Not only will this enable you to pursue your passion, but you’ll develop an understanding of the business issues and technologies applicable to each industry, enabling you to grow and play your part in delivering innovative solutions tailored to each client.

DO I QUALIFY?

We consider applicants from all academic disciplines. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 in your first undergraduate degree, or equivalent international undergraduate degree and you’ll need at least 340 UCAS points across your top three A-Levels (that's AAB or equivalent, achieved in the same academic year - excluding General Studies).

Applications are open for our Newcastle Consulting Graduate Programme only. Applications for London and Manchester have now closed.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE NEWCASTLE PROGRAMME OR REGISTER INTEREST IN OTHER LOCATIONS

WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

You’ll need to be fully prepared to travel as client projects could take you anywhere in the country – or even the world – though you will be aligned to a base at one of our main office locations in either Edinburgh, London, Manchester or Newcastle.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

We believe that your career is your adventure. All this training, experience and client exposure is focused on turning you into a trusted client advisor; someone with deep industry experience and digital awareness who is able to become a future leader at Accenture.

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 Analyst Consulting 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 core capabilities you’ll need to develop into a trusted and successful consultant.

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.

Our Consulting Graduate Programme at a glance:

  • 2 weeks classroom based learning in London.
  • A key focus will be networking, getting to know Accenture and your support networks.
  • By week 3 you’ll be placed on your first project. You’ll get stuck in and hit the ground running as you get to know your team.
  • Introduction to Accenture Digital.
  • Further exposure to our business.
  • Opportunity to join two day course and gain SCRUM Master certification.
  • 1 week training at one of our international core schools.
  • Quarterly virtual training on hot topics with Senior Managers and Managing Directors.
  • 1 week soft skills and presentation skills training.
  • Opportunity to gain industry certifications.
  • Accreditations in tools and technologies.

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:

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Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme

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Generous holiday allowance

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Personal laptop

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AMEX card

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Interest-free season ticket loan

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Generous pension scheme

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Employee share purchase plan

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Three days’ paid charity leave

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Subsidised gym membership

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Private healthcare

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Life assurance

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Critical illness cover

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Hotel and travel discounts

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Generous shared parental leave

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Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

My Accenture Career

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Application and Online Test

The first part of the application process is to fill out an application form which includes an online situational judgement test. You’ll give us details of your experience and education, and attach your CV. 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.

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Digital Interview

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.  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.

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Assessment Centre

If you are successful at interview stage, you will then be invited to attend a half-day session in our London office, where you will take part in a group exercise, and a final 1:1 interview. A manager will open the session with a presentation 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. After this, the assessments will commence.

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Group Exercise

You will be put into groups and work as a team to prepare a proposal based on a client case study. This is a real team effort and you will be put under time pressure to assimilate a large amount of information, make quick decisions with conflicting information and come up with the best possible solutions for the client.

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Final 1:1 interview

This interview will be split into two parts. The first part will be for you to discuss your client proposal in more detail and provide the assessor with some insight into the rationale behind the decisions made. You will also be asked to consider other possible solutions for the client. In the second part of the interview, you will be asked to discuss your interest in Accenture and demonstrate a strong understanding of both our business and the graduate role. You will also have an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and strengths that you can offer Accenture and discuss with your assessor why you are the perfect fit for the graduate role.

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