Discover how a Summer HR Internship at Accenture can help you maximise your potential with stimulating work, inspirational colleagues and leaders, exposure to innovative Human Resources practices and world class learning.
Our Human Resources team is a global network of talented, energetic professionals supporting Accenture’s vision and ambition to be the best place. We partner closely with the business, demonstrate operational excellence in HR service delivery and we continuously innovate to attract, develop and retain a highly engaged and differentiated workforce that serves our clients and makes Accenture an employer of choice.
You can expect an intense experience working on a significant HR programme, in collaboration with exceptionally talented people across Accenture.
You will have the opportunity to work on diverse local and global Human Resources priorities in areas such as Talent Strategy, Talent Supply Chain, Talent Acquisition, Talent Architecture, Talent Analytics, Field Human Resources, and Learning & Talent Development.
You should be in your penultimate year of university, graduating in summer 2019 and have a predicted minimum 2:1 in your degree and a strong academic background. A strong communicator with great organisational skills and a passion for HR gained through work experience, you’ll be keen to develop foundational and functional Human Resources skills.
Applications are now closed for the 2018 internship.
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 pro rata salary
A ‘buddy’ to support you throughout your time with us
Opportunity to gain a permanent role after you graduate
I applied to the HR internship at Accenture because I wanted to gain experience working at a global corporate company. When I was researching Accenture, it seemed like a forward thinking company with a great working environment. Prior to the internship I had never worked in a corporate firm before, so I was a bit apprehensive that I would be out of place. However, my line manager and team were very welcoming and supportive.
The great thing about the internship is that you get given real responsibility. I’ve been able to work on a project focused on developing a strategy for the school leaver market to ensure Accenture is attracting the best young talent. This involved conducting competitor research, interviews, meeting with stakeholders and working with the marketing team to discuss the feasibility of my ideas and proposal. The most rewarding thing has been seeing the recommendations I made put into action. I’ve also had the opportunity to join global conference calls, working with a global team to look at the data we have on the quality of our hires. I’ve really enjoyed speaking to Senior Managers and learning about their experiences and career journeys.
As a result of the internship my presentation skills have definitely improved and I have learnt to work with stakeholders across the business. Through attending various external conferences, I’ve met people across the recruitment and HR industry and I have become more confident in networking situations. My advice would be to take every opportunity you get. As the internship is only eight weeks, it goes by very quickly and this means that you need to be prepared to speak up, offer your opinions and put yourself out there.”
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.
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.
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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