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Information Security Graduate Programme

Become the next generation of cyber security specialists. Work with our clients to design, build and implement security solutions.

INTRODUCTION

Threats to cyber security are increasing. Our Accenture Security practice provides advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their information risk and security management without compromising governance and compliance. The Information Security Graduate Programme aims to deliver the next generation of cyber security specialists.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

On this programme, you’ll develop your expertise in information security, and use your business consulting acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions. You will be helping our clients analyse the problem, working with technical partners such as Symantec, Oracle and HP, understanding the security architecture, and assist to implement and manage new security systems.

Ever wondered what our cyber security experts do every day at Accenture? Or what it takes to succeed on our Information Security Graduate Programme? Watch this video to meet Accenture Security.

DO I QUALIFY?

We look for a relevant degree in cyber systems, software or information security, engineering or computer science. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 degree (achieved or predicted). We look for either a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, maths) with information security subjects or relevant work experience, such as an internship. You’ll be a ‘people person’, well-rounded and happy to take on new challenges.

Flexibility is important, as you’ll be joining a versatile industry. You’ll need the ability to work with different teams but also independently, across the UK and sometimes Europe. You should expect to be taken out of your comfort zone and discover something new all the time – so a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn will be key.

Applications are now open and close on 5th January 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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WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

You’ll need to be 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

You can expect comprehensive training which includes the possibility of individual self-study leading towards CISSP, CISM and ISO27001 lead auditor qualifications. You’ll begin your career learning the basics of Accenture and our Security practice, working alongside managers and senior managers on client engagements. Once you have mastered the basics, you’ll develop skills in project management and methodology, solutions delivery and security assessment, while working with big-name clients where Accenture have a security presence. Our aim is to help you move from Analyst to Consultant as quickly as possible.

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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