All over the world, organisations are becoming aware that data is key to delivering competitive advantage. This data comes from multiple sources: images to audio, texts and tweets to blogs, not to mention the vast swathes of information surrounding every event, every object, every location and every moment. The big question is, how can organisations harness that data? The answer is data analytics.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Highly complex data manipulation drives commercial decisions and actions. As an Analyst, you will be working as part of our Digital Analytics practice, you’ll gain an understanding of how data and statistical and quantitative analysis, combined with exploratory and predictive models and fact-based management, delivers data-driven business insights.
On this programme, there are two main paths you can follow. The first involves delivering complex analytics solutions for our clients, working on big data and becoming familiar with complex databases. The other focuses on producing analytics for internet marketing campaigns. Whichever path you follow, you’ll have the opportunity to move across industries, helping you to grow from being an Analyst to a Consultant.
DO I QUALIFY?
As an Analytics Analyst, you’ll need a quantitative degree, such as maths, statistics, data science or computer science – a minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree (achieved or predicted). A flair for analytical and logical problem solving, plus strong numerical skills are essential. These are client-facing roles which entail interpreting and translating client requirements into workable solutions that bring business benefits. So, you’ll also need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to articulate numerical concepts to a non-numerical audience.
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
Training is a key priority on the Analytics Graduate Programme. You’ll begin your career as part of the Accenture Consulting Group with the rest of your community on a week-long induction.
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 within the first six months. As well as an award-winning induction programme and a supportive graduate community, you can look forward to mentoring from some of our most successful leaders.
This training will help you get the all-round skills you need 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.
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:
- Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme
- Generous holiday allowance
- Personal laptop
- AMEX card
- Interest-free season ticket loan
- Generous pension scheme
- Employee share purchase plan
- Three days’ paid charity leave
- Subsidised gym membership
- Private healthcare
- Life assurance
- Critical illness cover
- Hotel and travel discounts
- Generous shared parental leave
- Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)
The info you need to know about applying to an Accenture programme.
1. Online application
Applications for most programmes open in the autumn. To apply, you need to complete an online profile. You can only apply to one programme in any six month period but if you are unsuccessful you can apply to other roles.
2. Discovery portal
If you are suitable for the role, you’ll be invited to our Discovery Portal. This is an interactive experience and takes about an hour, but there’s no time limit. You’ll receive feedback within a few days.
3. Assessment centre
If you’re successful at the Discovery Portal stage, you’ll be invited to one of our assessment centres where you’ll take part in a variety of activities designed to help us find out what your strengths are.
4. Technical interviews
For some of our programmes, the final stage will be one or two technical interviews with managers from the specialist area you have applied to work in. We’ll give you lots of advice before your interviews.
Well done! If you’re successful in all the stages we’ll offer you a place on the programme and tell you your start date. If you don’t pass, we’ll give you the opportunity to get feedback.
Three months before your start date, we’ll ask you to provide evidence of your academic results and two references. We’ll then send you details of your training week where we’ll welcome you into Accenture!
To find out more about what it’s like to be one of our graduates, including an insight into the day-to-day role, take a look at our culture blog.
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