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If you’re ready for the world of work, we don’t think there’s any point in waiting. That’s why we’re offering opportunities for apprentices to join us.



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Your technology career starts here

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 2, 3 or 4 years of classroom learning and live project experience, you’ll be a bit of an expert yourself, with a degree level BSc qualification in Technology.

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

London Technology Degree Apprenticeship

This is your opportunity to obtain a BSc Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, with a specialism in IT consulting, whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

You’ll develop expertise across a range of capabilities including digital, web, data, cloud computing, project management, application and infrastructure development and business analysis. The apprenticeship lasts for 3 years and formal training throughout the programme is supplied by University of East London, with a combination of on-the-job training, as well as structured training and courses.

You’ll need:
  • A real curiosity about technology: how things work and a keen interest in building skills in this area.
  • To be a strong communicator with a logical mind-set and problem-solving abilities.
  • A commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to the training and study required.
  • The flexibility to travel to different offices and client sites throughout the UK.
  • 80 A Level UCAS points or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Newcastle Technology Degree Apprenticeship

This is your opportunity to opportunity to obtain a BSc Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions or Cyber Security whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

You’ll develop expertise across a range of capabilities including digital, web, data, cyber security, cloud computing, project management, application and infrastructure development and business analysis. The apprenticeship lasts for 2 to 3 years, depending on your experience and qualifications, formal training throughout the programme is supplied by our college/university training provider, with a combination of on-the-job training, as well as structured training and courses.

You’ll need:
  • A real curiosity about technology: how things work and a keen interest in building skills in this area.
  • To be a strong communicator with a logical mind-set and problem-solving abilities.
  • A commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to the training and study required.
  • Flexibility to travel to different offices and client sites throughout the UK (non-study days).
  • There are no minimum entry requirements.

Warwick Technology Degree Apprenticeship

This is your opportunity to obtain a BSc Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions, with a specialism in data analysis, whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

This four-year programme starts with the Level 4 Digital and Technology apprenticeship followed by level 5 and 6 to complete the degree programme. Working with technical specialists supporting international clients and teams, you’ll develop skills and expertise in Data Analysis. You’ll build your knowledge of analytics, DevOps & cloud technology, providing daily support of production and development systems and implement pioneering IT infrastructure solutions for our clients.

Formal training throughout the programme is supplied by our external training provider, QA, with a combination of on-the-job training, structured training and courses.

You’ll need:
  • A real curiosity about technology: how things work and a keen interest in building skills in this area.
  • To be a strong communicator with logical mind-set and problem-solving abilities.
  • A commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to the training and study required.
  • The flexibility to travel to different offices and client sites throughout the UK.
  • 80 A’ Level UCAS points or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.

Manchester Technology Degree Apprenticeship

This is your opportunity to opportunity to obtain a BSc Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions or Cyber Security whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

You’ll develop expertise across a range of capabilities including digital, web, data, cyber security, cloud computing, project management, application and infrastructure development and business analysis. The apprenticeship lasts for 3 years, formal training throughout the programme is supplied by our university training provider, with a combination of on-the-job training, as well as structured training and courses.

You’ll need:
  • A real curiosity about technology: how things work and a keen interest in building skills in this area.
  • To be a strong communicator with a logical mind-set and problem-solving abilities.
  • A commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to the training and study required.
  • Flexibility to travel to different offices and client’s sites throughout the UK (non-study days).
  • There are no minimum entry requirements.

Edinburgh Technology Degree Apprenticeship

This is your opportunity to opportunity to obtain a BSc Degree in Digital & Technology Solutions or Cyber Security whilst gaining invaluable work experience.

You’ll develop expertise across a range of capabilities including digital, web, data, cyber security, cloud computing, project management, application and infrastructure development and business analysis. The apprenticeship lasts for 3 years, formal training throughout the programme is supplied by our university training provider (which may take up to 4 years), with a combination of on-the-job training, as well as structured training and courses.

You’ll need:
  • A real curiosity about technology: how things work and a keen interest in building skills in this area.
  • To be a strong communicator with a logical mind-set and problem-solving abilities.
  • A commitment and willingness to invest in your learning and development, devoting the time to the training and study required.
  • Flexibility to travel to different offices and client’s sites throughout the UK (non-study days).
  • Scottish Highers or A Level or equivalent SCQF Level 6+ qualification.

If you’re currently not in education or training, and either unemployed or seeking alternative employment opportunities, our 5-day Tech Taster will give you industry work experience and enhance your employability skills.

  • Gain invaluable insight working on a ‘real life’ tech project
  • Develop soft skills that will aid your professional development
  • Get a unique look at what it is like to work for a company like us
  • Understand the importance of networking and build key contacts at Accenture
  • If you are a good fit for us, you may also be fast-tracked through our apprenticeship recruitment process.

    Who is Accenture?

    We’re one of the world’s largest consulting and technology firms operating in many different sectors and industries.

    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 our work with YouView for instance, or the biometric passport readers at the gates of Heathrow Airport, or even with the National Theatre where we have used AI to help enhance the theatre experience for the hard of hearing.

    Essentially, 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.

    We were also ranked at No. 23 in RateMyApprenticeship’s Top 100 Employers 2019-2020.

    Do I qualify?

    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.

    Why should I apply?

    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. Our benefits include:

    • Competitive starting salary
    • Structured training
    • Recognised IT qualification
    • Generous holiday allowance
    • 3 days' paid charity leave
    • Subsidised gym
    • End of scheme bonus
    • Chance of a permanent job

    How do I apply?

    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.

    5. Offer

    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.

    6. Onboarding

    6. 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!

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    FAQs

    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 two, three or four years, dependent 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.

    You will work towards a BSc. (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions. Please see more details under each scheme at top of page.

    Newcastle: You’ll probably spend most of your time based at our UK Advanced Technology 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.

    Warwick/Edinburgh/Manchester: After your induction and initial training in the office, you will likely be based at client sites.

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