You will help drive and deliver business transformation for our clients around the world through designing, building, testing and deploying strategic solutions for them. At the same time, you will develop industry-leading specialist skills and gain real in-depth knowledge across businesses and technologies.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
As an Associate, you’ll work with a client team to deliver business transformation. Accenture sets out the vision for its clients, it’s up to you to make it a reality. This will include designing, building and testing strategic solutions ready for implementation. A key member of the team, you’ll go the extra mile to understand client requirements, formulate a plan of action, and work with a range of onshore and offshore delivery teams to get it done. In close contact with the client at every stage, this role will make the most of your ability to communicate complex technologies, while managing third party suppliers, timelines and expectations.
DO I QUALIFY?
As an Associate in Client Delivery, you’ll need a university degree in any discipline and a passion for technology. You will be an excellent communicator and an effective collaborator, as well as being solution focussed and action orientated.
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 London 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 an expert in exploring how a client’s vision is achieved through using the latest technologies whilst developing and sustaining the skills our clients demand.
What you know is what we can sell to our clients. So we’ll invest in your development from your first day and make sure you have all the training you need. As well as an award-winning induction programme and a supportive graduate community within the Technology Analyst 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 technical skills you’ll need to develop into a trusted and successful delivery expert.
Your credibility will depend on your passion for and knowledge of technology. We'll give you a strong start to your career by providing a variety of training depending on your project. We'll train you in business analysis, project management and testing, as well as the latest innovations and delivery practices which may cover anything from software, digital, to cloud computing, liquid applications or analytics. You’ll also attend one of our international core schools and get the chance to gain a range of industry certifications.
But more than that, we want you to understand the bigger picture. So, you'll learn about our Accenture business areas and gain a deep insight into our Technology Vision. Plus, because of the size and scope of our business, you’ll get to work on some of the biggest and most complex technology problems in the world with a wide variety of clients.
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!
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