Human Resources Talent Accelerator Programme

Grow your Human Resources expertise at the home of the most specialised talent – join our Talent Accelerator Programme!

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At Accenture, we are passionate about our 500,000 employees and how their innovation improves the way the world works and lives. Our people’s diverse strengths have grown Accenture to a $billion company that helps transform clients in 40 industries across 120 countries.

In Accenture’s people-first culture, Human Resources is a strategic part of our business. Our Human Resources team is a global network of talented, energetic professionals supporting Accenture’s vision and talent ambition to be the best place for the most highly specialised talent on the planet. 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.

It’s an exciting time to be in Human Resources. We’re in the middle of a digital revolution, and our people want the same transparency and hyper-personalisation at work that they enjoy as consumers every day. Our HR team is leading the way by revolutionising the employee experience at Accenture. If you’re ready to join the revolution, read on to learn about our HR Talent Accelerator Programme.

The HR Talent Accelerator Programme is an incredible chance to explore and immerse yourself in a function that sits at the heart of Accenture’s business. This two-year rotational programme will see you experiencing the many different aspects of HR both here in the UK and in our international locations. As a valued team member, you will:

  • Make a real impact of the career and well-being of our people by creating engaging employee experiences that improve how they work and live
  • Foster an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and embraces all people
  • Serve as a trusted advisor by partnering with our business leaders
  • Grow your people knowledge and experience of different HR functions
  • Receive detailed feedback to help grow your career
  • Build core foundational HR skills
  • Be a part of a global network of HR graduates

We will consider current students in their final year of university who are on track for a 2:1 or graduates with a strong academic background, HR-related degree/modules or proven interest in HR gained through work experience.

Applications are closed. If you are interested in registering your interest for future opportunities, please click on the link below.

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You will need to live within commutable distance of your home office, which will be London. During the two-year programme you will need to be prepared to travel.

Training & development

Your introduction to TAP kick starts with a week’s training in India with fellow TAPpers from around the world. After this training, you will begin your journey which will consist of five rotations across Accenture.

0-3 months – Consulting. Previous projects have included:

  • A new recruitment website for a major FMCG client
  • valuating mobile apps to develop the client’s Digital Learn capabilities
  • Planning the deployment of a global tech delivery programme

3-15 months – Internal HR (you will spend six months in two different teams which includes Recruitment/Field HR/Human Capital & Diversity/ER/Talent Supply Chain/Reward). Previous projects have included:

  • Managing internal supply and demand for Accenture Strategy and the Communications, Media & Technology Consulting practice
  • Working with Field HR, Finance and Procurement to provide innovative scheduling solutions within Talent Supply Chain
  • Designing and implementing the inaugural Tech Visionaries programme within the Early Career Recruitment Team
  • Gaining experience as a HR Career Advisor and managing the supply and demand balance within the practice, alongside evaluating chargeability data
  • Project managing initiatives aimed at reducing stigma, raising awareness and educating employees on the topic of mental health as part of the Human Capital & Diversity Team

15 - 18 months – Corporate Functions (Marketing/Govt. Relations/Legal/Accenture Research/Corporate Citizenship). Previous projects have included:

  • Creating and sharing content on all Accenture UK Careers social media channels and recruitment website as part of the Employer Branding team
  • Working with our DevOps team to create a series of webcasts for clients as part of the Marketing team

18 – 21 months – HR in an international office. Previous locations have been:

  • Buenos Aires working in the Inclusion & Diversity Team
  • Melbourne working in the global Ventures & Acquisitions Team

Following completion of TAP, you will be invited to apply for a role in HR from vacancies listed on our career marketplace where you will have the chance to continue your journey here at Accenture.

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:

  • Starting salary of £29,000 per annum plus £5,000 bonus
  • 30 days’ holiday per annum plus public holidays
  • Personal laptop
  • AMEX card
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee share purchase plan
  • Three days’ paid charity leave
  • Access to app-based fitness classes and discounts on a range of gyms
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Hotel and travel discounts
  • Generous shared parental leave
  • Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

Application process

The info you need to know about applying to an Accenture programme.

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.

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.

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.

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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