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Software Engineering Graduate Programme

Use your passion, expertise, judgement and in-depth understanding of technical capabilities to help us create winning solutions.

INTRODUCTION

The way we harness and use technology is one of our strengths. This comes from the expert teams we assemble to build and deliver the incredible projects our clients demand. On this programme, you’ll get to work with some of the most advanced technologies on the market, increasing your specialist skills and helping to transform the businesses of our clients across the globe.

Join us here and your passion, expertise, judgement and in-depth understanding of technical capabilities will help us create winning solutions. As an associate, you’ll be designing, building and supporting the innovative technical solutions we’re renowned for. As well as understanding what our clients want to achieve, you’ll discover what’s possible within their existing framework and explore the best technologies to achieve the most effective results. Working with onshore and offshore teams, you’ll work on a variety of challenging projects for a range of clients, across a range of industries.

IT skills are essential. So, you’ll need a degree in IT, computer science or a technology-related subject. However, if you have a real passion and flair for technology, as well as an understanding of how it can be used, we’ll also consider a maths, science or engineering degree. You’ll have a real interest in software engineering and end-to-end design and delivery, and you’ll also know a thing or two about programming. Overall, we’re looking for a willingness to try new things, a desire for self-improvement and a strong work ethic.

Applications are currently open and will close 30 March 2018. Positions are filled on a first come first serve basis, we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.

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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.

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

Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme

Generous holiday allowance

Generous holiday allowance

 
Personal laptop

Personal laptop

AMEX card

AMEX card

 
 
Interest-free season ticket loan

Interest-free season ticket loan

Generous pension scheme

Generous pension scheme

 
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Employee share purchase plan

Three days’ paid charity leave

Three days’ paid charity leave

 
 
Subsidised gym membership

Subsidised gym membership

Private healthcare

Private healthcare

 
Life assurance

Life assurance

Critical illness cover

Critical illness cover

 
 
Hotel and travel discounts

Hotel and travel discounts

Generous shared parental leave

Generous shared parental leave

 
Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

 
 

MY ACCENTURE CAREER

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
Sheffield Hallam University

“Accenture was an attractive employer after leaving uni because of the diversity it offered for my career. I saw the opportunity to work on different projects and experience a whole range of roles, if I wanted to. I graduated in Software Engineering but Accenture also gave me the option of further training to expand my knowledge into different areas. I didn't have a fixed idea of the exact career I wanted so this really suited me.

My first experience was on a Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation - which is the process of integrating people, data, processes and systems to support a company's new product or service - in a beautiful little town called Malmsbury, in Wiltshire. My nine months there was very challenging but rewarding at the same time. Thanks to my hard work, it also helped me win a promotion - in my very first year!

My current role is as an IBM Rational Administrator on a government welfare initiative project, which is much more technical than my previous position. However, I'm putting the knowledge I gained during my time on a PLM implementation to good use by helping to arrange and schedule events for the account.”

BSc Computer Science and Diploma in Professional
Studies
Loughborough University

I'm predominantly a web developer and use multiple technologies such as Java, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript. Currently I'm the team lead on an ecommerce project for a major UK fashion retailer. We're building a multi-functional, multi-channel website using the popular industry platform ATG, which is Java based. I'm also responsible for managing offshore resources and recently took a trip to India to train a team over there. Accenture is all about technology, people and projects. The opportunity to work on exciting projects with interesting people, utilising multiple technologies is an exciting and relatively liberating opportunity. And being able to have such well-known clients is an amazing option to have in your reach, especially as a growing professional.

A typical day for me is a mix of interacting with clients, hands-on technical design, team meetings, and the defining or refining of team processes. I start out by prioritising my workload; most of my best work is done between 8am and 2pm so I aim to make good progress on the top three or four tasks early on. I’m known to have a late lunch – usually around 3pm – because I like to take some time to reflect quietly and switch-off from the bustle of the day. I find this really important to maintaining a balance: with constantly shifting priorities, this time helps me to stay objective and empathetic to the various challenges that the day brings.

For a graduate, the Accenture family is perfect to help you develop career skills and become a well-rounded professional. The wealth of knowledge, training and opportunities make it too good a proposition to pass by. To make the most of it, however, you also need motivation, determination and a desire to succeed. Personally, the opportunity to turn my natural want to excel and wide-eyed graduate eyes into a shrewd, high-performing and balanced professional was ‘right up my street’.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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APPLICATION AND ONLINE TEST

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APPLICATION AND ONLINE TEST

You will need to fill out an application form, asked a series of free text questions and also need to upload your CV. You will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of Accenture and how we use technology to help our clients to evolve their businesses. For London roles, you’ll also complete a situational judgement test where you'll be presented with a variety of realistic situations that you may face in your role, 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 to succeed with us. You will be directed to complete this when you click on the apply link. You will also be asked to complete a logic test.

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DIGITAL INTERVIEW

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DIGITAL INTERVIEW

You will be invited to complete a short digital interview for which you’ll need a webcam, which you can do at a time and location convenient to you. 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. It will involve video questions, aptitude questions, a debug challenge and a coding challenge. We are not expecting candidates to be able to complete all tasks correctly, but we include a variety of questions to identify your skills and potential, so give it your best shot. 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

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ASSESSMENT CENTRE

The final stage is a half-day assessment centre in our London or Newcastle office (depending on the location you apply to). There will be some assessed sessions, a group exercise and a one-to-one interview with a recruiter. There will also be some more informal unassessed sessions to give you a chance to get to know Accenture including a tour of our Innovation Hub. The final part of the Assessment Centre is a 1.1 interview with a technology manager where you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your aptitude, skills and potential for the role. Should you be invited to an Assessment Centre, you will be sent full details on what to expect and how to prepare for it. You will be informed of the outcome of the assessment centre within 10 working days.

 

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