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.
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.CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR LONDON OR NEWCASTLE PROGRAMME
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.
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 Software Engineer.
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.
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
Interest-free season ticket loan
Generous pension scheme
Employee share purchase plan
Three days’ paid charity leave
Subsidised gym membership
Critical illness cover
Hotel and travel discounts
Generous shared parental leave
Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)
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
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 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.
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.
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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