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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.


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.

Watch an Introduction to Software Engineering with Accenture employees Kyle and Divya.


Join us here and your passion, expertise, judgement and in-depth understanding of technical capabilities will help us create winning solutions.

A key team member, 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.


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.



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.

Here, it's not just about the languages you know. Depending on the nature of the project we'll train you in technologies such as SAP, Oracle, Java/J2EE, C#, Salesforce, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular.js; we'll also train you in best delivery practices such as DevOps, Agile, and Accenture Delivery Methods. 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.


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)

My Accenture Career


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Application and Online Assessment 

You will need to fill out an application form. You’ll be asked a series of free text questions and will 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-based roles, you’ll also complete a situational judgement test. In the test you'll be presented with a variety of realistic situations that you may face in your role at Accenture, 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 in order to succeed with us. You will be automatically directed to complete this when you click on the apply link. You will also be also be asked to complete a logic test.

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Digital Interview

You will be invited to complete a short digital interview, which you can do at a time and location convenient to you. You’ll need a webcam, either integrated or plug-in on your laptop or PC. 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

The final stage of the recruitment process 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. A manager will present a session about their own career at Accenture. This is a good opportunity to find out more about life at Accenture and ask any questions you might have regarding training, projects and career opportunities. There will also be the opportunity to ask recruiters questions during the session. Assessed tasks include a group exercise where you will be working in a team to identify the best technology solution for a client and an interview with a recruiter. 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 prior to your Assessment Centre. You will be informed of the outcome of the assessment centre within 10 working days.