We’re always keen to accommodate graduates with ambitions to develop as a specialist in a niche area. Each of the following programmes offers the training and experience to become a true expert in your chosen field.
All over the world, organisations are becoming aware that data is key to delivering competitive advantage. This data comes from multiple sources: images to audio, texts and tweets to blogs, not to mention the vast swathes of information surrounding every event, every object, every location and every moment. The big question is, how can organisations harness that data? The answer is data analytics.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME INVOLVE?
Highly complex data manipulation drives commercial decisions and actions. Working as part of our Digital Analytics practice, you’ll gain an understanding of how data and statistical and quantitative analysis, combined with exploratory and predictive models and fact-based management, delivers data-driven business insights.
On this programme, there are two main paths you can follow. The first involves delivering complex analytic solutions for our clients, working on big data and becoming familiar with complex databases. The other focuses on producing analytics for internet marketing campaigns. Whichever path you follow, you’ll have the opportunity to move across industries, helping you to grow from being an Analyst to a Consultant.
Training is a key priority on the Analytics Graduate Programme. You’ll begin your career as part of the Accenture Consulting Group with the rest of your community on a week-long induction. We’ll invest in your development from your first day. And realising you need to be up to speed as soon as possible, we’ll make sure you have all the training you need within the first six months. As well as an award-winning induction programme and a supportive graduate community, you can look forward to mentoring from some of our most successful leaders. This training will help you get the all-round skills you need but it will be your experience that will really make the difference, which is why the variety of live project work we’ll give you will be so important.
DO I QUALIFY?
We look for a quantitative degree, such as maths, statistics, data science or computer science, along with a flair for analytical and logical problem solving, plus strong numerical skills. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 or equivalent in any degree discipline and you’ll need at least 340 UCAS points across your top three A-Levels, that’s AAB or equivalent, achieved in the same academic year – excluding General Studies. These are client-facing roles which entail interpreting and translating client requirements into workable solutions that bring business benefits. You’ll therefore need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to articulate numerical concepts to a non-numerical audience.
Application open date: Applications have now closed.
Application close date: Places are filled on a first-come, first served basis with start dates throughout the year. Applications have now closed.
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Threats to cyber security are increasing. We provide advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their information risk and security management without compromising governance and compliance. The Information Security Graduate Programme aims to deliver the next generation of cyber security specialists.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME INVOLVE?
On this programme, you’ll develop your expertise in information security, and use your business consulting acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions. You will be helping our clients analyse the problem, working with technical partners such as Symantec, Oracle and HP, understanding the security architecture, and assist to implement and manage new security systems.
You can expect comprehensive training which includes the possibility of individual self-study leading towards CISSP, CISM and ISO27001 lead auditor qualifications. You’ll begin your career learning the basics of Accenture and our Security Practice, working alongside managers and senior managers on client engagements. Once you have mastered the basics, you’ll develop skills in project management and methodology, solutions delivery and security assessment, while working with big-name clients where Accenture have a security presence. Our aim is to help you move from Analyst to Consultant as quickly as possible.
DO I QUALIFY?
We look for a relevant degree in cyber systems, software or information security, engineering or computer science. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 or equivalent in any degree discipline and you’ll need at least 340 UCAS points across your top three A-Levels, that’s AAB or equivalent, achieved in the same academic year – excluding General Studies. You’ll be a ‘people person’, well-rounded and happy to take on new challenges.
Flexibility is important, as you’ll be joining a versatile industry. You’ll need the ability to work with different teams but also independently, across the UK and sometimes Europe. You should expect to be taken out of your comfort zone and discover something new all the time – so a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn will be key.
Application open date: Applications are currently open
Application close date: Places are filled on a first-come, first served basis with start dates throughout the year. So please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Programme start date: If you have already graduated we may have opportunities for you to start immediately. However, if you are currently a student, you can apply to join us when you have graduated.
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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 maternity leave
Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)
I joined Accenture after being on a graduate scheme at another company for one year. My flatmate at the time was a strategy analyst in the ACG, and I was on the lookout to broaden my career opportunities. After hearing great things about Accenture, I decided to apply because I knew Accenture’s breadth and depth of experience, and bigger range of clients would allow me to experience things I hadn’t been able to in my career so far. I joined the company as an experienced hire analyst, but as a second year graduate that also meant I got involved in all the graduate activities within the ACG, which was great.
My current project is about securing the backend processing of what banks do for their customers - so transactions and things like that. It’s my job to ensure the whole system is secure. Day to day, it’s about co-ordinating how everyone involved on the project works together to deliver what’s needed and ensure that the outcome is compliant. This involves a lot of meetings with people in Paris and India, as well as vendors and of course the client. I really enjoy that I get to speak to people from so many different backgrounds, with everyone as helpful as they can be, so it really feels like we’re working as a team.
I’ve found the training here really useful, having been to the ACG training school and receiving some specific security training too. There’s a lot of on-the-job training (about 50:50) and at the moment I’m studying towards a security qualification, funded by the security practice, which is highly recognised worldwide.
If you’re thinking of applying to Accenture I’d say research the company; make sure that you’re willing to move around for your job; and be prepared to learn new things at a fast-pace!
When I finished university, I joined Teach First then did an internship with Accenture which really won me over and I guess led to me being offered a role here.
My first project at Accenture was a workplace transformation - very much around how people use office IT and interact with each other in an office environment to improve productivity. That project touched upon Identity & Access Management, which effectively is the journey of an employee joining, moving around and leaving a company, it’s that area where I’ve specialised since. I explore how people access tools, help people gain access to these securely and look at how they are de-provisioned when someone moves around the company or leaves. Since my first project I’ve moved on to other clients and helped to roll-out platforms that enable secure user journeys in terms of Identity & Access Management. The work I do touches people but it’s very technology-focussed as well in terms of how it impacts their day-to-day working life, an ideal career path for me.
I like the interaction with the client and the people I work with. There’s a lot of collaboration so even if you don’t have the exact answer you can pretty much be assured you can speak to your colleagues, gain from their experience and ideas, to discuss with the client.
When I joined I was surprised by the amount of opportunities you find here, you can pretty much carve out your own niche area. I would say when you start as a graduate, take the general training from the initial training programme on-board and embrace the work you do across all projects and disciplines. You’ll then find the opportunity to specialise in an area that’s right for you and do more relevant training towards becoming an expert in that specific area.
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