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Strategy Graduate Programme

Fast-track your career at the sharp end of business and technology.

Introduction

On this programme, you’ll be a trusted partner to our global clients, helping them to address their most significant business issues. Part of a project team, you’ll drive innovation and help clients shape new business models, define the case for change and execute business transformation agendas.

Watch an Introduction to Strategy with Accenture employees Carys and Julie.

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WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Working closely with professionals in other Accenture businesses, you’ll utilise our business insight and understanding of how technology impacts industries to help clients stay ahead in the digital world. So you could be structuring and performing analysis and primary research, developing business cases and plans, or developing your skills to help clients understand leading-edge technology capabilities.

• Business Strategy is about helping clients develop new products and services in innovative ways, or prepare for the digital markets of the future.

• Technology Strategy focuses on creating technology strategies that are synchronised with clients’ business, people and operations, and building the IT and operational capabilities needed to execute these strategies.

• Operations/Function Strategy helps clients enhance their agility with simplified and digitally enabled internal functions powered by skilled talent.

DO I QUALIFY?

Places on our Strategy Programme are limited. You’ll need to be a deep strategic thinker and be able to demonstrate project evidence of this on your CV.

We consider applicants from all academic disciplines. You’ll need to have or be expecting a minimum 2:1 in your first undergraduate degree, or equivalent international undergraduate degree 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).

Applications for our 2017-2018 Strategy Graduate Programme have now closed.

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WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

You’ll need to be fully mobile 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 Edinburgh, London, Manchester or Newcastle.

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TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

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We believe that your career is your adventure. All this training, experience and client exposure is focused on turning you into a trusted client advisor; someone with deep industry experience, digital awareness and a strategic mind who is able to become a future leader at Accenture. What you know is what we can sell to our clients. So 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. As well as an award-winning induction programme and a supportive graduate community within the Analyst Consulting 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 core capabilities you’ll need to develop into a trusted and successful consultant. All training will help you get the all-round skills for success 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.

Our Consulting Graduate Programme at a glance:

  • 2 weeks classroom based learning in London.
  • A key focus will be networking, getting to know Accenture and your support networks.
  • By week 3 you’ll be placed on your first project. You’ll get stuck in and hit the ground running as you get to know your team.
  • Introduction to Accenture Digital.
  • Further exposure to our business.
  • Opportunity to join two day course and gain SCRUM Master certification.
  • 1 week training at one of our international core schools.
  • Quarterly virtual training on hot topics with Senior Managers and Managing Directors.
  • 1 week soft skills and presentation skills training.
  • Opportunity to gain industry certifications.
  • Accreditations in tools and technologies.

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:


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Competitive starting salary which varies from programme to programme

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Generous holiday allowance

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Personal laptop

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AMEX card

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Interest-free season ticket loan

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Generous pension scheme

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Employee share purchase plan

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Three days’ paid charity leave

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Subsidised gym membership

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Private healthcare

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Life assurance

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Critical illness cover

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Hotel and travel discounts

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Generous shared parental leave

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Generous car cash allowance (manager level and above)

Application Process

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Application and Online Test

The first part of the application process is to fill out an application form which includes an online situational judgement test. You’ll give us details of your experience and education, and attach your CV. 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.

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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.  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

If you are successful at interview stage, you will then be invited to attend a half-day session in our London office, where you will take part in a group exercise, and a final 1:1 interview. A manager will open the session with a presentation 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. After this, the assessments will commence.

During the assessment centre you will take a Strategic Thinking Assessment (STA) to assess your suitability for the role.

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Group Exercise

You will be put into groups and work as a team to prepare a proposal based on a client case study. This is a real team effort and you will be put under time pressure to assimilate a large amount of information, make quick decisions with conflicting information and come up with the best possible solutions for the client.

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Final 1:1 interview

This interview will be split into two parts. The first part will be for you to discuss your client proposal in more detail and provide the assessor with some insight into the rationale behind the decisions made. You will also be asked to consider other possible solutions for the client. In the second part of the interview, you will be asked to discuss your interest in Accenture and demonstrate a strong understanding of both our business and the graduate role. You will also have an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and strengths that you can offer Accenture and discuss with your assessor why you are the perfect fit for the graduate role.

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