On our Technology Architecture Graduate Programme, you’ll develop your skills to shape and direct the technical solutions and blueprints that solve our clients’ biggest business challenges. You’ll evaluate the project requirements, work alongside a project team to set the technical strategy, process and technology architecture, and support the delivery of change. Click here to read more about Accenture’s Technology Architecture services.
Curious about technology and how things work, you’ll need a keen interest in pursuing a career in technology architecture plus initial experience and understanding of base technology. You should know at least one programming language and have technical software development experience with at least one platform. An awareness of different dimensions of software architecture and a good understanding of current technology trends are also important. You’ll be a team worker with strong communication skills and a creative and problem-solving mind-set. You’ll also need a minimum 2:1 degree (any discipline – achieved or predicted).
Applications are now closed.
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 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 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 Technology Architect.
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.
In addition, Accenture offers formal training schools for Technology Architecture and associated disciplines such as Integration Architecture and Development Architecture, so you’ll have the opportunity to gain a formal industry-recognised Technology Architecture certification.
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)
Application Technical Architect
I specialise in system implementations for Oracle Retail products. This means that I generally work with the client to isolate where Oracle Retail’s off-the-shelf products may fail to meet their requirements. I then compose custom developments to resolve any gaps.
I work with an offshore team in India, so my day starts very early! I’ll usually be in meetings with the client and the team until after lunch, when India typically goes off-line. Then I can take advantage of the rest of the day to either complete the actions I promised in the morning’s meeting, or write any supporting documentation. I’m big on developing the people I work with, so when I’m not otherwise busy, being a specialist puts me in a great position to help develop my team’s skills.
Working for Accenture is definitely a lifestyle choice. It’s a lot of work, but the nature of the projects means that you can choose to try different things or to specialise in one field. My other piece of advice would be to make full use of the training on hand. There are all sorts of training courses available, including online and classroom-based, so make the most of them.
APPLICATION PROFILE AND PSYCHOMETRIC QUESTIONNAIRE
The first part of the process is to fill out an application profile which includes a psychometric questionnaire. Along with attaching your most up to date CV, we will ask you to provide some details of your background, experience, skills and education. Although this stage can be completed in under 10 minutes, you can exit and revisit the page as many times as you like before submitting. If your profile meets our role requirements and is identified as a good fit for the company and our culture, we will progress you through to the next stage.
You will then be asked to complete a series of short online assessments. This stage gives you the opportunity to prove your cognitive and functional ability, tech acuity and business acumen. From start to finish the assessments should take no longer than 1 hour to complete. Since they are untimed, you are welcome to start and stop the assessments as you wish and complete them at your leisure. If you excel across all areas, we will then progress you to the third and final stage.
At this stage you are required to attend a 3-hour Assessment Centre in our London office. The Assessment Centres will take you through a series of exercises that will give you insight into life at Accenture while allowing you to showcase your potential for the role. Some exercises such as the Virtual Reality segment and 1:1 interview will require you to participate on your own and others such as the business challenge will require you to work together with other candidates. You will be informed of the outcome within 10-15 business days.
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