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Technology Industrial Placements

Gain work experience and build your technology skills.

INTRODUCTION

Our Technology Industrial Placements have been designed specifically for budding technology specialists and we have schemes in London and Newcastle.

You will apply to join one of three areas, Software Engineering, Technology Architecture or Client Delivery. It’s a 12-month programme and starts with a formal induction and a four-week training programme where you’ll study technologies including Java, Digital, Dev Ops and testing. We’ll then assign you to a project where you’ll build your skills on the job based on which programme you have applied for.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Over the course of the placement, you’ll gain exposure to many different assignments from development to deployment. By the end of the year, you should come away with some valuable experience – and hopefully an offer to join us when you graduate.

DO I QUALIFY?

This placement is undertaken in the third year of a four-year course and you will need to apply in your second year. You’ll probably be studying towards a degree in a subject such as computer science or another technology-focused discipline, although we also welcome applications from students with maths/science/engineering related bachelor degrees. You’ll have a real passion for technology and how it can be used.

Applications are now open.

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WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

This placement is based in either Newcastle or London. Please note that you will need to find and fund your own accommodation. However, if we send you on a project further afield, we will cover the additional accommodation costs on your behalf.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Lasting twelve months, the programme combines formal training with practical, hands-on experience in live development environments. After a few days spent on a formal induction, you’ll embark on a four-week training programme. You’ll study technologies including Java, .NET, IBM Rational Toolset and SAP (ABAP). Then we’ll assign you to a project where you’ll build your skills on the job.

Over the course of the placement, you’ll gain exposure to many different assignments from development to deployment. You’ll build your skills in testing and technologies such as SAP, Oracle, Java/J2EE, C#, BEA Weblogic and more.

REWARDS & BENEFITS

We’ll make sure you’re well rewarded with a competitive salary. Other benefits include generous holiday allowance, an interest-free season ticket loan, subsidised gym membership and personal laptop.

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Competitive starting salary (plus financial assistance for your university fees during your placement year)

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Generous holiday allowance

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Interest-free season ticket loan

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Subsidised gym membership

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A personal laptop

MY ACCENTURE CAREER

APPLICATION PROCESS

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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. A good tip is to reference some of our existing case studies. The online assessment can be completed at a time and location convenient to you.  The interview 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 complete the digital interview you will 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.

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