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Accenture is a company like no other
Accenture operates in more than 200 cities in 56 countries, with over 336,000 employees delivering innovative and seamless solutions to clients the world over. Our clients include some of the biggest names in just about every industry you can imagine – delivering the high performance and technology that enables businesses to grow and evolve. It’s exciting stuff; not least because our portfolio includes 91 of the Fortune Global 100, and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.
Operating Groups and Industry Groups
Helping clients achieve high performance
Our work isn’t just intriguing, exciting, challenging and innovative. Our work touches people’s lives everyday.
Each year, on behalf of clients, Accenture…
processes more than 140 million airline ticket reservations
provides training in nine languages to more than a million people in 143 countries
manages the administration of more than 900,000 pensions and employee benefits
processes more than 21 million sales invoices and 9 million purchase orders
administers more than two million insurance policies and two million paycheques
handles more than 100 million customer service calls
processes in excess of 50 million bills
performs more than 30 million electricity and gas readings
Discover how our people help clients become high performing businesses
There are two graduate entry routes into Accenture for you to consider:
Analyst Consulting Group
Accenture Technology Group
We also offer internships, which are designed specifically to give you an insight into our world.
Because of the nature and scope of our work, Accenture can be a very complex organisation. It's for this reason that we operate as a network of complementary businesses that join forces in different ways to achieve great things for clients.
Our five business areas are
Communications, Media & Technology
Health & Public Service
Analyst Consulting Group
The Analyst Consulting Group (ACG) is the first community you will be part of within Accenture. You’ll have every opportunity to develop your career and help us to evolve businesses too. We’ve all sorts of great stuff in store for you in the Analyst Consulting Group – from generous rewards and benefits to world-class training and development opportunities. It’s all part of our commitment to helping you grow a career that you can be proud of.
Here at Accenture, we have a unique capability to turn theory into action, to make innovation an everyday reality. We do not simply make recommendations – we drive outcomes for our clients.
That is what you will be doing from the very start. Your training will help you to develop the all-round skills to be a success. Working with leading organisations across various industries, you could be involved in issues and projects that are fundamental to the way businesses operate and succeed.
The range of work you could be doing is diverse and always interesting
Inside the Analyst Consulting Group
You’ll help clients unleash the power of digital to drive growth, create new sources of value and evolve their businesses. From developing new digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on behalf of clients, Accenture Digital is a hugely exciting place to start your career.
Within Digital, you could even join our Analytics Consulting team. Here, you would help our clients face a number of customer insight, fraud and compliance challenges by developing complex analytical solutions from our Accenture Analytics Innovation Centre in Dublin. You’ll be leading the way in applying analytics to gain ever-deeper insights into business data and strengthen existing processes and methods.
Consulting in Industry Groups
You’ll get to know your clients’ business intimately, building industry skills and experience in the process. You’ll be part of a team of industry experts delivering integrated solutions and end-to-end business services to meet the changing needs of our clients in one of our Industry Groups.
Consulting in Technology
As one of the fastest growing areas of our Consulting business, you’ll provide leading-edge technology solutions for all kinds of organisations and sectors throughout the world. Make no mistake though – this isn’t just about learning technical skills. From aligning technology with business processes to architecting and designing IT systems, you’ll balance both skills.
Accenture Strategy professionals help our clients identify and build the capabilities they need to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. From growth and innovation and industry convergence to digital strategies and global operating models, you’ll find yourself working closely with clients end-to-end to define and implement business strategies enabled by technology.
Accenture Consulting has the insights to transform companies and the capabilities to actually do it. We work in partnership with our clients to help them become better businesses, advising them on tools they should use and how they should implement them.
Accenture Technology Group
Within Accenture, we are the technology specialists on the ground who focus on application development, solutions delivery and software maintenance. Our role is to implement innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of Accenture’s clients and enable them to become high-performance businesses.
Upon joining the Accenture Technology Group, you will be part of a team of IT specialists working in client-facing roles in many of the world's best-known companies, household names at the front of their field in virtually every industry.
We’re helping clients to implement previously unimaginable concepts, often using leading-edge technologies on projects that are pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible. And, because Accenture has over 150 strategic alliances, with both emerging market innovators and established market leaders like Microsoft, Siebel, SAP and Oracle, our software engineers are given access to projects developing new solutions, processes and technologies that are way beyond the reach of any single enterprise.
As part of our Analytics group, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a rapidly growing and dynamic global analytics team, driving significant business growth.
Candidates for the Analytics Innovation Centre should come from a strong quantitative background/degree. This includes courses such as Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Econometrics.
Candidates should display the following personal characteristics:
Flexibility and willingness to learn in an extremely dynamic environment
Clear and articulate communication style
Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
Strong teamwork skills
Strong documentation and writing skills
Strong aptitude for analytic and logic problem solving
Excellent numeric aptitude
MS Office expertise
Familiarity with any number of the following:
Statistics and statistical tools
Algorithmic and complexity evaluation
Clustering, linear regression and basic statistics
DBMS and data management
To find out more about our Analytics Innovation Centre click here .”
Join our award-winning Internship programme
In 2015, we won Best Internship at the gradireland awards.
The best way to find out what it’s like to work at Accenture is to try it out. We have a range of placement durations between three and twelve months. You’ll get to know us, while developing your skills and knowledge on live projects, experiencing real challenges and making new friends and connections.
To find out more on our internship opportunities, check out our informative infographic.
Our internship programmes are open to third level students in their penultimate year of study. If you're interested in joining a vibrant and talented workforce in a Consulting industry global leader, then Accenture is the place for you.
You will challenge yourself, build a network and create a career path. We will provide you training opportunities, valuable experience in real client facing roles, professional development opportunities (and make sure that you have a lot of fun along the way too!).
We offer three, five, six, seven and twelve month internships. We are looking for students from all backgrounds, who have an interest in Consulting or Technology.
With the exception of our three month summer internship (which you can apply for online), all other Accenture Ireland placements are applied for through your careers office. Applications for our summer internship are now open until the 29th of February 2016. Students can apply by sending your CV and Cover Letter to email@example.com. To be eligible you must be in the penultimate year of your undergraduate degree , have a minimum of 400 CAO points and be on course for a 2.1 in your degree.
Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award
Could you be a Leader of Tomorrow?
Open to high performing third level students across the country, participants in the Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award have the chance to submit a business idea which will be coached and developed with a view to realising a viable business concept.
If you would like the opportunity to expand your Leadership and Entrepreneurial talents, then why not enter Accenture’s annual Leaders of Tomorrow Award? This competition runs during the academic year and includes inspirational, entrepreneurial speakers and the opportunity to develop and present your business idea to a highly prestigious panel.
Successful applicants will take part in a series of leadership development days focusing on the connected themes of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation. The competition will include professional development opportunities, guest speakers and one-to one business mentoring. The final round will involve presenting your idea to a panel of Irish business leaders.
The overall winners will received a place on the NDRC LaunchPad programme, where they will have the opportunity to turn their business concept into their future. The winners will also receive a trip to one of Accenture’s global innovation centres and will have the option of an internship with Accenture as well.
Applicants will retain all intellectual property rights to ideas submitted.
The Leaders of Tomorrow Award is open to all third-level students in Ireland. Applications for the 2016 Award are open until 2nd December 2015.
For information on Training and Development as part of the Accenture Technology Group please click here.
At Accenture, we help high performers achieve even more. And we can prove it. The intensity of experience we offer you is second to none, so you can expect exposure to people at all levels of our business and early responsibility.
The pace at which we work and the speed at which you can develop are also highly exciting. Show us you’re a high performer and innovative thinker, and you could achieve your first promotion after just two years. And with structured training as well as thousands of courses online, there’s nothing to stop you developing at unprecedented speed. You really will be able to drive your career. And if you need any more evidence, just ask Pierre Nanterne - our CEO. Pierre began his career with Accenture from a similar position to you.
At Accenture, you won’t just work with big-name clients; as you help them accelerate high performance, you’ll become a trusted partner. So expect to have an impact on organisations across a multitude of industries. You will also be exposed to future thinking and technology firsts, putting you at the forefront of many industries.
Want to understand what you will get out of working at Accenture? Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. Your work will directly impact on people’s daily lives; bringing meaning and satisfaction to your work.
In this section, you will find out more about what makes us the employer of choice for so many people. Click on any of the links below to find out more about the sections that interest you:
New Joiner Orientation and Integration experience
The New Joiner Orientation and Integration activities provides all new Accenture employees with a comprehensive understanding of the business we operate in, our culture and core values, and our commitment to the individuals who belong to our company.
Over the course of the programme you will be guided on how to grow your career, and how to make the best use of the many tools and resources available. You will also receive key information on areas such as benefits, performance management, important employee policies & procedures, and the clubs & societies that you can join at Accenture.
The New Joiner Orientation and Integration programme is designed to help you network and form relationships with your future colleagues. In fact, almost everyone says that this was just as much about networking and making friends as it was about pure learning. After your first week of orientation, you will be equipped with the foundational skills and knowledge which you need to start building your career at Accenture.
The Orientation and Integration process continues throughout your first year at Accenture and you will be sent regular tips and useful links to help you understand Accenture’s Best Practices, and settle in to our community.
When you join Accenture as a graduate you’ll be part of a start group. You'll join at the same time as a number of other people and you’ll go through the initial training and induction together. The induction has been developed to help you settle into Accenture, find out how everything works and meet people in the same position as you so you can start building your network.
Training & all that jazz
Throughout your career at Accenture, you’ll be encouraged to broaden and deepen your knowledge. To work with Accenture is to lock into permanent learning mode, precisely because our ability to deliver client value depends entirely on what you learn.
Software Engineering Programme
On joining Accenture, your new life as a software engineer begins with your induction training in the Dublin office in Grand Canal Square. Your induction will provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation of what Accenture does and learn everything there is to know about the workings of the company; from its diverse workforces to its key policies.
The SEP training programme combines on-the-job experience with a combination of in-house and external courses. This training carries on throughout your career as an Accenture employee. In the early years, your training will be more technically focused and you will receive all the encouragement and support you need to achieve certification in your chosen area - be that Java, .NET, Testing or other technologies. Along the way, you will also develop skills in methodologies that will enable you to work efficiently in a global organisation. Your technical skills will also be complemented with a series of personal development training courses (such as business writing, presentation skills and time management). In the later years, your training will assist your progression to more senior roles where you will develop as a specialist in your chosen path. Your training needs are continually assessed so we can ensure we have the best qualified people to deliver successful projects for our clients.
Our training curriculum is supported by our Capability Expert groups - a hub of senior experienced technology experts who provide advice on technology trends as well as training courses in areas such as Application Management, Testing, Microsoft technologies, Java, SAP, Business Intelligence, Legacy Systems and Agile methodologies.
A taste of the rewards
Support for professional qualifications
Fast paced career development
2 days’ paid leave for charity or community work
20 days’ holiday allowance
Generous pension scheme
Private health insurance
26 weeks’ full-paid maternity or adoption leave
Employee Discount Card
Acting responsibly is absolutely central to our success as a high performance business. We work to make a sustainable, measurable difference around the world.
Corporate Citizenship is a fundamental part of Accenture’s character and the way we run our business. It is reflected in our core values, our Code of Business Ethics, and ultimately, in the actions of our people. From our focus on Skills to Succeed programme, equipping 700,000 people with the skills to get a job or build a business by 2015, to Growing our Business Sustainably, our corporate citizenship efforts target outcomes that make a real impact.
Inclusion and Diversity
Delivering innovation to clients depends on a huge variety of skills and talents. For that reason, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, fostering a high performing, collaborative and high-energy work environment. At the heart of our approach is finding the best people, coaching and supporting them for stimulating careers and recognising their work and the results they deliver. By following through on these commitments, we tap into new ideas and creativity that benefit our peopleac and their communities – something that ultimately helps our clients achieve high performance.
A gender-diverse workplace leads to a high performance workforce. This is why Accenture and its leadership team continually focus on gender diversity as part of our overall high performance business strategy. Accenture is very proud of our Accent on Women (AoW) Programme which is a community and support network for women in Accenture.
Inclusiveness will always be at the core of everything that we do at Accenture. In Dublin, we have a vibrant LGBT Network that welcomes and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals as part of our commitment to supporting a diverse workforce. The LGBT Network organises many exciting networking events, community sponsorships, and training programmes throughout the year.
At Accenture, we respect the ability of a person and the value they bring to our organisation. We aim to provide an accessible and barrier-free work environment for People with Disabilities (PwD) by offering a workplace that is physically, technologically and attitudinally accessible.
Accenture attend a number of Graduate Careers Fairs throughout the year where our people will be present to answer your questions about what our organisation does and the opportunities we have on offer.
Alternatively, take part in one of our Accenture Experience events in Dublin, Galway, Cork or Limerick where you will get the opportunity to experience what it’s like to work with Accenture.
You can chat and ask any questions of the people that make up Accenture, and will also have the chance to take part in a simulated consulting case study. You will also be given hints and tips on the recruitment process. Places are limited, to apply for these events please visit www.accenturegrads.com
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The Accenture Experience provides you with a real life insight into life at Accenture. Taking place across Ireland in multiple locations including Dublin, Galway, Cork and Limerick, we encourage anyone who is interested in a career with Accenture to sign up for the opportunity to experience what it is like to work for one of the world's leading strategy, digital, technology and operations companies.
If you'd like to meet Accenture face-to-face, take part in a skills workshop, challenge yourself participate in business case studies, learn first-hand about what Accenture looks for in graduates - and make yourself more employable - then the Accenture Experience is for you.
"The Accenture Experience was invaluable in helping me decide that Accenture was the right fit for me. It offered practical insights into the work of a consultant, which is not something you learn in college. It was also a great opportunity to meet with people across all levels of the company in an informal setting. The tips and advice given at the event made the application process seem a lot less daunting and recognising a few friendly faces around the office at interview stage made me feel at ease."
– Emma, Management Consulting Analyst
Registration for these events is now closed.
The screening criteria for students from the Republic of Ireland are:
Minimum of 400 points in the leaving certificate
Minimum predicted 2.1 degree
Must be eligible to work in the EU
The screening criteria for students from Northern Ireland are:
Minimum of 320 UCAS points
Minimum predicted 2.1 degree
Must be eligible to work in the EU
If you require any further information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to Apply?
All of the content in this section is relevant to your application. Please take a few minutes to read the information carefully to give you the best chance of success. It is, after all, a highly competitive process.
Once you’ve reviewed the content in this section, you’re ready to complete our online application form. If you feel Accenture could be right for you, we really want to hear from you.
What Happens Next?
The selection process is designed to be quick and straightforward. It starts with a 45-minute face-to-face interview with a Manager from the business. The questions we might ask you at this stage will cover career focus, interest in IT and business, and competency-based questions.
If you pass the first interview you will be invited to the final round which will take place in Dublin. The second round will consist of an assessment carried out by a HR representative and then an interview with a Managing Director.
The assessment is a chance for you to learn more about us and to meet some of the people who work here.
What can I expect?
Your initial interview will last approximately 45 minutes and will be carried out in one of our Dublin offices. You will be interviewed by a manager and the interview will focus mainly on the information contained in your application form. Your interviewer will want to find out more about you as a person, your life at university and your work experience. You will also be asked about your career ambitions and your interest in IT and business.
Your interviewer will want you to provide recent examples of skills such as communication, problem solving and initiative. In addition, he or she will want to be certain that you have researched your career options and can demonstrate your commitment to a career with Accenture.
What should I wear?
Accenture’s dress policy is business smart
How can I best prepare for my interview?
Interview Skills video?
When Will I Hear?
You will learn the outcome by email within 10 working days of your interview taking place. Therefore, please ensure that we have your latest email address. We would be grateful if you would only contact us during these two weeks if there is an urgent reason why you need to know the outcome earlier – for example, if you have to make a decision on another offer.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Your Second Interview
Congratulations on reaching the final round! At this stage, the challenge is greater and the stakes are higher. This stage lasts approximately three hours and will take place on campus or at the Accenture offices.
What happens next?
The four key competency areas we are assessing are:
Drive and Resilience
How can I best prepare?
Overcoming any initial nerves and being confident on the day can make all the difference. It will inevitably have been a few weeks since your initial interview, so re-visit our website and remind yourself who we are and what we do.Think laterally and keep an open mind about all scenarios. Be enthusiastic and engaging throughout the interview. It makes all the difference to your interviewer if you present yourself as a motivated person. This is your final chance to make a good impression. If you have questions, please ask them, but don’t feel obliged to.
The Analyst Consulting Group Graduate Programme is now closed for all applications.
Accenture Technology Group - This programme will be open for applications on a rolling basis as demand requires.
Please speak to your college career counsellor about our internships for 2016.
Summer Internship Programme - Applications for our summer internship will reopen in February 2016.
Contact our Graduate Recruitment Team: