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September 22, 2017
Steps to applying for Accenture
By: Ellen Brady

Within Accenture, we work with a variety of clients, industries and sectors and joining our graduate programme is a great way to be exposed to the broad spectrum of work that we’re involved in. Applications are currently open for our Analytics, Consulting and Technology areas of our graduate programme. Though applicants for Analytics tend to have a strong mathematical or statistics background and Technology applicants typically have some experience with programming or databases, across all three areas, we’re looking for applicants who have good leadership, communication and problem solving skills and are eager to learn. Every day at Accenture is different and we need graduates who will be adaptable and enthusiastic in a variety of settings.

Interested in applying? Once you’ve uploaded your CV and answered some straightforward questions, your application will be screened by our recruiting team. If you pass this initial stage, you will be asked to complete an online assessment, which takes about 30 minutes. This involves a situational test, where you will be given scenarios and asked to select the appropriate response, and a logical reasoning test, which tests verbal, abstract and numerical reasoning. You don’t need to practice for the online assessment, but you should complete it in a quiet location, free from distractions.

The next round of the interview process is the assessment centre, which takes place both on campus and in Accenture’s Dublin offices. This will take about half a day and will involve a group case study and a one on one interview with a manager. The interview will be competency-based so come prepared with examples from your work, studies or extracurricular activities which show why you would be a great fit for Accenture’s graduate programme.

The final round will be another one on one interview, this time with a senior manager or managing director. Be prepared to answer competency-based questions as well as discussing your CV, your experience to date and why you want to join Accenture. Applications for the graduate programme will be open until the 29th of October, but applying early gives you the best chance of securing an interview in a time and location that suits you.

My top tip for applicants looking to join Accenture would be to keep an eye on our social media accounts to find out when we’ll be hosting relevant events on campus or in our Dublin offices. These events are a great way to find out more about the work that we do and day to day life at Accenture, as well as meeting some Accenture employees.

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