Meet our people - Daragh
August 26, 2021
I started my Accenture journey by doing my third year college internship at Accenture. After completing the six month internship, I was lucky enough to be offered a graduate role here. I started my grad role in October 2019, and luckily, as this was pre-COVID, I had the opportunity to travel to India for 2 weeks' training with my start group.
I have worked on two projects so far during my time at Accenture. Both of these projects were Salesforce roles. My first was more of a hands-on role that allowed me to do a lot of Salesforce admin, including some configuration user stories and deploying change sets up through the environments. My second, current project is very much a Business Analyst role on an nCino project for a Financial Services client.
I also am very active within the IPS community and I help to keep the IPS team connected by helping to organise quarterly events.
I would have to say my first project was the most exciting one. I had involvement in so many different areas and it really was a hands-on role, so it really helped me to develop my understanding of the Salesforce platform. I was really thrown into the deep end, which was great and fortunately I didn’t sink! It was this project that helped me to attain my Salesforce Admin Certificate, because I was able to relate a lot of the work I did to the actual exam.
The really great thing about Accenture is that they help you to find whatever it is you love to do.
My typical day would begin with a daily stand-up where we all give updates on the work we are doing, and assign work to each other as required. We are currently in the design phase of this project, so the remainder of my morning is spent in a design session where my team and I present to our client and gather requirements for the nCino platform we are implementing. My afternoons are typically spent creating sign-off documents, and documenting user stories.
Each Wednesday, my project hosts a weekly virtual chat where our Accenture team get together virtually and talk about all things non-work-related!
I would have to say the amount of responsibility given to you at such an early stage in your career, because it really does help you to learn in such a fast paced environment and accelerates professional development. Being empowered from the start really gives you a sense of value within your project.
My advice would be to reach out as much as possible to anyone you know working in Accenture to really get a feel for the different types of roles available. The really great thing about Accenture is that they help you to find whatever it is you love to do. So by reaching out and finding out the different types of roles there are in Accenture, you may have a better idea of what you want to do early on.