Getting Started with Your Application

Here are some helpful hints and tips to get you started


Applications to our graduate programme will close on November 4th. After submitting your application through the Accenture website, you will receive an email within 8 hours that includes a link to create your profile on Headstart*.

Your application is incomplete if you do not create a Headstart profile and you must complete the psychometric testing to be considered.

Important notice for applicants

*We are partnering with Headstart, a diversity recruiting tool focused on breaking the cycle of exclusion. You will complete a short psychometric assessment within Headstart, which will be paired with your Accenture application to support faster, unbiased application evaluation. We will endeavour to send your link to Headstart >8 hours after submitting your application through Accenture’s website.


To save your application and return to it at another time, please ensure that you have completed the page you are working on and made a record of your login details.

The capacity limit for all text box sections on the application form is approximately 140 words and a maximum of 3000 characters, including spaces. When cutting and pasting from other documents, please note that bullet points or other formatting take up extra space. Our system does not always alert candidates when they exceed the limit, so if you experience any problems, please check your formatting and character count.


The Education section asks for the 'Grade' and 'Out of'. Please list your average (or predicted) grade to date in a numerical format depending on the scoring system at your higher education institution.

Career Objectives

In this section, you should enter a brief summary of why you would like to work at Accenture in the role you have chosen to apply for. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the research you have done and to prove your understanding of Accenture, our marketplace and the role you are applying for. Avoid just paraphrasing text from the website.

Visa/Work Permit status

Accenture’s approach to recruitment is underlined by our core value of Best People and our principle of meritocracy. In short, Accenture seeks to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business and to foster a fair, positive and inclusive environment. If you are interested in applying for a role with Accenture, please note that Accenture is bound by applicable Irish immigration rules and obligations which place some restrictions on our recruitment for entry-level roles.

Extenuating Circumstances

If you feel that you have extenuating circumstances that impacted your academic performance, please email outlining the situation that prevented you from meeting our academic requirements and provide supporting documentation (letter from university or medical practitioner) for review.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete online assessments. If you require reasonable adjustments to complete the assessments, please contact


If you encounter any difficulties, please use the ‘Help’ function at the top of the page. If that doesn’t resolve your problem, email us at


Do you have any questions about applying to and working at Accenture? Click on the button below for our most common, frequently asked questions.



TIP #1

TIP #1

During interviews, be excited and passionate. Show why you want to work for us and what would really interest you. And don’t forget to ask questions. You need to find out if we are the right fit for you, just as much as we need to find out if you’re the right candidate for us.

TIP #2

TIP #2

Being part of the group exercises is more important than leading them. Of course, it’s always good to see leadership skills but we’re also looking at how you interact with, and support others.

TIP #3

TIP #3

Research Accenture and its competitors and try to understand what makes us stand out in the marketplace. Link any research back to why you want to work for us. Anyone can read up on the website, but we want to know about what interests you about working here. Think about what you would enjoy on a day-to-day basis about the job you are applying for.

TIP #4

TIP #4

When asked a competency based question try to use the STAR approach, i.e. break out your answer into the Situation, Task, Action taken and Result. This helps you structure your response and gives the interviewer a well-rounded answer.

TIP #5

TIP #5

Prepare a variety of competency examples so we can see that you have experiences showcasing different behaviours.



To find out more about what it’s like to be one of our graduate joiners, including an insight into the day-to-day role, take a look at our graduate blog.



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