Graduate Programme

Accenture Ireland’s Graduate Programme 2021

Applications for the 2021 programme are open from 14th September to 16th October 2020.


What we do

Why Join Accenture and Work with Us?

We solve our 4,000+ clients’ toughest challenges through disruptive technology and innovation. Simply put - we improve the way the world works and lives.

Click here to apply for Analytics, Consulting, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Business & Technology Integration.

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What’s on offer

Accenture offers exceptional development opportunities and an attractive rewards package, in addition to a competitive salary. Our rewards package includes private healthcare, paid overtime, pension – and so much more. It’s the ideal start to your career. Visit our What's on Offer page for full details

Diverse & Innovative Work

Every day is different at Accenture. We reinvent the way every job is done for our 4,000+ clients across 40 industries. We want employees to try out multiple areas of the business.

Career Progression

We strive to support our graduate employees to promotion within approx. three years of joining. You'll get extensive training and a dedicated careers counsellor to help you progress.

Training & Development

We provide online, classroom and on-the-job training to help students transition from university to the workplace. Training topics range from Design Thinking to Storytelling.

Inclusive & Social Culture

A culture of equality is essential to us. It’s what drives innovation. People are more likely to be innovative if they have the freedom to be creative, feel respected and valued.

Making a Difference

We take our responsibility for the future of the company and the planet, seriously. We ensure everything we do—for our clients, people and communities—is done with integrity.

Rewards & Benefits

Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent is key to our success. That’s why our package is so competitive – at every level. Visit our What’s on Offer page for more.

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Five streams to choose from

Our Graduate Programme consists of 5 streams: Business & Technology Integration, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Analytics and Consulting, offering competitive graduate salaries.



The Analytics team unlock trapped value for our clients and bring them closer to their customers by translating data into meaningful and actionable insights.


Consulting grads work with Accenture employees to investigate our clients’ most complex challenges – and create solutions.

Business & Technology Integration

This stream does not require coding experience, just a passion for technology. The B&TI stream offers fast-paced career progression and is similar in nature to consulting.

Cyber Security

Work on pioneering solutions, gaining experience with industry leading clients in our Cyber Security stream. Technical knowledge is required for applicants to this stream.

Software Engineering

Turn ideas into differentiation and gain skills across all areas of tech in this in-demand area. Some coding knowledge is required for our Software Engineering stream.

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Application timeline

Our application process includes two online tasks and two interviews. Please visit our How to Apply webpage for full details, dates and tips.

1. Online Application

The application window for the 2021 Grad Programme is 14th September - 16th Oct 2020. To apply, you must complete a detailed profile and 2 to 3-minute psychometric test. Please note you can apply to only one stream.

2. Discovery Portal

If you seem suitable for the role, you’ll be invited to the Discovery Portal stage, within 5 working days. It’s a series of short assessments and typically takes 1 hour to complete, but there’s no time limit.

3. Virtual Assessment

Two weeks after the close of applications you may be invited for an interview and virtual assessment. The assessment focuses on solving problems in a virtual environment.

4. Final Interview

The final stage in the application process is a formal one-to-one interview with an Accenture Senior Manager or Managing Director.

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Awards and recognition

Year after year, Accenture is recognised worldwide not only for business performance but also for inclusion and diversity.


Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies

17 consecutive years


DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity

13 consecutive years


CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

10 consecutive years

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