Graduate Programme

Accenture Ireland’s Graduate Programme 2021

Applications to the 2020 programme closed in Oct 2019. Applications for the 2021 programme are due to open in Sept 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.

A Digital Identity Solution for 1 Billion People | ID2020

1.2 billion people live without documented proof of their existence- for example, refugees and victims of identity theft. ID2020 leverages the power of blockchain and biometrics, to make establishing, tracking and maintaining digital identities more efficient, user-friendly, secure and less open to fraud.

The World’s First Revenue Agency VoiceBot

The Revenue Commissioners in Ireland handles 3 million calls every year. We helped them develop a speech-to-text, and text-to-speech, cloud-based Voicebot, which now handles 50-60% of all calls.

Redefining the Carnival Cruise Experience

Accenture helped Carnival Corporation embed smart digital technologies into the physical environment of ships that could sense and respond to guests’ needs.

Why Join Accenture and Work with Us?

A Digital Identity Solution for 1 Billion People | ID2020

The World’s First Revenue Agency VoiceBot

Redefining the Carnival Cruise Experience

What’s on offer

Accenture offers exceptional development opportunities and an attractive rewards package, in addition to your starting salary of €35,000. 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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Three streams to choose from

Our Graduate Programme consists of three primary streams: Technology, Analytics and Consulting. Our graduate salaries start at €35,000.



There are 3 technology sub-streams to choose from: Business & Technology Integration, Software Engineering, and Cyber Security. Technology Analysts work across a wide range of industries, developing new solutions to achieve real business results.



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.

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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 2020 Grad Programme is 2nd Sept - 31st Oct 2019. 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. Interview & Assessment

5-10 working days after completing the Discovery Portal task, you may be invited for an interview and assessment in virtual reality (VR). The assessment focuses on solving problems in a virtual environment.

4. ‘This is Accenture’ Event (Optional)

Deciding what to do after college can be daunting. This is Accenture (Nov 8th) gives you a deeper insight into life at Accenture. You'll meet potential colleagues and get a flavour of how we work to help you make a confident decision.

5. Final Interview

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

6. Offer

Successful candidates can expect to receive an offer in December. We’ll be in touch to agree your start date and you must provide evidence of your academic results and references, before joining.

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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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