Accenture alumni returners programme


The ReSUME Returners Programme is a 4-month, competitively-paid work placement to empower professionals, who have taken a career break of two years or more. Applications for the 2020 programme closed on 14th October 2019. Please follow our Facebook page for updates on the next programme.

Many highly-skilled, experienced, professional women and men have taken career breaks because of family duties, to travel/volunteer, or other reasons. In many cases, there comes a time when they want to return to the workforce – but there can be challenges. The ReSUME Programme is designed to:

  • Build confidence
  • Refresh participants’ skills
  • Get up-to-speed on anything new
  • Eliminate any worries about changes in the workplace, e.g. new tools and technology
  • Dispel any perceived obstacles

Accenture Ireland’s Returners Programme is designed to coach and support participants to refresh their existing talents, learn new skills and strengthen their confidence. ReSUME has proved that supported returners can get back up to speed very quickly and deliver excellent results.

The ideal ReSUME candidate:

  • Has recently taken a career break of two years or more
  • Is passionate about business and/or technology
  • Is motivated by the prospect of progressing their career with a permanent role at Accenture, at the end of the programme

Applications to the 2021 programme are expected to open in August 2020.


Our partner, Women Returners, will provide you with a four-stage Coaching Programme, which has been specifically tailored to address the practical and psychological challenges faced by professionals re-entering the workforce. The coaching workshops facilitate a more rapid re-integration into the corporate environment, increasing your contribution and satisfaction from returning to work. The workshop format for the coaching facilitates you building good relationships and friends among the other returners on ReSUME.

Whether you are returning to work after 2 or 20 years, you will find that our programme will make you feel part of a strong community of like-minded people who will help ease your transition, as well as share experiences, tips and advice.

You will easily build a strong support network of mentors and buddies, and gain access to a diverse range of training as well as clubs, societies and networking groups which will allow you to meet peers through a range of community and social events. After you complete your induction, you will start on a project and for the next three months you won’t just be shadowing others; you’ll be getting in the mix right from the start.

We serve clients in more than 120 countries, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. We believe that the individual differences of the more than 449,000 people working here are what make us the leading global professional services company we are.

Working with us in Accenture you will have the opportunity to unleash your skills and transform the world around you. Shape the technology of tomorrow, with the latest digital methodologies and design thinking, like cloud, AI, intelligent automation, DevOps and Agile. Through a career at Accenture you will have the opportunity to implement innovative solutions to help clients drive disruption and stay ahead of the digital curve.


Applications for the 2020 programme closed on 14th October 2019. Please follow our Facebook page for updates on the next programme.


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