Leading a national apprenticeship movement

We recognize the important role professional apprenticeships can play in closing the skills gap in North America and we are reaching untapped talent pools, providing greater access to digital economy jobs and helping reskill workers whose jobs have been, or will be, disrupted by technology.

In 2016, Accenture established its internal apprenticeship program, and a year later cofounded, along with AON, the Chicago Apprentice Network, partnering with local employers like McDonald’s, Zurich Insurance and Walgreens to jumpstart their professional apprenticeship programs. Today, the network has 70+ member organizations and has well exceeded its initial goal to create 1,000+ apprenticeships.

Building off the success of the Chicago Apprenticeship Network, Accenture is working with AON and other organizations to expand the model across the country and has launched seven new networks: Greater Washington, D.C, Houston, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Northern California, Philadelphia, and Detroit.

We published a national playbook to help other companies join the national movement for professional apprenticeship programs and create a more inclusive innovation economy.

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Accenture apprenticeship program

As part of our commitment to scaling professional apprenticeships, we announced a goal to fill 20 percent of Accenture's entry-level roles from the apprenticeship program in the US in 2022. Want to make real, impactful change? Join our team.

1,200+

Total apprentices to date

35+

Cities

Apprenticeships: from community college to promising tech career

We set out to understand what U.S. community college students expect from their careers and how much they know about the potential benefits of apprenticeships.

Our findings show that a concerted effort by employers, educators and non-profit partners to build and promote apprenticeship programs has the potential to fundamentally change the professional trajectory for millions of Americans—and the economy as a whole.

Companies, counselors and community stakeholders all have an important role to play in our efforts to close the skills gap and transform the American labor market.

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Meet our apprentices

Our apprentices bring a unique perspective to their careers at Accenture. Learn more about them as they start the next chapter in their professional careers.

Ahmad Aladawi
Chicago, IL

A Syrian immigrant whose credits didn’t transfer, Ahmad put himself through college, became an apprentice, and is now a Security senior analyst.

Danica Lohja
Chicago, IL

Danica came to Accenture’s Apprenticeship through the Chicago community college system, and has since had continued success in our Corporate IT group.

Reggie Hardin
San Antonio, TX

Reggie, a veteran, became an apprentice through the nonprofit Project Quest. He is now a Salesforce developer with Accenture Federal Services.

Queen Nwangene
Calgary, AB

Queen learned to code through NPower Canada, apprenticed with Accenture, and now serves clients in Calgary as a Technology and Data Senior Analyst.

Chance Rodnez
Atlanta, GA

A programmer with Year Up, Chance completed Accenture’s apprenticeship program and is now developing web applications with our User Interface team.

Carlos Shows
Detroit, MI

Originally a pipefitter, Carlos enrolled in a Grand Circus Coding Bootcamp and now works fulltime at Accenture as a business integration senior analyst.

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Apprenticeships in the news

Technical.ly
What’s the value of a tech apprenticeship?

CNBC
No college degree? No problem. More companies are eliminating requirements to attract the workers they need

Yahoo! Money
Why many employers have ditched 4-year degree requirements

The New York Times
A 4-Year Degree Isn’t Quite the Job Requirement It Used to Be

The Boston Globe
Accenture, other companies launch new apprenticeship program