Military veterans deserve more than a heart-felt thanks for serving our country. They deserve an opportunity to transition their skills for a career outside of the armed forces.
From data analytics and logistical planning to engineering, the hard skills gained in the military can transfer seamlessly to the work we do at Accenture. And attributes such as leadership, discipline, organization and teamwork are not only foundational to military life, they are vital for civilian career success, too.
Four ways veterans can find their fit at Accenture:
Leverage our resources and your network. Accenture is one of the few companies with a dedicated Military Recruiting Team comprised exclusively of veterans. I, myself served in the US Army as an Operations Sergeant, and continue to serve as a member of the Army Reserve. Each member of our team works with specific areas of the business to appropriately align candidates with a role. We also offer webinars for veterans who apply for jobs at Accenture to help set expectations and break down the application and hiring process. I also encourage you to search your LinkedIn contacts for Accenture people who have served. Send them a message—they’d be more than happy to discuss their journey that led them to Accenture.
Do your research. Accenture is a massive organization with lots of moving pieces, much like the military. Dig deep online to understand the role you’re applying for. Review the Accenture website to see how we’re leading companies—and entire industries—in the New. New ways of applying leading-edge technology and innovative problem solving to drive business outcomes, support communities, and positively impact the way the way the world works and lives.
Take advantage of training. The Accenture Veteran Technology Training Program is a great opportunity for veterans interested in a technology career. The training program provides essential computer science concepts using the Java programming language, as well as the chance to apply those concepts to solve real-world problems. After the training is complete, you have an opportunity to interview for an open technology position.
Enroll in our military-transition programs. We invite all veterans and their spouses to apply for any of our open roles. You can also work with our Military Recruiting Team, which coordinates with specific programs designed for veterans. The Student Veteran Program works with current service members who are completing their bachelor’s degree and pursuing a career in consulting. The Junior Military Officer Program focuses on commissioned and noncommissioned officers looking to leverage their leadership and program management experience into senior analyst and consultant positions. Military Spouses can connect directly with our team for assistance in aligning their skills and experience to open roles. Watch the replay from the #AccentureMilitary panel discussion to learn more about these programs.
Accenture is committed to its mission of hiring 5,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2020. And we appreciate the shared sense of community our veterans enjoy. Our active Military and Military Spouse Employee Resource Groups (MERG and MSERG) host a variety of networking events and offer support for our veteran and military spouse employees and their families. In addition, our personalized training and development programs can help identify mentors that have made a similar transition from the military to a corporate career.
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