Accenture Graduate Programmes

At Accenture you’ll have every opportunity to evolve your career and help us evolve too. You’ll be surrounded by people who are enthusiastic about what they do – and eager to share their passion and knowledge with you.

Your career is important to us and whatever your skills, we’ll help you find the right opportunity for you.

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll work on projects that are revolutionising entire industries
  • You’ll work alongside clients operating in a variety of industries which includes 91 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of Fortune Global 500
  • You’ll receive intensive training and development, helping you to build world-class skills in business and technology
  • You’ll join a global network of 323,000 employees who operate in 200 cities in 56 countries
  • You’ll be rewarded with a competitive starting salary and benefits


Each of our graduate programmes has a different focus but one thing spans them all: technology. It’s difficult to imagine a world without it. We combine technology, digital and business operations expertise to deliver solutions that transform and enhance some of the world’s biggest organisations.

In a business of our scale and scope, there’s no limit to what you can get involved in or where you could be doing it. You’ll need to be flexible as our business is driven by our clients. Ultimately the work you are doing, is driven by where our business demand is greatest.

You’ll also need to be fully mobile as client projects could take you anywhere in the country – or even the world – though you will be aligned to a base at one of our main office locations in either Edinburgh, London, Manchester or Newcastle.

So, are you ready to bring your talent and passion to a global organisation at the forefront of business, technology and innovation?

We are hiring now

Which programme is right for me?

There are two distinct entry points you can join us as a graduate at Accenture:

Analyst within the Accenture Analyst Consulting Group
Analysts join us as part of the Analyst Consulting Group on our Client and Market Consulting Graduate Programme.

Associate within Accenture Technology
Associates will join Accenture Technology on either our Client Delivery Graduate Programme or Software Engineering Graduate Programme.

Take a look at this table to see which of our programmes is right for you.

Graduate Programme Key responsibilities A bit about you / what skills you’ll need Entry requirements Link to apply
Client and Market Consulting Graduate Programme Joining us as part of our Analyst Consulting Group (ACG) you will work with clients to address their business needs and identify market opportunities. You’ll help shape their strategy and design the solutions they need to solve their business challenges. High performer, driven and enjoys working as part of a team. Curious about business and technology and strong problem solving skills. 340 UCAS points across your top 3 A Levels (that’s AAB, excluding General Studies), achieved or predicted to achieve at least a 2:1 degree. Apply here
Client Delivery Graduate Programme On joining you will work within a client delivery team to design, develop, test and deliver strategic solutions. You will be right at the centre of the delivery team, gaining practical, hands on experience of working across the full project lifecycle, and the satisfaction of seeing ideas become a reality. An interest in technology, great project management skills and interest in process improvement. A university degree and a passion and interest in technology. Apply here
Software Engineering Graduate Programme On joining you will work as part of a team to drive technology development programmes to deploy in different environments. A flair for technology, loves everything about software engineering and end-to-end design and delivery. IT degree or non-IT degree, must have a flair for technology. Apply here


We recruit throughout the year and fill roles on a first-come, first-served basis. As the saying goes, apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please note, you are only eligible to apply for one graduate programme at a time.

Client and Market Consulting Graduate Programme

You will work with clients to address their business needs and identify market opportunities. You’ll help shape their strategy and design the solutions they need to solve their business challenges.

What will you be doing?

As an Analyst on our Client and Market Consulting Graduate Programme, you’ll work with the latest technologies on projects to make big, successful companies even bigger and more successful. You’ll join teams made up of experts and professionals from different areas of the business, with specialist skills and industry insights, in business, technology or operations. You’ll get the chance to draw on their experience and gain different perspectives on technology, from strategy to infrastructure. You’ll be challenging yourself and developing your knowledge at a fast pace, very soon turning theory into action, making innovation an everyday reality and delivering real results for our clients.

Developing innovative answers to complex business challenges, the work you do will be highly varied. You could be brainstorming with the client at the outset of a project, so that you learn how their business works before devising the right strategy. Equally, you could be involved in designing, testing or launching the technology that will make the difference.

When you join our Client and Market Consulting Graduate Programme, you’re part of our Analyst Consulting Group (ACG). The ACG brings together training, peer group support and a diversity of live projects. The experiences you gain will help to equip you with the insights to deliver commercial benefits, often in tandem with our delivery and outsourcing teams. After two or three years as part of the ACG, you’ll know just what Accenture has to offer; then, you’ll be ready for promotion to the next level, where you’ll be in a position to decide where in the company your future lies.

What do you need?

You’ll need to have or be predicted to get at least a 2:1 or equivalent in any degree discipline. You’ll need at least 340 UCAS points across your top three A-Levels (that's AAB or equivalent, achieved in the same academic year – not including General Studies).

We’re looking for driven personalities who are keen to develop world-class skills in business and consulting. You’ll be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone, keen to take the opportunities available to you and prove yourself as a leader in the making.

Next steps

To find out more about what it’s like to be an Analyst in the ACG, read our blog and hear straight from our graduates. You can also hear from our Analysts on our Graduate Google Hangouts here.

Each year, we have a few places within our graduate programme that are aligned to Strategy. You can tell us you prefer this area in the interview process.

Click here to apply

Client Delivery Graduate Programme

You will work alongside clients to design, develop, test and deliver strategic solutions. You will be right at the centre of the delivery team, gaining practical, hands on experience of working across the full project lifecycle, and the satisfaction of seeing ideas become a reality.

What will you be doing?

As an Associate on our Client Delivery Graduate Programme you will be working within our Technology practice. This is one of the fastest growing parts of Accenture and this programme has been designed to nurture our next generation of project managers and technical specialists.

With clients in education to entertainment, healthcare to communications, Accenture works alongside big-name companies to help them make the most of the latest technologies. Drawing on our deep technical expertise, we deliver end-to-end solutions that work in the real world. We do this by collaborating closely between our clients and our global teams of technical specialists to coordinate a solution that meets our client's needs and ultimately drives results.

We’ll provide you with the support, training and tools you need to design, build, test and support high-quality solutions as part of a global network of IT specialists and experts. You’ll take on challenging project work – designing, building and supporting technical solutions for clients. You could be developing a mobile app for a client to serve its customers anywhere. Analysing a client’s current technologies, before developing, managing and delivering a new, integrated solution. Or you could be designing and testing new business processes and capabilities.

The Client Delivery training programme lasts up to four weeks and will give you an in-depth insight into testing and project management. After that, it’s on to your first assignment, where you’ll start to build your skills both on the job and through formal training. Our industry-leading training and certification programme will hone your skills across the full range of technologies such as Java, Oracle, iOS, Salesforce and SAP among others.

What do you need?

You’ll need a university degree and there is no UCAS requirement.

We’re open to all kinds of personalities who have a strong interest in technology and want to work with it day in, day out.  We need people who can combine the potential to deliver technology solutions with outstanding project management skills. You might not initially join us with a technical skillset but by the end of the programme we’ll teach you the skills you need to deliver technology solutions that are impacting clients across the world, in all industries.

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Software Engineering Graduate Programme

You will work to drive technology development programmes to deploy in different environments.

What will you be doing?

As an Associate on our Software Engineering Graduate Programme you’ll gain exposure to many different assignments from development to deployment. The programme combines formal training with practical, hands-on experience in live development environments.

You’ll develop your knowledge of technologies such as SAP, Oracle, Java/J2EE, C#, BEA WebLogic and more. All this will click into place as you help to build client applications. There will also be the chance to gain an ICTTech certification.

After a few days spent on a formal induction, you’ll embark on a four-week training programme in London. This will give you a wealth of insight into testing and technologies such as Java, .NET, IBM Rational Toolset and SAP (ABAP). Then we’ll assign you to a project where you’ll build your skills on the job.

What do you need?

To qualify for our Software Engineering Graduate Programme, you will typically need a degree in IT, computer science or a technology-related subject – but good news, there is no UCAS requirement. We also take maths, science and engineering graduates with a passion and flair for IT. You could have qualifications in technology related subjects, such as a BTEC or HND. Or you might have had exposure to programming languages such as C++, SQL, Java, Visual Basic or .NET, and operating systems such as UNIX. Yes, we don’t want to exclude any tech talents.

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Training & Development

Making the best graduates even better is fundamental to everything we do. We will invest in your development from day one because, frankly, what you know is what we have to sell. That’s why we invest around $400 million each year in training and development.

Each of our three programmes is different and so too is the training we provide. But whichever programme you join, you’ll receive intensive skills training which covers both programming and Accenture consulting methodologies. This is generally followed by two or three weeks’ training in one of our training centres, where you’ll get to know other Accenture Analysts and Associates, sometimes from around the world. Depending on the work you’ll be doing, this could be industry, skills or technology focused. So in your first six months you’ll receive all the training you’ll need to succeed.

From that point onwards, your development is both continuous and intense. You will be right at the centre of your team, rubbing shoulders with experts in all areas of our business and working closely with clients to implement solutions that meet their needs. You’ll gain practical, hands-on experience of the full project lifecycle and have the satisfaction of your ideas seeing the light of day.

But we need to be clear: all this training and support count for nothing if you’re not constantly pushing yourself to achieve that bit more.

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