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. You’ll be an integral part of our success and make a visible impact on the projects you work on – enjoying responsibility that helps you get ahead fast.

Make no mistake: it is a challenge. Expect early responsibility that will push you out of your comfort zone. However, you can always be sure of plenty of support as well as a robust training structure to ensure you’re up-to-speed on everything that you need to know.

To join our Consulting Graduate Programme as an Analyst within the Analyst Consulting Group (ACG), you’ll need to be passionate about technology and the innovation it can deliver. You’ll also need to have or be predicted to receive 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).

To qualify for our Software Engineering Graduate Programme, you will typically need a degree in IT, computer science or a technology-related subject. We also take maths, science and engineering graduates who can demonstrate a passion and flair for IT. You could also have qualifications in technology related subjects, such as a BTEC or HND. You might have exposure to programming languages such as C++, SQL, Java, Visual Basic or .NET, and operating systems such as Unix.

Each year, we have a few places within our graduate programme that are aligned to Strategy. If you have an interest in this area, you can express your preference in the interview process. We will assess any relevant experience and your performance during your interview. If we think you’re suitable, you’ll be invited to attend an additional interview.

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

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What will I be doing?

On our graduate programmes you will work alongside clients to design, develop, test and deliver strategic solutions. You will be right at the centre of the team, gaining practical, hands-on experience of working across the full project lifecycle, and the satisfaction of seeing ideas become a reality. You can expect to work alongside talented people and experts in all areas of our business working closely with the client to implement a solution that meets their needs.

Join us as a Software Engineer or Analyst on the ACG and your work will vary day-to-day. You could be designing a banking system to meet the growing needs of online customers; developing and testing systems within a utilities company to transform their customer information and billing systems; working with one of our health care clients to deliver improved administrative processes and customer experience; or using cutting-edge technologies to build and support highly technical solutions for clients.

Role of an Analyst

As an Analyst, you’ll work with the latest technologies and big-name companies on projects that are driving the successes of those organisations. You will be helping to transform business – and that could mean being involved in any or every part of the process.

Technology is the bedrock to so much business success today, and you will be right at the centre of developments, learning the more technical elements of our work such as how to implement and deploy the world’s leading software packages, including SAP and Oracle. However, it’s not just about learning technical skills: the role involves analysing client processes, people and systems, before developing and delivering a solution that achieves the right result. You can expect to work alongside talented people, some who will be experts in different aspects of technology from strategy to infrastructure, and others who will give you a completely different perspective.

You will be operating in teams made up of experts and professionals from different areas of the business, with specialist skills and industry insights, in business, technology or operations. This is an exceptional opportunity to draw on their experience, to challenge yourself and to develop every day. Very quickly you will gain a clear picture of what it takes to succeed here, and very soon you will be helping to make things happen for clients.

There’s no limit to what you can get involved with or where you could be doing it. You’ll need to be fully mobile as you’ll work on client projects that could be anywhere in the country – or even the world – though you will be aligned to a base at one of our main offices in London, Edinburgh, Manchester or Newcastle. Ultimately, an open mind to take advantage of all of the opportunities on offer is essential.

To find out more about the day-to-day role of an Analyst, read our blog or watch our most recent Google Hangout to hear straight from our graduates.

Training & development

The progression of our people 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.

You’ll receive intensive skills training which covers both programming and Accenture consulting methodologies. And, what’s more, this is generally followed by two or three weeks’ training in one of our training centres, with Accenture Analysts from around the world. Depending on the nature of 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. 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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