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Strategy Graduate Programme

Type: 
Graduate programme
Locations: 
Edinburgh | London | Manchester | Newcastle
Sectors: 
Technology: Consulting & Project Management, Accounting, Tax & Audit, Consulting
Deadline: 
13th January 2017

Ready for an adventure?

We’re looking for future leaders. Idea generators. And strategic thinkers. Put your degree and skills to work. We’ll help you build the roadmap that’s right for your career – including a few twists and turns to keep things interesting. If you have passion, a brilliant mind and an appetite to grow every day, this is the place for you.

Who we are what we do

We’re more than 375,000 people working in over 200 cities across 56 countries around the globe. A world-leading organisation, we provide consultancy and technology expertise to some of the biggest names in just about every industry you can imagine. Clients come to us to make more of their business opportunities, adapt successfully to change, put ideas into action and gain – or sustain – a competitive edge. With our knowledge of the markets, understanding of the power of technology and ability to shape and implement transformational solutions, we do just that. We work with 4,000 companies and 91 of the Fortune Global 100. As a growing firm we need talented graduates like you to join us.

Strategy Graduate Programme

On this programme, you’ll be a trusted partner to our global clients, helping them to address their most significant business issues. Part of a project team, you’ll drive innovation and help clients shape new business models, define the case for change and execute business transformation agendas.

Working closely with professionals in other Accenture businesses, you’ll utilise our business insight and understanding of how technology impacts industries to help clients stay ahead in the digital world. So you could be structuring and performing analysis and primary research, developing business cases and plans, or developing your skills to help clients understand leading-edge technology capabilities.

It’s an excellent opportunity to stretch your strategic mind and test yourself at the sharp end of business. You’ll also develop core leadership, problem-solving and people management skills, along with valuable industry and functional expertise. Strategy careers at Accenture cover three practices:

  • Business Strategy is about helping clients develop new products and services in innovative ways, or prepare for the digital markets of the future.
  • Technology Strategy focuses on creating technology strategies that are synchronised with clients’ business, people and operations, and building the IT and operational capabilities needed to execute these strategies.
  • Operations/Function Strategy helps clients enhance their agility with simplified and digitally enabled internal functions powered by skilled talent.

What’s in it for you

As well as the prospect of a great career centred around improving the way the world works and lives, you can look forward to a competitive starting salary and a generous holiday allowance. Other benefits include:

  • Personal laptop
  • AMEX card
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee share purchase plan
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • Three days’ paid charity leave
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Hotel and travel discounts

What we’re looking for

Places on our Strategy Programme are limited. You’ll need to be a deep strategic thinker and be able to demonstrate project evidence of this on your CV. It’s also important that you are a natural leader, creative problem solver, effective relationship builder and collaborative teammate who’s digitally savvy and up for a challenge. Strong communication, quantitative and analytical skills, high learning ability and a real passion for business and technology are key.

This programme is open to those with a minimum 2:1 (in any discipline – achieved or predicted). We also look for 340 UCAS points across your top 3 A-levels (excluding General Studies).