Strategy Graduate Programme
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We look for passionate, curious and solution-driven team players who are ready to ignite ideas and inspired to push boundaries.
Who we are and what we do
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
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 a pension scheme, personal laptop, an AMEX card, private healthcare, subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan and much more besides. For a comprehensive list of all our benefits, visit our website.
What we’re looking for
Places on our Strategy Programme are limited. You’ll need to be a critical, creative and 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, effective relationship builder and collaborative teammate who’s digitally savvy and up for a challenge. With strong communication skills, you should feel comfortable leading workshops and have good presentation skills. You will also need to be intellectually curious, eager to learn and have a desire to help companies turn disruption into opportunity through strategies that enable them to successfully execute with equal strength across growth, profitability sustainability and trust. Quantitative and analytical skills and a real passion for business and technology are key. Ideally, you will have taken classes in statistics or data analytics and will know how to work data visualisation tools (PowerBI, Tableau, Alteryx) or programming languages (R, Python, Julia, SQL).
This programme is open to those with a minimum 2:1 (in any discipline – achieved or predicted).
If you are successful, you will need to be available for start dates between Oct 2020 and July 2021.
Where you’ll work
You will need to live within commutable distance of your home office which will be London. Due to the nature of our work, you may be delivering projects on client sites anywhere in the UK and sometimes outside of the UK. You will need to be prepared to travel and sometimes live away from home for long periods of time.
How to apply
Full information on our application and selection process can be found on our website.
Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. So please apply early to avoid disappointment. Deadline for applications is 08/11/2019.