Strategy Graduate Programme 2021
Technology is changing the world faster than ever before – and when combined with human ingenuity, the potential is unlimited. We believe that positive change happens by bringing together different people with diverse experiences and perspectives. Join us and never stop learning new ways to build a better future.
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 global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 506,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
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 degree in any discipline.
If you are successful, you will need to be available for start dates between Oct 2021 and May 2022.
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. Deadline for applications is 29/01/2021.
We receive an extremely high volume of applications for all programmes and it is sometimes necessary to close applications earlier than anticipated. We would recommend early application to avoid disappointment.