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Copyright © 2010 Accenture All Rights Reserved. Accenture, its logo, and High Performance Delivered are trademarks of Accenture. Graduate careers in technology Industrial Placements
Agenda What is Accenture? Meet some of our clients.... Why do a placement? And Why choose Accenture? Induction & Training Beyond Technology The Support The Social Life & Benefits The Recruitment Process 2 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. Sameer Lewis
What is Accenture? Accenture is one of the world's leading management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Were a team of approx. 204,000 serving clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture Technology Solutions is a global company of technology specialists building, deploying, and maintaining advanced, large- scale IT applications for Accentures clients An alternative workforce implemented alongside our established Consulting workforce, We provide deep, specialist technical skills to support consulting and outsourcing projects across the entire Delivery Lifecycle Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved.
4 Some clients we work with Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved.
Why do a placement? 5 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. I am a Second Year Student. Should I take the opportunity of getting a years work experience before graduating? Q: Why did I decide to do this? Wanted to test the skills I had developed at university with what was expected in the outside world I saw this as a vital step in my development and one which would enhance my CV after graduation Wasnt sure what route to take after graduating, so this was the best way of finding out! Decide what area of computing was the best fit Q: Why did I choose Accenture? Wanted work with clients to improve their shareholders value and Accenture gives you that opportunity At first I wanted to work with technology and business, which Accenture are the market leaders so it was an excellent place to start Wanted to work with driven people, which Accenture has a strong reputation for
What I have learnt... Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 6 My work was very varied, but extremely challenging and exiting Q: My Role? I worked on an internal Accenture project, which managed both the DCN and SI&T engagement portfolios I managed a section of the project, this included two senior members and constant meetings and telephone hook ups with India and other DCNs. I worked closely with Senior management and my Senior exec in analysing both SI&T and the DCNs structure and user base. My main area of work revolved around Strategy, Solutions and Services. Whereby I was adding value by creating processes for team collaboration both onshore and offshore Q: Benefits of a Placement? Improved in all areas of business Understand what I want to do after graduating Have an offer from Accenture
Lewis Wheeler 7 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. Degree & University o BSc in Computer Science – University of East Anglia Job o 3 rd Year Industrial Placement @ Accenture Associate Software Engineer/Programmer Current Client o Major UK Bank in the Financial Services Service Group Favourite Things about Accenture o Flexibility, The People and Working Off-Site Hobbies & Interests o Poker, Pool & Travelling Top Tip o Enthusiasm for everything you do
The First Project… 8 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. Client:Financial Services Location: Halifax/Cheltenham & Gloucester Role: Testing Management & PMO Summary: o Working with client team on UAT (User Acceptance Testing) o Defect & Configuration Management o Change Control o Data Management o PMO (Project Management Office) o Creating automation tools o Creating automated organisational chart o Resource Management
Induction & Training… 9 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. o 3 day induction into Accenture and ATS Meet your start group Laptop and AMEX Benefits o 3/4 weeks Technical Training.NET Certification (MCTS) Functional Testing Courses (ISEB) Java Software Development
Training ++ 10 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. o Training Budget (External Vendors) o $2000 o Core / Soft skills training CBTs Internal classroom training o Career Development Self Study Certifications (MCPD) o Books/eBooks o On the job
The Support… 12 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. o Career Counsellor o HR o Buddy o Current & Previous Project Teams o Skills Groups o Colleagues o General Networking....
The Social Life & Benefits 13 Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. o Events – Solutions, Skill Group, Account Updates o Monthly/Weekly Project Outings o Sports – Football, squash, dodge ball etc o Pension Scheme o Share Scheme o Health Benefits o Flexible Work Location/Project Location o Health Insurance
14 Recruitment Process Application link now open for Graduate and IP Schemes http://www.accenturetechnologysolutions.com/ukg raduates –Please apply as soon as possible –First come first served basis Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved.
15 Recruitment Process IP First Round Process 45 minute telephone HR Interview Looking at: Career Focus, IT Interest, Team Working, Decision Making, Initiative and Flexibility IP Second Round Process 40 minute Technical interview 1:1 – London Offices Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved.
Tips… 16 Copyright © 2010 Accenture All Rights Reserved. o Apply A.S.A.P o Strong application… o Do your homework! o Mobile, Flexible, Open… o Show enthusiasm for technology
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