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The work we do at Accenture isn’t just intriguing, exciting, challenging and innovative. Our work can be as fundamental to how people around the world live their lives as it can be for the economy. But how can one organisation have so much influence? Well, our thinking is behind businesses and governments throughout the world. Unilever, Royal Mail Group, the UK Government, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, and Time Warner – all these and many more have turned to Accenture to help make complex problems, simple; to make slow processes faster; and to make smart products, smarter. Two of Accenture’s core values – 'best people' and 'respect for the individual' – form the premise of everything we do. Accenture is able to deliver leading-edge solutions consistently to our clients by bringing together highly talented people in a creative, collaborative environment. It’s what makes daily challenges enjoyable and rewarding and is one of the reasons why Accenture is a great place to work. We pride our employee success on the following: Focusing on teamwork; together, you can experience the satisfaction of finding innovative ways to enable clients to reach their goals. Investing in training and development; we hire the best people and help them become even better. Providing a supportive work environment; with access to a vast array of resources, Accenture helps every employee build their career. Lending a hand in our community; this is an important way to build positive relationships with all our stakeholders and create powerful lasting change. The pace at which we work and the speed at which you can develop are also highly exciting. Show us you’re a high performer and innovative thinker, and you could achieve your first promotion after just two years. And with structured training as well as over 20,000 courses online, there’s nothing to stop you developing at unprecedented speed. You really will be able to drive your career.
Day in the Life of an Analyst Ben Rogers Public Service?BA Philosophy, Southampton,?Joined Jan 2008 Towards the end of my final year at university I didn’t really have much of an idea of what I wanted to do career wise. ‘I want to be an IT Consultant when I’m older’ wasn’t something I grew up saying. I looked around at various career options and consulting sounded more challenging, interesting and varied than the other options available to me. Accenture work with the top businesses in the world, and some really exciting clients. There was also a high possibility of travel, which caught my attention. The training was intense but ultimately more relaxed than I was expecting – which suited me fine. And the people were all very smart – you go from thinking you’re one of the best at University to realising that you’re now working and in the same boat as 50 or so other exceptional people. I’m never bored here and the time goes so quickly. Typically I’ll work from 9am to 6.30pm. Since joining Accenture I’ve worked on only one project, but in two different roles. The first role was a more functional, high-level design role, where I was responsible for designing brand new areas of the solution, consulting with clients on the best approach and then helping the build teams understand the full workings of the design. My second and current role is more technical. I am now getting into fixing workflow issues, which is challenging but very interesting. From my experience, how you communicate complex information is key to your success here. What is the problem, why is it a problem, what does it impact, and how can it be fixed? These are questions you need to constantly think about. You need to be clear, concise and efficient with language but know how to tailor your style to different people. For example, you may need to communicate the same issue that you would do to a native English speaker in London, to a technical team member in India. You’ve also got to be able to manage your time effectively or things will pile up. You’ll find we’re quite a competitive bunch. After all, I’m assessed against what my peers are doing so I can’t sit back. You do need to push yourself. But you quickly get used to it and you’ll soon find that the system motivates you more and helps you get better at what you do, without too much pressure.
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