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Accenture UK

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  • > 100,000 employees

Summer Vacation Scheme

Edinburgh, London
An immersive 3-week virtual scheme to give you an insight into what life is like at the sharp end of business and technology

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
GBP 18,000 - 22,000

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Business & Management
IT & Computer Science

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

United Kingdom

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Full working rights
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About Accenture UK

Accenture is a Fortune Global 500 company, specialising in information technology services and consulting.

Your role

If you're in your penultimate year of university, this immersive 3-week virtual scheme will give you an insight into what life is like at the sharp end of business and technology. By the end of the scheme, you will come away with loads of valuable skills – and hopefully an offer to join Accenture when you graduate.

You’ll be immersed in a pro bono consulting project from day one. Intense and rewarding, this project will allow you to make your mark on a global business, while building connections with talented people across the organisation and making a difference to a client that really needs it. From the beginning, you’ll have a mentor who will provide useful tips and guidance on your work and career whenever you need it.

Training, development & rotations

You will be introduced to the business straight away and given a full 2-day workshop on how Accenture functions from diverse range of colleagues that you will work with. Then, you’ll learn about the project you will be undertaking, receive a problem statement and be placed in teams where you will work towards a solution with guidance from the client and your mentors.

Compensation & benefits

Accenture understands that what you earn and the benefits you receive have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Because they are always competing to attract and retain the very best people, they continuously review their rewards strategy to make sure it’s the best it can be. It includes:

  • Salary of £20,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • A ‘buddy’ to support you throughout your time with them
  • Opportunity to gain a permanent role after you graduate
  • Personal laptop

Career progression

You will be involved in real projects and will have ample opportunity develop and grow professionally. Once you’ve completed your internship, you’ll possess highly in-demand skills and qualifications.  By the end of the scheme, you will come away with loads of valuable skills – and hopefully an offer to join Accenture when you graduate.

Work life balance

Balance your work and personal life with a range of workplace options and innovative tools that help you stay connected globally.

  • Flexible Schedules: They  provide several voluntary options, including job-sharing opportunities, part-time and flex-time schedules.

  • Telecommute: Work from a location other than a designated Accenture office or project site.

  • Client-Site Flexibility: Manage your time away from home with fly-back flights, compressed workweeks, extended weekends and time at client.

Company culture

Accenture’s commitment to their people and to accelerating equality for all has never been more relevant than it is today.

Accenture is committed in accelerating equality for all and to creating a work environment where each of their people feels like they belong.

They have an unwavering commitment to diversity. Each of their people should have a full sense of belonging within the organisation. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment for all.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to their culture and core values. Their rich diversity makes them more innovative and more creative, which helps them better serve their clients and communities.

About you

  • be in the penultimate year of study for your degree and be expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree
  • strong communicator with great organisational skills and a real passion for IT

How to apply

1. Online application

Applications for most programmes open in the autumn. To apply, you need to complete an online profile. You can only apply to one programme in any six month period but if you are unsuccessful you can apply to other roles.

2. Discovery portal

If you are suitable for the role, you’ll be invited to the Discovery Portal. This is an interactive experience and takes about an hour, but there’s no time limit. You’ll receive feedback within a few days.

3. Assessment Centre

If you’re successful at the Discovery Portal stage, you’ll be invited to one of the assessment centres where you’ll take part in a variety of activities designed to help find out what your strengths are.

4. Technical Interviews

For some of the programmes, the final stage will be one or two technical interviews with managers from the specialist area you have applied to work in. You will be given you lots of advice before your interviews.

5. Offer

If you’re successful in all the stages they will offer you a place on the programme and tell you your start date. 

6. Onboarding

Three months before your start date, you will be asked to provide evidence of your academic results and two references. Then the details of your training will be shared with you. 

Interested and qualified candidates can apply using the application link. 


The following sources were used in researching this page

  • accenture.com

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
Business & Management
IT & Computer Science

Working rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

CitizenPermanent residentFull working rightsLimited working rightsNo working rights
United Kingdom