1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Currently I am working as a technical lead on a development team. This enables lots of client interaction and leadership opportunities.
I am responsible for for keeping the team on track with their technical tasks and lining up between the team and the client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Gaining a Degree. Java training course. Angular JS Training course Spring framework training course
Learn't lots of communication skills both with client and internal. Learn't to compose myself in client meetings. Learn't lots of software development skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The work can be dull at times, depending on the project you are on, but overall good. The team is great, I really enjoy the people I work with.
I have problems with the ethos of the company, as I often feel taken advantage of with no rewards beyond extra responsibilities. But when promotions aren't possible where will extra responsibilities get you?
4. How valued do you feel by Accenture?
On a team level I feel valued, but I don't think this is recognised outside of the team.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The program is well structured to link in with the organisation. Within the organisation there are many internal teams with the apprentices spread between them, in a very hands on learning approach. Apprentices also go to university once a week.
Therefore the on team organisation is the same as a graduate or higher worker would have.
In company support is also available, with dedicated staff to run the apprenticeship who you can talk to at any point about your problems.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
Training provider is a university, so therefore as a trainee we have access to all of the universities provisions and the staff are always willing to help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Employer support is on a "don't ask don't get" basis, which works as if you needed support for your project work you would talk to your direct management, but support for your apprenticeship you would ask the apprenticeship management.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Current salary meets costs well.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
We have 3 days of paid charity days to use as you please, and there are always emails about charity events that we can attend. Company events come around once a quarter.
9. Would you recommend Accenture to a friend?
For an apprenticeship the training is solid, and I feel I can go into new jobs without issue.
However the rewards for doing well on the apprenticeship are minimal.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Accenture?
If you get through to the final interview, they are only looking for someone who can compose themselves well and will fit into the team.
If you talk to others within the company to make sure you are applying to the right area and place that will help you greatly.
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