2014 Graduate Programmes—Management Consulting,Woodmead,Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd
If you’re ready to kick-start your career as a consultant, this is the platform on which to start. Make no mistake: it is a challenge. Expect early responsibility that will push you out of your comfort zone. However, you can always be sure of plenty of support as well as a robust training structure to ensure that you’re up-to-speed with everything that you need to know.
To join our Management Consulting Graduate Programme as a business analyst, you’ll need to have or be predicted to receive a 65 percent average and you’ll usually need a degree in commerce, science, engineering, business science and social sciences. We currently have opportunities for people to join us in January 2014.
What will I be doing?
We’ve developed a single entry route into Consulting at Accenture that will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, whilst giving you a breadth of exposure and experience across the business.
Management Consulting is focused on helping clients address their business issues and exploit market opportunities. Like any successful solution, this isn’t simply about having great insights and ideas; the secret is putting them into practice.
If you join Management Consulting, the work you do will be varied; for example, advising financial services organisations on how to manage risk, rolling out smart grid technology, transforming a supply chain process to meet the changing needs of consumers today, or looking at how major businesses should manage their talent or improve their operations.
Role of an analyst
Here at Accenture, we have a unique capability to turn theory into action, to make innovation an everyday reality. We do not simply make recommendations—we drive outcomes for our clients. Your training will help you to develop the all-round skills to be a success, but it will be your experience that will really be the making of you. Working with leading organisations across various industries, you could be involved in issues and projects that are fundamental to the way businesses operate and succeed.
You will be operating in teams made up of experts and professionals from different areas of the business, with specialist skills and industry insights, in business, technology or operations. This is an exceptional opportunity to draw on their experience, to challenge yourself and to develop literally every day. Very quickly you will gain a clear picture of what it takes to succeed here, and very soon you will be helping to make things happen for clients.
There’s no limit to what you can get involved with as part of the Analyst Consulting Group—or where you could be doing it. You’ll need to be fully mobile as you’ll work on client projects that could be anywhere in the country—or even the world—though you will be aligned to a base at our main office in Johannesburg. Ultimately, an open mind to take advantage of all of the opportunities on offer is essential.
Training and development
The progression of our people is fundamental to everything we do. We will invest in your development from day one because, frankly, what you know is what we have to sell. That’s why we invested more than $800 million—or 52 hours per person—in training and developing our people last year.
Depending on the nature of the work you’ll be doing, this could be industry, skills or technology focused. So in your first six months you’ll receive all the training you’ll need to succeed. From that point onwards, your development is both continuous and intense. But we need to be clear: all this training and support count for nothing if you’re not constantly pushing yourself to achieve that bit more.
Rewards and benefits
We understand that what you earn and the benefits you receive have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Because we’re always competing to attract and retain the very best people, we continuously review our rewards strategy to make sure it’s competitive. It includes:
Market-related starting salary
24 days’ leave
Counselling (trauma, family, coaching)
Financial advice and planning
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