2014 Graduate Programme—Technology Consulting,Woodmead,Accenture South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Technology Consulting forms the biggest part of our Consulting business and this is where the majority of our Consulting graduates begin. From the phenomenal rise of social media to the emergence of cloud computing, technology is changing the way we live. It is also transforming the way businesses, governments and communities operate around the world. So it’s probably no surprise that our technology offerings comprise by far the biggest part of our Consulting business. We provide leading technology solutions in almost every industry on the planet—from finance to media, energy to retail—to help our clients stay one step ahead of the competition.
To join our Technology 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 IT, computer science or a technology related subject, however we also take maths, science and engineering graduates who can demonstrate a passion and flair for IT. We currently have opportunities for people to join us in January 2014.
What will I be doing?
As an Analyst within Technology Consulting, you’ll work with the latest technologies and big-name companies on projects that are driving the strategies of those organisations. Here, you will be helping to transform business—and that could mean being involved in any single point or every part of the process.
You could be brainstorming with the client at the outset of a project, so that you learn how their business works before devising the right strategy. Equally you could be involved in designing, testing or launching the technology that will make the difference. This will give you both the practical experience of working across the full project lifecycle, and the satisfaction of seeing your ideas become a reality.
Technology is the bedrock to so much business success today, and you will be right at the centre of developments, learning the more technical elements of our work such as how to implement and deploy the world’s leading software packages, including SAP and Oracle. However, it’s not just about learning technical skills: the role involves analysing client processes, people and systems, before developing and delivering a solution that achieves the right result. You can expect to work alongside talented people, some who will be experts in different aspects of technology from strategy to infrastructure, and others who will give you a completely different perspective.
There is one absolute certainty: technology is only going to become more important to the world and you could be right here making things happen.
Training and development
We are committed to helping highly talented people become even better at what they do. For you, part of that commitment comes in the shape of a training programme for that follows hot on the heels of various other training interventions in your first year. This will give you an opportunity to get in-depth insight into particular technologies. What they are will depend on our clients’ needs at the time.
After your training programme it’s on to your first assignment, but the training won’t stop. You’ll be building skills on-the-job, which will continue to be supplemented with formal training. Your first role is likely to involve you in supporting teams that help our clients to reach their goals by maintaining and repairing applications or assisting in implementing the processes required to deploy applications. Soon you’ll start meeting your clients face to face. And while you’ll always have a buddy to advise you in these meetings, the confidence and character to hold your own are as important as your technical ability. You will also have access to our e-learning portal and an extensive library of tools, resources and training courses.
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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