The placement started with introductions and training, which was a great opportunity to meet other the other interns. The project I started on was less lively than the projects the other interns were part of, and I was able to transfer to my second project soon enough. I remained on my second project for the rest of the year, which provided me some great experience, and social events with colleagues were always welcoming and fun!
Looking back, it was a great experience and I enjoyed every part including the hardships! In the beginning, it’s a little tough as you’re finding your feet and trying to understand such a huge organisation with so many different people, roles etc so it is a bit of a shock to the system. However, once I got my bearings, it was a great experience. Met with an networked with amazing people and made so many new friends!
The internship was a fantastic experience. I was able to learn so much from amazing people across the business and have gained more skills that will help me in my future career. Especially the focus on your strengths is something that sets Accenture apart. This allowed me not only to learn more about myself but use my strengths to make a positive impact in the company. Truly recommend this company and only have good things to say.
The Placement Year with Accenture was extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Accenture take the time to introduce you to key members of staff and around the office to ensure that you settle into your role as comfortably as possible. I completed two projects with Accenture during my Placement Year and both were working in a closely-knitted team that provided a great atmosphere to work in. Accenture give you access to learn a lot of technical and fundamental skills that you can carry on through later life.
I was part of the Technology group. I had a positive experience overall. But, I believe it could have been organised better so that we can actually make the most of our limited time in the company. Finding a project within the company was really challenging and there was not much help provided in terms of it. Accenture is a good place to kick start a career as there is so much room for development and support for training yourself constantly. I would recommend it to people who want to work in tech.
The team was really helpful, very welcoming and I felt that my work had a purpose. The company and the team truly valued me as one of the team member. Additionally, they gave me all the resources and tools needed to perform. It was enjoyable to see that they also wanted me to have fun and learn from my short and remote experience. One of the most satisfying part was to see that we had the opportunity to discuss with many people from different departments.
I really enjoyed my industrial placement spent at Accenture. The opportunities presented to me were excellent and I was given a significant amount of responsibility as an intern - much more than I initially would have expected. The training given to us at the beginning of the placement was extensive and I was particularly happy to receive my Excel Intermediate certificate. The people that I met and interacted with were great and I have learned a significant amount from them during my time with the company.
I've enjoyed my placement a lot at Accenture - this work experience gave me valuable insights into Consulting world, and let me experience that Accenture is such a nice organisation to work for. I've truly learnt a lot from my experiences and built on my skills further.
I really enjoyed my placement - I had 2 different projects which were very different, but both taught me really useful skills, for example, managing my workload effectively, running a virtual Q&A call, writing reports and building relationships with stakeholders. The time spent 'on the bench' (between projects) was less enjoyable but reflecting on it now, I think I am more resilient and persistent because of it. Overall it was a fantastic learning experience and I would recommend it to anyone!
I struggled to enjoy my placement due to the projects I was assigned to and the lack of ability to become assigned to areas in which I was interested. I was also unassigned for a great deal of time to start with, which meant that my motivation decreased at the start. it was difficult to know who to seek help from as a many people did not respond. I did however enjoy my side of desk work, which were held in sectors i was more interested in (Life sciences and Fintech). I believe too many industrial placement students were taken in for our cohort so there was not enough work to cater for everyone to begin with, and getting a client you were interested in became very unlikely.
I really enjoyed working for Accenture and enjoyed working for them back in 2017 - which is why I returned. The reason I enjoyed my placement year was the chance of opportunity and also the people I got to work with. My team were very supportive and wanted me to strive for more responsibility and roles in order to broaden my understanding of where I might want to be in the future at Accenture. Also, the level of opportunity is unlimited with many roles available within all industries and sectors, therefore enabling us to further help decide where we might like to work in the future. The only downfall was working virtually. I missed being in the office with my team and going for team lunches, however it soon became the norm to work from home.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Accenture. Initially, I was nervous because I had never attended a virtual experience, but the team did a fantastic job at organising a very insightful and fun 3 weeks! We had the opportunity to meet people from the industry who did a great job at explaining their duties and how their roles fit into the wider team. They were extremely helpful and gave us their contact details so we could arrange to contact them individually if we wanted more information around a specific area. The team also organised some fun socials, so all the interns could meet “virtually” and have some fun!
I have overall enjoyed the placement, especially thanks to the great opportunities and benefits such as social events,gym subsidy, etc. I have gained many new skills and insights into consulting. There were certain parts of the placement which I think could have been improved - especially regarding the organisation of the induction and training, and guidance and help with finding project work while you are a placement student. Upon joining, I was incredibly nervous, but then onwards, I was able to enjoy every minute of the year. I was afforded a wide range of responsibilities and met people who are mentoring me even after I finished working.
My time at Accenture was hugely enjoyable because there was a very supportive atmosphere for interns in which to thrive. They really treat interns as potential hirees and that is reflected in the fact that so many interns return to work full time for them, although I did not take up their offer.
I completed a two month internship at Accenture in London during the summer of 2014. Whilst I studied film, and wasn’t necessarily convinced that moving into consultancy was for me, I thought that if I was to end up working in consultancy, I may as well get experience at a top consultancy company such as Accenture. Whilst the experience proved that the industry wasn’t perfectly suited to me, that was nothing to do with Accenture as a whole. The internship was very well structured, and I was given tasks to complete by my supervisor every day. I really felt like I was helping my team, and they were super friendly. Anything from revising documents, to fact checking financial contracts, it felt like what I was doing was helping the team, and that was key. I wasn’t just ‘making the coffee’. I would recommend anyone try out different industries whilst they’re still studying and Accenture is definitely worth a try. Like I mentioned, they’re great with training, structure, and helping you to achieve specific goals. If I had one negative it just would be the general corporate culture that is a little stifling, especially coming from a University environment, and experience at more creative companies since has proven that Accenture is fairly corporate.