Application Development Associate at Accenture

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Central London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer Science Information Technology

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9.6/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

8.8

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I loved working at Accenture! I got about a month-long new joiner training in various technologies at the start of my placement which made it easy to expect what kinds of tools and technologies I would be using during my time at Accenture.

I then went on to work on 3 different projects over the next 11 months and learnt totally new and different technologies on each project which made it a great learning experience for me.

10/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone in my team made me feel like I was an important part of the projects I worked on, which I think played a huge part in me always being motivated and willing to go the extra mile and actually working and contributing to the projects as much as I did.

10/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

The HR as well as the project managers that I had were extremely helpful and readily available whenever I needed help or was stuck with some problem or any questions. In addition to them, I also had a senior manager at Accenture as my Career Counselor as well as an Analyst as a 'Buddy' whom I could talk to informally about anything career-related or otherwise.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was fairly busy doing some work or the other on a daily basis which always kept me involved and going. I didn't feel like I was getting bored at all or not learning anything as I was always contributing something to the project.

10/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Lots! I loved how I was treated like a full time employee and not like someone who was only a temporary employee! I used to talk to my clients on a daily basis (as would my managers and other senior team members do) and was always doing something or the other that actually mattered to the project.

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

There are innumerable technical (as well as soft) skills that I have developed during my time at Accenture, some of which have really piqued my interest (such as Blockchain developing) and I am considering pursuing them as my career after university.
I also plan on using Blockchain developing for my final year dissertation project at the university.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

10/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

9/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

10/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

9/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

6/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

10/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

10/10