I did not know what to expect, but it was a packed 4 days with a nice mix of hands on work, hearing from current Accenture employees ranging from graduate joiners to senior management, and workshops.
There was a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion and celebrating individual strengths throughout the programme.
The level/quality of guidance varied. Everyone was very willing to help when asked however.
The most useful aspect of this programme was to get an idea of the work and culture at Accenture Technology, which I ended up joining.
As mentioned above, the programme was a nice mix of hands on work on a mini project, workshops and presentations from Accenture employees.
Everyone was extremely friendly, positive and helpful throughout!
Each group had a mentor and there were some soft skills workshops as well.
It gave a good idea of the company culture and somewhat of a taste of the work.
Perhaps the most valuable part of the experience - it really helped to give an idea of company culture and the kinds of people who work there.
It helped me consider a career and company that I had previously not seriously thought about.
Reimbursed for travel up to a certain amount; breakfast and lunch were included
There were opportunities for networking during some lunches/breaks and at a social one evening, but it seemed like that wasn't the main point of the experience.
There was a social one evening that some recent graduate joiners attended, and it was valuable to hear about their experiences.
There was some information provided and current employees also answered questions about it.
What have you got to lose? It's a fun 4 day experience where you get hands on with a project, meet other people, get an insight into Accenture as a company and potentially a job offer. Definitely more fun and less stressful than a typical interview experience!