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The placement at Accenture is a fantastic opportunity for real life experience. I was treated as a normal member of the team as supposed to merely given "typical intern roles".
My colleagues treated me as a normal member of the team with no special priviliges or disadvantages.
I was given excellent support by both my manager, buddy and HR team.
I was always busy with very few lulls in my work. My usual working hours were 0800 - 1800.
I was given a great deal of responsibility and indeed ran my team whilst my manager was on holiday. This definitely does vary dependent on what project you are on.
All of the skills I have developed will certainly help, particularly the soft skills such as communication and rapport building. In particular my business writing skills greatly aided me in writing my dissertation.
The office has a very friendly atmosphere and it becomes clear very quickly that the majority of people are friendly and willing to offer assistance. As in all companies there are still some ogres and you simply have to avoid them as best you can.
The placement is organised excellently and I had no issues.
Other than a week's training at the start of my year, the only other formal training I was provided was time spent with my manager. There are a vast number of training guides on the Accenture intranet that are available to use.
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Future employment prospects are very good and I would thoroughly recommend Accenture as a company to work for.
The Placemeant team organise monthly and sometimes fortnightly socials that are paid for by the company. There was a good vibe amongst all the interns and it was a very social atmosphere.
As my project was based in London, it was expensive - however this should not deter you as the healthy wage compensates for this.
There was an excellent nightlife feel with my team regularly going to the pub for team bonding.
There are any number of opportunities to get involved in Accenture outside of work such as charity days as well as over thirty different interest groups, such as religious interest groups or sport.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Banking - Commercial, Banking - Investment, Banking - Retail, Banking/Finance, Management Consultancy
28th August 2012