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The enjoyment of the project can vary dependant on the project that you are on as each will have a different team, culture, etc. Some may also involve a commute or having to stay on client site during the week.
Again it is dependant on the project, but generally everyone that I worked with was supportive and willing to help.
My manager was very good. She had a good balance between providing support with regular review meetings but also let me get on with work without constantly checking up on me.
As with any job it varies, but there was usually enough work to fill the day comfortably but not so much work that I had to stay late regularly to get it done.
I was allowed to take on as much responsibility that I wanted/ that I could handle.
A lot of very practical skills learnt e.g. communication and computer skills that are transferable for university and future jobs.
I had a very social team for my second project with a casual approach in the office as it was not client facing. On a client site you have to be more professional and blend in the with their culture.
Accenture take a lot of placement students so they have a lot of experience in doing so which is beneficial. Sometimes however, there are some problems with getting information etc as they are managing a lot of people.
Initial week of comprehensive external training on excel, communication skills, presentations skills, etc. After that it was predominantly on-the-job training and development
Sports and Social Club
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
A good number of placement students get an offer for graduate roles if you perform well.
Each project has a budget for regular social events, there will be a few intern events as well.
London is expensive for drinking.
Central London has a lot of venues to suit whatever you fancy.
Sport teams, social clubs, charity events...
Placement (5-9 Months)
Information Technology, Management Consultancy
11th September 2013