Your Career at Accenture
We can help you build an exciting and challenging career at Accenture. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career and develop your skills and expertise. Given the size and scale of our business, you will have ample opportunity to build on your experience and take it to the next level.
Shaping your career
At Accenture, careers are highly individual, and success can be defined and achieved in many different ways. Career success in consulting at Accenture is largely defined by your ability to continue to develop your skills and network effectively to get on projects that best suit you. It is up to you, too, to seek and embrace opportunities that leverage your strengths, address your development needs and meet our client priorities.
We take a great interest in how your career develops and will support you to help ensure you are building the right skills and expertise in the right areas. We are looking to shape our high flyers into the leaders of tomorrow. In a company the size of Accenture, you will find opportunities to accelerate your career beyond what could be achieved with many other employers.
Developing your career
Upon joining Accenture, you have Career Counsellors and Human Resources representatives at your disposal to help you develop a personalized training curriculum. We use a well-managed combination of courses, practical experience on the job and feedback to enable our people to develop specialist skills that help them grow professionally.
We offer around 80 percent more training hours than our competitors and make constant investments in our employees’ development to keep them at the top of their games. In 2010 alone we invested approximately $600 million in training and development and provided more than 12 million hours in education for our employees.
Balancing your career
We know it is important for you to balance a successful career with a healthy lifestyle, involving family, friends and community. From flexible work arrangements, competitive time off packages, to a variety of health and wellness programs, we make a genuine commitment to help you achieve that balance. We also provide innovative communication and collaboration tools to help increase your productivity, efficiency and flexibility.
Beyond our formal programs, there’s an understanding at Accenture that you can be fully dedicated to your job, but also have other priorities. People here realize that you want to be well-rounded, and you’ll find the supportive environment you need to achieve the right balance.
Consulting as a stepping stone
Some people join Accenture because of the exciting and challenging work our consulting career path offers. Others join to gain experience to position them for future career opportunities.
While many people stay and advance their careers with us, some of our people move on with a highly marketable portfolio of skills to top-flight careers in industry and government.
Whether your work with us for a short time or stay, you are always considered part of the family. We invite those who leave the company to join our network of Accenture Alumni, so we can always stay in touch.