Accenture Cyber Security Graduate Programme 2020


Accenture 1 Grand Canal Square, D02 E718, Dublin

About the role

We have exciting opportunities for recent and soon-to-be graduates to join our Accenture Security division.


By 2030, cyberattacks could cost $90 trillion. Yet most providers only address one small part of security. Accenture is different. We lead the field with holistic approaches to help clients rethink everything, throughout the entire security lifecycle and across their value chains end to end. Using the coolest next-gen tech, you’ll have every chance to stay one step ahead of cybercrime and out-hack the hackers.


We’re looking for graduates from STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) to join the Cyber Security stream of our graduate programme. Graduates who have studied cyber security or relevant topics is a distinct advantage. We also welcome applications from graduates who have relevant work experience, e.g. an internship in cyber security.

Our Cyber Security graduates work on pioneering security solutions that blend risk strategy, digital identity, cyber defence, application security and managed services for our wide range of clients.

The ideal Cyber Security candidate will have:

  • A minimum predicted 2:2 degree or higher
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in cyber security is an advantage
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proven adaptability and experience learning in a continuously changing technology environment
  • An eagerness to learn, and willingness to use that curiosity to solve technology problems
  • An aptitude for solving problems; for example, breaking complex problems into smaller parts, before proposing potential solutions
  • Effective communication skills; for example, listening to and accurately capturing others’ ideas, feedback and concerns, plus the ability to articulate ideas in a clear and engaging manner
  • A willingness to push yourself outside of your comfort zone to discover something new. Therefore, a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn is key
  • A desire for self-improvement
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexibility to work on a diverse range of projects in various locations


In your role, you will work as part of a team to:

·        Develop innovative defences tailored to each client's industry and unique business goals.

·        Mitigate known risks and pre-empt unknown threats to safeguard data, networks, people and assets.

·        Strengthen your credentials as part of a global powerhouse of 5,000+ security specialists.

·        Enjoy the freedom of a start-up environment, backed by access to Accenture's world-class resources.

·        Use your business consulting acumen to collaborate with our clients to design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions.

·        Help our clients analyse problems, work with technical partners such as Symantec, Oracle and HP.

·        Understand a client’s security architecture and assist with the implementation and management of new security systems.


Applications to our 2020 Graduate Programme open on 2nd September 2019. Please visit our website for full details. The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2019. When completing your Headstart application, tell us as much as you can about your skills, experience and interests to build a detailed profile. The information will help us determine your compatibility with Accenture.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Training & Development

We’ll provide you with comprehensive training. This will include the possibility of individual self-study leading towards CISSP, CSM and ISO27001 lead auditor qualifications. You’ll also work alongside managers and senior managers with big-name client organisations -enabling you to develop skills in project management methodology, solutions delivery and security assessment.

We also offer:

  • Dedicated training in our Technology Centre in one of our international core schools, followed by advanced cyber-security specialist training related to your role. We will support you as you develop your skills, gain industry certifications and engage in formal and informal leadership development opportunities.
  • Through your project work, you will learn to design a plan of action for ongoing training using an extensive range of Accenture training resources, including our global learning portal.


Within our fast-growing Security team, we aim to help each individual progress at the right pace for them. Every employee has a dedicated career counsellor. Your career counsellor will be a more senior colleague who will help you plan your career, training, and professional development, and advise you on a path to promotion, which is determined by individual performance and business needs.


Accenture offers an attractive rewards package, in addition to your starting salary of €35,000, which includes: 

  • Paid overtime
  • Generous annual leave allowance and 2 volunteer days
  • External studies support and study leave
  • Private healthcare
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan: Accenture shares at a discount of up to 15%
  • Pension from day one, matching contributions between 5 - 15% of your salary, depending on your age
  • And more, which will be communicated to you when you receive your offer



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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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