Accenture Software Engineering Graduate Programme 2020


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About the role

We have a number of exciting opportunities for recent and soon-to-be graduates from all backgrounds and disciplines to join Accenture’s diverse and growing Technology Analyst Group (TAG). 


We are looking for graduates from all disciplines, with a predicted minimum 2:2 degree to join our Software Engineering team. The nature of the role requires candidates to have a reasonable level of coding knowledge. However, if you have a real passion and flair for technology, as well as an understanding of how it can be used - we will consider candidates with Maths, Science or Engineering degrees.


The ideal Software Engineering candidate will have:

  • A minimum predicted 2:2 degree 
  • An interest in software engineering
  • Knowledge of programming
  • An ability to obtain and analyse information
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Experience of adapting and learning in a continuously changing technology environment
  • An eagerness to learn, and willingness to use that curiosity to solve technology problems
  • Strong problem-solving skills. For example: 

- Break complex problems into parts and propose possible solutions

  • Effective communications skills. For example:

- Listen to and accurately capture others’ ideas, feedback and concerns

- Ability to articulate ideas in a clear, simple and engaging manner

  • A passion for innovation, discovery and trying new things
  • Availability to work on different projects in different locations



Training & Development

Accenture Technology offers exceptional development and career progression opportunities. Our Technology Analyst Group travels to one of our International Technology Centres (it was in India in 2019) for two weeks of training. This is followed by around ~2 weeks of specialised training back in Ireland, where you will start working towards relevant certification and learn the skills you need to be successful for your project role. For example:

·        Java/J2EE

·        Salesforce

·        HTML5

·        CSS

·        jQuery

·        Angular

·        SAP

·        Oracle

·        C#

We encourage and facilitate our graduate employees to consistently develop their skills through frequent training sessions and our extensive learning on-demand platform. 

Career Progression

Within our fast-growing Technology Analyst Group, we aim to help each individual progress at the right pace for them. Every Analyst will have their own career counsellor. Your career counsellor will be a more senior colleague within Technology who will help you plan your career, training, and professional development., and work with you to ensure you are promoted when you are ready. Promotions are determined based on by your individual performance and the business needs/demand, and as you progress through your career you’ll be rewarded appropriately. For example, we aspire to promote Tech Analysts to Senior Analysts within 1 - 2 years*; and promote to Consultant within 3 years* of joining. 

 *Please note that promotions are not guaranteed and are based on individual performance and business demand. 

Rewards & Benefits

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


At Accenture, we reinvent how every job is done, across every industry. We solve our 4,000+ clients’ toughest challenges through disruptive technology and innovation. Simply put - we improve the way the world works and lives. We have alliances with many lots of the large multinational technology companies, so you could be working on implementing solutions for our clients using any of the following technologies: Google Products, Amazon (AWS), SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, and many more. This means you’ll gain experience and knowledge of multiple types of technology.

Our Software Engineering Analysts work collectively with Accenture team members to advise clients on the design and delivery of end-to-end technology solutions that transform businesses. 


We’re serious when we say every day is different at Accenture. You get to work across a diverse range of projects, clients and industries to help improve the way the world works and lives. You will build a portfolio career where you consistently learn, grow and stay ahead of the game. Some specific examples of projects our Technology Software Engineering Analysts have worked on can be found on our website.

As a key member of the Accenture Technology team, you’ll: 

  • Work with some of the most advanced technologies on the market to develop industry-leading, specialist skills and help transform our clients’ businesses around the world.
  • Create innovative technical solutions, that we’re renowned for and drive technology development programmes for deployment in a variety of environments.
  • As well as understanding what our clients want to achieve, you’ll discover what’s possible within their existing framework and explore the best technologies to achieve the most impactful results.
  • Work with onshore and offshore teams, you’ll take part in a number of challenging projects for a range of clients, across a variety of industries.

Many Analysts are based in our clients' offices, primarily in Dublin, but can be elsewhere across Ireland or Europe. There are opportunities to travel further afield for training or client work. Therefore, flexibility is key. 


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 high volume of applications we receive, we encourage you to apply as early as possible so we can accommodate you at one of our Assessment Centres


We try our best to balance your availability with the business demand for Analysts and training course dates. As such, our team will work with you to find the most suitable start date for you. Our likely start months in 2020 are:

  • January
  • March
  • July
  • September
  • October

Please note these are subject to change based on business demand.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


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