What it’s Like Working in Consulting on Accenture’s Graduate Programme

What it’s Like Working in Consulting on Accenture’s Graduate Programme

November 29, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Kim Sweeney and I’m a
Management Consulting Analyst. I studied Analytical Science in DCU and
I started on the grad programme in September. I’m working on the Life
Sciences, which is under Products. So, at the moment – I’m working with
pharmaceutical companies and helping them implement laboratory information
management systems. The thing I, that surprised me the most probably was how helpful everyone is. They say that Accenture is this one global network
– and it actually is true. Like, you could go online and see that someone has worked on a project that’s similar to yours that they could be in Australia. If you reach out to them they’ll more than likely get back and help you and give you some advice. So, one of the bonuses about Accenture is that we get 15 hours – volunteer hours. I’m part of the Eco team within Accenture. So, we try to get people to, kind of, just be more aware of their environmental
impact. I’m also involved with the autism initiatives within Accenture. So, at the moment I’m working on an internship for people with autism and to come into
Accenture and get that work experience, which is a really nice thing to be
involved with and to see it go from day one – to now, we actually have interns
within Accenture and working. I think with Accenture in general we
kind of take people from every area. But on my specific project it would be
very much kind of people with science and engineering backgrounds and
computing backgrounds. But there’s a lot of business – people have came from every kind of background.