Sure! I won’t talk about what it actually entailed as that’s been posted quite a few times on different threads. I’ve just received a call saying I’ve got the job so must have done something right, but am awaiting my feedback for on the day which may shed some light on what they thought about my methods.
In-tray exercise - time is so critical with this. There are three different projects which you have to talk about, and the documents in the pack either focus on all three (i.e. the budget/expenses page) or a single one (e.g. number of errors of Project 3). Make sure you keep your points really brief and that you raise the issues from each document to the right project. It will be quite obvious what the main issue will be for each category (financial/project delivery/other). The second part is to write an email to alert the project manager of the MAIN issues. I assume everybody had a different method, but I pointed out the priority issue in the three categories (financial/project deliver/other) for each project, so all together I mentioned 9 prioritised issues with a very brief recommendation on how to solve each one.
Case Study - the brief says to mention any risks based around the company. In the actual interview everything is only based around your top 3 prioritised risks. I wasted quite a lot of time making notes on a whole list of issues, where in fact I should have focused all of these around 3 main areas ready for the interview. This meant that in the interview I had to link up everything to my top 3 so it wasn’t as fluent as it could have been. A bit less time pressured than the in-tray but still a lot of information to digest. If you can link in any real life Accenture case studies it looks really good. I did learn loads but only managed to link in about 3 of them as you only get 15 minutes to answer all of the questions.
Group Activity - I don’t think they even assess the piece of paper we handed in or our 30 second presentations at the end. It’s all about how you discuss topics with your group and interact with team members. Just make sure you offer your opinion, be enthusiastic, take other people’s opinions onboard and try and help progress the conversation by making sure everyone stays on track in times of time and the actual brief.
Final Interview - same as previously posted, questions were standard; how did your day go, main 3 charactersistics of a consultant, why accenture and why consulting?
In general - it was a really intense afternoon and I was pretty knackered afterwards. Just keep calm, make everything concise and it’s all about categorising everything in sets of 3 by the looks of it The other candidates on my AC were really friendly and I had a really good time just chatting with them all, which really helped in our group activity.
If you have any particular questions just let me know. I could only prepare for my AC as well as I did because of other people putting their experiences on wikijob so am happy to help!