Accenture - Get Referred vs Apply Online

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#1

Hi,

I am about to apply to Accenture’s Analyst Consulting Group graduate scheme. They provide two options, “Get Referred” and “Apply Online”:

  1. Get Referred uses facebook/linkedin to find friends who currently work for Accenture that would be happy to vouch for you. Only CV and Cover Letter are provided.

  2. Apply Online is a usual online application with many questions and also CV/Cover Letter upload.

I only have one friend, who is close, who works for Accenture as a first year analyst. Is it worth taking the “Get Referred” or “Apply Online” path. Thanks for any help or advice provided!

#2

Anyone had any experience with this at all?

#3

I’ve gotten referred and you still have to complete the same online application form with questions. I am not sure what the difference is in the actual application process as I am still trying to complete all the questions. The only heads up I would give is that after you register or get referred and receive the confirmation email with the login details, you only have 5 days to complete the application.