Tech versus consulting plus Accenture working culture

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#1

I am in my first year of my degree in computer science so it’s quite early to be looking at my options for when I graduate but I want to evaluate my options. Ideally I would be looking to work for a tech leader such as Google or Microsoft however I was recently made aware of the variety of opportunities within consultancy and have looked at the profiles of both Accenture and Capgemini. There are a couple of things I would like to learn more about. First, the benefits of working for one of these large consultancies over working for a large tech organisation. Secondly, it seems that Accenture and Capgemini are the market leaders in tech consultancy especially when it comes to graduate careers. I have read that the culture of the two organisations is quite different. Any insight on this would be very helpful. Many thanks.


#2

Hi, Lucy, thanks for getting in touch, hope you had a nice weekend. That’s a really good question and you’re right to really think through all your options before deciding what career route is best for you. At Accenture, we are one of the world’s largest consulting and technology organisations. We work with 4000 companies in many different industries in 120 countries around the world. This means that you have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, experience working with different clients and develop new skills. Here are some links to pages where you can find out more information about the type of work we do, the different graduate programmes we offer and read blog posts from our current grads and interns.
Accenture Projects: https://uki-credentials.com/
UK Graduate Blog: https://www.accenture.com/gb-en/blogs/blogs-ukgraduates-default
UK Graduate site: http://accenture.com/ukgrads
Introduction to… video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4s2qZp3mHXha0GQu0vpl7LWEShhyqQrf
I am Technology video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4s2qZp3mHXj0Qka-qGRzF5oEOCberkV3

We wish you the best of luck in your research and please let us know if you have any further questions.

Kind Regards, Rebecca