Britain's Most Admired Companies: Accenture Careers guide 2011

Our Most Admired sponsor (rather a good turn of phrase, that) has given us a little window into its careers department.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Company name: Accenture

Company website:

Address: 1 Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD

Contact details:

Number of employees: 223,000

Company summary: Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industry and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses. We work with 94 of the Fortune Global 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 and are one of Business Week's Top 100 brands.

Pay and benefits: We provide a range of benefits that clearly demonstrates our desire to employ and retain the very best people. We also review them regularly to make sure they are the best they can be.

Promotion and development: Development is embedded in our culture. Everyone at Accenture receives an annual allocation of training time, which can be used in many different ways. The tools, resources and support are extensive; and the experience of working on big projects is career defining. We also have an e-learning portal through which you can plan your development and training at your own pace.

Company culture: Wherever we operate, we put our six core values to work each and every day. These are: Stewardship; Best People; Client Value Creation; One Global Network; Respect for the Individual; and Integrity.

Diversity, social responsibility: Our commitment to building, maintaining and expanding an inclusive culture is central to our continuing success. Our approach to inclusion and diversity stems from a twofold desire: to live in one world, free from the constraints of geographical barriers or cultural perceptions; and to seek innovative practices that bring additional flexibility to the workplace.

From a social responsibility standpoint, Skills to Succeed provides a focus to Accenture's corporate citizenship efforts and we are committed to a five-year Skills to Succeed plan to equip 250,000 people around the world with the skills needed to get a job or build a new business by 2015. This goal, which involves a commitment of more than $100m over the next four years, is the best way for us to use our business skills and experience to create change and make a sustainable difference to the long-term vitality of individuals, families and communities.

Environment and sustainability: We are committed to understanding and reducing our environmental impact. Our UK climate change programme is centred on reducing our per capita carbon emissions by 40% by 2012.

Innovation: Accenture collaborates with clients to help them realise their vision and achieve high performance by delivering innovation. This could mean anything from helping an online retailer move part of its services to the cloud to delivering a programme which has helped one of the UK's electricity providers transform the way it does business with over five million residential and small business accounts.

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