2013-14 - As I was not ready to commit to 3+ years at university, I applied for (and was accepted onto) a gap year scheme at a rival technology company.
2016 - After working with Accenture employees during my gap year, I had heard of the amazing schemes they offered and thought I would give it a shot! September 2016 marked the beginning of my time on the Technology Degree Apprenticeship scheme (London). I'm now in my 3rd and final year of the scheme and have worked in a variety of roles, for a variety of clients, in a variety of locations around London. From writing robotic test scripts to running team/client design thinking sessions, it's been a scheme full of opportunities.
This also involves hosting 'Design Thinking' sessions for the team at the start of each POC to help ideate potential solutions, as well as documenting the use cases and pain points that our solution can solve from a business perspective.
Looking at the Degree Apprenticeship in general, I love that fact that Accenture sponsor my way through the degree (for obvious reasons!), as well as the fact that there's a great community of other Apprentices on the scheme.
My presentation ran smoothly and as I had practised, before it was time for the gruelling questioning section. There were several ‘generic’ questions such as “What advice would you give to new joiners at Accenture?” and “Where do you see yourself in x years’ time?”, followed by more difficult, technical questions relating to my project work.
I was thrilled to be given the award and it proved that hard work and success is eventually rewarded.
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