My role has a strong emphasis on technical knowledge. Code reading and software engineering would be skills I use regularly. The other major skill I would use is communication skills. Typically I would sit with clients and try to work out what they need, this means a lot of verbal and written communication.
After graduating in 2009 I worked first in an accounts department for a small firm and then as an intern at an IT support company. My goal was a developer job however these roles are difficult to gain without significant experience. Employers typically look for at least two years' experience in a developer. Accenture interviewed me for a graduate position and took me on at the end of 2010.
My role is in web development but covers a varied spectrum of tasks day-to-day. One day I may be fixing bugs in code, another I may be meeting with clients to discuss an upcoming project.
I am a problem solver and Accenture affords me challenging environment to work in. From systembuilding to teambuilding my role is never dull. Furthermore Accenture is full of opportunities which I have not yet availed of but plan to further down the road.
(submitted January 2013)