“I am proud to be responsible for a group of individuals so very passionate about the work that they do,” begins Sandy Mohonathan, Accenture’s director of Human Resources in the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Turkey. Accenture people are fervent about their clients and about the communities in which they work and live. They think and act big, because that’s what it takes to improve the way the world lives and works.
Accenture in South Africa has been certified as one of the country’s leading employers by the Top Employers Institute for the seventh consecutive year. Its strong employee offering, significant investment in training and professional development, working conditions and benefits sets Accenture apart as a leading employer of choice, Mohonathan says.
It is a diverse, multiracial, multicultural and multigenerational team of highly talented individuals. The company believes that inclusion and diversity in the workplace is crucial for propelling innovation and essential to business in a digital age. Diversity makes businesses smarter, stronger and more innovative, and better equips Accenture to serve clients, communities and people.
To attract, nurture and retain the best talent, the company equips employees with top-notch skills and capabilities, knowledge capital and the ability to manage integrated solutions for clients across all platforms. “As a truly global business, Accenture is able to tap into an extensive network of talent and experience,” Mohonathan explains. “This means employees will be continually exposed to bright minds, interesting work experiences and world-class thinking.”
Graduates joining Accenture through the Accenture Graduate Programme have access to intensive training sessions, workshops, on-the-job learning, and mentoring. “This means you can continually grow and expand your skills and abilities so you can become greater than your degree. You will do meaningful work much earlier in your career than you might elsewhere, and be able to expertly navigate a business world that is changing faster now than ever before.”
Investment in developing human potential remains at the heart of Accenture’s value proposition. Fostering ingenuity, intelligence and the ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently is a key concern, and training is a vital component of the Accenture culture: it invested US$841 million in the training and professional development of its people globally in fiscal 2015.
“Our investment in training and professional development will help you to learn and grow,” Mohonathan assures. The opportunity to learn from leaders in their fields, as well as make use of industry-leading tools and resources, makes the Accenture Graduate Programme distinctive in its offering.
Each graduate is assigned a mentor, known as a career counsellor, to guide them on their career development journey. Once the graduate has mastered the basic consulting competencies and methodologies through the formal training initiatives, they are aligned to a customised career track.
Building up a team of talented and skilled professionals committed to excellence is a cornerstone of the company’s policy and enables Accenture to service clients in over 40 industries. “Accenture offers a friendly, supportive, talented and diverse team. We work as a team, and everyone – no matter how long they have been with the company – is encouraged to present their unique ideas to help make a difference,” Mohonathan concludes.