Accenture came to us at the end of 2021 with ambitious growth plans – within 3 years, they wanted to hire 3,000 technologists. The challenge they were facing was scaling at pace while ensuring the quality of their new hires wasn’t compromised by their tight deadline.
As the world’s largest tech consultancy, Accenture are continuously winning new work from clients – and they needed to fulfil the demand and resource projects. They wanted to add to their existing Java and Cloud teams, which have notoriously become candidate-short markets in recent times.
Characteristics of our solution
Due to Accenture’s challenges around sourcing Java and Cloud Engineers, they came to us for a solution. We decided to create a pipeline for them – and a diverse one at that.
We built a bespoke training course that would arm Accenture with skilled, job-ready Engineers within just 12 weeks. To provide Accenture with immediate talent in the interim, we placed 3 Engineers with them in late December 2021/ early January 2022. These 3 Engineers came through our Open Programme and were equipped with the necessary tech skills to join Accenture straightaway.
Through our bespoke marketing campaigns, we started attracting individuals from a huge range of backgrounds, many with no background in technology. We developed a tailored curriculum to ensure that our cohort finished their 12-week training course as job-ready Java and Cloud Engineers. Our team of coaches provided the necessary tech stack training, as well as teaching soft skills that would enable our Engineers to thrive in a professional environment.
We sourced 14 individuals for this bespoke training course by becoming an extension of Accenture – our in-house Marketing team provided co-branded marketing material in order to attract a diverse range of individuals. Our messaging ensured that everyone accepted onto the training course was fully aware of Accenture’s company culture and would be great fit to their existing tech team. This saved us the time that would be spent screening and interviewing candidates during a more traditional recruitment process. With our cohort fully committed to joining Accenture, there was minimal risk of dropout or offer refusal – again, saving time for our client and ensuring the process was streamlined and seamless.
After completing their 12 weeks of training with us, all 14 individuals were deployed to Accenture as consultants, with the intention of becoming permanent team members.