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Accenture launches graduate 'boot camps'

Published: Thursday, 24 June 2010   Category: Business Management

A leading consultancy firm has launched three-day 'boot camps' to give graduates an insight into the industry, it emerged today (June 24th).

Accenture is giving university leavers the opportunity to participate in real-life scenarios in a simulated environment, while also offering skills coaching along the way.

Each camp involves 30 graduates attempting to formulate a plan to help a specific retail company to boost its reputation and profitability, the Independent reports.

Annabel Nichols, UK head of graduate recruitment at the firm, revealed that most individuals taking part in the initiative have received and accepted a job offer.

She told the newspaper: "They get an opportunity to work with some of our inspirational people and receive top-quality coaching from experts.

"They go away with presentation skills, problem-solving techniques, teamworking and networking skills."

Ms Nichols added that the participants are taken out of their "comfort zone" and helped to think about business and the skills required to be a success in a different way.

According to 2009 figures, Accenture has over 181,000 employees in 200 locations in more than 120 countries.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19856359-ADNFCR

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