Internship - Organizational Change and HR Strategy within Financial Services


Become a part of the world’s leading organization as a graduate intern. Bring your vision to life and help industries adapt to the changing world of business by building innovative solutions through insights. Start your graduation project at Accenture Consulting and transform your ideas into reality!Your jobThe rise of New Banking is changing the customer experience. Digital innovations, new regulations and fierce competition have already delivered a major blow to businesses slow to respond. Furthermore, Fintechs even threaten the very foundations of traditional financial services (FS). In order to survive in this demanding environment, business strategy involves the need to be highly flexible and competitive. Moreover, HR strategies are being redefined as transformations impact the workforce amidst a rapidly changing technological landscape. Organizations’ strategies seek to harness the power of data driven solutions for long-term advantages and shareholder value. The new leadership imperative is clear: Build the Workforce of the Future!How can FS leaders build a workforce that strives in the digital age, allowing people to flourish in a future augmented by new technologies? And what are the implications and opportunities for organizational transformations led by data driven solutions?Accenture offers you the possibility to experience this new revolution from the front row. You are expected to write a master thesis based on scientific research into the related concepts, applications and value of Organizational change / Future workforce in the Dutch banking industry. Next to its theoretical value, the thesis should generate new knowledge and insights that is of direct relevance to Accenture’s Financial Services department and that strengthens Accenture’s leading position as a global professional services provider.Next to the master thesis, Accenture offers you the possibility to develop your professional skills. Graduating at Accenture is more than just getting your diploma. For instance, we stimulate our interns to engage in extra activities such as writing articles, organizing deep dive or round table events, and networking by meeting with and presenting results to experts in a variety of fields. At Accenture, the sky is the limit!Your teamAt Accenture Consulting we change businesses every day using our insights, knowledge and innovative ideas. We get to know our clients and their industries really closely, across our five areas of expertise: Communications, media and technology – Financial services – Health and public service – Products (including pharmaceuticals) – Natural resources and utilities.Together with the world’s leading companies and our talented international colleagues, we take on the challenge of designing and implementing transformative business solutions, using the newest technology.
Your background
  • You are a Master student in the final year of your graduation from university with preferably, but not exclusively, a specialization in the areas of Business (Innovation) Management, Change Management or (Industrial) Psychology
  • You have affinity with disruptive technologies and the human aspect of organizational change (e.g. HR strategy, workforce of the future, self-managed teams)
  • You are a team player with excellent communication skills and you are fluent in Dutch and English;
  • You work independently and have a hands-on mentality, you are creative and take responsibility, and you have a strong intrinsic motivation to work on the subject and take ownership over certain areas.
Our offerWithin Accenture we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility and will be guided by a team of experienced consultants. You will work together with talented colleagues from all over the world on challenging projects for the highest ranked international businesses. You will also receive a compensation and a laptop.Additional information
  • Period: 6 months
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Location: Amsterdam (Utrecht and Heerlen possible after consultation): Flexible workplace (work among our colleagues)
  • The start date is flexible
Interested? Are your ready to join Accenture as a Graduate Intern in the field of Organizational Change & HR Strategies within financial services? Do you want to be an integrative part of Accenture’s Consulting practice and change the world around you? Apply online and upload your resume and cover letter.

For questions about the internship, please contact Tim den Hartog (tim.den.hartog@accenture.com) or Jos van Vliet (jos.van.vliet@accenture.com). For other questions about this position feel free to call (020) 5728646.

Application process

Finding and applying for an internship can be both exciting as overwhelming - and we believe it is crucial that you know where you stand during your application, and what the next steps are. Our process is short - but thorough - and we'd like to get to know you, and see if we are a great fit.

Apply

Found a fitting internship? Great! Apply by sending in your CV and cover letter and let's get started. Contact our recruiters in case of questions, they are here to help and guide you.

Assessment

Play a set of neuroscience-based games that objectively measures cognitive and personality traits to assess if you match the job. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to play the games - because every trait makes you a great fit for a specific job.

Interview

During the interview, we'd love to get to know you and see if there is a match with our brand and brand values. We will discuss your ambitions, possible thesis, past experiences and tell you all you want to know about the role and Accenture.

Offer

If we are both happy to proceed after the interviews, we'd like to make you an offer to join Accenture. We hope we can welcome you soon as a new colleague!

Onboarding

We'd like to welcome you to Accenture and are excited that you have accepted our job offer and agreed upon your start date. You will meet all the other new joiners and interns and start your career at Accenture!