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Ellie Gangel

Case Study: Ellie Gangel

Ellie did her GCSEs at Longbenton, and stayed on for A-levels in Maths, Business, IT and Psychology. At the time she didn’t have strong ideas about where she was headed, and for the most part pursued the subjects she’d done best in. She chose IT because it’s a broad skill, and she thought it’d be useful to have.

After Longbenton she moved to Newcastle College for a Level 3 Vocational qualification in Business, but after a year she heard about the apprenticeship programme offered by Accenture.

You never really think there are good apprenticeships out there, but we’re college-funded, university degree funded, we still get paid at the same time. It’s a really good company to work for.

At Accenture, she’s working on a project for HMRC. Her team gets a design sent to them, then they code a system which generates tax codes and national insurance systems. As an apprentice, she draws on support from her manager and her manager in turn, but also on a ‘buddy’ — a more experienced programmer who can help out as problems crop up day-to-day. It’s clearly a supportive environment.

It’s the problem solving which makes me enjoy working with the taxes.

After her apprenticeship, Ellie wants to stay with Accenture, progressing within the company. She’s particularly interested in their work with the UK healthcare sector.

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Employer: Accenture

Who Are They?

Accenture employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, including lots at their Newcastle Delivery Centre in North Tyneside.

They’re a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. They work  with government clients like the NHS, with the aerospace and finance sectors, and even with the music industry.

Nose around on their website, and you’ll find that Accenture describe their business under several categories:

  • Strategy — helping their clients with business insight and understanding how new technology will affect them.
  • Consulting — working with clients to plan and deliver big organisational changes.
  • Digital, Technology & Operations — Helping companies and governments apply digital technologies to automate processes, reveal patterns, and deliver services more effectively and efficiently.


People who work at Accenture need problem solving skills, and the ability to think analytically and creatively.

Accenture is such a large company that they employ people with a wide range of different qualifications and subject backgrounds.  Some of the jobs that people who work at Accenture are:

  • Recruitment analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Developer
  • Application Development Analyst
  • Innovation manager
  • Test (Quality Assurance) specialist
  • Scrum master
  • Human Resources specialist
  • Java developer

Science and Maths links

The skills that you develop in maths and science will be used if you work at Accenture.  These include being able to handle and analyse data, using statistics to explore patterns in data, communication skills to share complex ideas with others.