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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.

Hitachi Rail Europe

Employer: Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd

Who Are They?

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is opening up a brand new factory in Newton Aycliffe, Tyne and Wear. The site will manufacture over 900 rail carriages for high-speed, commuter and metro trains. They’ll be used in the North East, across the UK, and hopefully internationally too. The factory will also have its own research, development and test facilities, including a test track.

When fully open, the plant will employ over 700 people, including apprentices.

Video Profile:

NUSTEM filmed at Hitachi Rail in February 2015 while the factory was still been fitted out. The building is huge!

Perfect For:

If you are interested in rail, logistics, transportation or in making big things work, this could be the company for you. Hitachi are also a global business, so you may find yourself travelling abroad and experiencing other cultures.

There are number of skills and key attributes that Hitachi look for when employing new employees, including communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and respectfulness of others. They’re currently recruiting a range of posts – see the link to their jobs page in the sidebar. But as a quick guide, they’re looking for:

  • Technical Apprentices (specialising in Mechanical Manufacturing, Engineering Maintenance or Engineering Technical Support)
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Health & Safety Advisers
  • Quality Systems Engineer
  • PR and Communications Officer
  • Test Technicians and Assistants
  • Material Handlers

Helpful School Subject Choices:

  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Business Studies
  • Design & Technology