Katie Shannon

Before my time at Accenture, I worked in a retail environment at New Look for 2 years.

Working with customers and training new members of staff. I realised this is not what I wanted to do with my life and so I looked into start my own career.

I have currently been at Accenture for nearly five years, starting my career as an Apprentice in 2015 which was a three year scheme, whilst also getting a degree by the end of it.

Last year, I completed my degree in Digital and technology solutions at the University of Sunderland with my goal of a 2:1, which was achieved! I was incredibly proud of myself having a full time job and doing a degree at the same time. My time here at Accenture has already been great, working on two large government accounts where I’ve developed my technical skills and also my confidence which was very low when I first joined.

My day job consists of being on the onshore support team for Azure Development environments, working with a back office team of 10 people, working with any issues that people face and completing these to a great standard.