Ormiston Denes Academy visit global management consultancy firm

Students and staff from Ormiston Denes Academy took a trip down to on visit the offices of Accenture.

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31 Year 10 students from the Academy were greeted by employees from the global management consulting firm, who were on hand to introduce themselves and explain what consultancy is. 

Students enjoyed hearing about cutting-edge ideas and the innovative services Accenture have provided to clients, such as the implementation of voice recognition in banks and the e-passport function in airports.

After being impressed with a tour of the digital floor of the office, students were given the opportunity to try their own hand at consulting with a bit of roleplay. Working in teams, students came up with solutions to problems being faced by ‘Rainforest PLC’ in imaginary scenarios and presented their ideas back to the ‘CEO’ at the end of the day.

Accenture employees remarked on how impressed they were by the performances of the students in their presentations, where they handled questions with confidence under over 40 pairs of eyes.

Asked about their highlights of the day, students mentioned meeting and working with new people, whilst hearing about school leaving opportunities in the future and getting to see real employees at work.

Ben Driver, Principal at Ormiston Denes Academy, said:

"I am delighted that the students got a real insight into what working for one of the leading professional services firms in London can be like and what exciting things might be in store for their futures.

"It was an exciting opportunity for some of the first-timers to see what our capital city has to offer, as well as a chance for students to work on their problem solving and team working sills. I am pleased it was an enlightening and enjoyable day, and we look forward to organising similar trips in the near future."