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Smart and Future Proof Manufacturing & Operations – Graduation Internship

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Good)

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Internship details

  • Period 4 – 8 months
  • Hours a week 40
  • Location ITO office, Amsterdam
  • Start date September 2024
  • Interested? Please apply with your CV and cover letter

The work

As an intern at Accenture Industry X’s Manufacturing & Operations, you will have the chance to collaborate with leading experts, dive into cutting-edge technologies, and tackle complex challenges faced by industries worldwide. Your ideas and insights will contribute to the development of groundbreaking solutions that transform the way manufacturing and operations are conducted.

  • Team You'll be part of IX Manufacturing & Operations, a group that transforms how products are manufactured. We digitize and improve manufacturing using digital twins, automation, AI, data and circular practices. We further leverage these technologies to significantly increase efficiency, sustainability and transparency. We help leaders in various industries, including Chemicals, Energy, Mining & Metals, Consumer Goods & Services, Life Sciences and Fleet Services, to ensure that their manufacturing operations meet current requirements and are future proof.
  • Daily tasks As a thesis intern, you will work in collaboration with several stakeholders within Industry X to conduct research on a Manufacturing & Operations related topic. You contribute to our research efforts by bringing fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and a strong work ethic. You’ll connect with many Industry X colleagues and gain a valuable insight into the world of strategy & consulting.
  • Research We support research topics that can be, amongst others, in line with one of the following 4 topics: Industrial asset strategy, Internet of things, Edge Computing and Sustainable operations and building environment. Within Industrial asset strategy we support asset managers in procuring innovative and sustainable components by creating a future proof asset strategy. Within Internet of Things we are interested in how we can use internet of things to extend asset lifetime and improve efficiency of plants and energy grids. Additionally we have Edge Computing, where we assess the potential of edge computing at the site to decrease the need for a large central data infrastructure. And last but not least: Sustainable operations and building environment, where we evaluate options for reducing the carbon footprint by applying alternative materials and reimagining industrial processes.

Within all our internships, we offer you the opportunity to develop, learn, orient, build relationships and gain insights into what it’s like to work as a consultant. As an employer, we will be as flexible as possible to support your work as well as your academical needs and happy to help you navigate in the beginning of your career. Therefore, within our recruiting process, we are highly interested in your motivations and academical interest.

Who we are

Accenture Industry X combines Accenture’s powerful digital capabilities with deep engineering and manufacturing expertise. Working across multiple industries, we offer the broadest suite of services for digitizing your engineering and R&D functions, factory floors and plant operations; speeding up the transformation of hardware into software-enabled products; driving operational safety, sustainability, and productivity at scale.

Using data and technologies such as AR/VR, cloud, AI, 5G, robotics and digital twins, we’ll work with you to build resilient and agile businesses that adapt their engineering and manufacturing operations in the face of change.

Together, we’ll solve your biggest challenges and create products and services that your customers love, quickly, efficiently, and sustainably.


Here's what you'll need

  • You are currently a master student who is enrolled in a Dutch university during the whole length of the internship.
  • You have a technical background, for instance: Industrial Design, Management of Technology, Systems Engineering, Material science or Chemical engineering.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • You have affinity with Tech and IT.

Bonus points if you have

  • You have done Extra Curricular activities such as a board year, exchange or internship.
  • You are Fluent in Dutch (spoken and written).
  • You have experience in asset management.
  • You are pursuing a career in (Strategy &) Consulting

What's in it for you?

Accenture is a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Our people are Change Makers, and to support them as an employer, we make five promises:

  • Work with flexibility, in a culture based on trust.
  • Embrace a sustainable growth mindset.
  • Live a human-led culture of Inclusion & Diversity by caring deeply for all our people.
  • Lead and transform our clients with technology.
  • Connect with our global network of 700.000 colleagues.

These promises are reflected through our excellent employee benefits, including:

  • Career guidance and academical support facilitated by your individual appointed People Lead.
  • You will receive internship allowance and a laptop.
  • The opportunity to work hybrid and access to any office of Accenture in the Netherlands.
  • Social activities like Friday Drinks, sport events and parties.
  • Membership of our Internship Community which will give you the chance to attend lunch lectures, classroom workshop and build your network within Accenture.

What we believe

Accenture is an equal opportunity employer. Our leaders are committed to building a better, stronger and more equitable company for future generations to create positive, long-lasting change. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

Our position as partner to many of the world’s leading businesses, organizations and governments affords us both an extraordinary opportunity and a tremendous responsibility to make a difference. Sustainability is one of our greatest responsibilities, which we embed it into everything we do and for everyone we work with.

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all.

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