Software Engineer at Capgemini

Start Date:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Gap Year Programme
£18,447 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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Review Score

6 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


My role is a software engineer which requires me to work with multiple clients on a range of different roles, it enables you to experience different areas of the business and work with a range of people.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I joined with the hope that I would learn at least a basic or good level of development and programming skills but I have been disappointed with the opportunity I have had to learn and develop these skills

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It has been a fairly enjoyable tie, the experience I have gained in a working environment has been extremely useful but the skills that I should know haven't seemed to materialize which is a disappointing.

4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?


I feel that there are times when they value you a whole lot but other times when they overlook key things that in turn may hinder a persons development within the company.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


For the most part the apprenticeship is pretty clear and straightforward where it has lacked has been communication. At times there has been a serious lack of it and I feel many people not just myself have suffered.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I feel that although at times I have been left waiting for longer than maybe I should have been they have for the most readily available and there when needed

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


There has been a lot of leeway afforded to ensure that the work needed can be completed, be this an extra training day or allowing me to complete some work during working hours.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I believe the salary is competitive and very good, especially for an apprenticeship wage and the bonus package offered is extremely good.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many events held on regular occasions which allows a person to get involved in school events, challenge days both locally and throughout many places in the country.

9. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend?


9b. Why?

I feel that different people take their opportunities differently, there have been times where I feel I could have had a better experience elsewhere but also there are times where I feel this was the right choice. I would recommend Capgemini to a friend and have done because I believe that I have just been unlucky in the chances I have been afforded and others have excelled.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini?

I would suggest that you ensure that the possibility of working at long distances is something you really want and that you are comfortable with the possibility that you will not been on one role for more than 6 months to a year, for me this has meant I have been thrown around picking up small bits a pieces but never really gaining a focus or learning what I am best at.

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