1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Automated Testing and Business Analysis, meeting with client, defining user requirements, creating automated test scripts and logging defects through a defect tracking tool.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Skills in web development and automated testing in languages such as Groovy and Java are new skills I have learnt to date, plus skills in SQL, Python and learning new software such as Axure for designing wireframes
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Thoroughly a fan of the programmem there's plenty of support throughout the company, plenty of projects to fit whatever type of work you are interested in.
4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?
Most definitely, there is plenty of support from both managers and every individual within the company. There is usually a high level of responsibility given on projects with an actual contribution and not just 'work experience' type work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The 5 year programme is pretty structured, it begins with 2 years of a Level 4 apprenticeship where you learn skills completing modules of your choice (a combination of both mandatory and optional) before embarking on a 3 year degree programme
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
There is plenty of support throughout your time at the company, both during the level 4 apprenticeship and once starting your degree, through the form of buddies, work based assessors and managers on hand means there are plenty of channels to receive support
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There are training courses that take place from your start date that last for 3 months that give you all the basic skills required and throughout your time at the company, there are numerous opportunities to go on training courses and develop and learn new skills
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is comfortable and above other apprenticeship programmes with chances to gain mid year pay-rises plus promotions throughout the programme meaning a chance for your salary to be very comfortable
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are plenty of chances to get involved, with school outreach events which means you get to attend local schools and talk about your programme, there are often many company events and volunteering programmes and these are all encouraged by the company
9. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend?
Chance to gain qualifications and receive training and learn numerous new skills in areas you previously would not have. A great alternative to university and a scheme that shouldn't be overlooked
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini?
There's often a misconception that you already have to have all the skills required to join the company, and that's not true. Show a hard work ethic and a desire and ambition to learn new skills and then it is well worth applying to join the company.
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