Apprentice Software Engineer at Capgemini

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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


I do not really have a specific job role as I am currently just training. On a day-to-day basis I check if batches for the systems my team support are running correctly, close 'autologs' in a system called 'EARS' and usually shadow colleagues on what they are doing, trying to get as much understanding as possible. There is also opportunities to come in at 7:30am and perform the daily checks on our systems.

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


I have learnt a lot of new skills and also developed existing skills. A lot of the new skills are very job/location specific as I cannot imagine every system supported within HMRC by Capgemini are ran and maintained the same.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the programme very much. The training in Telford was a great experience and I gained a lot from it. Although my base location is a lot smaller and different to where I trained in Telford, I am still thoroughly enjoying it and learning new things each day.

4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?


I feel you are valued more depending on your location. Although everyone here in Newcastle works extremely hard each day, there is only a small number of people who work here and therefore I dont feel as though they are valued as much as others from say Telford or Worthing. This is especially for apprentices as there are a lot more opportunities and help in other places.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I think organisation lacked whilst we were training in Telford, we were sometimes given wrong information or the correct information was not communicated well. Also the training was very good and most of it was usefull however I feel as though our actual job roles were not taken into consideration.

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


The support I have recieved from QA has been extremely poor. In telford we had one trainer who was really helpfull and you could tell he wanted us to succeed. However, my experience in Newcastle with my Assessor has not been great at all. I feel as though we have been completely forgotten about and this has led to me being behind on work. Also in Telford we were given laptops to do all our work in, once the 12 weeks were up they were taken back with no opportunity to put all your work onto a memory stick or anything like that, which was really dissapointing as we had all worked so hard. I think that we should of had those laptops to do all of our work on for our whole year apprenticeship and not just the training.

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


I recieve as much support as I need from my employer - nothing much to say about this.

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


Great salary for my age - nothing much to say about this.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Not so much if your base location is in Newcastle.

9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

I'd reccomend it to a friend because it is an amazing experience! You meet a lot of new people and learn so much, there is also ways to move up within the company if you wish to do so.

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

Do not waste the opportunity and if something is bothering you then speak up!

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