1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Test Analyst, Creating test cases, attending daily standups, reviewing requirements, attending requirement workshops, raising defects, creating test automation scripts, impacting work, liasing with PM's, leading other testers. demo products to customers, pick up development work,
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Coding skills, testing skills, istqb foundation, computer science degree interpersonal skills - confidence.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
the programme itself was quite noddy coming from an IT background, but it fulfilled the criteria to get into the company and I learnt the basics of the project lifecycle and end to end terminology
4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?
Rewarded, pushed, and worked hard, managers are firm but fair, and its quite refreshing that as a 18 year old, I was treated like an adult with flexibility in working hours etc
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The structure was quite lax, but the outcome was as expected, we had day release to tcat and learnt all we needed there - with coursework to do at home
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
1 day release with additional support if need be. We had the support of "if you need us, we will give you extra tuition". they were happy for us to stay behind and ask questions
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
study leave if need be, a "college work first" approach. we also have other colleagues which are happy to help with college work / actual work
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
for my age, at the time, it was perfect. for a teenager living with parents to earn the wage that I got, it met my travelling and living costs perfectly
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
charity websites, fundays, school days - schools will come in and we will showcase the new technology in the IT world. team events, social events
9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
Its a relaxed yet hard working environment where IT is King, everyone is professional and the progression in your career will be fulfilled if you work hard
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini? *
Confidence in the interview Show evidence of doing things in your spare time other than watching tv. show innovation and creativity and willingness to learn.
e.g. developers and testers in my team alike will spend their free time learning about new technology, or doing work which may benefit a charity / something that will benefit the company with their skillset whilst in turn helping to progress their career further
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