1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am a software engineer whose job can vary depending on your project role. Currently I do data quality analysis. This basically is taking in a database from the company and running sql queries to work out what useful information is there for the company to use. I then every week report to my project head and do a presentation on my findings. Soon I will be using python to generate an automated report builder for all these databases which will be very interesting. There are lots of side projects you can involved with too as I am also helping to build an apprentice internal webpage that will help with organizing the life of an apprentice within capgemini.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have improved my technological skills by learning Java, PHP, SQL, Python and more. The possibilities are endless. I have taken courses on Qlik, SQL and some Microsoft certified courses too. My presentation skills have vastly improved in such a short time. I have learnt how to keep organised and keep to strict deadlines.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
This programme has been very enjoyable so far. The work has been very interesting and keeps you on your toes. The team I have been working with have been very welcoming and have done nothing but help ,e throughout this process. There is a great culture of rewarding hard work with a new system to nominate those who have gone above and beyond their duties. This has been a fantastic programme and I cannot wait to continue.
4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?
I feel valued as they continue to give me more and more challenges to help me develop. My manager continues to tell the team of his appreciation of our hard work.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
We basically know the structure from day one and its a very clear process. Also there are lots of people around who are more than happy to help with any issues.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
They are available to contact at anytime through email and phone. When I have had issues they have got back to me asap and have always gone out of their way to make sure any issues are sorted so that i can get on with my work.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There are just so many people who are able to help. You have your usual manager contact along with an apprentice mentor. The HR department is always helpful, and there is a 24/7 support line that help with anything.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
For a starting salary it was one of the best I have seen. There are so many locations you can apply for that you pick the one best for you.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
theres a social every month and lots of different activities you can get involved with if you choose to. There are lots of volunteer initiatives for those who want to give back and they try to get involved with lots of schools ect
9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
There are so many benefits of being at this company. If you are will to work hard the payoffs are massive and nothing goes unnoticed.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini? *
Be confident and be yourself. You don't need to be a tech wiz to get hired. Just stand out and they will take notice. On the assessment day you need to you need to communicate well without being overbearing. make sure you listen as well as speak and take everyone into consideration.
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