Business Analyst at Capgemini

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Horsham, West Sussex
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Salary:
£33,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2019

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Review Score

6.9 /10

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

6/10

As a Business analyst, I document requirements and write User stories for clients. I am in charge of ensuring these are signed off by the business and are kept up to date. My role is client- facing and involves a lot of presenting the user stories and updates of the software’s functionality back to the client.

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

7/10

I have become proficient in user story writing over the year, and have learned how to handle the sign-off process with the business. I have also learned how to work within an international team, as the development team are based in India, and some of the Customers are in. Stoops other countries.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

6/10

The program is ok. It is very challenging and is a lot of work. It can be stressful trying to juggle a full time job with education and life. Though I have learned a lot through the modules I am studying at Aston. I look forward to finishing in a few months.

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

At the beginning the program had a few hiccups with when we would step onto the degree, but the program organisation has massively improved. We receive the dates of when we are expected to be at University way in advance, though the actual days may be less. Exams dates also work in the same way.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

6/10

Capgemini give us study days, but half of those are to be used on our mandatory campus days and exams, which can sometimes leave us with not enough days. But some colleagues at work sometimes try to make it easier for us when they know we have deadlines and exams coming up.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

8/10

Lecturers are usually available when it comes to supporting us. They are quite flexible with us regarding tutorial times and office hours because they tend to understand our workload. They answer our questions quickly and well. They are also understanding when it comes to exceptional circumstances and ensure students are ok

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

8/10

It helps a great deal! I find that I can really apply why I have learned in the degree to my role as a Business Analyst. I often hear colleagues talking about things and can understand what they are saying based on things I have learned in some modules. I’m glad we learn practical knowledge.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

7/10

There are plenty of activities arranged by Capgemini. There are lots of charity activities as well as team social gatherings in the evenings. A Black and Asian Minority Ethnic network was recently launched, which was great for meeting other people from minority backgrounds within Capgemini. However there could be more professional networking events for different roles.

9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Capgemini as a whole is a great company to work for. They provide great exposure into the business and IT world that I wouldn’t have got if I had studied a conventional degree. There are some brilliant people that I have learned a lot from and would recommend others to go down a similar path

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

Be confident and willing to learn. When I applied, I had very little IT background, but I showed I was resilient and willing to learn. 5 years later and I’ll be finishing the program in a few months. You don’t have to be super techy, just show that you can apply logic and problem solving to situations.

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