Software Engineer at Capgemini

Start Date:
vauxhall Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£16,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


I am a Software Engineer.

The role is extremely flexible and projects vary in scope. But generally i write queries using languages such as Java, SQL, boolean and python.

Capgemini's projects are mostly Agile, so i get to interact a lot with other members of the team as well as the Client. This methodology also gives me responsibility as everyday during the Stand-up, i have to give account of what i have done so far and what i will do that day.

I am currently on a Data analysis project, which is quiet modern as I am analysing social media.

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


Technically, I have mainly learned Java and software testing.

Also, i have matured a lot and developed confidence in presenting and being professional.

I have attended some Agile courses internally.

However, on the actual apprenticeship side, most of the courses are recorded and you have to watch them online which is not always the best when you are learning something very new.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The Apprenticeship work can be very boring and mundain. There's a lot of writing involved. Often the work set has nothing to do with the day to day role and you have not been taught either.

The actual roles are stimulating and you get to meet some great people. It really shows you what the real world of working is like.

4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?


I feel valued by many, but there are also a few who are not very encouraging.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Fairly well organised.

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


The tutor is reasonably available but mostly distant. When I'm stuck and i ask questions, my questions aren't always answered properly.

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


A reasonable amount.

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


Not very to be honest.

I do not live with parents so I'm living paycheque to paycheque.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many social activities.

9. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend?


9b. Why?

It is a good company to work for, the experience you gain is very good.

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

Be very open to learning new things

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