1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Functional developer. Day to day I run morning checks, resolve incidents reported by users and contact them to advise them on what needs to be done or what I will do to resolve them. I also manage change and release processes and am soon to start developing code.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes. I have learnt new management skills as well as began to build my knowledge of the E-Business suite application to be a fucntional consultant.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I do enjoy it, however there seems to be a lack of work for projects. Everyone on my current accounts seems to worry about the risk of T.U.P.E and lack of work.
4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?
I do and I dont. I feel valued in the sense they speak highly of apprentiships, but I do not feel valued in the sense that we are all constantly kept in the dark about knowing what work there is for us and what future is at the company work wise. Also, I feel demoralised at times due to the fact that I work to achieve my best always and I know full well that I am exceeding in the work I do, however we have all been rewarded the same as we have progressed in the apprentiship, and I often feel my hard work goes un-noticed as we have all recieved promotions and payrises of exactly the same amount at exactly the same time, which takes the incentive to work to be the best of my ability away as there is no end result.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It seems to be well structured but at times I feel some parts could be improved. One thing that definitely needs to be improved is the relationship between Capgemini and QA. Since I have done my apprentiship, QA have time and again not delivered to the best of their abilities. Examples being failure to deliver training courses frequently, or having to fill out pointless forms such as witness testimonies for our coursework which can take up to an hour to fill out just the form itself before it is even signed.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider for my level 4 diploma always is there to help and has proved they will freely get hold of me if I am struggling with a part of my work. Sometimes they can be slightly unclear in what they are trying to explain but eventually we get there.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My reviewer and teams I work with are always willing to offer me support and help and I couldn't ask for any more than them.
However, I feel higher management at times are not so supportive as we are often left in the dark waiting to find out information about work and other news we need to know.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
for now, it is doable.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
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9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
The structure is there and the framework is great. We just need more projects to be available, more preperation before we arive at training courses.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini? *
Research the company before you join. The best thing you can do is have a good knowledge of the company before you join.
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