1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My day to day role consists of developing and maintaining ICT systems. I code in COBOL and DB2 and often have to go through the whole system life style including Spec, design, code and test.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Before I joined Capgemini, I had next to no programming knowledge. Thanks to the team I work with and the apprenticeship itself, I have gained a vast skill set both technical and non-technical. Capgemini also offer many training courses to help you improve/ develop skills further or gain new skills altogether.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The last two years has been brilliant. The team I work with have been so welcoming and supportive. The work itself has been really interesting for me and overall has exceeded my expectations.
4. How valued do you feel by Capgemini?
As a whole, I feel very valued by the company, especially by my team. Hard work definitely gets recognised in my team as there are frequent awards given out for good achievements.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme was well structured. It started off with a 3 month intensive training period in Telford and then the remainder of the qualification consisted of work based modules and knowledge based assignments. All of which are worth a certain amount of credits which total up at the end to give a result (Pass or Fail).
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The programme is run by QA who assign each group of apprentices their own QA assessor to support them throughout the course of the apprenticeship.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Not only is there support from QA, I have had large amounts of support from people such as my manager, reviewer and colleagues. Even apprentices who have already started the course before my intake are always happy to help.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I receive a very competitive salary, especially compared to most other apprenticeships out there. Not only that, we have the opportunity to promote and receive pay rises whilst still on the apprenticeship.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I have not been involved with many outside work activities. Im sure there are many that take place.
9a. Would you recommend Capgemini to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
You gain many skills, experience and a good qualification all whilst being paid a competitive salary. It’s a brilliant start to a successful career.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Capgemini? *
Do your research. Make sure it’s what you want to do and that the job interests you. If you like ICT, go for it. Whether you are technical or non-technical, CapGemini offer many roles which with will suit your skill set perfectly.
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