We often describe Capgemini as “a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services”. What this means is that we help companies and public sector organisations improve their businesses through smart, appropriate use of technology systems.
We can advise our clients on how to do this (the “consulting” part of our description), and if required implement and improve the actual systems (the “technology” part). We can also manage and run clients’ IT systems on their behalf (the “outsourcing” part). We always look for ways to improve their experience and save them money, for example by putting some of their systems in the cloud or collaborating with colleagues in other countries.
We work in over 40 countries, and have more than 180,000 employees. Many of our clients are names you’ll recognise, from UK Government departments to Manchester Airports Group and Nationwide Building Society.
Currently we have vacancies for June, September and November 2016, located in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Telford, Bristol, Woking, Treforest (South Wales)
Because we’re a fast-paced company, the apprenticeships on offer are always changing.
Although we offer a range of technical and business apprenticeships, the majority of our apprentices join our Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship:
- Follow an alternative, accelerated path into the technology industry via our 4½ year study and work programme.
- Complete a BSc (Honours) in Digital & Technology Solutions through Aston University.
- Study for a sponsored degree – a debt-free start to your career because you don’t need a student loan or pay tuition fees.
- Gain a permanent full-time role within Capgemini.
Why a Degree Apprenticeship?
If you are looking for an alternative, accelerated path into the IT industry, you should consider this 4 ½ year study and work programme from Capgemini. It includes all the opportunities you need to prepare for a successful career in the IT industry, acquiring technical skills in software engineering as well as broader business related personal development.
The degree is: BSc (Honours) in Digital & Technology Solutions. This has three, eighteen month stages, each equivalent to a normal academic year. Each stage comprises three six-month blocks. This pattern of study is designed to fit around full-time employment and uses a blended learning approach, which mixes distance learning, work-based study and attendance at on-campus study days.
This approach allows apprentices to be both productive employees with Capgemini, learning relevant skills on the job, and participants in a learning community of students who are broadening and deepening their professional knowledge together.
On finishing your Degree Apprenticeship successfully, you will be a highly qualified member of Capgemini global business, with unparalleled career opportunities within the business.
Programme, training and development
Our award-winning programme includes all the opportunities you need to prepare for a successful career in the technology industry. You’ll build technical skills in software development and consulting, alongside broader business-related personal development.
Your study programme is designed to fit around full-time employment, and uses a blended learning approach that mixes distance learning, work-based study and on-campus study days. This approach allows apprentices to combine two roles. First, you’ll be a productive employee with Capgemini, learning relevant skills and gaining valuable experience on client projects, with ongoing support from experts in your chosen field and from buddies or mentors. Second, you’ll participate in a learning community of students who are broadening and deepening their professional knowledge together.
At regular reviews, you and your manager will track performance and reassess your salary in line with it. You’ll have the opportunity to reach and exceed the salary of a graduate entrant after the end of the programme. On finishing your apprenticeship successfully, you will be a highly qualified member of the Capgemini global business, with unparalleled career opportunities.
What do we offer?
We hire apprentices technical roles such as Software Developer, Cybersecurity and Technical Applications Consultant. Over your first few years, you’ll gain exposure to a wide range of technologies and projects. You’ll get the chance to develop skills in areas such as .NET/C#, Drupal/PHP, Microsoft, Java, SQL, Oracle, SAP, Cloudera and Hadoop. You’re also likely to work with cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS).
We don’t just need tech apprentices – we also need business brains, and so we offer the opportunity to work towards a BSc in Leadership and Business Management.
Salary and benefits
- During initial training, you’ll earn a minimum of £10k/ annum, after which your salary rises to £16k
- 25 days annual leave
- Adequate study leave
- Mobile phone and laptop plus a variety of benefits to choose from
- As a university student you’ll get the same benefits as a full-time student on campus:
- being part of societies
- NUS card
- 30% Oyster Card discount for London-based apprentices
For our apprenticeship programme, the application stages are:
- Online Strengths Situational Test
- Telephone Interview
- IT Aptitude Test
- Assessment Centre
The phone interview mainly consists of strengths based questions along with a short conversation about your passion/interest in IT. The assessment centre consists of an interview, a group exercise, a paired exercise and a pre-prepared presentation about you.
We have positions available across the UK – all of which can involve travel to other offices and client sites. It’s important to note that, wherever you’re based, you will be on a mobile contract. You will be expected to travel to, and work on, client sites throughout the UK each week. Naturally, we pay your travel expenses when you’re working away from home. Apprentices tell us getting to travel around like this is a lot of fun.
You can join us straight from school or college, after working for a while or maybe you’ve started University and are realising that it’s not for you?
We don’t mind, as long as you’re passionate about Technology, determined to succeed, and excited about working for one of the world’s largest, most innovative Technology services companies.
Degree Apprentice entry requirements
- 7 GCSEs including English and Maths at A-C.
Plus one of:
- 3 A-Levels at CCC or above (actual or predicted)
- BTEC at PPD or above (actual or predicted)
- Completed Advanced Apprenticeship
An interest in the world of technology is crucial as you’ll be trained intensively and study a degree from the start.
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