Capgemini UK Plc

Capgemini UK Plc - Apprenticeships

Company Company Profile

We often describe Capgemini as “one of the world's foremost providers of 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 such as India and Poland.

We work in 44 countries, and have more than 125,000 employees. Many of our clients are names you’ll recognise, from UK Government and London Underground to Burberry and Unilever.

Clients see us as their partner, and what makes us different is our own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience. That’s about sharing our deep knowledge and expertise with our clients, applying cutting-edge business and IT solutions and creating results that last. It’s also about the way we work with one another, through teamwork, shared goals, mutual support and respect.

Our projects are often highly innovative. We’ll collaborate with clients throughout the project lifecycle, providing initial advice on strategy, design and technology and then supporting them all the way through to successful implementation.

We’ll look at where our client is and where they want to be, focusing on return on investment, complete operational efficiency and getting the most from their IT assets. Capgemini translates IT strategy into results that put our clients ahead of the competition.

If you’re interested in technology and keen to train with some of the best people in the business, drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.

Training & Profiles

With A-levels or equivalents, you’ll be on our five year Higher Apprentice Programme. You’ll become part of the Capgemini business, working on real client projects (with plenty of support and guidance) from the moment you start.

One of the really special things about this programme is that we sponsor you to complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Computing and IT Practice. So you can get a degree without student debt, along with valuable work experience and a permanent job.

If you join after GCSE’s you’ll be on our 18-month Advanced Apprentice Programme. You’ll get a wide range of opportunities in IT and project management, working on live projects for our clients and experiencing a variety of technology.

All the experience and training we offer will give you a solid background in IT plus industry-recognised qualifications. You’ll also have a permanent job with a competitive salary from the day you start your apprenticeship.

On both programmes you begin your role with the Accelerated Learning Programme, an intensive training course which involves a residential element that will allow you to come away from your day job and focus on your training.

For our apprenticeship programme, the application stages are: Apply, Interview, Assessment Centre, Offer. The phone interview mainly consists of competency questions along with a short conversation about your knowledge of IT. The assessment centre consists of an interview, a group exercise and a short IT aptitude test.

We have positions available across the UK – all of which can involve travel to other offices and sites please visit our website to review current location opportunities.

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.

Higher Apprentice entry requirements

  • A minimum of seven GCSEs at grades A*-C, or equivalent, including Maths and English.
  • Three A-levels (actual or expected) at grade C or above, or equivalent (e.g. a National BTEC with at least one distinction). These should include an IT-related subject (e.g. IT, Maths or Science).
  • As an alternative to A-levels you may have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in IT.

Advanced Apprentice Entry Requirements

  • Seven GCSEs at grades A*-C, or equivalent, including maths and English.
  • We prefer those with higher grades in STEM subjects (maths, science and ICT) and English. These results may be actual or expected at the time that you apply.

Please visit the website for more information and to apply