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Ben Rubery

Apprenticeship Programmes Manager, Capgemini

Is a career in technology rewarding?

In the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms, the technology industry is filled with exciting opportunities to build a career. Our apprentices are equipped with real responsibility and trust from day one of their employment. Their diverse backgrounds and broad skillsets play an important role in delivering and supporting our clients’ needs.

How does having apprentices benefit a company?

Apprentices are hugely important to our employees, our business and our clients as well as contributing to the wider digital economy. Currently, we have over 300 apprentices on the programme each bringing incredible enthusiasm, determination and loyalty to our business. We recognise the importance of building digital skills and growing our own technologists of the future.

What on-the-job skills do apprentices learn?

Our apprentices are trained in a wide range of programming tools, methods, and techniques. The practical nature of an apprenticeship means they can work alongside experienced industry professionals, enabling them to develop an understanding of business awareness and the issues central to IT organisations. This is an experience unique to apprenticeships in comparison to more traditional routes such as university.

Are degree apprentices paid while they are studying?

A degree apprenticeship is a huge commitment for any individual. Our central team supports managers and apprentices with the undertaking of the degree while dealing with the pressures of working full time and day-to-day life. In addition to annual leave entitlement, we support with 22 study days per year and offer a competitive starting salary of £17,500.

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