Capgemini has in collaboration with Birmingham-based Aston University launched a new Degree Apprenticeship Programme. The firm will seek 65 students for the 4,5 year programme, students who will fulfil different client facing roles at Capgemini while studying for a degree from Aston University.
The Degree Apprenticeship Programme
The Degree Apprenticeship Programme is a Tech Partnership led industry-wide initiative which has been developed by Capgemini and Aston University in collaboration with the UK Government. The Apprenticeship consists of a four and a half year programme during which students will work in different client facing roles spread across Capgemini’s UK offices to develop core technical skills. At the same time, they will be studying towards a BSc in Digital Technology & Solutions, a course developed by Capgemini and Aston University to develop the technical knowledge and skill set required for career in the technology sector.
The apprentices will earn a salary while working and are not required to pay tuition fees.
For its Degree Apprenticeship Programme, Capgemini will search for 65 students to join the consulting firm in September for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected students will start off with an 11-week accelerated learning environment in Capgemini’s National Apprentice Training Centre.
Commenting on the new scheme, Anouska Ramsay, Capgemini's Director of Talent, says: “Our new Degree Apprenticeship Programme will enable young people to build the academic and practical skills needed for success in the tech sector and help create the talent needed to boost the digital economy. At Capgemini we have long been committed to nurturing young talent and are proud to be working at the forefront of this industry-wide initiative that will help the UK to compete on the global stage within the technology sector.”
For consulting firms, apprenticeships are an excellent method to find and nurture future talent while providing students an alternative option to the traditional university route towards a degree and the development of skills. In addition to Capgemini, Capita also recently announced the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme and is looking for 10 engineering apprentices in 2015. Furthermore, Atos recently announced a recruitment drive for 100 apprentices for its Atos Apprenticeship Scheme, while counterpart Accenture is eyeing 100 new apprentices for its expanded UK Technology Apprenticeship.