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My new career as a Junior Software Engineer in Digital

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Hi everyone, my name is Akash, and I’m currently one of the Higher Apprentices (HAs) in Digital from the July 2013 intake. I’m currently based in the London, Southbank office. My main aim for writing this blog is to try providing an insight into what life at Capgemini is like on a day-to-day basis and hopefully give you a better understanding of what to expect when you join.
Leaving school and entering the world of work is no doubt daunting, however I was surprised to learn that it wasn’t as menacing as I’d previously anticipated. Prior to joining, some new starters set up an online Facebook group and this certainly helped us to identify others who would be based in the same location, as well as those in the same department. Ultimately, this helped ease my nerves as I got to know several individuals before our induction started.

Our first week consisted of an induction giving us a background of the company, such as the structure, as well as talks about each department and how they all interact with each other within Capgemini. It proved to be an informative week, and another chance to address any hesitations we had at this stage. The induction was a great chance to meet other Higher Apprentices and Graduates from all across the country.

Capgemini provide their own training course.  The training, referred to as an ‘Accelerated Learning Environment’ is designed to prepare you to be client ready and lasts 13 weeks. This typically tends to be training with others from your department. All new starters are based on campus during this duration. I felt I bonded well with HA’s from other offices, which really helps, especially as you may end up working with them in the future! A notable mention should be given to the desserts on offer every night. It took quite some self restraint not to go for the chocolate cake, donuts, profiteroles or all sorts of wonderful desserts every night!

I think that leads up to where I’ve reached at the moment, I intend to inform you guys about what sort of project work I’ll be getting on with, as well as others from my intake, in future posts and additionally why you should consider the Higher Apprentice scheme as an alternative to university.

Junior Software Engineer | Digital

About the author

Akash Nayee
Akash Nayee
Akash Nayee joined Capgemini in July 2013 as a Higher Apprentice after completing his A-levels. He is currently working in the Digital Solutions Unit. He been involved in roles as a Tester and more recently as a Business Analyst involving defect logging, behaviour driven and test driven development. Akash has a keen interest in social media and is an active tweeter.
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I'm interested in applying for the higher apprenticeship role after finishing college in June 2014. When is the final deadline to apply? I've sorted my CV and any references that are needed, please may you give me some feedback on this? Thankyou, Jason Lloyd
Hi Jason, it's Dan here - Higher Apprentice Recruitment Manager. We'll be recruiting right through to September for November roles. However, if you're looking at July or September roles, I would advise you apply ASAP as we have assessment centres in April and May. Please email over your CV to me and I will give you some feedback sure. Dan
Hi-It was nice to read your blog. I am interested to join capgemini. I just completed Bachelor in Engineering from India and looking forward for technology experience. I can join in London, if there is an opportunity for me. Pls advise....

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