Apprentice Roles

The 18 month Capgemini apprenticeship programme is ideal if you have or are studying for your GCSEs and are interested in pursuing a career in IT. As an apprentice, you will have the opportunity to experience to work on exciting projects and technologies in roles that include:

Software engineer

The Software Engineering role offers a wide variety of opportunities to rotate and later specialise in different technologies and development roles. Initially, exposure will be within one technology area, such as:

  • Microsoft (.Net and Sharepoint)

  • Java

  • CoolGen/VME

  • Business Information Management (BIM)

  • SAS

 

The successful applicants will have opportunities to learn these technologies, related business processes, as well as additional technical skills.  

By joining the Software Engineering Capability based in either Worthing or Telford, you will develop and apply core skills such as problem solving, collaborative team working and critical reasoning as well as having an opportunity to gain industry recognised technical accreditations. The role will provide opportunities to contribute to project and enhancement developments as well as work on maintaining Live Services.

Testing 

Joining the Testing Practice, based in either Worthing or Telford involves both the application of testing and quality assurance activities.  You will be actively involved working on one of largest projects with HMRC. You will work in all aspects of the software development lifecycle from requirements to user acceptance testing and participate in an intensive Testing Academy Programme, learning the skills to be an effective Testing Practitioner.

You will develop core skills such as:

  • Problem solving

  • Collaborative team working

  • Critical reasoning

 

Through rotation, you'll also gain experience in different systems, technologies and test phases equipping you to understand how to apply industry best practice.

The role provides the opportunity for continual learning and development across the Software Development Lifecycle which is supported through Industry recognised certification such as ISTQB.

Requirements analyst 

You will work and develop the skills of a requirements analyst by joining the business technology stream. This role will provide an opportunity to work closely with the client and key stakeholders to develop your analytical skills and to help shape client business and business solutions through collaboration and consultation. 

You'll be joining other professionals, sharing ideas and using common processes and methodologies, as you work on innovative technology development for our clients on a whole range of diverse and challenging assignments. 

The role provides formal training with an opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification, ISEB Business Analysis Qualification programme.

Application analyst 

A role within the Application Management organisation, based in either Worthing or Telford. This role will provide an opportunity to support our client HM Revenue and Customs' business applications throughout their lifecycle, from planning through to testing, operational support, refresh and eventual decommissioning.  

This is perfect if you have a real interest in developing a technical career and offers the chance to gain exposure to some of the most interesting, complex and high profile IT Systems in Europe. 

Within this role you will develop and apply core skills such as problem solving, collaborative team working and critical reasoning as well as having an opportunity to gain industry recognised technical accreditations. The role will provide flexibility to progress down a number of different career paths from technical to leadership.

Integration services 

An opportunity to join the Integration Services Division (ISD) of the organisation, based in Telford playing an integral role throughout the lifecycle of multiple projects for the HMRC customer. This could include providing consultancy, design and environment implementation services and support and maintenance of various business and mission critical components once they have been implemented.

Within the roles available you have the opportunity to be part of one of a number of critical lifecycle teams. You'll receive intensive training, support and encouragement to learn the skills required, enabling you to be fully effective in the role and to progress your career within Capgemini. You'll be involved in the integration, testing, and scheduling of software application releases and will also be expected and encouraged to play an active part in process improvement ensuring compliance with all relevant quality processes.  

We're looking for team players who can represent us effectively in front of our customers.  ISD provides an ideal opportunity for enthusiastic individuals to work in an area that encourages continual learning and development across the project and maintenance lifecycles. It provides a wide variety of opportunities to expand your skills and learning, to rotate and progress your career and to specialise in different technologies, whilst maintaining a high standard of delivery to a high profile customer.

JDC roles (generalising specialist)

The Java Delivery Centre, based in Telford, is the largest delivery unit within Aspire, consisting of 260+ people. It is composed of five platforms used to deliver IT Services to HMRC and features the award winning online self-assessment service and the strategic RTI platform that will form the basis of the Universal Benefits System. In addition, the JDC has embarked on a fundamental reorganisation that aims to significantly improve its delivery efficiency using an "Agile" and "Agile at Scale" delivery approach.

Within the JDC there are a number of initial starting roles: Project Analyst, Software Developer, Tester and Business Analyst. These roles should be considered as primary roles; i.e. there is nothing stopping a candidate rotating between roles or doing tasks outside of their primary role. In fact this is encouraged within the JDC as it forms one of the key aspects of "Agile" delivery – the creation of generalising specialists.

Project analyst

As a Project Analyst in JDC you have the opportunity to support one of a number of extremely complex and high profile projects. Within the role you will be given the opportunity to focus on one or more service offerings including:

  • Planning & Coordination

  • Resource/Capability 

  • Capacity Planning

  • Finance & Commercials

  • Governance

  • Business Development & Change Management

  • Reporting

  • Communications

  • Administration and Operational Management

 

Software developer  

The role is an integral part of the software engineering lifecycle, providing both the design and development of high profile projects for HMRC. The role will provide opportunities to contribute to project and enhancement developments as well as work on maintaining Live Services. It's an expansive role, touching on many aspects of the software development lifecycle, with opportunities to learn various technologies and related business processes.

 

Tester

The role involves both the application of testing and quality assurance activities. Within this role you'ill touch on all aspects of the software development lifecycle from requirements to user acceptance testing. Automation forms an important aspect of the tester role. 

 

Business analyst

This role will provide an opportunity to work closely with the client and key stakeholders to develop your analytical skills and to help shape client business and business solutions through collaboration and consultation. 

 

Rotation opportunities 

By joining the JDC you'll develop and apply core skills such as problem solving, collaborative team working and critical reasoning as well as having opportunities to gain industry recognised accreditations. 

The rotational element of this role will enable you to eventually perform as a 'generalising specialist', someone who:

  • Has one or more technical specialties (e.g. Java programming, Project Management, ...)

  • Has at least a general knowledge of software development

  • Has at least a general knowledge of the business domain in which they work

  • Actively seeks to gain new skills in both their existing specialties as well as in other areas, including both technical and domain areas 

You'll be joining other professionals, sharing ideas and using common processes and methodologies, as you work on innovative technology development for our clients on a whole range of diverse and challenging assignments.

PMO role

There is an opportunity to join the Project/Programme Management Office (PMO) Practice in Telford or Worthing. The Practice plays an integral role throughout the lifecycle of any project for the provision of management information to both the project management and programme management communities.  

As a PMO practitioner in Aspire you have the opportunity to be part of one of a number of extremely complex and high profile projects. You'll receive intensive training to learn the skills required to be fully effective in the role. The PMO practice provides the opportunity for continual learning and development and is supported through industry recognised certification.  

Service offerings include:

  • Induction and Training

  • Planning

  • Resource and Capacity Planning

  • Finance, Governance

  • Change Management

  • Reporting

  • Communications

  • Administration and Operational Management

 

Within the role there is a wide variety of opportunities to rotate and later progress your career and specialise in different levels within the PMO (PMO Team Leader/PMO manager) and, over the longer term, provides a pathway into Project Management.

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