Capgemini expands apprenticeship scheme

Giving more young people a chance

Giving more young people a chance

Leading IT company, Capgemini, has revealed it will be hiring 100 apprentices in Birmingham and the surrounding area. Last year the company took on 44 apprentices, and the programme generated a lot of interest, with many young people opting for the scheme over university.

Some of the apprentices will be funded to complete a degree in computing and IT practice. Those at GCSE level can partake in an 18 month programme and those with A-levels can do a five year higher apprenticeship programme. All of the apprenticeships include 12 weeks of training at the Capgemini National Apprentice Training Centre. The company offers permanent roles to all of the recruits. Nine UK IT service providers have agreed to take on more IT apprenticeships as part of the project.

Head of fresher recruitment at Capgemini UK, Brian Sinclair, spoke of how they are looking for the next generation of IT professionals. He said: “Last year’s apprentice intake has been a huge success with our clients and our managers,” he said. “This year, we want more of the hardworking students from Britain’s industrial heartland for roles based in the West Midlands, an area of strategic importance to Capgemini.”