Case studies

Capgemini

Capgemini is committed to offering opportunities to everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances, and runs award-winning apprenticeship programmes giving young people a route into an industry that was previously only for graduates.

Capgemini has developed a 5-year pay and progression model, which is designed to support and accelerate progression through apprenticeship grades and salary levels. The organisation offers apprenticeships in areas including digital technology solutions, chartered management, cybersecurity and software development – with 124 degree apprenticeships completed to date.

Although the apprenticeships are open to all, two-thirds of those starting on the programme in 2019 had attended a non-selective state school and 44% were the first generation to attend university in their family. Apprentices gain recognition for their commitment and performance, with 68% achieving promotion to the next grade in 2018; during the 4.5-year degree apprenticeship, the average number of promotions is four.