What's your role at Capgemini and how long have you worked there?
I'm an SAP Applications Consultant and I joined Capgemini Worthing in September 2018
Why did you choose Capgemini?
After speaking with employees of Capgemini at a careers fair and an insight event, I could sense an incredibly welcoming and collaborative spirit. What really stood out to me about Capgemini were their seven values; honesty, trust, boldness, freedom, team spirit, modesty and fun - I felt that my personal values in my day-to-day life aligned well with the company. Capgemini is involved in a lot of community engagement and I was pleased to see there was a great opportunity to be able to make a difference to those around me. The graduate role is the perfect platform for me to start building my career with one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services; where I can develop my current skill set and grow as both an individual and as part of a team.
The Worthing office is really convenient for my current living circumstances, I went to Brighton University so I know the local area very well.
How would you describe your first working period at Capgemini?
My first week of working at Capgemini was very exciting. Everyone was really welcoming and I was introduced to lots of new faces. I was assigned a buddy who was able to help me get settled in and who was able to answer all of my questions. It was great to meet my team as well as key contacts and it was important to me to start building those professional relationships from day one.
What would you identify as the main benefits of working in a regional office?
Working in a regional office in a local seaside resort is a rarity, it is great as you get all the exposure as what you typically would working in the same role in central London. I am fortunate enough to be in a position where I work closely with the senior leadership team, where I am able to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. There are many different roles and teams here at Worthing, one key benefit being that I can learn a lot and gain expertise from others, all under the same roof.
If you had one piece of advice for a prospective applicant for the Telford office, what would it be?
I would advise prospective applicants to see what a fantastic opportunity they have working at either of the offices. I would encourage them to go along to one of the career fairs and insight events, speak with current employees and ask as many questions as you can. Ensure you research the company well ahead of the application process and use the opportunity of speaking with employees to bridge any gaps in your understanding of the role/company.