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Capgemini’s recruitment drive moves into top gear
 Capgemini UK is seeking
to recruit 100 new
apprentices in the
Birmingham and West
Midlands region this
year as part of a
significant increase in
its commitment to its
national apprenticeship
programmes. Capgemini is
one of the world’s
foremost providers of
consulting, technology
and outsourcing
services, and last year
hired 44 new apprentices
in Birmingham.
   Capgemini employs
some 8,000 people in the
UK where its clients
range from HM Revenue &
Customs and the
Metropolitan Police to
Rolls-Royce, Tesco and
   The expanded scope of
this year’s recruitment
plan reflects the
success of the 2012
 intake, and the
increasing interest
among young people in
apprenticeships as an
alternative to
university. Those
joining Capgemini’s
Higher Apprentice
Programme have an
opportunity to progress
onward to gain a funded
BSc (Hons) degree in
Computing and IT
Practice, with all
tuition fees paid.
   Capgemini is seeking
people in the Midlands
area who are interested
in a career in IT with
an expanding global
company and keen to gain
leading edge IT skills
and structured personal
development. The company
offers an 18-month
Advanced Apprenticeship
programme for those aged
16-plus with good GCSEs
or equivalent, and a
five-year Higher
 ambitions to become top
IT professionals. We can
help them achieve their
ambitions through an
learning experience.
Last year’s apprentice
intake have been a huge
success with our clients
and our managers, and
this year we want more
of the obviously
hardworking students
from Britain’s
industrial heartland for
roles based in the West
Midlands, an area of
strategic importance to
   The company offers
permanent roles to all
apprentices and pays
competitive starting
salaries, currently
£10,000 pa for the first
three months during
which they are on the
fast-track residential
course. On successful
completion of this
 course the salary
package then rises, on
current figures, to
£14,500 pa for Advanced
Apprentices and £16,000
pa for Higher
Apprentices. Recruits
will be based at
Capgemini locations in
Aston, Birmingham and
Telford, Shropshire.
   Capgemini develops
its apprenticeship
programmes in
conjunction with
e-skills UK (the Sector
Skills Council for
Business and IT), the
British Computer Society
and Business in the
Community. Recruitment
will be effected in
liaison with the UK’s
National Apprenticeship
Scheme using QA
Apprenticeships as its
national training
Degree programme for
people aged 18-plus with
two A-levels or
equivalent. Both
programmes include a
12-week accelerated
learning residential
course at the Capgemini
National Apprentice
Training Centre,
followed by on-the-job
training working
alongside experienced
employees on client
   Brian Sinclair, head
of fresher recruitment
at Capgemini UK, said:
“We are looking to
recruit people with a
passion for IT who have
Entrusted Group joins MCA
 The Entrusted Group has
joined the Management
Association (MCA).
   Entrusted Group is a
fast-growing consultancy
providing bespoke
business management
solutions across the
public and private
sectors. Its four
divisions offer a wide
range of services,
supplying consultants
with proven experience
 and sector-specific
expertise. The Group’s
list of clients includes
Best Western Hotels, the
Department of Health and
the NHS Institute for
Innovation and
   Stephen Day, Chief
Executive of Entrusted
Group said: "Our
vigorous and sustained
growth has been powered
by enthusiasm, drive and
a determination to
 Group's ambition to be
the best."
   Alan Leaman, Chief
Executive of the MCA
said: “I am delighted to
welcome Entrusted Group
to the growing
membership of the MCA.
Their decision to join
us underlines the
importance of the MCA’s
role as the voice of the
industry, and in our
proven commitment to
demonstrating quality
 and professionalism in
management consulting.”
   The MCA's member
companies comprise
around 60 per cent of
the UK consulting
industry in fee income,
employ around 30,000
consultants and work
with over 90 of the top
FTSE 100 companies and
almost all parts of the
public sector.
 deliver outstanding
results to all our
clients. Joining the
MCA, with its strong
reputation for promoting
professional standards,
will further Entrusted
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