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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 Unilever.
  
   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
 
  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 become top IT
professionals. We can
help them achieve their
ambitions through an
industry-leading 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
Capgemini.”
  
   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
provider.
 
 five-year Higher
Apprenticeship/Sponsored
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 projects.
  
   Brian Sinclair, head
of fresher recruitment at
Capgemini UK, said: “We
are looking to recruit
people with a passion for
IT who have ambitions to
 
 
Entrusted Group joins MCA
 
 The Entrusted Group has
joined the Management
Consultancies 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
Improvement.
  
   Stephen Day, Chief
Executive of Entrusted
Group said: "Our vigorous
and sustained growth has
been powered by
 
  
   
 
 
 
 
 
 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.
 
 enthusiasm, drive and a
determination to deliver
outstanding results to
all our clients. Joining
the MCA, with its strong
reputation for promoting
professional standards,
will further Entrusted
Group's ambition to be