"There is no fixed location, there is the opportunity to travel or work from home, or meet clients - we don't hide them from client situations. The programme is full-time employment but as it is an apprenticeship it builds the bridge between education and employment to adapt to corporate life to make the apprentices successful," Plant explained.
Sinclair added that in recent times there has been a skills deficit in junior software developers, meaning that the graduate marketplace had become more competitive, forcing Capgemini to compete intensively with rivals to recruit the best talent available.
He said that the apprenticeship schemes will help the company to develop its own software developers.
An apprentice who is currently on the scheme, Lewis Park, told Computing that the biggest attractions of the scheme were the work experience it provided in addition to the opportunity to gain a degree, debt free.
"I was going to study computer software development but that was going to cost me a lot of money, but the biggest attraction to me is having the work experience; the practical side of things you don't really get to grips with in education, but in this scheme you do," he said.
Capgemini pays its apprenticeships £10,000 (pro rata) for the first three months during which they are on the fast-track residential course. This then rises to £14,500 per annum for Advanced Apprentices and £16,000 per annum for Higher Apprentices.
Recruits will be based at Capgemini locations in Aston, Birmingham and Telford, Shropshire.
Further information on the apprenticeships can be found here.
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