What is the Accelerate Programme?
We live and operate in a digital and disruptive environment. The Graduate Accelerate Programme is designed to support the development of future inventive minds by helping them drive change and providing them with the necessary skills to offer value-added solutions for clients. Join us and be part of our industry renowned Accelerate Programme, helping us transform the way businesses work, behave and deliver their strategic objectives in the digital age.
The Focus of Your Role
The Accelerate Programme is designed for talented graduates who are looking for a role where they can combine technology, data science and creative design to help clients solve complex business and technology challenges. This opportunity comes with exposure to a range of sectors, after which, members of the programme will commence specialising in one of the Capabilities and sectors within Capgemini Invent.
When you join the Accelerate Programme you become an Associate Consultant, where you will embark on a challenging and exciting journey where you will develop key skills that help our clients change the way they work, behave and achieve their goals. You will have the opportunity to work on large scale transformation programmes in the UK or further afield. You will ensure the smooth delivery of end-to-end projects by working flexibly, demonstrating intellectual capability and delivering innovative solutions for clients. The day-to-day tasks can vary from engagement with senior stakeholders, conducting analysis of data, designing business strategies to delivering workshops. We work with clients in the following sectors: Consumer Products & Retail, Financial Services & Insurance, Public Sector, Energy, Utilities & Chemicals, Manufacturing Automotive & Life Sciences (MALS) or Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT).
Additionally, members of the Accelerate Programme will work on internal initiatives, which contribute to the growth of our business away from direct client work. There are a wide variety of initiatives which will help develop your core consulting skills whilst exploring other areas of interest throughout the business. Many of our graduates enjoy contributing to thought leadership, propositions and event management.
What You Can Expect
Over the 21-month programme you will develop skills and gain the experience needed to become a well-rounded and entrepreneurial Management Consultant with an inventive mindset. Throughout your time on the Accelerate Programme there is a robust support system in place, which is there to help and guide you through the process. There will be an initial intensive 2-week induction at the start of your enrolment in The Institute.
The Institute is a program designed to coach new joiners on fundamental consulting skills in preparation of landing their first external client. Intakes are allocated to internal clients and assignments are given to provide an introduction into the skillset of a consultant. Associate Consultants receive continuous feedback based on the delivery of short, intensive projects in order to further develop their knowledge within the realm of client work. The Institute builds upon the cohesive nature of Capgemini Invent, where new joiners are mentored and coached, whilst incumbent consultants can delegate work to continue to meet and exceed client expectations.
Following completion of the Institute, you will then be placed into one of our Skill Academies where you will have access to Capability / Sector specific experience, training and knowledge and you will develop your skills in parallel with working in your Capability / Sector’s line of work. There are eight Skill Academies, each aligned to, and hosted within a Capability or Sector, these are listed below. In addition each Academy is responsible for:
- Pastoral Care: Providing ongoing support and guidance to individuals as they navigate their accelerate journey
- Personal Development: Setting objectives, driving personal development, undertaking performance reviews and ensuring general well-being
- Graduate Community: Working holistically to link the specific graduate intake with the Institute, the Leadership team and the Graduate community
- Intelligent Industry
- Corporate Experience & Workforce and Organisation
- frog part of Capgemini Invent
- Business Technology
- Analytics and AI
What You Will Need
We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience working in the industries we operate in and are keen to start a career in an environment where you can drive change.
You will have:
- Great relationship building skills and the ability to foster trust
- An inquisitive and entrepreneurial mindset
- A strong desire to further your own personal development
- Problem solving skills and the ability to think strategically
- Strong team working skills, demonstrating effective communication
- The ability to work away from home for up to 5 days per week
Below explains the specific requirements needed for each of the routes to apply Accelerate Programme. This will dictate the Skill Academy you move into after the first nine months of the Accelerate Programme.
To be eligible to apply for the Capgemini Invent Accelerate Programme, at the start date selected, you must have:
- Achieved or are studying to achieve an undergraduate/ integrated master’s degree
- Permanent Right to Work in the UK
- Lived in the UK for the past 5 years with no longer than 6 consecutive months residence outside of the UK during this period
At Capgemini Invent, although academics form part of our overall hiring decision, we do not screen out purely based on academic performance. We will assess your suitability for a role using several tools including strengths and critical reasoning assessments, video interviewing and assessment centres.