Leading management consulting and information technology services group Capgemini are set to create places for 24 apprentices in software development.

Christine Hodgson, UK Chairman, Capgemini said: “We are proud to be part of the Mayor’s London Apprenticeship Campaign by launching Capgemini’s first Higher Apprentice Programme in software development. Our first 24 Higher Apprentices will be from London and will join us in September this year to start with hands on work experience while studying for a degree in Computing & IT Practice from the Open University. This is an extension of the apprenticeship scheme we established in 2008 and is the first time we have sought an alternative to IT graduates, which have traditionally been the requirement not only of our company, but the IT industry as a whole. We expect to have a new generation of qualified developers and engineers who have been through the scheme working on some of our key clients.”

The full press release from the Mayor of London’s office is available at london.gov.uk: 28,000 apprenticeships in London as campaign hits target three months early

To find out more or to apply visit the Capgemini Higher Apprentice Programme recruitment pages.