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Capgemini brings 1,500 new digital roles to the UK in 2021

29 Mar 2021

Confirms commitment to growing digital talent in a post-pandemic Britain

London, 29 March, 2021 – Capgemini confirmed today its commitment to building UK talent by announcing plans to hire 1,500 new team members in the next year – augmenting its already 8,800 strong workforce in over 16 locations across the UK. As Capgemini’s third largest market outside of France and North America, the recruitment drive will have a particular focus on junior talent across the country.

A third of the new workforce is expected to be sourced through Capgemini’s long-running graduate and apprentice programmes, which are now in their 10th and 12th years respectively. Both programmes currently employ almost 600 early careers team members. A further 470 roles will join this community in 2021 – representing a programme growth of 100% compared to 2020. Spanning digital and technology solutions, project management, cyber security and much more, these programmes are a vital part of growing the UK’s digital talent and capabilities.

In addition, Capgemini is also committed to sourcing its talent from as broad a cross section of the population possible – including strengthening its geographic focus outside London. As part of its existing network of regional sites throughout the UK, Capgemini plans to open new roles in 2021 at locations including Glasgow, Inverness, Telford, Worthing, Manchester, Liverpool and Treforest. In Scotland alone, the new headcount will be approximately 400 employees – in addition to the 250 new roles announced for the Highlands at the end of last year.

“The events of the past year have proved that digital talent is more critical than ever as businesses rapidly accelerate their digital transformation and look to technology, particularly cloud, to solve some of today’s most pressing issues. I am proud of the role Capgemini continues to play in growing this vital talent but we know that we have to go further, which is one of the reasons we’ve doubled our early talent intake plans this year,” comments Paul Margetts, Managing Director of Capgemini in the UK. “We are thinking more broadly than ever about where the next generation of talent could come from and how best to nurture it – carefully crafting our programmes to offer exciting and varied long-term careers in the technology industry.”

As part of Capgemini’s commitment to building an inclusive technology sector in the UK, the company is also stepping up its critical training and mentoring partnerships through its education programme and third sector partners, including with The Prince’s Trust and Code Your Future.  Capgemini’s work in these areas continues to go from strength to strength and has increased year-on-year. In 2020, Capgemini worked with 37,000 young people as part of its education programme and the Code Your Future initiative was named innovation project of the year by the Business Charity awards and best education project by the Global Good Awards.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organisation of 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.

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