Mikey Atkins

I am currently coming to the end of my time in the graduate programme at Capgemini Invent. Before I joined Capgemini I attended the University of Leeds where I studied Economics and Management with a year “studying” in Australia. I worked for a summer in a social enterprise helping teenagers to set up their own business for social and environmental good. This summer taught me a lot about entrepreneurship and innovation. After my final year of University I moved up to Edinburgh to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland. At RBS I was a business technology intern working in service management and learnt a huge amount about technology and IT.

After a long weekend of moving what seemed like all of possessions down to London I began at Capgemini bright and early on Monday morning. I had two weeks of intensive training with 28 other new graduates to bring our consulting skills up to scratch. Once my induction was complete and I was feeling confident to deliver on client site I was put on my first project in a central government department. My first project was delivering a GDPR education and awareness programme to staff across the department. Whilst this seemed a daunting task at first, with the help of colleagues I soon got into the swing of things.

After my first project had come to completion I found myself in between projects, which is when I picked up some work helping to bid for new work for Capgemini. This was my first exposure to the commercial side of the consulting business and opened my eyes to the commercial lens of the work we do. After my bid was complete I went off to my next project which was at a large high street retail bank. It didn’t take me long to realise how different and varied my two projects to date had been. In my new project we were helping the bank on its journey to the cloud using an innovative internal funding model. I now find myself in Capgemini’s innovation lab the Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE). The AIE is the front door for innovation within Capgemini, helping clients to do a range of things including; leverage emerging technology, transform business models and role out new products and services.

My whole experience at Capgemini has been overwhelmingly positive. Not only have I had a distinctly varied time at Capgemini but have developed an ever increasing number of skills and met some incredible people along the way.

Mikey Atkins
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