Program Structure and Career Progression

The end-destination for all E.L.I.T.E. Trainees is to be running businesses within a decade.

Program Structure

The E.L.I.T.E. General Management Program is a rigorous 10-year management program, starting with a 12-month rotational program, designed to meet and exceed the expectations of the world’s top business talent.

Program Ingredients
The critical ingredients of our Management Trainees’ learning journey will include exposure to a consistent set of onboarding, rotations, international contacts, extra-curricular projects and events, community building, and learning and development. Management Trainees will also have a dedicated mentor from our leadership team. Combined, these ingredients create a tried and tested method to develop high-impact global leaders of the future.

Program Rotations
Project rotations are an exciting and significant part of the program. In the first year, E.L.I.T.E. Management Trainees will rotate through assignments identified by Capgemini’s business leaders, spanning Pre-Sales, Sales, Marketing, Practice/ Innovation, Consulting/ Delivery, and Enabling Functions (Operations, Finance, HR, and L&D). The end result will be a deep network and comprehensive understanding of the business functions of a global business leader, allowing E.L.I.T.E. Management Trainees to make an impact as they move further into the company at the end of 12 months.

International Component
Equally important is the international component to the rotations, with at least one of the rotations* being international (outside of India, such as supporting an Account Executive in New York, working with a Solution team in London, contributing to a consulting project in France, or developing a Marketing plan for the Asian leadership team in Singapore, or any one of the markets within which Capgemini operates in). In addition, there will be a training module at Capgemini’s University in Les Fontaines, France, a fantastic learning environment housed in a chateau just outside of Paris.

*All international travel will be subject to immigration requirements and approval.

Career Progression

Ultimately, it is the career progression that counts. At the end of 12 months, candidates who meet expectations will be hired into one of our Financial Services’ business units or functions, where they will continue their fast-track journey as a change agent for that business or function. Candidates will receive the support needed for accelerated growth in responsibility and career progression with a goal of reaching senior management levels within a 10-year period, with clear progression expectations and milestones along the way.

The end destination for all E.L.I.T.E. Management Traineess is to be running businesses or key functions within a decade. To get to that point, there are a variety of medium-term possible career tracks upon program graduation:

  • Pre-Sales/ Sales: Large Bid Management, Account Executive, Business Development/ Sales Executive
  • Marketing: Marketing Manager (Account or Product-Level), Alliances Manager, Market Intelligence (Domain Analyst and/ or Senior Research Lead)
  • Consulting/ Practice/ Innovation: Domain Solutions Lead, Business and Solution Architects, Business SMEs, Strategy/ Management Consultant
  • Delivery: Engagement Directors, Delivery Executives, Delivery Leads, Portfolio Leads
  • Enabling Functions: Managers and Leads in Operations, Finance, L&D, HR