The following is a Graduate Review for Capgemini UK plc.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Job has a very clear progression scheme. Salesforce is Salesforce, and its a piece of software.
Get good at Salesforce, learn what makes it tick and how to solve problems and you're on track to climbing up.
Soft consulting skills, presentation ability, networking and the like are all incredibly important, but there's something incredibly reassuring in the fact that just learning is rewarding in and of itself.
Problem A? Solution A. It takes time, many meetings, and even more design amends, but there are non-ambiguous solutions to clearly defined problems, and figuring them out is very fulfilling.
There's always something to learn and the path to learning it is very clear. Besides, Certifications also provide an easy way to quantify progression - especially for graduates who still need to develop softer skills and need more project experience.
Can be frustrating and also not particularly an extreme sport.
The rewarding feeling of solving a complex problem is without equal, but getting there is an exercise in investigative ability and a lot of patience.
And even when it does get resolved, at the end of the day, you stand tall with the knowledge that - amongst many - it was your team that managed to solve a complex client requirement!
The requirement of sending a single email that renders correctly. It's not quite on the same level of as putting a rover on Mars, unfortunately.
This though is really nitpicking. Overall the job is far more enjoyable than it is boring or frustrating. After all, at least as a graduate, you have plenty of transferable skills to learn.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £31,000 - £33,000
Current salary: £31,000 - £33,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Find a referral. Reach out to someone from the DU on LinkedIn or find another graduate/someone who'd be willing to be your referral. Goes a long way to pushing your application to the top of the queue and making it visible. There are plenty of recruiting incentives within the company, so people will jump at the chance to referr a bright graduate.
Application consists of multiple stages and can feel quite rigorous. Be thorough with your paper applications when applying online. Try to have a referral if possible, but not necessary.
Situational Questionnaire is hard to prepare for and was mostly a common sense thing. Some specific questions required some degree of math (might want to remind yourself what the formula is to calculate compound interests and figure out original price values after tax if you've forgotten).
You might then have an interview or an "online interview" and assessment centre activity.
Online interview is not with a real person; its a set of pre-recorded questions with which you have 2 minutes to answer. Very rigid and not too natural, but the website has a "practice interview". Try to pocket answers for common questions and make them fit within a 2 minute time limit.
Assessment Centre will be group activities. Some groups will do better than others - and your group might not be the best - but that's fine. They're looking for both individual performance and cooperative skills. Have good chemistry with your team and highlight your personal qualities.
The full interview may happen if there are no Assessment Centre sessions running at the time or in your vicinity. Look at Interview Advice detailed for help with this.
Do you have any interview tips?
Although I applied for a specialised role (CRM), I had made it clear from the beginning of the application process that I was not familiar with the platform. They were fine with this. Questions revolved mostly around soft skills and process knowledge:
How comfortable are you with presenting?
If a team member is failing to meet expectations, how do you handle them?
Are you familiar with Agile Methodology?
Do you have past experience that you believe is relevant for this position?
Why apply for this position in particular?
General consultant-skills related questions. Even if you're not familiar with tech/IT (which I was not, coming from a humanities), showing an understanding of consulting skills and making sure to bring on how your past projects/experiences support the skillset they're looking for should be enough.
Also, be creative. The best way to show you're comfortable with presenting is getting up and giving an actual presentation then and there. If they ask about Agile then explain the ways you use sprints and kanban boards in your own self-improvement.
Graduate Engineer, Platform Systems at DSTL