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Due to high demand, we have unfortunately had to close this entry route for applications. Please register an interest in this pathway and also review our other Accelerate pathways to see if they also align with your interests. Please bear in mind that you can only apply to one Capgemini early careers role in each Academic year.

What is the Public Sector Accelerate Programme Pathway?

The Public Sector pathway of the Accelerate programme is designed for talented graduates passionate about make a positive difference by working with ministerial departments, agencies, and other public bodies in the Public Sector.

The Accelerate Programme consists of 2 parts:

  • The Institute (circa 3 months)
  • The Academy (circa 18 months)

Your first 3 months of the Accelerate Programme will be spent within The Institute, where you will learn core consulting skills and gain a broad understanding of everything we do at Capgemini Invent within a feed-back rich environment.

Following your time in The Institute, you will join the Public Sector Academy. The team structure of the Public Sector Academy is as follows:

The Focus of Your Role

As an Associate Consultant you will embark on a stimulating and exciting journey where you will develop key skills that influence how our clients evolve the way they work, perform and achieve their goals. You’ll have the opportunity to work on large scale transformation programmes. You will ensure the smooth delivery of end-to-end projects by working flexibly, demonstrating intellectual capability and delivering innovative solutions for clients.

The day-to-day tasks can vary from:

  • Assisting with the implementation of Government policy across Healthcare, Home Affairs, Policing, Justice, Defence, Education, Tax and other areas
  • Creating strategies and developing business cases to support investment decisions
  • Enabling front-line staff to work more efficiently by analysing and improving operational processes and procedures
  • Helping public sector organisations respond to urgent crises, e.g. in the wake of Covid
  • Driving the digitisation of public services and making them more user-friendly

What you will need

We are interested to hear from you if you have experience working in the industries we operate in and are keen to start a career in an environment where you can drive change.

Ideally, you will have some or all of the following:

  • A passion to support the transformation of public services to continue to meet the evolving needs of society
  • An understanding and appreciation of the challenges departments and civil servants face when delivering to the public
  • A strong desire to drive the development and improvement of public services and to gain experience in using technology to support wide-ranging large-scale transformations
  • A passion to continuously learn and develop your skillsets to keep up to date with developments in the sector
  • Problem solving skills to work as part of a team to address some of the biggest challenges faced by UK society

At Capgemini Invent, although academics form part of our overall hiring decision, we do not select candidates purely on academic performance. We will assess your suitability for a role using several tools including video interviewing and assessment centres (all currently being held virtually).

Learning & Development

When you enter the Public Sector Academy, there is a heavy emphasis on your personal development and being able to learn a variety of skills in a multitude of learning environments, not only during the Accelerate Programme but throughout your career as well.

During the programme you will benefit from wider learning opportunities:

  • We will support you with developing an understanding of the public sector, learning from industry experts working across all major departments
  • Ability for you to shape your learning through the selections of appropriate qualifications that match your career pathway
  • Provide you with coaches and mentors to help you succeed
  • Offer you interesting and fulfilling roles within the public sector, developing your on-the-job skills and putting your learning to practical use

We also offer a portfolio of tailored learning and development offers comprised of global and local curricula including:

  • Core consulting skills
  • Personal and professional effectiveness
  • People management
  • Leadership and sales
  • Training and certification for industry standards (e.g. ITIL, Agile, Prince2, Better Business Cases™ certification)
  • The opportunity to access Capgemini’s University Campus in Les Fontaines, France

To drive your own personal development, we also provide access to a multitude of online training platforms incl. Coursera, Harvard and Pluralsight containing 7500+ courses to help novices learn from scratch as well as advanced topics for experienced professionals..

What you can expect

Working alongside a world-class team with a wealth of consulting and industry experience, you will begin to create relationships across the organisation and acquire a foundation of consulting skills, tools and methodologies to help you accelerate your career. You will be part of a project team, building trust-based relationships at the heart of a client’s organisation, helping them change the way they work and transforming their business to achieve their goals. You’ll get early responsibility and build your skills through interesting and challenging work.

Why Capgemini Invent?

As a team, we value:

Engagement: We believe in providing a stimulating working environment where our consultants are empowered to share their values and are engaged in purposeful work.

Inclusiveness: We are building a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces and values different points of view. We run regular meetups, alumni events, and away days twice a year – all as chances to connect with the team, have fun and learn something new.

Diversity: Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

Within the Public Sector Academy there are a variety of roles that you may take on, that include but are not limited to:

As a Business Analyst, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, having responsibility for understanding user needs, working closely with our stakeholders, translating requirements into user stories and defining acceptance criteria.

As a Scrum Master, you will guide teams and organisations on how to use Agile/Scrum practices. You will facilitate reviews, retrospectives, daily stand ups and planning meetings, working closely with the scrum team and stakeholders, dealing with blockers and impediments.

As a Change Consultant, you will work closely with stakeholders to understand the vision for change and identify the impacts of the change on the business, communicating these impacts to wider stakeholders.

As an Operating Model Consultant, you will create new organisational ways of working to meet organisational requirements. You will work closely with stakeholders and to test new ways of working and implement them within the organisation.

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion. You will work directly with stakeholders to plan activities, monitor progress and keep stakeholders informed the entire way.

As a Business Case Consultant, you will be leading and supporting the production, drafting and oversight of business cases to support client objectives. Producing strategic and economic cases for change and validating these with stakeholders.

Due to high demand, we have unfortunately had to close this entry route for applications. Please register an interest in this pathway and also review our other Accelerate pathways to see if they also align with your interests. Please bear in mind that you can only apply to one Capgemini early careers role in each Academic year.