Frequently Asked Questions

 

I am an international student – can I apply to Capgemini Consulting’s graduate programme?
Yes, you’re welcome to apply. Please be aware, though, that because many of our roles require security clearance, you will usually need to have been resident in the UK for at least five years, and to have received indefinite leave to remain. Please visit the Home Office website for more information.

Does Capgemini Consulting accept speculative CVs?
No – please apply for the role you are interested in via our website. 

Can I apply for a role based on predicted grades?
Yes, you can. During the application process, you should provide a statement of your predicted grades. Once you receive your confirmed grades, please have your certificates verified and sent to the new joiners’ team. If you receive an offer you will be requested to provide us with your certificates so we can verify your grades. 

Can I apply for more than one job or programme at Capgemini?
No, you can only apply for one role at a time. If during our selection process we feel you would be more suited to another role, we will discuss this with you. If at any point you would like to change your application for another role, please tell us. 

If I am unsuccessful when can I reapply?
You can reapply 12 months after your initial application. 

My grades are below the minimal criteria for applying, but I have extenuating circumstances. What should I do?
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the recruitment team and business unit involved. On the application form, please specify the mitigating circumstances in the box provided. A mitigating circumstance is a valid reason for not achieving the grades you expected. We only consider mitigating circumstances if they have been submitted to your examining board and can be verified by Capgemini. 

How can I contact someone from Capgemini recruitment?
If you can’t find the information you need on these pages, please email the Capgemini recruitment team at graduate.careers.uk@capgemini.com

Can you explain what to expect during the recruitment process?
The stages of the process are:

  • Submit your application form online, upload your CV and answer our screening questions.
  • Take our ability tests – for practice tests please click here.
  • Participate in a 30 minute telephone interview.
  • Attend an assessment centre in our London office for an interview, a group exercise, on-the-spot business questions and a case study presentation

Each stage is conditional on success at the previous one.

Can I receive feedback on each stage of the recruitment process?
We offer telephone feedback to all candidates who attend our assessment centre.  Due to the large numbers of applications, we are unable to provide feedback on earlier stages. We will let you know the outcome of each stage of our process as quickly as possible, often by email, so please check regularly for messages from our recruitment team. 

What are the closing dates for applications?
As we run intakes throughout the year, opportunities are opening all the time so it is best to keep an eye on our website. We also recommend you follow our CDC blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for regular updates and insights.

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the programme? 
You join Capgemini Consulting on day one as a permanent, full-time employee. Your Capgemini career will continue after the Capgemini graduate programme ends.

What help will you give me to get started? 
Your career starts with a 2-week induction covering key skills from structuring a presentation to process mapping, reading project charters and conducting financial analysis. You will learn from external speakers and subject matter experts. Evening activities will enable you to get to know graduates and meet senior people. 

Will I always work at my base location?
In order to meet our clients’ needs fully and enable collaborative working, most Capgemini Consulting projects are based at client sites. This means you will usually be working away from your base location, with all reasonable expenses paid for whilst you are staying away from home. This is one of the exciting parts of being a management consultant! 

What happens after I have accepted my offer? 
After you have accepted your offer the onboarding team will ask you for documents including:

  • Bank details, so we can pay you!
  • A completed medical questionnaire
  • Copies of documents to prove your identity (passport or birth certificate)
  • Work visas where appropriate
  • National Insurance documents
  • Photo for your security pass

Please try to send your documentation to the team as soon as we ask for it, to avoid delays in the onboarding process. It may sound like a lot to do, but don’t worry – the onboarding team will be there to guide you every step of the way and answer any questions.

What happens if I want to change practices? 
Although we align you to a practice area initially, there is flexibility to move into other areas either during your time in the CDC or later in your career. Being assigned to a practice area does not dictate which client project you will be working on; it just indicates where your main expertise and interest lie. Joint practice project opportunities are common.

Is it possible to change my intake date?
If you want to change your intake date, this will need to be discussed with the Recruitment Manager to check if this will be possible.

How do I make you aware of my disability and the adjustments I need to be made during the selection process?
Please include details on your application form. If you would like to speak to someone about your needs please contact Kerry.blondell@capgemini.com