Capgemini apprentices and graduates help The Princes Trust

Capgemini apprentices and graduates help The Princes Trust

 April 06, 2022

 Read time

Capgemini has a long-term partnership with the UK’s largest youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, which supports young people between the ages of 11-30 to build their confidence and skills to find employment

Each year, The Prince’s Trust runs Future Steps - a 10,000 steps-a-day challenge to raise funds to support young people in the UK. When The Trust realized that the Future Steps App needed improvement, Capgemini's junior talent jumped at the chance to support the charity.

Accelerating learning for junior talent

By putting the right support mechanisms in place, team members got a chance to accelerate their learning. Among them were recent graduates and apprentices as well as alumni from Capgemini's partnership program with non-profit CodeYourFuture, which helps participants into technology careers.

"I was really pleased to hear that the Capgemini team could support the improvement of the Future Steps App. This gave us capacity to improve the App that we didn’t have in house," says Julia Beaumont, Chief Technology Officer, The Prince’s Trust.

Keeping true to the App's vision

Lisa Ellwood is an Innovation Lead Product Manager at The Prince’s Trust whose involvement in the Future Steps App project was as product owner for The Prince’s Trust. She was responsible for making sure that the team stayed true to the vision of creating an easily usable, accessible App. Working with the Capgemini team, she had to prioritize what could be achieved within the deadline. 

Capgemini's team works in an agile, collaborative way

The team focused on what mattered most: improving the App so that it didn’t crash and making it easier to use. "I loved the agile, collaborative way that Capgemini work. This meant that we could deliver more than I expected. We made the App more stable, but we achieved additional goals of enabling wheelchair-user participation and of improving integration of users’ fundraising pages," Lisa explains.

"These changes mean more people can enjoy taking part in the Future Steps challenge, hopefully helping us to raise extra funds to support UK youth. It was absolutely fantastic to work with the Capgemini team," she adds.

“The support from the Capgemini team has been absolutely amazing - there’s no way we could have done this without them and the team work has been brilliant. Their support has had a direct impact on our ability to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to support Young People. Thank You!”

Learn more.

Launch your early career with Capgemini

Capgemini has exciting opportunities for apprentices and graduates to gain hands-on industry experience and advance their personal and professional development.

Discover Capgemini's open job vacancies.


Find out more

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, X, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.


Join our women's careers community