UK Coding Challenge sees Capgemini support digital careers

UK Coding Challenge sees Capgemini support digital careers

 April 24, 2023

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Capgemini is committed to opening doors to digital careers. The company sees a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and experts, all working together to unleash human energy through technology, for an inclusive and sustainable future.

As part of its commitment to social value, Capgemini has been searching the UK to find its First Generation Coding Challenge champion.

Supporting students considering tech careers

Capgemini sponsored the Potential to Code (First Generation to go to University) category in the targetjobs National Coding Challenge. Capgemini's support aimed to help under-represented students considering technology careers

The winner of the challenge sees five days paid work experience with Capgemini, while all finalists are offered mentoring opportunities, a fast-track through Capgemini's application process, and an afternoon with a senior colleague in the business.

Entry requirements for the category

The collaboration saw Capgemini looking for a student with an interest in a career in technology. The student could be studying any subject at university - with no need to have coding experience - but they must have demonstrated a passionate for the world of technology.

Entrants had to be the first in their family to attend a university in the UK; be in their first or second year of university; have the unrestricted right to work in the UK after graduation; and have lived permanently in the UK for the past five years.

"Our Architects of Positive Futures program aims to deliver our business and technology solutions in a way that contributes towards a positive future for all. Our ambition is to be an organization which leads on sustainable and responsible endeavors which have a tangible societal impact. Our focus will be in three key areas: Digital Inclusion and Social Impact (4000 UK employees enhancing the digital skills and life chances of young people), Positive Planet (Minimizing our environmental impact and supporting clients on sustainability) and Active Inclusion (Building an inclusive workplace, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce)," commented Capgemini. 

"That’s why Capgemini have chosen to partner the First Generation category of the targetjobs National Coding Challenge. We see the value in supporting those from a variety of backgrounds and want to support those from underrepresented backgrounds get into tech and have a supported career journey," added Capgemini.

Work for an inclusive employer

Capgemini believes a workplace where everyone feels valued for who they are isn’t just a powerful moral responsibility – it’s also a source of competitive advantage. By having a diverse workforce that represents society, and by fostering an inclusive culture, Capgemini is building a place where its people can thrive.

Forge a fulfiling career with this inclusive employer, Capgemini.


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