Industrial Placement Programme

Our graduates and placement students have worked on top-secret national security projects, they have sent satellites to Mars, helped win multi-million pound projects and ensured that all our projects are planned and executed to the standards our clients have come to expect.

We recruit industrial placement students into a number of our business units. Our business units represent client sectors that we work with. You will be asked to state your business unit preference on your application form, so please ensure you are willing to work in one of the locations in which they are recruiting.

Our industrial placement programme has start dates in July and August 2015 with placements offered for 12 months.

Public Sector - this business unit serves national and local Government. The Public Sector business unit has industrial placement vacancies in Reading. Advanced Java skills are of particular interest in the Public Sector.

Space & Defence - this business unit works with clients such as the European Space Agency and Government bodies such as the Ministry of Defence. This business unit has industrial placement vacancies in Reading and Leatherhead.

Energy & Utilities - our fastest growing business unit with graduate vacancies across the UK and a client base full of household names. Smart metering is a huge growth area for CGI and this is the business unit leading the way in its development. This business unit has industrial placement vacancies in Edinburgh and Leatherhead.


The majority of our industrial placement students come from an IT/Science background. We will consider other STEM degrees as long as you can show an applied interest in computing, development or testing gained outside of their degree course. Applied technical ability is critical for these roles so we are unable to consider any candidates without the skillsets stated.

In addition to the skillsets identified above, we look for those who are able to listen and communicate well. The success of our business depends on our ability to engage with our clients and get under the skin of their organisations. As well as an inquisitive mind, you'll therefore need to be a strong relationship builder. You'll need to be flexible, open to sharing ideas and truly collaborative in your approach.

Subject to your performance on the industrial placement programme we may be able to offer you a permanent, full time role with us upon graduation. We offer between 80-100% of our placement students graduate roles with us every year, a great incentive to apply now and perform well!


  1. We can only accept applications from candidates who are expected to gain a 2:1 or above in their first degree and have 240 UCAS points (or equivalent) excluding General Studies. The only exceptions will be made where documentary evidence can be provided to support extenuating circumstances which prevented you gaining the required qualifications.
  2. We can only accept applications from candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK with no restrictions and, in line with UK Government security clearance requirements have lived in the UK for 5 years or more with no breaks of 90 days or more.


  • Relocation Allowance
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension contribution
  • Profit participation plan
  • Share purchase plan
  • Season ticket loan
  • Sports and Social club
  • Health and life benefits
  • Member voluntary discounts

If you have any questions about CGI, our opportunities or our selection process, please email us at

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: 30th Jun 2015
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Type Of Degree: Bachelors
  • Minimum Grade Expected: 2:1
  • Location: Various
  • Region: Multiple/Unspecified Locations
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Science

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