Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Imaging Scientist / Geophysicist

2020 Graduate Programme

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Company Description

CGG is a pioneering Technology Company providing world-class fully integrated Geoscience services within the global Energy sector. We employ in excess of 5,300 people worldwide, who bring a unique blend of talent and energy through working together to deliver unrivalled innovative solutions to our customers.

Through our cutting-edge technology and customer focus, we have achieved outstanding leadership with a strong focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering the best sustainable solutions to our clients' energy challenges. We bring our clients a unique range of technologies and services, designed to generate stunning 3D images, geological data and remote sensing information of the Earth’s subsurface structures.

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Job Description

Do you want to use science and creative thinking to solve real problems?

We use exploration geophysics to map the subsurface structure using imaging techniques based on applied physics. CGG is a recognised leader in subsurface imaging and our international teams are dedicated to solving our clients’ complex challenges.

Become Part of our Team

You will work in a project-focused team responsible for working in collaboration with our clients and delivering impressive results every time.

You will use your practical mathematics and physics skills to image seismic data to create stunning 3D images of the subsurface. Through our comprehensive training programme, you will learn to develop and apply the latest data processing, model building & imaging techniques using some of the most advanced CPU & GPU compute facilities in the world to overcome geophysical challenges and create state of the art solutions for our clients.

We are looking for individuals who will enjoy using their problem solving skills to meet the challenges our clients have, and will continuously seek to improve our technology and solutions.


Educated to a Master’s or PHD degree level in any of the following disciplines; Geophysics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or related technical discipline.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Passion and enthusiasm for analytical and problem solving challenges
  • Expertise in an area of applied mathematics/physics/data science
  • Ability to build & develop positive client relationships
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver on project deadlines
  • Open communication and collaboration with teams and clients
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction
  • Ideally, but not essentially, some experience in programming.

Learning and Development

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs of each individual to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own CGG University platform.­

Benefits Package

  • Salary starting from £32,000 p.a.
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initially 22 days holiday with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company contributory pension plan
  • Accommodation assistance programme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support our staff.

We Care about our Staff and Environment

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our employees, which is supported through our flexible working and relaxed dress code policies.

We recognise and actively support the wellbeing of our staff through many different initiatives;

  • Onsite Exercise classes, almost every day of the week and promoting active lifestyles
  • Onsite Social Games area which provide downtime through the working day
  • Our restaurant, offering great food and a highly effective social and work space
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Many discounts schemes, including Gym membership and a cycle purchase scheme.

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

COVID-19 update - We are still recruiting and of course we will be flexible on start dates if people need to delay. We are also working on remote on-boarding should the crisis continue into the autumn.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £32,000 + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Geophysics
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Physics

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