Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. We’re a company that has supported over 200 satellite missions into Space, defend against 43 million cyber attack incidents each day on military and intelligence networks and infrastructure, work with 23 of the top 25 banks in both North America and Europe and employ 88,500 professionals who serve clients from hundreds of locations worldwide.
At CGI, we offer you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting when you join us as a graduate or placement student. You'll be part of a unique culture that gives you the freedom to innovate, to make decisions, to achieve your full potential and to chart your own career. We also believe your success is directly linked to the success of CGI – so much so that through our Share Purchase Plan you become an “owner” of CGI through purchasing CGI shares on the open market, with the added benefit of CGI matching your contribution up to 3% of salary.
Due to the nature of our business, you'll work on ‘projects’. This means you’re never doing the same thing and you can have different roles across various projects, so there is no ‘typical day’. It also may mean you are working from your base office, on client site, in another CGI office or sometimes from home. It really does vary at CGI. And that’s the exciting thing, it really is up to you to shape and develop your career in the direction you want to go, with the support of others.
Our students and graduates play a big part in the solutions that we deliver to our clients and have worked on some of the company’s biggest projects. We typically have graduate vacancies within the following industries: Banking, Defence, Energy & Utilities, National Security, Public Sector and Space. We also occasionally take graduates into Cyber Security and also into corporate functions.
So what type of role could you play? We’ve got opportunities across the business in a range of roles so there are plenty of options to choose from. Many of our senior leadership team began their CGI story as graduates so you can be guaranteed that we’ll provide you with the right career support, building you a career from the start.
We are also proud to work with Aston University, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Swansea University and the University of Winchester to deliver our degree apprenticeship programmes. The support we offer our students is unrivalled. You will have a designated manager, who will support your career development and professional conduct. You will also have line managers on your projects that will look after you on a day-to-day basis.
In addition, you will have a senior mentor who supports your university studies and network within CGI. You will also have a ‘buddy’, who is a current or graduated student of the programme to help you with anything else you may need.
How’s your degree going? Is it time to take it up a level? If you’re looking to make sure you stand out from the rest after you graduate, we want to talk to you about our exciting placement programme. You’ve studied hard and now it’s time to put those skills to work. Through your 12-month industrial placement with us, you’ll certainly get the opportunity to do just that. This is the best way to give you the competitive
edge over your fellow students and not only that, you could also be offered a permanent role with CGI after you graduate.
We recruit students and graduates into various base locations across the UK with our main hubs: Birmingham, Borders, Bridgend, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leatherhead, Manchester and Reading. Occasionally we may have roles based in London.
We’re looking for the UK’s most driven and passionate people. If you like the sound of helping to drive some really exciting projects such as securing Europe’s major satellites and winning multi-million pound contracts, then CGI is for you.
You will need to demonstrate a real interest and passion for Technology. Our students and graduates will have studied for either a Computer Science related degree or will come from a STEM degree subject. Our business students and graduates can come from any degree subject but will need to demonstrate their interest and experience in the world of technology.
Be part of something amazing at CGI and apply today!