Matt Wood


Why did you choose to apply for work at CGI?

They were offering the role I was looking for, and had some interesting stories to read on the graduate recruitment website, from creating the automated ticketing system for the London Underground to delivering the world’s first text message!

What sort of training and development have you received?

The best development I’ve received has been the opportunities right from the beginning of roles with plenty of scope for taking on further responsibility. Working with managers that have struck the right balance of challenging me and supporting me allowed me to develop my skills quickly.

What are your main responsibilities?

Currently I’m writing the Business Architecture for a Feasibility Study to replace one of our secure Government clients’ processes and systems for handling the receipt of hundreds of thousands of reports from the public and industry annually. The work has involved regular meetings and workshops with the client to identify and document their business processes, functions and capabilities.

What do you like about working at the company?

Right from the application process the people at CGI have been a strong factor, they’re friendly, supportive and willing to give their time to help you develop. There are also a lot of graduates, which meant it was really easy moving to a new area and making new friends, I play 5 a side football with guys from work twice a week and we have a mixed basketball session twice a week too. CGI subsidise employee social events, whether it’s going to the theatre, music festival, paintballing or tennis matches there’s been plenty for me to get involved with.

How do you see your career progressing in the future?

As the work is project based I’m looking forward to get some more experience with different clients in different sectors, one of the most interesting parts of the job is finding about the challenges each client faces in their own markets, while at the same time being able to apply the skills and techniques I picked up in my last role.

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