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"I don’t have a “typical working day”. My current selection of responsibilities means that every day is different."
Base Location: Leatherhead
Current Location: Leatherhead
Programme Joined: Graduate
Previous Education: BSc (Hons) Mathematics
Interesting Fact about you: I am a school governor for a local junior school
Did you relocate? If so how did you find it?: I moved from Manchester to Leatherhead
Your role at CGI: FC BISA KPI Manager, OR Manager, Build Manager & Interviewer
Previous roles at CGI: Developer, Test Team Leader, Grad Rep, Technical Officer (and others)
My first role was graduate developer on the FC BISA Programme. I worked hard at this role, but I also volunteered to take on a wide range of additional tasks including coaching new joiners, performing document updates as well as other bits and bobs. Naturally I was better at some of these tasks than others, but the important thing was that my Line Manager saw what I could do. When we signed the contract for a major piece of work I was made a Team Leader because of this.
Since then I have tried a selection of different roles in development and testing as well as a secondment to the Space sector where I worked as a Technical Officer looking at the Galileo programme.
Your usual working day: 0730 – 1600
I don’t have a “typical working day”. My current selection of responsibilities means that every day is different. I have a number of auto-generated reports I have to check for anything significant (e.g. work packages being completed), however beyond that my day-job involves working out where we want to be and how to get there.
The key thing for me is that there is a lot of variety – some days I will be reviewing code updates and other days I will be working out the best way to achieve a target so we can claim a payment milestone.
What you enjoy most about working for CGI: My current team
Your top tip for someone considering CGI and the programme you joined
Be enthusiastic – that way when you find your perfect role it can be yours.