Industrial Placement

2018 Start

The role

If you join CGI as a Technical placement student you can expect to work on different projects in roles such as programming, testing or developing. We typically have placement vacancies within the following industries: Defence, Public Sector and Space. 

We also recruit technical placement students into various base locations across the UK with our main hubs being; Borders, Bridgend, Glasgow, Reading and Leatherhead. There may also be some opportunities in locations such as Birmingham.

As CGI is a consultancy, your projects could operate from your base office, a client site or at other CGI offices asides from your base location. You should therefore be prepared for some travel in your role. As part of the selection process, you will be asked to state your industry and location preferences so we would encourage you to do your research about where you would like to go. Please note that different units operate from different locations and so your first preference for unit and location may not always be a match, so we would encourage you to think about how flexible you can be.

What you’ll get

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.

You will start at CGI on a Student Recruitment specific induction. The Student Recruitment and Learning & Development teams will support you during your first couple of years with CGI before you move on to the experiences members training opportunities. This could include webinars relating to soft skills training or a workshop on communication skills, we also have many e-learning and face to face training opportunities that will be available to you. You will benefit from a having a buddy, a Line Manager and a Career or People Manager alongside your first-class training and development, including the opportunity to train for professional qualifications.

CGI in the UK: Delivering services that matter

At CGI in the UK we are committed to working with our clients and partners to deliver services that are used day to day from the utilities in our homes to banking transactions. We deliver a full range of innovative and adaptable solutions including cyber security, digital transformation, IT and business consulting, systems integration, application management and development, IP-based solutions, flexible infrastructure services and comprehensive outsourcing services.

You’ll also be able to access a range of excellent benefits, including:

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

Our requirements

You will need to demonstrate a real interest and passion for Technology. Our Technical Placement Students will have studied for either a Computer Science related degree or will come from a STEM degree subject. Depending on which industry you would like to join, we will consider students working towards a minimum 2:1. 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. 


Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: Ongoing
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Accepting: 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Opportunity: Work Placement / Internship
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Leatherhead (Surrey), Birmingham, Reading, London

Other benefits...

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

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & IT
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Process
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems
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