We’re a company that each day enables the transfer of £3 trillion, protects against 43 million cyber-attacks, drives two thirds of the world’s SMS messages, support the missions of more than 200 satellites and who employs 74,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide.
You can expect to work on different projects in roles such as programming, testing or developing. We typically have placement vacancies within our various industries which include: Cyber Security, Defence and Space. We also occasionally take graduates into corporate functions.
The best thing about joining us as a Technical Placement student is that whilst you are gaining valuable industry experience we also hope that you will be able to leave CGI with an offer of permanent employment upon completion of your degree.
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 induction and the recruitment and learning & development teams will support you during your placement year with CGI. You will benefit from a large support network, having a buddy and managers alongside your first-class training and development, including the opportunity to train for professional qualifications and 24/7 access to e-learning.
You’ll also be able to access a range of excellent benefits, including;
Due to the nature of our business, you work on ‘projects’. This means you have the opportunity to work across a wide range of roles, industries and locations, there is no ‘typical day’. It really does vary at CGI and that’s the exciting thing, it is up to you to shape and develop your career in the direction you want to go with the support of others.
Location of the role
We recruit graduates into various base locations across the UK with our main hubs for placement students being; Reading, South Wales and Surrey. Occasionally we may have roles based in London. As CGI is a consultancy, your projects could be based from other locations asides from your base location, and you should therefore be prepared for travel in your role. Different business units also operate from different locations and so we would encourage you to think about how flexible you can be.
You will need to demonstrate a real interest and passion for technology. Our technical placement students will usually be studying towards a computer science or STEM related degree however we welcome people from all degree backgrounds as long as you have an interest in the industry.
We will consider students working towards a minimum 2:1.
Ready to be part of something amazing?
If you’ve got what it takes to succeed with CGI, we’re here to support you all the way. Apply now!