2019 Business Graduate

CGI

Graduate Position Permanent UK Wide, UK

Uploaded 3 Oct 2018

Job Description

Want to be part of something exciting?

At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to join us as Technical Graduate. 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 graduate vacancies within our various industries which include: Central Government, Defence & Intelligence, Energy & Utilities and Space. We also occasionally take graduates into corporate functions. 

The best thing about joining us as a graduate is that, while you may start in one area, the opportunity to move internally is huge. And because we also offer a permanent contract, you can grow your career in the direction you like, right from the start.

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 first couple of years 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;

  • 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

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 technical graduates being; Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucester, Manchester, 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.

What you can expect from us:

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. 

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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

Person Specification

You will need to demonstrate a real interest and passion for technology. Our business graduates will have studied any degree discipline. If you come from a computer science or STEM background that would be an advantage. 

Depending on which business unit you would like to join, we will consider students with a minimum 2:2. Some business units seek graduates with a minimum 2:1.

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