Apprenticeship Programme

Our Apprenticeship programmes are great for School Leavers that have a career path in mind and want to learn whilst earning at the same time. We have various apprenticeship programmes across our business ranging from levels 2-4. Join us as an apprentice and not only will you enjoy the benefits of a permanent, full-time employment contract, you can look forward to the structured training, hands-on learning, and the support and encouragement you need to get your career off to a strong start.

During your apprenticeship you’ll study for a recognised technology qualification. And what’s even better is this learning is complemented by on-the-job training on real, live projects. So you can start to develop your career from day one.

What is it?

Our Higher Apprenticeship Programme:
Our Higher Apprenticeships are a level 4 qualification; training you in key areas of our business. These can include:

  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cyber Security

These programmes take 2 years to complete and are run in partnership with a national training provider, QA.

Our Service Desk Apprenticeship Programme – South Wales
CGI has an award winning, world class, 5* Service Desk based in Bridgend and we are looking for our future leaders in technical and leadership roles. Over the 15 month programme you will train towards a full Microsoft certified IT Systems Networking level 3 Apprenticeship onsite with QA. We offer a range of roles across many different sectors including; Service Delivery, Project Management, Technical and Project Services.

During your technical training you will receive Microsoft Technology Associate qualifications in:

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Operating System Essentials
  • Windows Server
  • Security Fundamentals

And also cover key core business skills including;

  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Customer Service

Other apprenticeships:
We also run Payroll Apprenticeship Programme’s in Manchester, Southwark London and Leatherhead. Here you will training for a professional qualification in Payroll with CIPP whilst learning on the job within our Public Payroll team.

What can I expect?

Your studies will be complemented with on-the-job training gained on live projects with real jobs and real clients from day one. Previous apprentices have worked on top-secret national security projects, played their part in sending satellites to Mars and helped to win multi-million pound projects – all whilst continuing to maintain and deliver the high standards CGI clients have come to expect.

The best thing about joining us as an apprentice 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. You’ll have a designated People Manager who will support your career development at CGI as well as a Line Manager on your projects who support you on a day-by-day basis. On top of this, we also allocate a buddy/mentor who will assist you on the road to success.


We have around 80 Apprentice vacancies in 2016/2017 and other smaller numbers for our other apprentice programmes.

You will be a permanent employee from day one, and will continue to be employed by us providing you complete the apprenticeship successfully and meet our expectations.

Our application process is managed by our training partner QA, or through the National Apprenticeship Service vacancies. They will liaise with you directly in the early stages of your application. (Apart from our Service Desk Apprenticeship where applications come through us!)

We welcome applications from anyone who is legally entitled to work in the UK without restrictions and has lived in the UK for 5 years with no breaks of 90 days or more. We regret that due to current Home Office guidelines we’re unable to sponsor work permits for undergraduate positions.

We are bound by these restrictions due to Government legislation, all our apprentices must be able to gain higher level clearance to work on the projects we run.

If your application is successful, we’ll send you full details of the assessment process, which will include an interview, aptitude test and a group exercise. You’ll be able to visit our offices during the process too, so you can find out more about what we do, ask questions and decide whether the programme is right for you.

The apprenticeship programme has multiple intakes. The latest information will be available on this page.

As a general rule we wear business attire. However, this depends where you're based and what you're doing. We’ll be able to give you more information if you’re offered a position. For interviews, you should always dress smartly.


To apply, please go to our ‘Apply Now’ page to see our current vacancies and apply