Grad/Degree Level Apprenticeships

CGI’s Grad/Degree Level Apprenticeships offer you the chance to gain a degree, debt free, whilst starting your professional career and earning a competitive starting salary of £14,100.

Working at CGI

Previous sponsored degree students have worked in everything from Space and Defence to Bid Management, Cyber-Security to Project Management. The best thing about joining us is that while you may start in one of these areas, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day. Our undergraduates have worked on top-secret national security projects, sent satellites to Mars, helped win multi-million pound projects and made sure that all our projects are planned and executed to the standards our clients expect.

Due to the nature of our business, you work on ‘projects’. This means you’re never doing the same thing and you can have different roles across various projects, so there is no ‘typical day’. It also may mean you are working on client site, in another CGI office or sometimes from home. It really does vary at CGI. And that’s the exciting thing, it really is up to you to shape and develop your career in the direction you want to go with the support of others.

To support you, you will have a designated People/Career Manager who will support you with your career development and professional conduct at CGI. You will also have Line Managers on your projects that look after you on a day-by-day basis. Alongside this you will have a Senior Mentor who supports your University studies and network within CGI and a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of the programme to help you with anything else you may need.

To understand more about the different roles you could do, read our students profiles here.

Open Evenings

We hold Open Evenings throughout the year for our Winchester Sponsored Degree Programme. This is where you can find out more about how the programme works and what sort of projects you could be working on. You’ll hear from CGI managers and representatives from the University of Winchester as well as getting a first-hand account from undergraduates on the programme. Join us for a drink and light buffet afterwards where you can have a more informal chat with everyone. Your parents/guardians are welcome to join.

We will be holding Open Evenings on the below dates in our Reading office, starting at 6.30pm. If you would like to attend, please email us at with your desired dates and number of attendees and we will confirm your attendance:

  • 6th September 2016
  • 18th October 2016
  • 15th November 2016
  • 17th January 2017

Open evenings for other locations are to follow.