Want to earn while you learn?
At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting and earn while you learn on our Software Development Graduate Level Apprenticeship (GLA). 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, helps satellites journey into space, and who employs 70,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide.
Right now we’re on the lookout for talent – students and school leavers, people who are passionate about technology and hungry to learn. You’ll be proving yourself from day one – solving problems, taking responsibility and making decisions. And with open-ended prospects for advancement, you’ll have every opportunity to reach the top. You may be involved with:
- Resolving any IT Issues that arise
- Doing programming work after being fully trained
- Learning about software testing and other industry practices
- Learn about how software is designed and developed in modern project environments and putting it into practice
- Your role will be to deliver digital engineering capability and encompass a rotation programme which will allow you to learn different programming languages and try new roles.
What you’ll get
Join our programme and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) Software Development, studying one day a week at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), whilst spending the other four days a week developing your career on real projects at CGI. You’ll also benefit from a competitive starting salary, fully paid tuition fees and all the support you need to succeed. No one day is the same at CGI, meaning you can shape and develop your career throughout the course of the programme then continue with us after graduation.
This course will take four years to complete and, with our sponsorship, you won’t have to pay a single penny in tuition fees. We’ll even provide the course resources and materials required, so there’s no need to worry about textbooks either. You can also use your laptop you are given when you join CGI to use at University. Individuals who participate in the scheme are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who go down the traditional route of direct entry into college or university.
The best thing about joining us is that while you may start working in one area, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day. The GCU Programme is sponsored by our North, Energy, Utilities and Telecoms (EUT) area of the business and you will be based from our Glasgow office.
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’. 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.
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.
What support is available?
To support you, you will have a designated 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 and a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.
- The preferred requirement is 4 Highers at Grade B or above including 1 in Maths, Physics or Computing (equivalent qualifications are accepted) unless you can show strong technical (programming/development) ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.
- At least 7 Scottish National 5 at grade 1-3 including English or Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
Our Graduate Level Apprenticeships are designed for school leavers who do not yet have a degree. If you are working towards a degree, or already have one, please see our Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes or contact us before applying.
Please note: Due to UK Government security requirements we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the unrestricted right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and have lived in the United Kingdom for a minimum of 5 years with no breaks of 28 days or more. Please contact us if you have any queries.
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.