CGI
CGI

Higher apprenticeship - Software Testing

Looking for an apprenticeship with a difference? We’ve got news.

As one of the leading names in the IT business, we’re looking for amazing people to be part of our team. We want you to help drive some of the most exciting IT opportunities available. We offer a fantastic working environment with great support, plus loads of training and benefits too.

The role

Our Higher Apprenticeships are great for school leavers that have a career path in mind and want to learn whilst earning at the same time. 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. You’ll be proving yourself from day one – solving problems, taking responsibility, making decisions, working on classified mission-critical projects.

During your apprenticeship you’ll study for a recognised technology qualification. What’s even better is this learning is complemented by on-the-job training on real projects, so you can start to develop your career from day one. 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 and employ almost 77,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide. Having the opportunity to work on projects such as these and with open-ended prospects for advancement, you’ll have every opportunity to reach the top.

The apprenticeship

The apprenticeship is run in partnership with our training provider, Firebrand training. It is a 16-month programme which offers a blended learning approach with on-campus and remote learning. You will have 15 residential training days (delivered in Bedfordshire) over the course of your apprenticeship, accommodation and food will be covered.

During the course of your apprenticeship, you can expect to study a variety of modules covering software testing, to help get your software development career off to a flying start. To support alongside this residential training, you will learn additional content through online learning and webinars. You’ll have Apprenticeship Coach support throughout and your learning is also complemented by on-the-job training on real projects at CGI, so that you can practice what you’re learning in the classroom, in the workplace!

What you’ll get

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’. The best thing about joining us is that while you may start in one of area, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day.

To support you, you will have designated managers who will look after you on a day-to-day basis and be on hand to support you with your career development and professional conduct at CGI. You will also have a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.

Location of the role

We recruit apprentices into various base locations across the UK with our main hubs being; Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reading, South Wales (Bridgend) or Surrey (Leatherhead) and 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.

Our Requirements

  • To have or be predicated to achieve at least 64 UCAS points across two A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (excluding General Studies) including a computing/IT subject gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. Your A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) should include an IT related subject, unless you can show programming/development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities
  • A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent grades 4-9 on the new grading scale), including English, Maths and Science.
  • Our apprenticeship programmes are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) 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.

Please note: We will need to see original certificates for all qualifications. 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.

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