CGI

Winchester Degree Apprenticeship

Want to earn while you learn?

At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to find out if you have got what it takes to earn while you learn on our Winchester Degree Apprenticeship. 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 68,000 professionals serving clients from hundreds of locations worldwide. 

Right now we are 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, making decisions, working on classified mission-critical projects. And with open-ended prospects for advancement, you’ll have every opportunity to reach the top.

What’s the programme all about?

Join our programme and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions degree (Business or IT focus) at the University of Winchester one day a week and spend the other four developing your career at CGI based in CGI’s Reading or Leatherhead offices. You’ll also benefit from a starting salary of £14,100, 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.

As outlined above, we have two programmes; one that is Technical, designed for those who want to pursue an IT/Computing career and another with a Business Focus for those that are interested in Business Management and Project Management careers. This course will take three 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.

What sorts of projects will you be working on?

You could work in everything from Space and Defence to Bid Management, Contracts, Marketing, Programming, Cyber-Security and 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.

Support

To ensure you have the support for this programme, 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. Throughout, you’ll be taught by a highly qualified team of lecturers, plus members of CGI who are brought in as guest lecturers in their expert fields. You’ll also have a designated programme leader, Stella McKnight, who’ll fully support you along the way.

Our Requirements

To have or be predicated to achieve at least 300 UCAS points across three A-Levels or equivalent BTECs at grade C or above (excluding General Studies) gained in the same academic year (or equivalent) or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. Also a minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent), including English, Maths and Science. For the IT focused programmes, your A-Levels(or equivalent e.g. Scottish Nationals, BTEC etc) should include an IT related subject, unless you can show strong technical (programming/development) ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.

If you have any questions regarding our entry requirements, please contact us.

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. Please contact us if you have any queries.

(Our School Leaver Programmes are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. Scottish Nationals, 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 contact us if you already have a degree but would like to apply for one of our School Leaver Programmes before applying.)

Ready to build your career? If you’ve got what it takes to succeed with CGI, we’re here to support you all the way. Apply now. 

Job type: 
Sponsored degree
Location of vacancy: 
Reading/Leatherhead
Length of programme: 
3 years
Resulting qualification: 
Degree qualification
Application deadline: 
01/03/2017
Start date: 
11/09/2017
Starting salary: 
£14100
Entry requirements: 
A levels (or equivalent)
Expected UCAS points: 
300
Days' holiday: 
25
Sectors: 
Business, Management consulting, IT and technology


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