So who are CGI?

CGI is a global business with 65,000 professionals in 40 countries across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe who provide end-to-end IT and business process services that facilitate the ongoing evolution of our clients’ businesses.

Our aspiration is very simple: to be the best at what we do and help our clients to succeed.  To achieve this we foster local accountability for client success whilst bringing our global strength and onshore, nearshore and offshore delivery capabilities to deliver the right blend of solutions for our clients.  Across the UK we have around 6000 members who bring specific industry knowledge with a broad range of client experience in order to be a true local partner.  We differentiate ourselves by our way of working — approachable, flexible and easy to do business with.

With 40 years of experience and continued business growth we offer financial strength and business rigour to support some of the UK’s biggest and best brands across the commercial and public sectors.  Our teams have experience in delivering award winning programmes in space, defence and national security, central government and the public sector including health, as well as the commercial sector including financial services, oil and gas, energy and utilities and telecoms.

We deliver a full spectrum of innovative and adaptable solutions including IT and business consulting, systems integration, application management and development, IP-based solutions, flexible infrastructure services and comprehensive outsourcing services.

·         CGI in the UK snapshot:

·         Serving clients across the commercial and public sectors

·         Industry expertise, end-to-end service offerings and rich IP-based solutions that advance clients' business goals

·         Alliances with global partners including Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to deliver the best solutions for our clients

·         Around 6,000 experts based across the UK

·         The first 5* accredited service desk in the world (Service Desk Institute)

·         Offices in 16 UK towns and cities

CGI and students – what do CGI have to offer?

CGI offers a world of opportunity. We're a global company, so you'll benefit from the wide range of resources and experiences a company our size can offer as well as the local support you will receive from the student community. You will work on our real live projects meaning you can shape and develop your career choosing different roles and career paths and across our different business units.

At the same time, you'll be part of a unique culture that gives you the freedom to innovate, to make decisions, to achieve your full potential and to develop your own career. We also believe your success is directly linked to the success of CGI – so much so that through our Share Purchase Plan you become an “owner” of CGI through purchasing CGI shares on the open market, with the added benefit of CGI matching your contribution up to 2.5% of salary.

For all of our School and College leavers we offer permanent, full-time careers so there is no worry about finding a job when you complete the programme. We also cover all tuition or training fees and the resources you need such as books and materials. When you join the company you are also given a laptop and mobile phone. You can use your laptop for your studies and training. So you have everything you need to get started!

During the programme you will benefit from a dedicated People Manager, buddy and mentor as well as first-class training and development, including the opportunity to train for professional qualifications. We also know starting a new job can be expensive, that is why we offer a relocation allowance to those that qualify under our policy. You’ll also be able to access a range of excellent benefits, including;

·         Relocation Allowance

·         25 days annual leave

·         Pension contributions

·         Profit participation plan (annual bonus)

·         Share purchase plan

·         Season ticket loan

·         Sports and Social club

·         Health and life benefits

·         Member voluntary discounts

You’ll also be entitled to join our flexible benefits scheme. This allows you to change certain benefits to suit your lifestyle. For instance, you could buy or sell holidays, take out additional insurance or buy discounted childcare vouchers.

At CGI, we are also passionate about the communities in which we live and work. We take the skills required to be a leading IT services company—problem solving, creativity and dedication—and put them to work to make a positive difference. Through volunteer and pro-bono initiatives and financial investments, students will have the opportunity to contribute to those causes that benefit the well-being of our communities.

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