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IT Management for Business - Graduate Level Apprenticeship (9 posts) - 15195

3 January 2018


4 Years 


£14,625 per annum starting salary plus company benefits


CGI is a global business with 70,000 professionals in hundreds of locations 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. CGI has been officially ranked number one for its outstanding employee offerings in the 2017 survey of UK companies by the Top Employers Institute.  CGI also received Top Employer Europe certification for the 4th consecutive year.

Work Environment: 

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 Edinburgh Programme is sponsored by our North, Energy, Utilities and Telecoms (EUT) area of the business and you could be based from our Edinburgh or Glasgow office.

What might a day in this job look like?

We're offering you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting and earn while you learn on our Edinburgh Graduate Level 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 70,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide.

The nature of our business you work on 'projects', meaning you're never doing the same thing and you can have different roles across various projects, so there is no 'typical day'. As CGI is a consultancy, it may also mean you are working from your base office, on client site, in another CGI office or sometimes from home. You should therefore be prepared for some travel in your role. 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.

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 and a 'Buddy' who is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.

What will I learn?

Join our programme starting in September and you'll study towards a BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business (ITMB), one day a week at Edinburgh Napier University, 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.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

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. 

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. Also, at least 7 National 5s at grade 1-3 including English or Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted).

Closing Date:

Wednesday 31 January.