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Graduate and placement opportunities

Make #GenerationCGI your generation.

Life. You want a challenge. Excitement. Kicking off your career wouldn’t be too bad either. At CGI, we’re building a brand new generation that provides all this and more. Providing IT career opportunities that open up lots of possibilities and give you the chance to make a real impact on the world.

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You might not have heard about us, but as one of the leading IT names in the business we’ve got some outstanding and rewarding career opportunities right here for you.

We’re looking for the UK’s most driven and passionate people. If you like the sound of helping to drive some really exciting IT projects such as securing Europe’s major satellites and winning multi-million pound contracts, then CGI is for you.

So what type of role could you be doing? We’ve got opportunities across the business in a range of roles so there are plenty of options to choose from. Many of our senior leadership team began their CGI story as graduates so you can be guaranteed that we’ll provide you with the right career support, building you a career from the start. We don’t call our employees ‘employees’ either, at CGI you’ll be known as a member.

In fact, we place so much emphasis on our members that we encourage them all to become part of our future success story through our share purchase plan, matching their contributions by up to 3% of their salary.

Challenge yourself. We will.

Discover our graduate opportunities.

If you’re at uni and looking for a placement, or you’ve just graduated, we want to talk to you. Backed up by serious training in a fantastically supportive environment, our graduate opportunities give you the chance to work on some of the biggest, most exciting and challenging IT projects across an extensive range of sectors, so why not be part of it?

We’re proud of what we do and you can help us make a difference by joining us as either a technical or business graduate/placement student. Our technical roles are ideal if you want to start a career in a software development, testing, application management, architecture or cyber security role. Our business roles are ideal if you want to start your career in roles such as business analyst, project management or service delivery management. We recruit graduates and placement students into a variety of business areas such as Cyber Security, Energy and Utilities, and the Defence and Public Sector, meaning you can get real-world experience with real clients.

Level Up! Stand out from the crowd.

Discover our placement opportunities.

How’s your degree going? Is it time to take it up a level? If you’re looking to make sure you stand out from the rest after you graduate, we want to talk to you about our exciting placement programme.

You’ve studied hard and now it’s time to put those skills to work. Through your 12-month industrial placement with us, you’ll certainly get the opportunity to do just that. This is the best way to give you the competitive edge over your fellow students and not only that, you could also be offered a permanent role with CGI after you graduate.

If you’re wondering what type of roles are available, most are technical roles. Many graduates join us as developers or testers, however we also have opportunities for business roles. One thing that’s for sure, you can be guaranteed that your work will make a real difference regardless of the role or area of business.

Gets it done.

There's more to it than you think.

We are one of the largest providers of cyber security services in the UK.

We have supported the missions of more than 200 satellites.

We provided the data services for 53 million Smart meters.

We have been supporting law enforcement across the UK for over 35 years.

The UK police forces rely on us to design, build and operate the Police National Database – with over 3.2 billion records

Our systems are responsible for processing 1.5 billion fuel card transactions, managing $100 billion in fuel card payments per year.

#GenerationCGI. Your tomorrow starts today.

We’ve got a lot more going on than just working on exciting projects – as if that wasn’t exciting enough! Being incredibly proud of the extensive training and benefits that we offer, you’ll find us refreshingly different.

You could be taking part in a training webinar or even working towards a professional qualification, we aim to provide you with essential skills to take your career forward. You’ll also get to take part in e-learning and face-to-face training.

A huge plus at CGI is the connections you’ll make, building your network of industry contacts right from the start. A lot of our offices have their own student communities too, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to take part in social events as well through our Sports and Social club.

We’re also focused on the environment and making a real difference to all of our communities and the lives of our members. You’ll be able to take part in some really rewarding initiatives including; community volunteering and school partnerships, as well as Oxygen – our health and wellbeing programme for CGI members – just to name a few.

“It is really exciting to be in my role at the moment, particularly because I am in the Automation Support Team. This team has an emphasis on automating some manual processes within a testing environment. With AI and automatic services growing in popularity within the industry and in society as a whole, it feels like I am part of something that will make a real difference in the future.”


“CGI really looks after its members. I completed my placement year here and then returned as a  graduate! I have worked in a variety of roles which have helped me to broaden my workplace skills.”


Everything you'll ever need #GenerationCGI.

It’s not just study and work either. There’s also a fantastic social side to CGI. Our student communities make life exciting through lots of social events and activities. We also offer some great benefits ranging from flexible holiday to health and wellbeing. Plus, if you’re relocating to join us, don’t worry at all, we can help you with that too.

25 Days Holiday

Share Purchase Plan

Pension Plan

Sports and Social Club

Health and Wellbeing Programme

Member Assistance Programme

Flexible Holiday

We give you 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. However, you can buy or sell up to five days leave per year to suit your needs.

Location Champions

Every CGI office has a location champion team. They organise fun events including bake offs, lunchtime board games, cinema trips and more.

Member Assistant Programme (MAP)

MAP offers you and your family free and confidential psychological counselling and support services for personal or professional challenges.

Medical and Dental Cover

You can opt for a range of medical and dental coverage to suit your individual or family needs as part of our flexible benefits package.

Sports and Social Club (SSC)

For £5 a month, you can join our SSC, which organises sports and social events. These can be anything from silent discos to theatre trips, so there is something for everyone. If you are sporty, there is also a range of activities and teams you can join.

Health and Wellbeing

Our Health and Wellbeing Programme raises awareness and offers support for all our UK members. It focuses on mental health, ergonomic issues and health risks.

Trained Mental Health First Aiders

Our network of mental health first aiders are members who have undertaken training to provide immediate support to their peers. Monthly drop-in clinics currently run at Reading and Leatherhead.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Are you going to commute to work by bike? If so, we can help you to fund a new bike through our flexible benefits package.