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Meet The Team

Our dedicated Early Careers Team

Our dedicated Early Careers Team are here to support you from application right the through to joining CGI. You will see them at university campuses and schools, chat to them before your assessment centre, meet them on your assessment centre and be welcomed by them on your first day.

Plus at any time during the process they are on hand to answer any questions and support you throughout.

Our team

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Rebecca Cackett

Early Careers Manager

Rebecca joined CGI over 8 years ago as a sponsored degree student, the equivalent of our current degree apprentice programme. She has been working in our early careers team for over 6 of these years and managing the team for 4 years.

She has a huge amount of passion for not only finding the future talent of CGI but she also focuses on improving the lives of our early careers members throughout the company.

Rebecca has been involved in setting up numerous new apprenticeships over her time in the team, to try and maximise the opportunities for people to start their careers with CGI.


Maria Whittingham

Recruitment Specialist – Apprentices

Maria joined CGI in 2014 as part of CGI’s sponsored degree programme (later known as degree apprenticeships). Her experience as both an apprentice joining CGI as well as 5 years of early careers recruitment experience gives her a unique perspective on how to support those apprentices following in her footsteps.

Maria originally started working on one of CGI’s central government projects before she decided her true passion lay in helping to promote and support apprenticeship opportunities.

If you are looking to join as an apprentice then you will be sure to speak with Maria, and she will be on hand to support you throughout the length of your programme.

Mark East

Recruitment Specialist – Graduates & Industrial Placements

Mark joined the Early Careers Team in 2016 and has over 10 years recruitment experience, he specialises in the recruitment of CGI’s graduates and industrial placements.

As a graduate who found the job hunting process a daunting and stressful one his passion lies in supporting people in starting their careers, and making the process as comfortable and fair as possible.

During the year you will find Mark at universities across the country, running assessment centres and if you join CGI he will most likely be the face welcoming you on your first day.

Mark is also a Mental Health First Aider, offering further support to members across the business including the Early Career’s communities.


Annalee Jarvis

Recruitment Administrator

Annalee has been a member of CGI for 27 years and the most recent 2 of these have been within the Early Careers Team.

Her wealth of experience in working in CGI combined with her passion for supporting our early careers joiners makes her a perfect point of contact for any perspective or new joiners.

Annalee’s previous roles include working in CGI’s resourcing team, assisting members in finding new roles and developing their careers, as such she is perfectly placed to guide new members in how to find the career they want.

You will see Annalee at a lot of our assessment centres, and she is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

As one of our Early Careers Administrators if you accept an offer Annalee may be your dedicated point of contact for support.