Degree subject studied
BSc Business Management
Your current role at CGI: role name and overview. What does this job entail (eg. what do you typically do day-to-day).
Market Intelligence Consultant for Space, Defence and Intelligence.
Day to day, I work on collecting and analysing market and competitor insights and ensuring that they are communicated within the organisation. This ensures that CGI are up to date with the latest trends, developments and opportunities, but also aware of their competitors actions within the market. Alongside this, I provide detailed analysis and research for specific projects, bids and campaigns.
Your previous roles at CGI
I started CGI through the graduate scheme and was initially placed as a bid manager, although I moved over to this role rather quickly as it was a brilliant opportunity for me to network and build skills.
Why did you decide to work for CGI / in the IT industry in general?
I wanted to work in an industry that was fast paced, innovative and focused on problem solving.
What worried you about working in IT with a non-IT degree (if anything) and what was the reality?
I was worried that I would not fit in, or that I would feel almost left out as I have no IT knowledge. In reality, there is a mixture of people from a variety of backgrounds and there is a strong part of the organisation which is business focused and needs those skills.
What has surprised you most about working for an IT consultancy with a non-IT degree?
I am surprised at how interesting I find it!