Training

6.0 / 10

(based on 24 ratings in 2017)

2017

"I've been given no official training as it's more of a 'learning on the job' type thing. I have learned a lot doing so. However, you are able to request official training courses (eg paid Java courses) if you want."
Intern, Leatherhead, Surrey
"As of yet, I've experienced very little training aside from a few generic online classes involving ethics and common sense. However, I do know that other graduates have attended week-long sessions on testing, advanced Java techniques and more."
Graduate, Leatherhead, Surrey
"When I started my role, I had no knowledge of cyber security. I was taught on the job from day one and felt comfortable and confident in the role in no time. There is a great resource of training books and courses on the skills site and regular 'know how' calls that all can attend to learn about something new, be it a technical system or mental health in the workplace."
Graduate, Reading
"Training is performed if the company deems it necessary for work already being done, there isn't much consideration given to employee goals or future work. All training available is decided by the company without third-party training decisions."
Graduate, Leatherhead
"I have attended several training courses via the learning tool we have, which has been very helpful and has helped me to build on my people skills and management skills."
Graduate, Bridgend
"We have good access to online training and classroom-based courses if required. Most training is on the job though."
Graduate, Birmingham
"The training is comprehensive with the usual mandatory training exercises as well as the ability to train in areas outside of your current role to help progress in your desired career path."
Graduate, Leatherhead
"I have received many training opportunities and can suggest courses or conferences that I would like to attend. I have not been denied any of these so far."
Graduate, Leatherhead, Surrey

2016

"So far I have only done the compulsory programmes, although there are a lot on offer for employees. Guidance as to which ones I should think about taking is a bit limited."
Graduate, Leatherhead
"I have had no formal training. This is disappointing as the job offered is described as a graduate scheme, whereas it is much more like just a job. This does at least mean that I have a little more job security."
Graduate, London
"I have only done the mandatory training and inductions so far. They were useful and a good solid foundation but they were a bit repetitive, which meant they got dull very quickly."
Graduate,
"Almost all training is on-the-job and it's a bit disappointing how little code training or even project-specific training there is. You have to learn by asking."
Graduate, Leatherhead
"CGI offers on-the-job training. However, if you require none then there is little opportunity to obtain new skills."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Training courses are optional and you have to go out of your way to ask to be put onto courses. This is sometimes difficult. I have personally been on a handful of courses such as ITIL and an 'influencing and developing' relationship course that I found helpful."
Graduate, Bridgend (Wales)

2014

"Since starting here I have been able to engage in a foundation course in software testing which should lead to a BCS qualification. The company has an excellent portfolio of training courses available. Approval is required for most as the course must be relevant to your job role. Hands on training is provided by a mentor."
Graduate, Bridgend
"There is mandatory e-Learning for new starters to introduce you to the core values of the company and their policies."
Graduate, Leatherhead
"There are online resources, however in my experience there is little structure to the training."
Graduate, Bristol
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