CGI’s story began in 1976 with two 26 year old entrepreneurs, Serge Godin and Andre Imbeau. The two started the company in the basement of Serge’s home with one client, one phone and a lot of ambition. Today, there are over 88,500 of us working across the globe delivering the IT services that matter.
When founded, “CGI” stood for “Conseillers en gestion et informatique,” which translates to “Consultants in management and information technology.” As we grew into a global company, we became known as simply CGI.
Together, CGI's professionals have built one of the leading IT and business process services companies in the world with a long track record of service excellence, innovative services and solutions, and sustainable profitable growth.
Whilst you may not have heard of CGI, you will have heard of our projects!
We have supported over 200 satellite missions into space
We defend against 43 million cyber attack incidents each day on military and intelligence networks and infrastructure
We work with 23 of the top 25 banks in both North America and Europe
We the data services provider for the roll-out of 53 million smart gas and electricity meters in the UK
We designed, built and operate the Police National Database used by all UK police forces and containing over 3.2 Billion records.
At CGI we want “to create an environment in which we enjoy working together and, as owners contribute to building a company that we can be proud of.” It really is our members that will make a difference and help us to be a world class information technology and business process services leader.
Our students and graduates play a big part in the solutions that we deliver to our clients and have worked on some of the company’s biggest projects. If you join us as a Technical graduate or as an industrial placement student you can expect to work on different projects in roles such as programming, testing and developing. Join us as a Business graduate or placement student and you will work either as a junior service delivery manager or as a business analyst.
CGI recruit graduates and placement students into our major business units; Banking, Cyber Security, Defence, Energy and Utilities, National Security, Public Sector and Space. Our business units are designed around industries and clients. To find out more about each of the business units please have a look on our website.
We recruit graduates and students into various locations across the UK. Our main hubs for Graduates and Students are in; Aberdeen, Bristol, Chippenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Reading, Scottish Borders, Solihull, South Wales and Surrey. Due to the nature of our business, you work on ‘projects’. This means you’re never doing the same thing and you can have different roles across various projects, so there is no ‘typical day’. It also may mean you are working on client site or at any other CGI office aside from your base location. It really does vary at CGI and you should therefore be prepared for some travel in your role. As part of the selection process, you will be asked to state your business unit and location preferences so we would encourage you to do your research about where you would like to go. Please note that different business units operate from different locations.
Be part of our story.
Are you looking to make a career move that will stretch your talents, and make a real difference? At CGI you can support the digital transformation of the UK in a friendly, collaborative environment
£500 joining bonus for all Early Career members
Relocation - If criteria for relocation is met a benefit specific to Early Career members is that they can claim up to £1000 to help with their move.
Free Sports & Social Club to all Early Career members – which gives EC members access to Sports & Social events across the UK, such as The theatre, golf, horse racing, air shows, festivals, overseas trips etc
CGI for good - CGI work alongside 80+ charitable causes throughout the UK to improve communities and our sustainability team work side by side with our member volunteering community to provide opportunities. CGI Members have the ability to give back to their communities through the CGI for good platform and volunteer a day every year.
Member flexible benefits to include but not limited to – Gym Membership, Cycle to work, Tech Scheme, Car Leasing, Health Cover, Discounts to a wide range of retailers.
Profit Participation Plan
Share Scheme – CGI Matches up to 3.5%
Diversity & Inclusion Networks
Mental Health first aiders
- CGU have over 300 Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across the UK, who are fully trained to support our members as and when required.
Member assistance programme
- through the free and confidential Member assistance programme UK MAP, CGI offers members consultation, psychological counselling and other support services to help them through any personal or professional challenges which is available 24/7, 365 days a year:
- Supporting members in their efforts to adopt a healthier lifestyle through a variety of preventive and awareness activities and services.
Graduates - £31,500
Industrial Placements - £21,500
Industrial Placements London based - £23,500
Returning Industrial placement (Once Graduated) £32,500. Over 90% of our Industrial placements accept the offer to return as a graduate to CGI
Degree Apprenticeships - £21,5000 UK - £23,500
Culture and Values
Partnership and quality
Objectivity and integrity
Intrapreneurship and sharing
Corporate social responsibility
What you can except
Be part of the digital revolution
It’s an exciting time to be in the IT services industry. The world around us is becoming more connected, transcending borders, cultures and languages. CGI is the partner and expert of choice for our clients, helping them benefit from the technology that is at the heart of the digital revolution.
Never get bored
Every day around the world, we help clients turn rapid change into measureable opportunity. With more than four decades of growth, and with offices around the world, we offer a range of experiences in which to grow your career. No matter your role, your skill, your ambition—everyone at CGI is empowered to serve as a trusted advisor to create lasting results for our clients, our business, and our communities.
Discover your full potential
At CGI, we encourage and support our professionals to build their skills. We empower those new to work to immediately gain meaningful experience. Our open culture gives you the freedom to explore, innovate and make decisions when it comes to building the right career for you. Our collaborative working environment provides the mentoring and support needed to connect you with a wide range of knowledge that help you best perform while enjoying what you do.
At CGI, our ESG strategy is key to contributing to our strategic goal to be recognized by our stakeholders as an engaged, ethical and responsible corporate citizen within our communities. We prioritize partnerships with clients, while also collaborating with educational institutions and local organizations, on three global priorities: people, communities and climate.
As a global company, we have a responsibility to conduct our business in the most ethical manner, in all countries where we operate, with all of our stakeholders, including clients, members, and suppliers. As a leader in digital services, our responsibility extends to how we deploy digital strategies and protect data, using the highest standards of security.
Diversity and Inclusion
We actively encourage diversity in our workplace. We believe that diversity creates a cohesive and positive environment where all members have the opportunity to thrive and deliver for our clients.
Be yourself. Really.
There should be no limits placed on a person’s dreams, aspirations and ambitions. That’s why at CGI we are unconditionally inclusive. We strive to create an environment where you can always be unconditionally you. We are more diverse than ever before, yet understand that there is still a way to go. We are committed to actively listening, effecting changes and creating opportunities for all within our walls, as well as across the broader industry.
member led network groups nurturing inclusive engagement
members indicated that they identify themselves as ethnic minority background for 2022, compared to 14.4% a year earlier
female member representation at CGI, whereas the industry average is 17%
A STEM role model from CGI’s BAME Network
Join our conversation with Rida, an Aircraft Software Engineer and member of CGI’s BAME Network.
We talk about her experiences getting into a STEM career and how she finds working at CGI and being part of our BAME Network.
We strive to create a stimulating environment where our members can excel, taking the opportunities to continually learn, share knowledge, innovate and progress toward their career aspirations.
Typically, this is through learning and development programmes, challenging engagements, stretch assignments and available positions. All designed to ensure our members can advance professionally and take their career to the next level, with a sense of ownership and pride.