At Cognizant, we help modern businesses get ahead and stay ahead.
Who we are
How? We focus on the technologies that are changing the nature of business, like IoT, AI, software engineering and cloud. Our work spans the whole life cycle and breadth of digital transformation from consulting through to technology delivery, and we work with some of the world’s leading companies across industries and geographies.
Our work has game changing impact, like when we aided scientists in the race against Covid, or when we helped accelerate the Aston Martin Formula One racing team with key data that influenced the sustainability and performance of the car. Or when we helped the FA change the game of their Digital Engagement platform, helping to modernise football for all. The impact we make is vast and diverse.
As one of the largest global professional services companies we help clients modernise technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can move forward in our fast-changing world. Together, we’re improving everyday life.
We want to make sure you're right for us - and we're right for you. So we try to make the process as fair and efficient as possible.
Reasonable Adjustment: Disclosure is a very personal decision but if you need any reasonable adjustment during the selection process, it's important to let us know. We won't push for details that you may not want to divulge - privacy is paramount. We just need enough information to confirm what adjustments need to be put in place. We'll ask if the medical condition is something that our Assessment team need to be aware of. That way, we can provide additional support if necessary. Ultimately, it's all down to what you feel comfortable with.
Fair Assessment: We make sure that our assessors are trained - and regularly assessed themselves - to ensure a fair and inclusive experience for all candidates. For example, our interviewers undergo a training session which includes techniques to recognise and avoid unconscious bias. Our assessors observe a session before they carry out their own interviews. This is so we can offer support, address any issues and provide feedback to improve. Read on to learn about each stage of our application process.
The first stage of our process requires you to complete an application form. You'll need at least a 2:2 degree and the right to work in the UK. For some routes, we may require specific degrees. Make sure you explore all the different areas of the business and indicate which area would suit you best. All roles are based in either London or Leeds, plus you'll need to work on client sites which could be anywhere in the UK or Ireland.
The next stage is our online assessment. This is a 40-minute online assessment. Our strengths-based assessment will help you learn more about the work you'll be doing in the graduate programme. If you're successful, you'll be invited to the next stage. Either way, all candidates will receive a feedback report. The assessment is not time limited, but it should take you around 40 minutes.
Next, will be a 60-minute online assessment. You'll have the chance to include video responses here, so it's a great opportunity to show what you're like as an individual. We'll always give you the chance to warm up with a practice question first. Some of the video-based questions will be timed, but you should have plenty of time to provide your answers. The whole thing should take around 60 minutes.
If you decide to apply for one of our technical roles, you'll need to complete a technical online test.
Then, for the final interview, you will get to meet with a member of the team to have a strengths based interview. It's important to just relax and be yourself!
Culture & Values:
At Cognizant, we’re a high-performing team with heart. We’re high-calibre as we are humble, caring and supportive of one another. And when you’re part of our global culture, your unique way of thinking and individuality will be celebrated. With a diverse community of over 300,000 people working together to transform the companies the world relies on – our teams are our magic.
We’re excited by the incredible speed of change around us, because we’re right there at the forefront, blending the newest technology with entrepreneurial thinking. With cutting-edge, high-impact projects, we create an inspiring space for you to explore multiple career opportunities as you thrive on the energy of passionate colleagues. We know businesses can only succeed when society prospers and the environment is protected, so we always strive to do what’s right. And when we’re not developing life-changing digital solutions for clients, we’re improving lives elsewhere by volunteering in local communities, fostering inclusion and so much more.