Business Analyst at CGI

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
28th January 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I have various roles one a day to day basis as I can be on different projects. This is useful as I can learn a lot about different areas of the business. I also have time to do my QA Apprenticeship work.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt a lot of new skills. I have had training courses on Java and my next course is on SQL. I have found the teachers really friendly and helpful in my training.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy the programme. I feel like it is aimed for my age range and works really well. I like how the QA training assignments can be moulded around my work life as I may be busy up to the due date with work.

4. How valued do you feel by CGI?


I feel part of the team here at CGI. Everyone is friendly and has welcomed me in. My manager is always available for any queries I have and gives me advice when I need it. I am very happy here.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I think that the programme is very well organized. I have been given a timetable with all my training so I can plan in advance when I will not be in the office. I also think that the time between courses are good as it allows me to get my assignment work done.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Lot of support is given to me from my training provider. I have their email address so I can get in contact with them whenever I need them and they are always quick with their responses.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


My employer is very helpful. He is always available if I need to talk to him. If he's not in the office we also have his email to ask any questions we may have.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I feel that my salary is sufficient for my needs. I am fairly close to my office so travel costs are fairly low. I also do not own my own house yet so I have lower living costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many opportunities outside of work. We take part in football once a week and we are regularly invited to work outings to meet new people within the company. There is a local pub which some weeks we go down to on a Friday for lunch.

9a. Would you recommend CGI to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

I would recommend it to a friend as it is a really friendly environment and everyone will offer help and support if you ask for it. You will learn a lot of new things and it will give you a lot of important life skills to take forward in life.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to CGI? *

I would advise people to just be themselves and enjoy the process. You will be able to learn a lot through CGI and everyone is really helpful and will look out for you. It is a really friendly place to work and I would strongly recommend it.

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