• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • On a typical day, I will Review project plans, schedules, and budgets to ensure they align with project goals and objectives. Attend project meetings and take notes to document discussions and action items. Communicate project status updates to team members, stakeholders, and vendors. Identify and mitigate project risks by proactively addressing issues and escalating to senior management as needed.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • I have learnt multiple skills including project planning, monitoring and calculating project finances, my communication skills have greatly improved from hosting and attending meetings daily. Lastly I have learnt how to interact with clients and stakeholders in the correct professional manner.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • I thoroughly enjoy my programme, everyday I'm progressing and developing skills I have learnt. The responsibilities I have been given, give me confidence in my role as senior management will have you trust in you to carry out your roles.


  • 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • The Programme is well structed and provides a range of opportunities to enable you to find what career path you want to follow. There is are lots sports and social events which helps you meet other apprentices and graduates.


  • 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • I receive a lot of support from my fellow employees and early careers team at CGI. Anytime I have an issue it is quickly resolved and support is always provided.


  • 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
  • The University is good with supporting students and provides students the opportunities to submit complaints and give feedback to lecturers as some of the topics have not been taught to the correct standard.


  • 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
  • It helps in terms of learning the basics of IT infrastructure, security , management and time management. However the course is it not vert relatable to my current role and many of skills are not transferable.


  • 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
  • yes there is many opportunities at CGI. For example we have a sports and social club which put on a range of events you can attend and is a great opportunity to meet new people.


  • 9a. Would you recommend CGI to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • They provide a well structured degree apprenticeship programme and is a great chance to be a part of a huge global IT firm and gain real work life experience to propel you in your career.

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to CGI?
  • Be yourself and make sure you provide examples of how, why and what you can bring to CGI as a degree apprentice. Make sure the skills you state you have are transferable to CGI.


Degree Apprenticeship

Business Operations


March 2023

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