Start Date:
Head office in Reading
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£14,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


I work in a PMO role doing project administration and project finances. I interact with internal CGI staff, but also have a client facing element to my work. I travel between 4 or 5 sites for my work and my location varies on a day to day basis

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


Since joining CGI I have developed my confidene and people skills. I have also developed new skills in finance management and project governance. I am also scheduled to attend a training day around managing professional relationships.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I very much enjoy the project I work on and the team i work within. Occasionally i feel that i am given responsibilities which are a little above what i feel i should have a very junior member of the team, especially finance related. Overall it is a positive experience and i enjoy my work.

4. How valued do you feel by CGI?


I feel valued by the team i work i and i also feel my efforts get recognized within CGI though the member recognition awards i have revived for exceeding the exceptions CGI have of me.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I feel all of the CGI aspects of the programme are organised very well, as are the majority of the Winchester uni aspects. However there are some University aspects which i feel are lacking structure and organisation.

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


The training provider offer a lot of support when needed, however the support sometimes have to be sought out by individuals, rather than it being offered by the university or other training provider.

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


My employer is very supportive and offer help and guidance where possible. This is very visible though the student recruitment team and my people manager. However sometimes the project team is more focused on delivering an outcome than supporting junior employees.

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


The salary is sufficient to get by in the first year, however it would be a struggle to live of the initial salary for more than a year. Living costs and travel costs are significant, as are food costs when based in expensive ares.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are many corporate events and work based social clubs that we can get involved in. There are also opportunities to volunteer and go beyond the standard work day.

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


9b. Why? *

CGI are offering a good opportunity to develop in the world of IT and business and again hands on work experience whilst still studying for a degree.

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

Carry out research into CGI, what they do and how they operate before applying. Having that knowledge will be essential for attending the interview and assessment day.

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