Junior Software Developer at CGI

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Bracknell
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£13,000 annually
Review Date:
1st May 2015

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Review Score

7.6/10

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

6/10

Currently not on project so my day to day tasks are looking through e-mails, updating CV, preparing for Apprenticeship exams and doing Unit work. In addition to searching for new roles.

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

9/10

Yes I've learnt many new skills, mainly through being on project trying new things and also QA training sessions.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I enjoy my programme very much however when not being on a project it can be quite boring.

4. How valued do you feel by CGI?

7/10

When I was apart of a project I felt very valued indeed, I enjoyed every part of it. However it's not rare for some Apprentices to spend months off project. I get alot of support from my people manager.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

8/10

Training on this programme is excellent however some tutors are better than others, but the point is the training we receive is relevant so it can be applied in our day to day tasks. I feel as if this programme has been organised well, I have a timetable of all my training sessions up until the end of my apprenticeship, although there is not much clarification what happens at the end of my apprenticeship.

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

8/10

Our tutor is always there to help if we need it, also we get visits from our assessor every other month where he tailors what units are assigned to us in relevance of what we're currently doing or working on. QA are very helpful if there are any queries they are there to answer them.

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

8/10

When we first joined we were assigned buddies and people managers, I personally have received a lot of support from my people manager. If there is ever an issue my people manager will try his best to resolve it.

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

6/10

For me my commute to work is not too bad, I did not have to move house unlike some other apprentices. Salary wise Apprentices are not as rewarded in comparison to Under graduates, however hopefully this will change.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

9/10

Yes, usually I receive e-mails about opportunities outside of work or charity donations inside work.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

As CGI is a project based company there are lots of opportunities to do different types of work, you can go through many roles and see which one suits you best.

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

Do your research, make sure you ask questions and you understand what you're applying for. Come prepared with some notes and look smart.

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