1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is a Java Developer on LIBRA, my day-to-day varies from creating compoents to enhancing pre-exsisting ones
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I've learnt lots of new skills, I was the first apprentice to join the LIBRA project and really felt like they looked after me and taught me a lot (and still continue to)
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy my programme, my job has become a real center to my life, I'm one of these rare indivudals that goes to work with a smile on their face.
4. How valued do you feel by CGI?
I feel extremely valued by CGI, I'm taking ownership for my work and more importantly the work I'm doing is having a rather postive impact.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme wasn't as well structured as I initally was led to believe, but being the first batch of people like this I can understanding that theres bound to be some teething problems.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider QA give us lots of support, from visiting us at work and creating training sessions. Some of the content has been a bit long but I think its aimed at anyone.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I really think my employer gives me a lot of support, from ensuring my admin is up-to-date to having a career manager to ensure I meet my goals.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary doesn't meet my costs, compared to other apprenticeship its extremly well payed but I do feel like my contriubtions towards CGI far out weigh my salary
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
I'm always looking for new opportunites to gain hold of, I find that theres lots of things within CGI itself, I perfer opportunies on App dev such as the Barons Trail App I'm currently invovled with creating.
9a. Would you recommend CGI to a friend? *
9b. Why? *
CGI really push the boundries and make you what you should be.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to CGI? *
I would say get yourself a buddy, having a role model to ask stupid questions is worth having. Also, enjoy it and make the most of your time there.
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