Junior developer at CGI

Start Date:
2014
Location:
Reading
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

8.0/10

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

7/10

I am currently developing a web application with another apprentice for the Ministry of Justice. My daily tasks starts off with me spending some time researching ways in which we can improve and refactor our code. I have a daily call with the other apprentice to assess where we are and where we want to be with the application then continue to code. I often speak with other apprentices and people in the MoJ room.

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

9/10

I have learnt a LOT about C# and SQL with the training courses provided by QA. These skills have been transferable to the work place, and have been further developed at work. I have developed professional skills as I attend many meetings.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoy the work I am doing, as it is interesting and provides a lot of responsibilities.

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4. How valued do you feel by CGI?

9/10

I feel like a valuable member of CGI. The Web application i am developing is important.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

6/10

Training is very organised, However The support outside of training can be improved.

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

8/10

I receive a lot of support from QA.

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

10/10

People manager attends all of our assessment meeting with training provider, and I feel I can discuss any problems I encounter.

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

3/10

Not the best. I have to travel from london to reading most days and pay out of my pocket. Coupled with my living costs this leaves me with very little money for social activities with my friends outside of working hours.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

10/10

There are many opportunities.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I feel a sense of security working at CGI, and i'm developing many skills, and provided training and qualifications.

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

Research the company, know exactly why you want the apprenticeship, and dont feel shy to express yourself in the assessment process.

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