Project Coordinator at CGI

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Reading
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

7.7/10

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

8/10

Since joining in 2013 I have worked in two different roles. In my first role I helped coordinate the change work on the programme I worked on which included proposal writing, estimating, and presenting proposed solutions to management for their review.

I have since started working on a roll-out project and have been responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of sites across the UK and Europe.

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

7/10

This job has helped to develop my commercial and analytical thinking as well as further developing 'soft skills' such as how I interact with colleagues. I have also learnt, largely through observing my manager, how to effectively manage a client relationship.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I have enjoyed the challenge that my job presents me and it is an enjoyable work environment to be in. In comparison to work, I have not found university as interesting and have been somewhat disappointed by the quality of teaching and organisation/professionalism.

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4. How valued do you feel by CGI?

8/10

I find that CGI rewards their employees/members well and feel that I am valued by CGI. An example of this would be incentives such as the share purchase plan along with other benefits that the company offers.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

The programme is relatively well structured with quite a lot of involvement from CGI with the university. However, I think there is a need for more organisation for on-boarding and helping to find a first job role.

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

7/10

We receive a suitable amount of support from the university which we attend on a weekly basis during term time. Tutors are available to book tutorials with and offer advice when needed.

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

8/10

By having a workplace mentor, people manager and line manager, all of whom are very supportive, I have received a good amount of support from my employer which has helped me to develop.

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

8/10

I have had quite low living costs so it hasn't been too much of a problem for me. However, I know that in the first year it was a bit of a struggle for a few people. CGI also cover travel expenses for travel outside of your normal commute which minimises costs as well.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

The company has a sports and social club which I have enjoyed attending. Events have included steak tasting evening and quiz nights as well as weekly sports events i.e. football, basketball etc.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I feel that CGI provides quite a lot of room for development and due to the varied areas that we work in, it gives an opportunity to try out a variety of different roles

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

In an interview, provide evidence which demonstrates that you have excelled in a certain area, whether that's in education or another area such as sports.

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