What to expect in an Industrial placement

Our goal is to inspire you, the next generation, to be yourselves and make your mark on our business.

Our students play a big part in the innovative and lasting solutions that we deliver to our clients. A year’s industrial placement – sometimes called a sandwich placement – gives you practical, hands-on experience surrounded by our friendly and encouraging team.

You’ll work alongside business leaders from day one, and participate in live projects, allowing you to put the theory to the test! An industrial placement with us gives you the opportunity to make a real difference (and we hope leads to a graduate offer to return the following year!).

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Technical industrial placements

We want to reward your talent with the opportunity to succeed, and this stems from your passion and genuine interest for technology. This is what we look for in all our industrial placement students, therefore our application process is open to people from all degree backgrounds.

In the majority of cases, however, our technical industrial placement students will be studying towards a computer science or STEM-related degree.

Technical role locations
  • Bristol
  • Chippenham
  • Leatherhead
  • Northern Ireland
  • Reading


Business industrial placements

We have Business industrial placements for those who have an interest in technology and business practices associated with it.

Our Business graduates come from a broad range of degree backgrounds, so the application process is open to all. Explore the range of locations below:

Business role locations
  • Bristol
  • Chippenham
  • Leatherhead
  • London
  • Milton Keynes
  • Reading
  • Solihull
  • South Wales
  • Northern Ireland
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Where can your role take you?

We recruit industrial placement students into both business and technical positions across a wide range of industries, including:


Delivering secure, reliable and innovative solutions into space.



Advancing digital transformation to achieve mission-critical results.


Financial Services

Empowering banks in a digital-first world.         


Infrastructure Services

Helping clients become digital organisations.



Central Government

Digitally transforming the business of Government.



Energy, Utilities and Telecoms

We help utilities around the world transform their businesses into secure, digital enterprises.


Helpful information

To find out more about the application process for the industrial placement opportunities at CGI, what you can expect at each stage and some helpful hints and tips, please click on the link below. We have also created a selection of FAQs, which we hope you find useful.


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