Industrial placements

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!)

Industrial placements in business and IT

We recruit industrial placement students into both business and technical positions across some of our major business units, including:

Our technical industrial placements will typically work in roles such as development or testing, whereas our business industrial placements will work in project support, business analysis and service delivery roles.

Who are we looking for?

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, and our business graduates will come from a broad range of degree backgrounds.

Depending on which business unit you would like to join, we will consider students working towards a minimum 2:1. If you are not on track for this grade but have extenuating circumstances then your application will also be considered.


We have technical industrial placement roles in the following locations:






South Wales

We have business industrial placement roles in the following locations:





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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