What to expect as a Technical Degree Apprentice

Our technical degree apprentices will typically work in roles such as; Software Development, Software Engineering and Software Testing. These roles consist of designing, developing, maintaining and testing software that we, or our clients, have developed.

Due to the nature of our business, you work on ‘projects’. This means you have the opportunity to work across a wide range of roles, industries and locations – there is no ‘typical day’. The best thing about joining us is that while you may start in one area, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day.

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Who are we looking for?

We want to hear from problem solvers, creative thinkers and future dreamers, who are passionate about technology.

No matter your skill level, we are always on the look-out for driven individuals who have a hunger to learn, explore and grow in the fast-moving world of tech.

Technical Degree benefits and courses

There are many reasons to choose a Technical Degree Apprenticeship at CGI, like gaining real world experience and support from
experts
in your field. Not to mention that we provide the course resources and materials required and the best bit – fully paid
tuition fees AND you benefit from a competitive starting salary at CGI!

With three amazing courses to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to explore your passions. Find out more about each of
our Technical Degree Apprenticeships and apply below:

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

University of Winchester

The course offers three specialisms: The Software Engineering specialism for those who want to pursue an IT/Computing career, the Business specialism for those interested in Business Management and Project Management careers and the Cyber Security specialism for those who want to dive into the world of security. You’ll be at the University of Winchester one day per week, and spend the other four developing your career here with us, based in a CGI office in the South of England. The duration of the course is three years.

Course requirements
  • To have or be predicted to achieve at least 120 UCAS points across three A-Levels or equivalent BTECs at grade C or above (excluding General Studies) gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship.
  • Also a minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent grades 4-9 on the new grading scale), including English, Maths and Science. For the IT focused programmes, your A-Levels (or equivalent) should include an IT related subject, unless you can show software programming or development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.
  • Our apprentice programmes are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent BTEC etc) who do not yet have a degree. If you are working towards a degree, or already have one, please see our Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes or contact us before applying.
  • Please note: Due to UK Government security requirements we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the unrestricted right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and have lived in the United Kingdom for a minimum of 5 years with no breaks of 28 days or more. Please contact us if you have any queries.
  • If you have any questions regarding our entry requirements, please contact us.
University of Winchester
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BSc (Hons) Applied Software Engineering

Swansea University

This course offers the opportunity to work with the latest research equipment in a 
new £32.5m Computational Foundry including a Vision and Biometric Lab, Maker Lab, TechHealth Lab, Theory Lab, Cyber Security/Networking Lab, User Lab and 
Visualisation Suite. You’ll be at the Swansea University one day per week, and spend the other four developing your career here with us in our South Wales office. The duration of the course is three years.

Course requirements
  • To have or be predicted to achieve at least 120 UCAS points across three A-Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above (excluding General Studies) gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. Your A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) should include a STEM or IT related subject, unless you can show programming/development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities. Please note, we encourage applications if you have not met these grade requirements but have extenuating circumstances.
  • A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent grades 4-9 on the new grading scale), including English, Maths and Science.
  • Our apprenticeships are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) who do not yet have a degree in a related subject. If you are working towards a degree, or already have one, please see our Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes.

BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions

Manchester Metropolitan University

The course offers two specialisms: The Software Engineering specialism for those who want to pursue an IT/Computing career and the Business specialism for those interested in Business Management and Project Management careers.

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a mixture of day release and block teaching which means the rest of your time will be spent developing your career here with us, based in a CGI office in the North-West of England. The duration of the course is four years.

Course requirements
  • To have or be predicted to achieve at least 120 UCAS points across three A-Levels (or equivalent qualification) at grade C or above (excluding General Studies) gained in the same academic year or a completed Advanced IT Apprenticeship. Your A-Levels (or equivalent qualification) should include a STEM or IT related subject, unless you can show programming/development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities. Please note, we encourage applications if you have not met these grade requirements but have extenuating circumstances.
  • A minimum of five A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent grades 4-9 on the new grading scale), including English, Maths and Science.
  • Our apprenticeships are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) who do not yet have a degree in a related subject. If you are working towards a degree, or already have one, please see our Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes.
Manchester Metropolitan University

Where can your role take you?

We recruit Business Degree Apprenticeships across a wide range of industries, including:

Space

Delivering secure, reliable and innovative solutions into space.

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Defence

Advancing digital transformation to achieve mission-critical results.

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Cyber security

Assess the risk. Protect the business. Operate with confidence.

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Central Government

Digitally transforming the business of Government.

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Energy, Utilities and Telecoms

We recruit Technical Degree Apprenticeships across a wide range of industries, including:

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Helpful information

To find out more about the application process for the business graduate opportunity 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.

 

CGI Apprenticeships brochure

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University of Winchester Swansea University Manchester Metropolitan University

  

 

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