Software development roles

We are keen to hear from talent like you – school/college leavers who love technology and have a real desire to learn.

Our apprenticeship programmes are great for school leavers who have a career path in mind – and want to study towards a recognised qualification – while earning at the same time.

We have various apprenticeship programmes across our business, with a wealth of opportunities to advance your career.

We work in a project-based environment, which means that there is no ‘typical day’ as you will work across a wide range of roles, industries and locations.

Your work will vary, and that’s the exciting part, that you have the scope to shape and develop your career according to your professional interests (all with the support and guidance of others).

Find out more about our software development and software testing higher apprenticeships, and apply below:

Software development

Our software development higher apprenticeship is great for school leavers wishing to pursue a technical career path and want to learn whilst earning at the same time.

The programme

Our software development apprenticeship in Wales is a 24 month programme. You will study one day per week at Bridgend college whilst spending the rest of your time working at CGI complementing your learning with on-the-job training on real projects.

You’ll learn about a range of topics such as: database design and development, website design and development, software development lifecycles and networking amongst more.


To have or be predicated to achieve at least 64 UCAS points across two A-Levels (or equivalent) 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/development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.

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Helpful information

To find out more about the application process for apprenticeships with 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, and a parent and teacher guide, which we hope you find useful.


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