Maria Whittingham, pupil recruitment supervisor at CGI, embraced a golden possibility 5 years ago whenever she embarked on a sponsored level apprenticeship.
Gaining a debt-free, BA (Hons) level while simultaneously gaining work that is valuable with us had been, inside her own words, “invaluable”. Now, 5 years on, we consult with Maria to discover exactly just what life is similar to at CGI.
You operate in a male-dominated industry sector – exactly exactly how has CGI guaranteed you're feeling welcome when you look at the working environment?
I've constantly experienced supported at CGI.
We joined up with in 2014 in the degree apprenticeship that is sponsored. Initially, I became concerned me would be limited that i’d miss out on the social side of university or that the network of people with similar interests to.
I needn’t have worried! There’s lots taking place at CGI. For instance, the activities and club that is social which organises enjoyable tasks where you are able to fulfill like-minded individuals, while the ‘working together’ initiatives into the workplaces.