Graduate Class Space – start 1 september 2023

Company Details


Delivering secure, reliable and innovative solutions. We help clients implement complex, mission-critical space software systems to address fast-changing market dynamics and business demands.

Position Description:

Are you a recently graduated engineering professional or starting professional and eager to learn? Did you know that challenging projects and professional training opportunities are the foundation to a successful career in IT? Then CGI is the right choice for you!

We have the strength and size to shape even the most ambitious IT careers. Because we are a stable and growing organisation, we can offer you excellent opportunities to work in a supportive environment on projects that have a real impact on our world.

You will join an international Space team with colleagues from all over the EU, a diverse and inclusive environment where you can develop your talent in business and technology driven setting.

What is the Graduate Class Space?
In the Graduate Class Space you will follow a 8 week training program with the objective to prepare you for a great start in our Space team.

The Graduate Class consists of a series of training modules, study days and a case study. The case study will provide you with the opportunity to put what has been learned into practice. Training module topics to be offered during the Graduate Class will be a mix of Software Engineering, Space Engineering and Soft Skills, with focus on the lifecycle of space IT systems, agile/scrum, security and JAVA. The combination of the various topics will provide you with all the skills and knowledge of a starting IT consultant in the Space Industry.

What do you bring?
The Space Graduate Class will be hard work, but as a result your learning curve will be steep! As a minimum requirement, you have (recently completed a technical Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (HBO or WO) in, for example, Computer Science, Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering or a science education with a strong IT component. Furthermore you:

  • Are eager to learn and a go-getter
  • Have excellent command of the English language (Dutch is a plus but not mandatory)
  • Hold a passport of one of the EU countries

What can you expect after successfully completing the Graduate Class?

After completing the Space Graduate Class you will join one of our space projects, in a role that suits your skills and preferences, as:

  • Software Developer,
  • Infrastructure/Network Engineer,
  • Security Engineer, or
  • Assembly, Integration and Verification Engineer (AIV)

Where you will be working together with experienced colleagues to gain hands-on experience. At CGI we have a buddy system that helps you get off to a good start in our company in the first 6 months. The Graduate Class will offer you a solid professional basis to quickly find your way within CGI and our clients. CGI also has active practices, communities where colleagues in similar roles within different industries will meet and share their experience, such as the Dev@CGI community, and Test community.

Your working environment
With almost 40 years in the industry, CGI Space is a growing business with exciting projects and prospects across the Navigation, Security, Earth Observation and SATCOM domains. We currently have around 500 members working on projects in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. You will get the opportunity to work for the Galileo programme. Galileo is Europe’s own global navigation satellite system and will consist of 24 satellites and 6 spares in orbit. It is capable of providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. The system is still under development and has recently entered the Exploitation Phase.

Our offer
We offer you a permanent contract with excellent terms of employment, so you can be sure of a job right away. Working part-time? Whether you want to work at least 32 hours or 4 x 9 hours is also possible with us. In addition, we feel it is important that everyone at CGI feels like the owner of their own work. Literally owner, because at CGI you get the opportunity to become a shareholder and thus share in our successes.

It’s also important to us that you remain inspired, do the things that excite you and continue to develop. Our CEE Campus offers a wide range of relevant training courses. What else we have to offer: a place in a fun and close-knit team of professionals where we take joint responsibility for the development of our clients and employees. A team with which we can exceed customer expectations and put ourselves on the map within and outside of CGI. A role in our CGI story.

Are you ready to be part of our story?
Apply now! We will contact you as soon as possible.

We do not cooperate with external Recruitment parties.
Acquisition due to our vacancies is therefore not appreciated.

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners, and, as owners, we enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today—one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where everyone belongs, and we collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

Ready to become part of our success story? Join CGI—where your ideas and actions make a difference.


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