On the launch day for applications (usually between 5-7pm), we will post opportunities from our sponsoring companies for the upcoming CFGdegree cohort. Please read each opportunity carefully before applying. We can break down these listings here!
In this part of the listing we will describe the available roles after completing the degree. This would be something like Junior Software Engineer, or Data Analyst Intern. In some cases it will say "Education Only", "Mentorship Only" or "Sponsored Places Only". This means that there is no guaranteed job role attached, so please only apply to these types of spaces if you are happy with receiving the free educational CFG Scholar opportunity.
You may also find that the stream for the CFGdegree the company is sponsoring may be different to the job role at the end - for example a Product Management CFGdegree that leads to a Junior Software role. It's up to the company's discretion which CFGdegree stream they feel would be best for each role at their company!📝
For opportunities tied to job roles, this is where you will find the locations available for these roles. The CFGdegree itself takes place remotely, but you would need to be 100% willing to relocate or commute if you do not live in the relevant area by the time the start date for the role approaches to uphold your end of the learner agreement.
You may also notice that the "Educational Only" CFG Scholar opportunities will list a location, even though the CFGdegree takes place remotely and there is no sponsored role afterwards. This is because the sponsoring company has selected regions where they are interested in boosting the local economy and building more tech talent!
Some roles will be remote jobs, but if they are in the UK/IRELAND section of the CFGdegree opportunities, than unfortunately these remote roles are only available to people who reside in the UK currently. This is usually due to tax purposes, different employment laws, and many more complex reasons as to why a remote UK company would not consider overseas employees.
This is the start date of the role being advertised. In some cases the company will not have finalised a start date yet, so we will be unable to share it at this stage. You are welcome to still apply and ask further questions at the Company Interview stage.
If you click "Show More", each listing should clearly display whether or not they will be open to sponsoring Visas, and sometimes more information such as whether they will only consider British Nationals, or whether they will support relocation fees. For more information on Visas click here.
The stages of the CFGdegree application process:
- Submit one application form for your main choice company
- You will be invited via email to take our Tech Assessment which needs to be completed as soon as possible
- You will hear back within 3 working days whether you passed the Tech Assessment, in some cases you may need to retake it (more information here)
- If you passed the Tech Assessment you will be invited to complete an online video interview (some client opportunities that are mentorship-only do not include an interview stage, so if this applies to you then skip to step 8!)
- Our team will take careful time here to sift thousands of amazing video applications
- Some candidates are forwarded to Company Interview which is the final stage of sifting
- These candidates are asked to take part in coaching sessions for their interview and sometimes asked by the sponsoring company to complete further online assessments
- Upon successful selection from the sponsoring company, we will reach out with an agreement for the student to sign offering them their space on the CFGdegree!
Mentorship/CFG Sponsored opportunities do not involve any interview stages - the team will sift directly from application forms!
I'm fast-tracked from the last cohort - what does that mean?
Please note: Fast-tracked students STILL need to submit a new company application form when applications launch. This is because we need your data to be completely up to date, and different companies need different student data from cohort to cohort, to ensure we process your application based on the opportunity requirements.
I haven't heard back yet - when will I find out if I have a space?
While the dedicated CFGdegree team are working through applications, we process all applications for each role based on the final deadline for applications, and then completion of the tech assessment. Some company roles have less spaces on offer, so they are often quicker to sift - please don't worry if you see other people receiving a response quicker than you. Everybody will hear back no later than one week before the CFGdegree begins. Please only reach out if this deadline is broached, as it's a very busy time for the sifting team and the support team. We know how frustrating it can be – please hang tight!
Can I withdraw/defer my application?
If you can no longer commit to the CFGdegree for the cohort you have applied for and want to defer or wish to withdraw your application completely, please let us know as soon as possible and contact the Community Support team directly by filling out this form.
You can defer to the next cohort if you have passed your tech assessment and submitted your video interview as we can fast-track your application. Fast-tracking means being able to skip retaking your tech assessment and retaking your video interview is optional. Your interview will also be reviewed before other non-fast-tracked students, but it doesn’t guarantee you preferential treatment or a space on the CFGdegree.
You can withdraw your application at any point before you have signed your contract with the sponsoring company but if you have signed your contract, you will need to discuss this with the Programmes team directly as there is the option of deferring to another cohort.