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EMEA Graduate Program

An early career with us will allow you to make the most of your skills and capabilities. Our program will satisfy your ambition to achieve great things in the early stages of your career.

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Program overview

Cognizant’s Graduate Program is a unique opportunity for university students to apply their knowledge, develop new skills and build a meaningful career in tech—from day one. Whether you pursue the technical or consulting curriculum, you’ll work in tandem with experienced mentors on real projects that help leading-edge companies sharpen their edge and increase their lead.

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We are currently hiring!

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Our program benefits

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Join the best in the field!

Work alongside a talent magnet of experienced leaders and associates with heart to solve our clients’ greatest challenges.

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Learn & grow

Cognizant Academy, buddy connects and more. State-of-the-art mentoring, learning, and training programs including regular Leadership and Practice connects to equip you with the right skills.

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Become a game changer!

Play a meaningful role in business transformation. You can make a meaningful impact influential organisations and give back to the communities where we work and live.

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Be a leader at any level.

Great ideas can come from anywhere. We give you flexibility in how you work because we trust you to deliver with excellence and integrity.

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Build the career you want!

Make your mark and control your future. With a variety of career paths, you can expand your capabilities and explore new roles, skills, and business areas. The opportunities are endless.

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Join a diverse, connected community!

We bring together diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences into an inclusive community where we’re accountable.

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Life Sciences Manufacturing program

Are you interested in the Life Science Industry? Check out our program designed for students who want to get a head start in starting their career.

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What is happening across Europe?

For any additional information, make sure to check out our open roles. Our recruiters will give you more information on theses.

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STEM Talent School (ICAI-ICADE Comillas University): In co-partnership with Iberdrola, we provide an annual investment of €10,000 to train students, teachers and support STEM projects.

LadyTech Scholarships:  We grant 10 x € 1,000 a year- scholarships offered to women who are in their final year of a university degree in the STEM field in Spain.

We are currently in the selection process, stay tuned for the next call!

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Cognizant France offers a wide variety of program for students who are looking to get a head start in the professional journey during or after their school.

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United Kingdom & Ireland

UK graduates will explore a world of opportunities in their chosen pathway within Consultancy or Technology. They will play a vital role in designing and building solutions.

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Bootcamp week

As part of the graduate program, you will undergo a Bootcamp of essential core skills to further self development. This week is extremely critical as it will include deep dives into the topics depicted in the diagram on the right. 

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Why Cognizant?

We invite you to the greatest professional adventure you can imagine. We want you to be a part of our mission, to be a company that helps you to succeed, to take on new challenges from multiple perspectives that will make you grow as a professional.

Our awards

Every accolade is a testament to our employees and culture. We are happy to be recognized by:

Top Employer: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands

Top Companies | Portugal 2023
Wellbeing awards | Portugal 2023
Best Candidate Experience | S&A
Top Employer | Europe 2024
Family Friendly Company | Hungary 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

To support you in this process, the Cognizant team has created this amazing resource to help you prepare for your interview:

  • How to answer questions utilizing the STAR Framework
  • What questions to ask and which ones to avoid.

For Virtual interviews:

  • Evaluate your technology: Ensure your internet connection, camera and microphone are working properly.
  • Choose a suitable location: Find a quiet, well-lit space with a neutral background.
  • Dress professionally
  • Practice speaking clearly and confidently.
  • Be Punctual
  • Maintain good eye contact and body language.
  • Follow up with a thank-you email.

You will be a permanent Cognizant employee from day 1.

The Graduate Program is not rotational as the training you’ll receive is targeted to the Service Line you join. As a graduate, you’ll work across the entire technical and digital space within specialized business units where you’ll have the plenty of opportunities to collaborate and deliver game-changing solutions for our clients.

We offer a flexible and agile working environment to achieve the best outcomes for you, your family, and our clients. Your safety comes first. Given the unprecedented times, should it be deemed unsafe to work in the office, Cognizant will revert to managing its business remotely.

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