Our two year Scheme is designed to enable you to make an impact from day one. With four exciting and challenging six-month rotations, this is a fast track route to a truly global career. Whether you're looking to become a technical expert or a future business leader, your journey starts here.
After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences the logical next step for me was to go into teaching. I spent a year as a Science Teaching Assistant, working with kid ages 11 to 15 and it was here I discovered I had a passion for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). After successfully launching the school’s first STEM club I decided to pursue opportunities working in technology.
I applied for a number of different Graduate Schemes, but CDK Global really stood out. Not because I knew anything about the company (I didn’t!), but because I would have the opportunity to move around different areas of the business AND spend six months working on an international assignment. When I was offered a place I instantly said ‘yes’.
I’ve since completed my Graduate Scheme and now work in R&D as an Analyst. My time on the Scheme taught me so much about the business, about technology and about working for a global organisation. I love the culture here, everyone is so chilled and happy to help….and it’s changing every day. I can’t believe I used to wear a suit to work!
CDK is brimming with opportunities, you just need to grab them. I’m now training to become a Scrum Master, am an Engagement Champion and I’ve been able to continue my love of STEM at CDK, creating an Ambassador programme launching what I hope will be an ongoing calendar of events to get young people excited about careers in technology.
Like many Graduates I had no idea what I wanted to do when I finished University. Having worked before joining the Graduate Scheme I was really looking for something that would offer career opportunities and career progression; and not just a learning experience.
In fact, by the end of my two years and four job rotations, deciding my permanent role was still a tough choice to make.
I decided Product Management, where I spent my first rotation, was the right path for me. I am now a Product Manager for our Drive DMS working on large scale international projects which provides me with daily excitement and challenges. I learnt so much on the Scheme; from UX and customer journeys to Lean and Agile working; and I really enjoyed my role as Scrum Master as I had the privilege to work with two brilliant development teams.
My international assignment was based in our HQ in Chicago where I was given the chance to assist with the North America HR Information System (HRIS) go live and develop training material for the international implementation that would reach employees in 29 countries worldwide.
The Graduate Scheme has been incredibly rewarding and allowed me to make a real impact from day one. I hope to continue my learning and experience by making the most out of every opportunity.
A friend recommended CDK Global to me. After graduating with a degree in History, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do or where I wanted to work, so it was great to be referred by someone I knew and trusted. The opportunity was a 12-month internship, which seemed like a great step for me to learn and develop new skills in a real working environment.
Joining fresh out of Uni was daunting but I was instantly made to feel at home by my new team, and in fact everyone I met. That’s what I love about CDK – the people couldn’t be more helpful and supportive and I’ve built real friendships that extend beyond the office.
Nine months in, I was offered a permanent position, a huge confidence boost. My role as an FP&A Analyst means I partner with different functions, supporting business process improvement projects and reporting monthly outputs to our CFO.
It’s so empowering to work alongside senior leaders and genuinely feel like the work you do each day is making a difference, and I can’t wait to develop further.
Vice President of Human Resources
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