Imaging Geophysicist / Scientist 2024 Graduate Programme

Crawley, UK/Remote
Added: April 12, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Job Description

This entry-level role is for physicists, mathematicians and geophysicists, looking for a career where they can continue to develop their scientific skills and knowledge. We provide all training that is required so no prior knowledge of geophysics or geology is expected.

We recruit globally for our UK roles so welcome applications from all countries. Subject to eligibility we provide visa sponsorship and relocation assistance in addition to accommodation assistance.

Employees will be based in Crawley, just south of London, with excellent transport links to central London, Brighton & the South Coast, the wider UK, and international destinations via nearby Gatwick Airport.

Do you want to use physics and mathematics to solve real world problems?

The world beneath our feet is incredibly complex and the source of the natural resources fundamental to the functioning of our society. We utilise the latest signal processing, modelling and imaging techniques and some of the most advanced compute facilities in the world to build high-resolution 3D seismic images & models of subsurface geology and rock properties for our clients primarily in the energy industry.

We operate a team-based structure with each team focusing on one or two client-facing projects with their unique geophysical and commercial challenges. We are looking for individuals who will enjoy using their problem solving skills to meet the challenges our clients have, as well as continuously seek to improve their own understanding and help develop our technology further.

What skills will you develop as a geophysicist?

You Can Expect To Develop Expertise In

  • The fields of signal processing, modelling and imaging; and gain awareness of wider developments in the fields of geoscience and data science
  • Building and maintaining long-term client relationships through service excellence
  • Management of complex technical projects with multiple short- and long-term deadlines
  • Effective communication and collaboration with team members and clients
  • Cultural awareness through training and interaction with our globally diverse clients and teams
  • Later in your career, leadership and management skills enabling you to contribute to the development of others; and opportunities to publish papers and present at industry conferences


Integrated or postgraduate Masters or PhD in any of the following disciplines: Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics/Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Natural Sciences with a Physics specialisation.

Exceptional performance at BSc level will also be considered. We also invite applications from Engineering backgrounds with significant signal processing elements.

What do we look for?

  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Technical knowledge in an area of applied mathematics or physics
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and passion for your subject
  • The technical agility to adapt your existing knowledge to a new field
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts
  • Evidence of leadership, teamwork or customer service from involvement in university societies, extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience/internships.

Additional Information

LinkedIn, our Hub on Gradcracker, our CGG Stories, and SheCanCode page give insights into the working environment at CGG, the projects we work on and some application tips!

Application deadline and start date

The final deadline for applications is currently the 31st May 2024 but we would encourage you to apply whenever you feel ready. Please include a cover letter with your application. Note we do not accept re-applications.

We typically start people either in early spring or early autumn but we can be flexible depending on circumstances.

Why work at CGG?

  • Salary starting from £36,000 p.a. and highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program & bank holiday swap
  • Hybrid model and flexible working with up to 2 days at home
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes including gym membership
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Tailored Private Medical & Dental care
  • Sponsorship of visas/comprehensive relocation packages

Our culture

There are over 20 nationalities represented in our Imaging team in Crawley with backgrounds ranging from aerospace engineering to theoretical physics. We believe that the cognitive and cultural diversity of our teams contributes significantly to the success of our company, fostering technical excellence through collaboration and innovation.

We value the unique perspective of individuals, promote curiosity and work hard to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients and partners. We have a friendly and inclusive working environment supported by effective team cooperation and a trusting leadership, built upon a clear company structure and career pathway.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.