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Get a feel for life as a professional digital engineer, building real-world software.
Under the guidance of experienced developers, our interns form a team to create a commercial-grade application. This might be for a client, or it might be a pro bono project or it might be addressing a need within Softwire.
And with around half our interns taking permanent graduate roles with us after their studies, the programme could be the ideal way into your career in tech.
Underpinning your success are our three key pillars: our people, our culture and the way we work. Read on to discover more about each.
Weeks 1-2: Induction
To get you up to speed ahead of the main development project, we spend two weeks on structured training, covering the essentials you’ll need to thrive as part of the team.
Week 3 and onwards: Software development project
Following the training, you’ll begin work on software for a real customer – either an external organisation or another part of Softwire.
You and your intern colleagues will be exposed to the full delivery lifecycle, guided by experienced software engineers. Projects typically include system design, development and testing, culminating in a demonstration of the completed product to the customer.
Your stepping stone to a permanent role at Softwire?
The intern programme enables us to get to know each other, and gives you a great insight into what a career with Softwire could be like. Around half our interns go on to take up permanent positions with us once they graduate. Find out more about our graduate developer role and where it could take you.
The people we’re looking for
A passion for solving real-world challenges: First and foremost, you’ll get a buzz from building things that make a difference to businesses, people and society. We also want to see passion for coding – any experience you have is a bonus
An articulate people-person: You’ll be interacting with a wide variety of individuals: some deeply techy, some from complex business domains, and others with low digital literacy. You’ll need to be comfortable understanding their needs and discussing potentially complex technical ideas with all of them
A positive, can-do team player: You love pushing the team to greater heights by helping colleagues out wherever you can. You always look to improve yourself and others. Your default answer to a question is ‘yes’, and you make big problems seem small
We provide full on-the job training to our staff, all the way through their career. Application Process: Our application process is probably the quickest and easiest to be found anywhere. We recruit and interview all year round but candidates are significantly more likely to be successful if they apply well in advance of their preferred start date. Students looking for summer internships or permanent placements after graduation are advised to submit their application before the end of March.