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Software Developer Industrial Placement

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 185722 | Contract type: Fixed Term Contract | Business Unit: Inhouse IT




Salary: £18,500

Start date: July 2023

Location: Hatfield

Programme length: 13 Months

Contract type: Fixed term

Application process: This will involve an online application, video interview and a final stage interview and Task


Are you currently an undergraduate in your 2nd year at university? Would you like to join an Industrial Placement Programme designed to fast-track you into your dream role within Software Development? Are you ambitious, with a desire to succeed and would like to be part of an innovative global IT company that puts its people at the heart of what they do?


If you do…we have an exciting opportunity for you!


Our team

We have an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate to join our dynamic Innovation Enablement team as a Software Developer and Programmer. The Innovation Enablement team form a main part of the Innovation Engine in Computacenter at a group level. The market has become more software-driven and therefore we are offering this opportunity to talented undergraduates with a passion for coding who can ‘bring our solutions to life’. This is a 13 -months Industrial Placement opportunity based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire with a potential for Europe-wide travel, remote working may be required.



What you’ll be doing

As part of the 13-month industrial placement programme as a software developer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Create showcases to bring to life our global strategic investments

  • Assist in ideation sessions with live prototyping

  • Be responsible for demonstration creation including our demonstration portal

  • Provide innovation consultancy across the business and for our customers

  • Have ‘Hands on’ experience in a fast-paced environment which will provide an opportunity to learn and work on innovative solutions for our customers



What should you bring with you?

As well as a strong interest in IT and software you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • We’re seeking individuals who are working towards any degree (Any subject/ Classification) and are in the penultimate year of study 

  • Can demonstrate a willingness to work with any development platform, including Microsoft suite (eg Azure, Power products), backend development (e.g. NodeJS), automation/scripting (eg Python),  web development, and Cloud technologies (Azure/AWS/Terraform)

  • Has the ability and drive to pick up new languages or techniques as needed

  • Confidence in bringing own ideas into any task and being a self-starter

  • Displays a strong work ethic in a dynamic customer-facing environment.

  • Familiarity with 3D engines, ideally with Unity or Blender and Mobile Application Development (mainly Flutter)

  • Autonomous and independent working style where required


What we can offer you:

  • Involvement with our internal Future Talent community employee where you have the chance to influence change on business, through areas such as gender, culture, wellbeing, and sustainability

  • Flexible employee benefits scheme, corporate discounts from well-known retailers, a great employer pension and great work life balance arrangements

  • The opportunity to work for a company that are leading the way with their sustainability Strategy: ‘Winning Together for our People and our Planet’ and who also help customers to meet their sustainability objectives through some of our solutions, helping drive change on a global scale. 



Current information for our applicants

Join us and you will be joining an exciting and inspiring work environment where our can-do culture will empower you to actively shape our digital future. All while you build an amazing career! Our business is technology, but fundamentally we’re people dealing with people. Our interest in our talented people is genuine and extends beyond just their skills and experience. To us, your personality, character and perspective equally matter, and we know that our people do their best work for our customers when they bring their authentic selves to work. Here, at Computacenter, people really do matter! 


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


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