Software Test Engineering Internship (12 months, 2024-2025)

Software, Computer Science, Physics.


Cambridge Consultants is looking for an engineering student who would like to spend a year working in the Software and Electronics Department. It’s a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience and learn new skills in software engineering and software development. We work on a variety of exciting client projects, and you will get to see how ideas go from the whiteboard to production.

This is a 12-month internship starting Summer 2024 intended for students taking an industrial placement as part of their degree.  

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Your role

Cambridge Consultants is a world leader in product design working in areas from sensor design and robotics to control problems and complex systems. 

As a Software Engineering Intern, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers to design and implement software for our clients, across a wide range of markets. You will be able to contribute towards the design, implementation and testing of the products whilst learning new skills in software engineering. 

People in the Software and Electronics Department work closely with other disciplines to create cutting-edge products.  Project team sizes tend to be small, giving you lots of responsibility, and you will work with and learn from a team of highly skilled engineers, implementing a wide range of systems from real-time embedded software to UIs for desktop, mobile and cloud platforms. You will also get to work alongside a wide range of other engineering disciplines including human factors, optics, electronics and mechanical design. 

What you'll be doing 

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop products and solve problems for our clients. Your work will vary throughout the year, depending on project needs, but may include (depending on your background and skills): 

  • Implementing software according to specification 
  • Creating test suites for software 
  • Writing project design and test documentation 
  • Modelling designs using software and systems engineering tools 
  • Implementing mobile or web applications
  • Implementing cloud-based services
  • Software prototyping 

What you can bring:

You'll have completed at least two years of study within Software Engineering, Computer Science or another relevant degree (which will include some software-related modules) and able to participate in a placement year from summer 2024-summer 2025. 

You must meet the requirements to obtain UK Security Clearance or already have it.

  • A keen interest in software engineering 
  • Good knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages. (C, C++, Rust, Python, TypeScript). 
  • Some knowledge of and a willingness to learn other programming languages. 


Check out what Life at CC is like along with our benefits below! 

  • Competitive salary reviewed annually  
  • Company profit share  
  • Generous pension  
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location  
  • 25 days' annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow  
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.

Please note: we may close this vacancy before the stated closing date should we receive a high volume of applications.

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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    July 2024
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    2:1 and above (expected)
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    Cambridge (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Software
Also Accepting...
  • All STEM disciplines
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