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Software Engineering Summer Placement

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Job Introduction

Are you currently studying for a degree in Software Engineering or a related subject?

Do you love the idea of working in a collaborative environment?

Are you keen to apply your knowledge and learn new skills, working for a brand that reaches millions every day?

Come and see what it takes to be a software engineer at the BBC. We're looking for summer placement students to join us for 8 weeks from 6th July.

Sophie - Software Engineer

Hear about Sophie's experience at the BBC.

Role Responsibility

You will spend 8 weeks embedded in one of the Engineering Teams within Design + Engineering, at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. You'll again experience the core technologies that the BBC uses to bring our range of products to the audience.

Opportunities are available within many teams - from big audience facing projects in BBC News, Homepage, iPlayer & Sounds, through our Platform capabilities and our Voice+AI team. We'll do our best to allocate you to a team that fits your skills and interests.

Our teams follow agile development methodologies and practice Test Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development and paired programming.

They excel at collaboration and we work closely with other teams in the BBC.

Are you the right candidate?

  • You're currently in your penultimate year of study (or earlier) for a degree in web development/software engineering or related field.
  • You love working in teams, learning from others, and helping others to learn
  • Our software engineers are really passionate about what they do. You'll need to have the passion to match!
  • You will share our values
  • You will have researched the BBC Digital Archive and BBC Bitesize, so you already know about what they do. We recommend a web search before you apply!
  • We can only accept applicants who already have the right to work in the UK.
  • We welcome applicants from students 1st, 2nd or penultimate year of study.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: BBC/TP/164481/45645
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 15th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer - open to 1st years, Summer
  • Glasgow
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Software
  • Web Development

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