Software Engineer Summer Internship

Your opportunity

Over 8-10 weeks, you'll gain valuable insights into how we develop software for our clients across a broad range of sectors including Medical, Consumer, Transport, Defence & Security and Communications. Projects vary in size, so you could be working within a team of software engineers as part of a larger project or more autonomously on a smaller one.

Software Engineering at PA Consulting Group

Our work ranges from proof-of-principle prototypes to fully fledged products. On some projects the emphasis is on creating something demonstrable as quickly as possible, others projects follow a more rigorous engineering process. Most of the work we do is based in our labs just outside Cambridge, but you may also need to visit client sites in the UK or overseas.  Part of our business is to provide technical consultancy, so you may be involved in researching topics and contributing to written reports.

Your role in Software Engineering

As a member of a growing team of around 30 Software Engineers, you'll assist in the development of software solutions for our clients.

What do we do at PA Consulting?

Find out about the company and what we do!

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Studying Electronic or Information Engineering, or Computer Science and on track to achieve a 2:1 minimum.
  • A good understanding of at least one programming language, ideally one of:
    • C
    • C++
    • Python
  • A solid understanding of software as part of a system
  • Experience of testing including structured debugging and fixing
  • An interest in the commercial use of technology 
  • Also desirable:
    • Experience with Linux systems
    • Understanding of computer networking

This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. If you intend to return to university after the internship to complete an MSc, you will also be eligible for this position.

We welcome international applications, but please note that we’re unable to offer sponsorship for work permits once you’ve graduated. As this role is an entry role to an analyst role you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK to be eligible to apply.

The start date for this role will be in July 2018.

About PA Consulting Group 

As an employee-owned consulting, technology and innovation firm, PA doesn’t just offer you a job – we offer you a stake in our business and the chance to work on some of the most exciting challenges in business and government today. 

We operate globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors. From initial idea generation and strategy development through to detailed implementation, we deliver significant and tangible results to our clients through our innovative thinking and in-depth sector expertise.

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and seek to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets, each able to contribute in unique ways. This diversity engenders a richer, more creative environment – one in which our people develop and clients are served better. 

We are committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely on the basis of their ability to contribute to PA’s objectives, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Minimum Degree: 2:1
  • Placement Duration: Summer
  • Location: Royston, Cambridge
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Software
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Job ID Number: 8080

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