Work Placement / Internship

Software Development - Summer Internship

Duration: 8 -10 weeks. London, Cambridge and Manchester. Multiple vacancies.

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The role

Get a feel for life as a professional digital engineer, building real-world software. Under the guidance of experienced developers, our interns form teams to create commercial-grade applications. This might be for a client, or a pro bono project or addressing a need within Softwire.

Summer internships last 8-10 weeks, starting in June or July. Let us know what dates would work for you when you apply and we'll do our best to work something out. We recruit and interview all year round, but places do fill up and we strongly recommend you apply in the first term of the academic year. Prior experience is preferable but not essential.

Many of our interns go on to join Softwire permanently, taking up a graduate developer role after completing their studies. We hope you will too, so we reserve our internships for those who haven’t yet accepted employment elsewhere.

Summer internship salary is £28,000 per annum equivalent.

Softwire | About us

Find out from our team of talented and passionate problem solvers how our forward-thinking attitude sets us apart from other digital engineering companies

The Company

Softwire is a successful and growing company of over 200 employees. Our mission is to solve our customers’ business challenges using technology. This often demands creativity, tackling complex issues in intelligent ways, to help organisations streamline operations and better serve their customers and users.

We have offices in London, Cambridge and Manchester and have featured in the top 25 of the Sunday Times Best Companies list in each of the past ten years. Our employees will tell you that Softwire is a truly great – and totally unique – place to work, with a genuinely relaxed and friendly environment, frequent social events and outings, and great opportunities for giving back to local and not-so-local communities.

The application process

We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and the quality of our customer service, and that extends to the way we treat you as an applicant.

  • At every stage in the process it typically takes less than two working days for you to get a response or receive results.
  • Interviews can be arranged whenever you like, subject to availability and a few days’ notice. You book your own interview slots on our portal.

We also pride ourselves on hiring people with the greatest potential rather than those with prior experience, and we do all we can to bring out the best from you in the interviews by making them as relaxed as possible. We value your time, and we don’t ask you to answer unnecessary questions on application forms or spend hours on preparation.

Our recruitment process consists of a few straightforward stages:

  • Submission of your initial application.
  • Completion of some online tests
  • A short non-technical video interview (with a human not a bot!)
  • A second interview lasting 2-3 hours. This includes a number of technical and logical reasoning tests and requires no preparation.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £28,000 per annum + benefits
  • All grades
  • 8 - 10 weeks
  • London, Manchester and Cambridge
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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