Work Placement / Internship

Customer Engineering Internship Programme

June - September 2020

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Start date: Monday 29th June 2020
End date: Friday 4th September 2020

About Graphcore

Graphcore has created a new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for artificial intelligence compute.

The role

Our Customer Engineering team are the best users of Graphcore's Intelligence Processing Units (IPUs). As an Intern in this team, you’ll gain exposure to state-of-the-art machine learning models and how they are used by some of the world’s biggest players in A.I. You’ll work alongside our Machine Learning Engineers to support live customer projects and contribute your technical skills to help develop comprehensive solutions. This could include:

  • Implementing/porting machine learning models using our frameworks for deployment on Graphcore hardware.
  • Analysing and improving the performance of these models on our hardware.
  • Debugging issues in our software stack that are exposed by working with these models.
  • Giving feedback to our core software engineering and ML frameworks team’s about how to improve our product.

Oskar - Customer Engineering

Meet Oskar, one of our customer engineers.

What do you need to have?

We’re looking for technically-minded, highly-motivated and adaptable problem solvers who can thrive in our collaborative team. Specifically, for this programme you’ll also need to:

  • Be an undergraduate studying for an Electrical & Electronics Engineering or Computer Science degree discipline (or related) and on track for a 2:1 or above.
  • Have completed at least one year of university study and expecting to graduate no earlier than 2021.
  • Be able to evidence your technical skills using C++ and/or Python, for example through projects or previous work experience.
  • An excellent communicator with strong team-working and interpersonal skills, able to thrive in a customer-facing environment.
  • Highly motivated, action-oriented and a self-starter, demonstrated through extra-curricular activities or hobbies beyond your studies.
  • Passionate about the field of AI with a keen interest to continue learning.


In addition to a competitive salary our centrally-located Bristol office provides a well-stocked kitchen with healthy food, drinks and snacks and our very own barista. We have an active social scene too - from cycling, yoga, running and football right through to a board game group. We also have a company social evening every 3 weeks where all employees can come together outside of the workplace.

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment that makes Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.


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Opportunity Overview

  • March 8th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Software
  • Systems

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