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Top 7 placement opportunities for NI Tech students

  • Are you an NI tech student seeking placement? Are you trying to find the right opportunity for you? Sync NI has curated a list of our favourite NI tech placement opportunities that we’ve seen advertised recently. For more information, follow the links in our article or check out your university’s placement portal.



    Intern Software Engineer, Liberty IT

    Do you want to add real value to the customers of Liberty IT? Liberty IT is searching for placement students who will be able to adapt to a rapid and agile development pace. They must have creative flair, the desire to be challenged, and a proven ability to deliver working code.

    Liberty IT is offering a competitive salary and support through mentorship and collaboration with the best software developers in its team. Do you want to develop your people skills? Liberty promotes teamwork as a priority within the company, so being able to work with people is as important as being able to work with the technologies.

    You must be studying a Software Engineering or Computer Science related degree at either Ulster University or Queens University Belfast. You additionally must have evidence of a strong academic profile. Lastly, it is worth reiterating that you are expected to show a desire to learn from others and be proactive about progression and innovation. This position starts June/July 2019. For more information, follow the application link.


    Technology Placement Analyst, Citibank

    Citi is keen to welcome placement students who can bring their knowledge to test. As a Tech Placement Analyst, the expectation is that the student will reap the benefits of the training provided and will be able to quickly become a strong, contributing member of the team. Are you ambitious? Citi is just the company for a driven technological mind: It recognises that career progression is important.

    Citi employs with the intention of all its employees climbing the career leader, ultimately becoming a long-term asset to the team. Ready for a challenge? This ambitious company seeks to solve the most complex of business problems, working with emerging technologies that will be revolutionary in the digital banking space. At Citi, you will be exposed to various technological services including Quality Assurance and Technology Infrastructure, paving the way for an exciting career in the fintech space after graduation. Are you ready for a hands-on experience? For more information, check out this opportunity on Citi’s website.


    Placement Trainee Software Engineer, Kainos

    Do you want to be challenged with real responsibilities as a Software Engineer placement student? You will be provided with top-notch mentoring and guidance from leading software engineers as you begin your placement. Kainos will place you in a project team, working to solve problems and develop innovative software solutions. You will also work on more complex projects as your knowledge increases, allowing your abilities to be stretched.

    At Kainos, personal development is crucial: As an organisation it ensures that you will have the opportunity to complete specialised courses, and it is your responsibility to meet these challenges. Kainos believes in inclusivity, welcoming applications from individuals from all walks of life. No-one is treated differently, and equal opportunity is the backbone to team-orientated company culture.

    Turning the lens outwards, Kainos is exceptionally proactive when it comes to giving back to budding technologists of the future, so you’ll have the chance to keep in touch through hackathons and other student-focused events after placement while helping to mentor others. This role has recently closed on the Kainos website, but do reach out to your university to enquire about Kainos placements in case a second wave of applicants is accepted at a later date.





    Software Engineer Intern, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Do you want to start your career in a global technology giant with a rich heritage of innovation? As a student joining the team, you will immediately be exposed to a development process that seeks to overcome challenges through technological implementation. You will get to use Python and JavaScript to make customer networks faster. This opportunity will look brilliant on your CV, building up your knowledge base in customer-focused development.

    Many students in NI will not have the opportunity to reach a global audience through their placement, but within HP you will have the opportunity to work on a product with true global reach – your CV will be glowing! Do you want to improve your people skills? With HP you will have the opportunity to work alongside a dynamic and innovative team, getting feedback from professional mentors.  For more information regarding this role, check out the specification on Gradstack.




    Placement Software Engineer, Cayan

    Are you keen to not only work in a flourishing team but also get to grips with a variety of applications? You will have the opportunity to use the latest technologies to build and integrate product features with Cayan.  As a Software Developer, you will develop in a variety of languages and deliver crucial internal tools.

    Drive and initiative is vital in this role as Cayan’s job description specifies that the successful candidate will be self-motivated, dedicated, and hard-working. Being able to collaborate with other members of the team is essential for not only your learning but for the team’s collective output. It is expected that you are enrolled in a Computer Science related degree with an enthusiasm for putting your programming knowledge into practice. You must be available to start in July 2019, and if you impress, there is scope to stay on beyond your placement. For more information, see the full description on Gradstack.

    IT Placement Opportunities 2019, Allstate  

    Allstate wishes to attract students that are as passionate as its existing all-star talent pool is, with a strong focus on delivering the best possible user experiences. Allstate seeks to prioritise collaboration, which will equip you for an ever-changing industry by pairing you with well-seasoned programmers during your placement. The company wants a student that will thrive under pressure, challenge convention, and act with integrity.

    You will have the opportunity to work within cutting-edge areas such as UX Design and Infrastructure. Allstate expects a strong academic standing from all applicants and will require a full list of the modules you’ve completed. Preference will be given to those who are on-track for achieving a 2.1 classification or higher. Allstate makes clear from the offset that, should the placement be a success, the company will offer graduate roles. The closing date for applying for this role is 7 November 2018. You can find out more on the Allstate careers website.

    Undergraduate Placement Technology, My Financepartner Belfast 2019, PWC

    PWC will provide students with experienced professionals and graduate trainees as mentors. You will have the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and be at the forefront of innovation, unlocking the way in which technology can be used to protect businesses.

    My Financepartner is a brand-new initiative by PWC that focuses on delivering a value-added service by a hosted account and information system. PWC wants all employees to feel motivated and determined and to be ambitious. The company promotes personal development and the benefits of building long-lasting relationships.

    A competitive salary and personalised benefits package is provided. PWC proactively promotes diversity by employing staff from all walks of life, seeking to recruit people from the widest talent pool that accurately reflects our society. Further information can be found via the Guardian’s job portal.

    To learn more about placements such as these, keep an eye out for our Autumn magazine, coming soon.

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