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Application Development. Turn theory into practice.

Spend ten weeks working on a live development project with us.

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The team

Our Application Development team creates software solutions that make our business work better and smarter into the future. We work with advanced technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, ASP.NET Core, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, and C#. What’s more, we collaborate with major suppliers and field trial their new technologies - so we’re looking at how new software works and helping to develop its functionality before anyone else has even seen it.

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The internship

Running from June to August, our Application Development Summer Placement has two key strands.

Following a week’s induction, you and your fellow intern will work together as a team on a live technical project for the firm. What’s important is that you’ll have responsibility for the full lifecycle - from taking the initial brief to project planning, programming, testing and delivery. At every stage, you’ll meet with our experienced technical and business leads, who will support you throughout the process.

Running alongside your project, you will have a range of development opportunities with other teams in the department. So in the first weeks when you are gathering requirements, you will spend time learning from our Business Analysts. Then you’ll meet with Project Managers to learn more about our Agile working environment and see how other teams put Agile methods into practice. There will also be exposure to quality analysis and development procedures, plus the chance to see first-hand the work of testers and developers. So as you spend time with the experts, you will be able to apply what you learn directly to your technical project.

Our requirements

Now in your penultimate year of study for a software development related degree, you’re fascinated by emerging technology and keen to explore its potential. You’re just as keen to find out how that technology can be used to drive a leading investment management business.

So when you apply, we want you to tell us about any websites or apps you’ve built, blogs you’ve written or technical forums you’ve contributed to. Show us your problem solving approach to technical challenges too. We want to hear about your experiences and how your strengths play out in real situations - perhaps from a part-time job or a society you’ve been part of while studying.

We’re looking for well-rounded individuals who have a positive approach to new challenges, enjoy the buzz of collaboration but are happy to work independently. As the Technical Project will be a web-based application, you will need to know your way around web technologies.

“Asking for help is encouraged here. My team are supportive and always there to help me. Every week is full of new things to learn and there’s a clear structure to keep you on track.”

Elise Craig,
Placement Student 2018, Computing Science, University of Glasgow.

Application process

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Complete a short online application form covering your educational history, and some competency skills. We will review your application to find out more about you and assess whether you have the ability, attributes and curiosity to take on a placement.

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If you are successful in the first phase, we will invite you to our offices in Edinburgh for an interview with one of our Application Development professionals and a member of the HR team. They will look at your application with you and discuss the academic and professional choices you have made so far. They will also ask you to answer competency-based questions that assess your abilities and experience.

Meet the Interns

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Scott Graham Application Development
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Sara Jakubiak Application Development

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