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Which IT and technology employers offer summer internships or industrial placements?

Find out about work experience schemes with major IT recruiters, including summer internships, industrial placement years and insights programmes.

Many graduate employers in the IT sector offer paid technology internships or formal work placements that can range from a couple of months during the summer vacation to a full sandwich year as part of your degree course. These are typically intended for penultimate-year students to complete over the summer of their final-year. Shorter work experience schemes and insight weeks are becoming increasingly common, typically lasting one or two weeks; these are usually aimed at first-year students (or second-year students of four-year degrees), and some may specifically request applications from students from backgrounds underrepresented in tech careers.

Many employers use their placement schemes as the first stage in graduate recruitment – interns who impress may be fast-tracked through the graduate recruitment process.

Below is a selection of big-name technology recruiters who offer internships most years. Also take advantage of your university careers service to uncover opportunities with smaller employers.

IT summer internships

  • American Express has ten-week technology summer internships
  • ARM offers summer internships
  • Bank of America offers technology analyst internships in its global technology division, including technology
  • Barclays offers summer analysts and developer internships in its technology division
  • Bloomberg offers a ten-week global data summer internship
  • BT offers summer placements in networks, research, security, software and technical consultancy
  • CGI has previously offered summer internships
  • Citi runs a summer analyst programme with the option of specialising in technology
  • Commerzbank offers internships (of varying length) in its information technology area
  • Credit Suisse offers summer internships in various divisions, including a technology analyst internship
  • Deloitte offer
    three- to six-week technology summer vacation placements
  • Deutsche Bank offer summer technical analyst internships
  • Fidessa hires interns on an ad hoc basis
  • G-Research runs summer internships in software engineering and quantitative research
  • Goldman Sachs runs ten-week summer internships across its divisions, including in its engineering division (which incorporates its technology functions)
  • Google offers internships in software engineering and UX, and a twelve-week 'student training in engineering' in software engineering
  • GSK run a summer placement in its technology function
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers summer internships in fields including software development and software engineering
  • IBM runs a 12-week 'Extreme Blue' technology internship
  • Imagination Technologies offers summer internships
  • Inmarsat runs nine-week summer internship schemes
  • KPMG offers technology and engineering vacation placements
  • Lloyds Banking Group runs a ten-week technology internship scheme
  • Metaswitch Networks offers software engineering summer internships, lasting between eight weeks and a year
  • M&G Investments offers eight-week summer internships
  • Microsoft offers internships across its divisions, including engineering, UX design, data and applied science and IT operations
  • Morgan Stanley offers a ten- or 13-week summer technology analyst schemes
  • Nomura offers nine-week summer internships in technology
  • RBS has a 12-week IT internship
  • RMhas previously offered short internships (advertised on an 'as and when' basis)
  • Sky offers summer internships in software development, devOps, testing, data and analytics and technology
  • Sparx has previously offered summer internships
  • Tessella currently only offers summer internships to Oxford University physics undergraduates, organised through the university's physics department
  • TPP offers 12-week software developer summer internships
  • UBS offers summer internships and nine-week off-cycle internships in its corporate centre function, which includes its technology department

IT industrial placements

  • ARM offers year-long industrial placements
  • Bank of America offers six- or 12-month industrial placements in its global technology division
  • Barclays has previously offered industrial placements
  • BT offers 11-month industrial placements in networks, security, software and technical consultancy
  • CGI offers technical and business industrial placements
  • Citi offers a placement analyst scheme, with the option of specialising in technology
  • Commerzbank sometimes offers year-long information technology industrial placements, depending on business need
  • Credit Suisse has previously offered industrial placements in its IT division
  • Danone offers an industrial placement in its IS/IT department
  • Deloitte offer
    six-month or twelve-month technology industrial placements
  • Deutsche Bank has previously industrial placements
  • Fidelity International offers a one-year technology industrial placement
  • Fidessa has previously offered industrial placements for penultimate-year students
  • Goldman Sachs offers 'off-cycle internships' that last between three-to-six months
  • Google offers internships lasting between three months and one year
  • G-Research offers placements in its technology and information security
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers placement years
  • IBM offers 12-month placements in technology and software development
  • Imagination Technologies offers industrial placements and six-month internships
  • Inmarsat runs six, nine or 12-month long industrial placements
  • Johnson & Johnson offer IT and technology-related 12-month placements
  • KPMG offers technology and engineering one-year business placements
  • Metaswitch Networks offers software engineering summer internships, lasting between eight weeks and a year
  • Microsoft offers industrial placements
  • Morgan Stanley offers technology industrial placements lasting either 4, 6 or 12 months
  • Nestlé UK & Ireland offer a 12-month placement in its IS/IT department
  • Nomura runs a 12-month technology industrial placement
  • Procter & Gamble offer a year-long information technology placement
  • PwC runs a 11-month technology work placement
  • Shell runs an 'assessed internship' in IT
  • UBS offers 12–14-month industrial placements in its corporate center function, which includes technology

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