I joined the Met Office as a Graduate Trainee in 2018, having completed my degree in Computer Science with a year in Industry at the University of Plymouth. The Graduate Trainee scheme involves three four-month placements in different technology teams before moving into a permanent position.
There are a multitude of different technology teams at the Met Office and so having the ability to work in a few allows for you to get a better understanding of what goes on around the office and make a more informed decision about a permanent position. Through my short time on the Graduate Trainee Scheme I have been able to work on a number of different projects as well as visits to outstations around the country.
If you haven’t heard much about the Met Office, there is much more to the office then just weather prediction with a great opportunity to work in an ever-changing environment working with the latest technologies and somewhere that I would highly recommend.