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Software Developer/Software Engineer Industrial Placement

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About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster. With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career. Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the team

Build software that solves interesting problems. Think about prototyping applications that track the overcrowding on public transport or support the global rollout and expansion of a personalised gift platform. Think about how to build a system that can stream data into a state-of-the-art machine learning model to allow a FTSE 100 company to plan driver’s routes in real time. We don’t limit ourselves when it comes to delivering ambitious technology. And on a 12-month industrial placement in IT Delivery, neither will you. Our Digital service pulls together the latest technologies and a wealth of industry expertise. We design and deliver next-generation solutions for clients, including some of the biggest brands in the world. It’s a growing, vitally important part of PA. It’s also much, much more – in recent years, our teams have driven some of the most exciting work in consulting. During your year out of university, you can expect to get to grips with defining requirements, writing code and testing solutions while exploring the very latest platforms and products. You’ll also be encouraged to share ideas on how we can deliver smarter. And you’ll get plenty of exposure to our business and our people as you work in a number of small teams on a number of big projects.

What we're looking for

  • Working towards a degree or equivalent, in computer science or a related subject
  • Motivation, initiative and diligence while working alone or as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm and energy, plus confident communication skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing deadlines, and exceptional time management.

This role is open to undergraduates in their penultimate year of university. If you intend to return to university after the internship to complete an MSc, you will also be eligible for this position. As part of our application process you will be required to answer three video questions. This role will start in July 2020.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Central London office base
  • Extensive learning & development opportunities
  • Exposure to a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Degree subjects accepted: 
Computer science & IT