Software Engineering Scholarship Student - Belfast

Software Engineering Scholarship Student
Location: Belfast City Centre
Closing date for application: 27/10/17

Civica requires a Software Engineering Scholarship Student to join high calibre Software Engineering teams for an initial summer placement of up to 8 weeks following first year of University, and a year-out placement following second year of University

This package is worth up to £25,000 to the successful applicant. Subject to satisfactory exam results aligning with a degree classification of 2:1 or above and performance in class, the scholarship will offer support as follows:

  • £1,000 per year for each of the scheduled academic years of the course
  • At least eight weeks paid summer work between each academic year
  • A guaranteed paid industrial placement in year three
  • After completion of industrial placement, the opportunity for paid part-time work during the academic year – typically equating to 1 day per week (subject to course schedules)
  • Following an application for a permanent position and subject to success at interview, in accordance with Fair Employment legislation, a permanent position with Civica after graduation.

Job Description:

  • Contribute positively to the project team: support, learn from and share ideas and information with the team.
  • Adapt to the needs of project team, which might encompass any part of the development process, from requirements analysis through to testing.
  • Ensure you understand the requirements and objectives of tasks you are assigned and inform your 'line management' of any doubts or ambiguities you may have in your understanding
  • Seek improvements to current processes and procedures and communicate to the 'process owner' your proposed improvements
  • Demonstrate active listening skills in team meetings and contribute to team meetings when appropriate.
  • Understand how own role relates to other roles within the project team.
  • Absorb technical information through formal or on the job training and apply it where relevant to project work

Essential Qualifications:
Enrolled in first year of;

  • Queens University - Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Software and Electronic Systems Engineering OR
  • University of Ulster - Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computing and Engineering, Computing Science, Computing, Electronics and Computer Systems, Electronics & Software, Computer Games Development
  • Predicted first class or upper second class honours degree as demonstrated through module results over the duration of the scholarship
  • An ability to pick up rapidly new concepts and skills
  • Good performance in relevant A-Levels/BTEC’s

Relevant Experience (Desirable):

  • Specific experience in relevant programming languages such as Java, C, C++ or .NET programming languages and associated technologies.
  • Previous industrial experience in an IT environment
  • Specific experience in Embedded environment

Special Aptitudes (Essential):

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Open minded and flexible in relation to type of work assigned
  • A genuine interest in either software or hardware engineering and an enthusiasm to learn and apply new technical skills.

Special Aptitudes (Desirable):

  • Good communication skills
  • Drive – ability to succeed and meet challenges

**To Apply for this Scholarship please download the application form here and forward to careers@civica.co.uk