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.
- 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
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