Placements and industry links
Internships: the Computer Science Year in Industry
You will be given opportunities for a summer placement and to apply for an industrial internship after your second year of study. Many students take advantage of this opportunity, finding placements both in software developing companies – such as Apple, Microsoft or Symantec – and in companies that, such as Logica, specialise in other areas, for example consulting, health or finance.
These internships enable you to gain valuable work experience, which helps prepare you to move into the career of your choice upon graduation. Often, at the end of their placements, students are offered permanent jobs in the same company, which they may take up following graduation.
The Department’s Industrial Liaison Board comprises senior representatives from Microsoft, Cognex, CSC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Kalido, Bathwick Group, Pentatonix, Blackrock, Oracle, Investec and QubeSoft.
The Board members provide valuable and detailed advice on the department’s curriculum. This ensures that the courses offered are constantly revised and updated so that Computer Science graduates entering employment are already up to date with the latest developments and ready to build the next generation of computing systems for business and industry.