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Software Engineering Industrial Placement - News

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Job Introduction

The BBC Digital News team develops and supports the most visited news websites and apps in the UK, including the BAFTA award winning BBC News website (, the BBC News Apps and BBC Weather Apps. These have reach to a global audience of 100's of millions across over 30 languages.

The New Talent Industrial Placement scheme is a 12-13 month work placement for people undertaking a degree in Information Technology, Media Technology, Computer Science or other related discipline.

This is a sandwich year placement role, which is designed for undergraduates returning to university.

At the end of this scheme, you will have the knowledge and experience necessary to work as a Junior Software Engineer. Many of our past trainees have gone on to join us after their degrees.

Role Responsibility

We have multiple roles on offer in web, apps (iOS/Android) and backend development teams offering you a choice of experience to fit your preferred technical path. You will be involved in all aspects of feature development, maintenance and operational support providing a fantastic opportunity to see what it takes to develop and support scaled products used by millions.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have a passion for software engineering and public-facing products.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge and interest in one or other of the following

  • Web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Application technologies (Android or iOS)
  • Backend technologies (Java, Ruby, infrastructure, DevOps, AWS)

About the BBC

We have over 100 years of invention and innovation behind us, and we achieved this by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds. We take pride in our Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Please click here to find out more. We have big problems to solve, but we take the time to think and do things right. We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are highly important to us. 

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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