What you'll do
During your placement you will be working in two of the teams in the IT department and you will have various responsibilities including those illustrated below:
Service Delivery. Ensuring that all IT project work is effectively and efficiently managed from inception to delivery, with 1) Responsibility for the delivery of smaller projects and 2) Working with the Projects team in an oversight capacity for large and complex projects.
Projects. 1) Working alongside a Project Manager assisting in the delivery of one or more larger projects through maintaining project plans, status update, risks and issues logs. 2) Assisting Business Analysts with the preparation of documentation, requirements analysis and/or the coordination of user acceptance testing. 3) Working with testers overseeing testing from third parties and preparing test strategies.
Technology, Design and Architecture (TDA). 1) Supporting the IT architect working on complex projects through researching new technologies, and reviewing/writing technical documentation. 2) Developing prototypes and minimum viable products to support innovation.
Operations. 1) Participating in projects to ensure Operations is ready to support what the project delivers, 2) Working alongside suppliers to assess opportunities for CSI (Continuous Service Improvement) and 3) Obtaining customer feedback via meetings surveys or other means.
Data Intelligence. 1) Gain practical experience of data extraction and transformation tools and approaches. 2) Work with business leaders to develop new analytical reports with them using a range of data visualisation and analytical tools.
We will look to offer you experience across different teams, to give you a broad experience of working in IT. In addition, you will be expected to participate in broader IT department-wide activities such as reverse mentoring senior people within IT and improving how we deliver IT to our business.
What we look for
To be on course for a 2:1 or above in any degree subject
Equally important will be your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.