Technology Placement at Met Office

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
8th March 2020
South West
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science Information Technology Mathematics/Statistics Science/Research

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Technology Placement

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside some of the UK’s most talented and enthusiastic professionals.

Why should I choose the Met Office?

As an Industrial Placement at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,000 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2020 - July 2021) working with a team either covering cyber security, application development, infrastructure or IT planning whilst developing your skills and putting what you have learnt into practice.

You will be joining other placements on this scheme and past cohorts have supported each other with projects, set up lunch groups and socials.
The Technology Industrial Placement scheme is an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what we do as well as make a real impact that the Met Office truly values. How do we show this? Well, there is the potential to return to us on our Technology Graduate Scheme

Tell me a little more about what you do…

Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, we work together to question the ordinary every day because we believe in the best. Working with global partners, our IT projects reach as far as Space. Around the clock, around the world, people need to know more about how the weather and climate will affect them now and in the future. Without technology, the Met Office would not be where it is today. Technology is key to every area of our work – from science and forecasting to marketing and consultancy. We are constantly pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the game, exploiting technology to help people stay safe and thrive.

Can I apply?

To become a Technology Industrial Placement at the Met Office you will need to be someone who:

  • Is studying for an undergraduate degree with a significant numeracy, science and/or IT element which MUST incorporate a placement year (i.e. sandwich course).
  • Possesses knowledge of at least one programming language or equivalent infrastructure experience e.g. hardware maintenance or networking
  • Has a keen interest in IT and keeps up to date with current and future IT developments
  • Has effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Can plan and organise work using their own initiative
  • Demonstrates evidence of good oral and written communication skills

Desirably, you would be someone who can also demonstrate:

  • An appreciation of customer needs and the importance of good customer service
  • A proven ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Practical knowledge or experience of IT

When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?

We will be accepting applications until Sunday 8th March. During this time, we may get in touch if you are unfortunately not eligible or we have spotted something missing from your application. Otherwise, you can expect to hear from us before the 31st March once the hiring manager has reviewed all the applications received. We often receive a high number of applications so it can take a little while to look at each one but we always let people know the outcome.

The next stage is a face to face interview and that’s it! Good luck!

About the Met Office

One area of the Met Office cannot function without the others. Our engineers keep data flowing; our science and scientific software engineers make data meaningful; and our sales, marketing, consultancy and communications professionals ensure that our forecasts and meteorological products and services reach our customers. The breadth and depth of our work is incredibly varied but whatever area you work in, you’ll be challenged, developed and fascinated in a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of.

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