Technology Industrial Placements 2021 at Met Office

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
28th February 2021
South West
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Computer Science Information Technology Mathematics/Statistics Public Sector/Governmental

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Technology Industrial Placements 2021

Our Industrial Placement scheme offers undergraduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience working alongside around 400 of the UK’s most talented and enthusiastic IT professionals.

Why should I choose the Met Office?:

As an Industrial Placement at the Met Office, you will be paid £17,900 pa and have the opportunity to spend 12 months (between July 2021 - July 2022) working with a team either covering cyber security, IT operations & infrastructure or software development 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.

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 keep people safe, enabling industries to operate, aircraft to take off and land safely, and helping Governments to make key choices.

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 your 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

How do I apply?:

If you think this role sounds perfect for you and you meet the above requirements, then please follow these two simple steps… 

  • Click on the link above to submit your application via our website and details of the technology placements available can be found on our vacancies page
  • Fill out the online application and give as much evidence as possible against the skills required

When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?:

We will be accepting applications until 28th February 2021. 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 19th 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 an interview (likely to be via skype at the end of March/early April) and that’s it!  Good luck!

Additional Information:

This placement is normally based in Exeter as you may be required for onsite meetings however there is likely to be a flexible remote working aspect involved.

This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.

Please note that successful candidate/s will be required to satisfactorily undergo security clearance checks. This will generally require the candidate to have lived in the UK for at least three out of the last five years.

We recognise that Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. Consequently, the Met Office is committed to working towards being a more diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing and utilising visible and invisible individual differences. This includes continually striving to create a positive and open environment in which to work, along with ensuring that there are no barriers implicit in our policies or procedures preventing people from performing to the best of their ability. We are a “Disability Confident” employer, Mindful Employer, and we hold an Athena Swan Bronze award for our work on gender equality. We are proud to have a variety of staff-led networks who constantly work with us to enable everyone to fulfil their full potential. We are taking measures throughout our Recruitment process to tackle unconscious bias, and we apply the Civil Service Code to ensure that everyone is recruited on merit, fairness and open competition.