BT Technology Graduate Programme 2012

Vacancy Type: 
Private Sector


BT, one of the largest communications services companies in the world, serves the needs of customers and businesses in over 170 countries worldwide through the provision of fixed-line, broadband, mobile and network IT services and more.  Globally, BT supply networked IT services to multinational corporations, domestic business and government departments. They also provide access to network and services to more than 1,000 communications providers in the UK and others worldwide.  Nationally, they are the largest communications services provider, serving the consumer, business and public sector markets. Driving these operations, and annual revenue in the region of £22bn, are 100,000 employees around the world, 93,000 of whom work in the UK.

From the first national telecommunications undertaking in the world to the technological advancements of Next Generation fibre optic broadband, BT has always been at the cutting edge of technology, and plans to be there for many years to come. 

If you’ve got the drive and raw talent, BT will give you the BT Technology Graduate Programme 2012

foundations to kick start your career. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in and influence the development of future global technologies.

Graduate Technology Programme

Start date: September 2012

Salary: £30,000/ €33,000, 10% Performance related bonus & additional benefits

There are 3 different areas you could potentially apply for:

  • Software Engineering
  • Network & IT systems Engineering
  • MIS Specialist and Problem Analyst

Whichever technological stream you choose, you’ll work on real projects with real responsibility from the start. BT will give you all the technical training you need to become a genuine expert in your field: you’ll gain hands-on experience and exposure to advanced technologies and you’ll have the chance to work alongside some of the best technical experts in the industry.

Over two years, you’ll contribute to some exciting projects while 20 days of structured training will develop a combination of practical and soft skills. You’ll get connected to the different things that make BT one of the best companies to work for in the world. Working with different markets, services, products and customers, you’ll rise to different challenges every day.


Software Engineering

As part of our software engineering team you will have the chance to get involved in the complete software development life cycle, including application design, development, testing and support.

Our product portfolio consists of real-time, high availability systems in the areas of voice, TV, content delivery and mobility. You will utilise and enhance your skills in a team developing applications on a variety of platforms including Linux, Windows and mobile platforms while using a range of languages including well-established enterprise favourites such as Java and C++, as well as contemporary dynamic languages such as Ruby.

BT’s software engineering community offers continuous professional development and learning, ensuring your skills are kept up to date by way of opportunities such as participation in technical conferences and master classes on a variety of new topics.

Programme specific personal requirements

 To thrive in software engineering, you will need to:

  • Be passionate about writing good code and solving complex problems, following industry best practices like test-driven development and continuous integration and testing.
  • Be technologically innovative, willing to learn, enjoy working as part of a larger team and be excited by the challenge of achieving the seemingly impossible.

Location: Ipswich

Network & IT systems Engineering

As part of the Network & IT Systems Engineering team, you'll work alongside specialists in communications, electronics and information technology, carrying out a range of development and integration services for external customers. Your role could either focus on applied research or on the technical aspects of medium-to-large IT and communications engineering projects or programmes.

Developing bespoke IT systems will be your main responsibility and will involve the integration, testing and delivery of new systems. You'll work mainly on IP networks, platforms and technologies such as Linux, UNIX, HP-Unix domain, Cisco, Dell, HP, Oracle Middleware and commercial workflow. For our system development we use OOA and design techniques with a focus on UML, data systems and data warehousing including business intelligence/data mining tools.

Programme specific personal requirements

Great systems engineers;

  • Need strong design and development skills.
  • Need a good working knowledge of IP networks, protocols and network components.
  • Are happy to be responsible for a number of different technical requirements and projects at the same time.

Locations: Dublin, Belfast 

Computer Science Candidate

In this role you will be have a variety of responsibilities including management of the ITIL process, managing, co-ordinating and evaluating system problems, directing and managing technical support groups for problem investigations and evaluating results from technical investigations to determine the most appropriate solution and manage customer expectations.      

You will also perform regular proactive analysis and create a detailed process for use with a portfolio of over 100 customers reporting on systems and network capacity and availability. Additional responsibilities include measuring and reporting on agreed service levels against business and service key performance indicators and managing ad-hoc requests and developing technical changes to meet reporting requirements.

 Programme specific personal requirements

  • Will have a degree in Computer Science or IT Management
  • Have excellent multi-tasking skills and attention to detail
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a good knowledge of recent technologies and developed commercial acumen

Location: Belfast, Dublin


Compensation and Benefits

  • £30,000/ €33,000 per annum
  • Annual 10% performance-related bonus
  • 27.5 days annual leaveplus public holidays
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Share-save scheme
  • Free broadband
  • Discounts with other companieson everything from insurance to computing equipment
  • Interest-free loan
  • Study leave for professional examinations

 Entry Requirements

In addition to a demonstrable passion for technology, a strong technical background and a degree or postgraduate qualification in computer science, electronics, electronic engineering, maths, physics or an IT-related subject is also required.

Everyone hoping to join the Technology programme is required to have the following:

  • 280+ UCAS points/ 400 ILC points with a predicted or achieved 2.1. degree
  • 280+ UCAS/ 400 ILC points with a predicted or achieved 2.2 degree but with an additional postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject
  • 320+ UCAS Points and a 2:2
  • Indefinite leave to remain in Ireland
  • Fluency in English 

To apply

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