FTSE 100 Technology Graduate Programme 2012 - Software Engineering

Vacancy Type: 
Private Sector

The Company

The FTSE 100 firm is one of the largest communications services companies in the world, serving 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, they 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, the company 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, they will give you the 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- 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 VOIP, TV, Onlive Gaming, content delivery and mobility for example. 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 such as Java and C++ and Ruby working in the Agile format.

Day to day jobs vary, but you will be often be involved in paired programming where you will write code to create programmes. Other tasks form part of a wide spectrum, from stringent testing of code to writing the scripts for software deployment. Often this will involve a cycle of writing code, testing, and bug fixing.

BT 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 technological innovations.

Additional roles:

  • Network & IT systems Engineering
  • Network and IT Operations Management
  • Research


About You

To thrive 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.


Compensation and Benefits

  • £30,000 per annum
  • Annual 10% performance-related bonus
  • 27.5 days annual leaveplus public holidays
  • £600 relocation allowance
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Free broadband
  • Discounts with other companieson everything from insurance to computing equipment
  • Interest-free loan
  • Study leave for professional examinations

Locations: Belfast, Dublin & Nationwide
Start date: September 2012

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 with a predicted or achieved 2.1. degree
  • 280+ UCAS with a predicted or achieved 2.2 degree but with an additional postgraduate qualification e.g. a Masters in a relevant subject
  • We also accept predicted or achieved 2:2 degrees if you have 320+ UCAS points
  • Fluency in English

To apply

To be considered for this graduate opportunity, please send your CV to the following address:

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at:

  • 02033018845