We recruit at least two to four placement students a year here at ENSEK.
So far in 2018, for example, we have had three, year-long placement students and a part time intern. One of those placements students has since become a permanent member of staff.
What areas do we recruit students into?
We regularly recruit for two roles in particular, with both being one year placements:
Placement Data Analyst - Typically from a maths and stats or computing course with some SQL skills
Placement Developer - Typically from a computing course with some degree of coding and hands on programming skills
You can take a look at our Data Analyst and Developer Job profiles to get an idea of the job content for both positions.
Clearly, as a placement student you won't come with masses of experience to fully fill those jobs, but we are keen to give you as much responsibility as you can handle and we will treat you just like any other team member.
What sort of traits do we look for in a good placement student?
You’d need to be a proper self-starter. We trust people to get on with their jobs and don’t over manage them. You will enjoy having the autonomy to make things happen, seeking out the information you need, finding the right person and driving the agenda for yourself.
We aren’t overly corporate, so you’ll need to get your hands dirty and get stuck in. You’ll be comfortable grabbing fifteen minutes with someone and making sure you get the information you need, or getting that decision made.
It’s an old cliché but you will consider yourself a people person, as relationship building is very important. Working with and through others is key.
You’ll need to be able to work, on occasion, with ambiguity. Sometimes it’s is not always clear how to proceed. Generating options, finding a great solution and then taking responsibility for making it happen is something you will enjoy.
When do we engage with placement students?
We'll be advertising and attending a select number of University careers events between October and January. We'll be CV sifting in that time and arranging interviews for no later than Feb next year.
If we do offer you a placement role with us then you'd start in July or August next year.
What are your next steps
Why not take a good look at the rest of our website, first of all. Understand what we do, what it's like to work here and look at the job profiles that appeal.
Then drop us a copy of your CV and a covering letter telling us why you have applied. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The inbox is monitored by a real person, and we look at each CV that we get in detail.
If there is a match with your skills and a role we have on offer, then we'd be back in touch to talk about next steps.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.