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Top 50 northern tech firm Scott Logic expands its software internship

Newcastle-based bespoke software development consultancy Scott Logic has this week announced the expansion of its popular internship, offering students the opportunity to sample a different career within the field.

The paid scheme, which gives hopefuls a placement of around 12 weeks in its offices in Edinburgh, Bristol and Newcastle upon Tyne respectively, has so far focused on software development. But for the first time in 2016, the firm, which specialises in providing software solutions to the global financial sector and other complex industries and has recently been named among the north’s 50 fastest growing tech firms, is to offer a dedicated software testing internship.

Daniel McNamee is a Lead Test Engineer at Scott Logic’s Newcastle office, where the new placement will be offered. He said: “Testing is an important part of software development. It’s great to be able to offer an internship for testing so that potential graduates are able to see this first hand whilst studying.

“We can dispel some myths about testing and the interns can learn more about a rewarding and exciting role that is unfairly not often considered a career choice in its own right.”

The news comes after Daniel authored a blog post intended to clarify that the role of a software tester is hugely valuable, both in terms of the duties performed and the career it offers the individuals who take it up. The extension of the Scott Logic internship, which is intended for those in their penultimate year at university, also further highlights the company’s organic growth as it continues to recruit for the future and diversify its client base.

Scott Logic’s Recruitment Strategy Manager Michelle Minnikin added: “Our internship is already a significant part of what we offer, and we’re immensely proud that many of our interns choose to apply to join our graduate scheme full time once their academic studies are complete.

“The programme acts as a structured stepping stone into a graduate role, as our experienced mentors supervise participants in completing challenging but extremely rewarding projects.”

Potential software testers should enjoy problem solving and pay excellent attention to detail, as well as have the ability to adapt to and learn new technologies on the job. Candidates, who would take up their placement this summer if successful, can apply for the role on the Scott Logic website, or if they’d prefer a less formal chat, they can email applications@scottlogic.com.

For more information on the other roles Scott Logic has available, visit its vacancies page. And for more information on its services, visitscottlogic.com.

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