Placement information for Students and Graduates

Under the ITWales Placement scheme, students and graduates are employed by large and small companies to complete specific IT based projects. Placements are generally organised during the summer vacation and can last for up to 10 weeks, projects and tasks are IT related, or involve the application of IT. The pay is set at a minimum rate of £200 per week before deductions. Part time student placements are also available during term time. Full time graduate placements are available all year round.

To participate in the scheme, you must be a student of a degree or HND at a Higher Education Institution within Wales, or living in Wales during vacations. Graduates living in Wales are also eligible.

If you are looking for a placement in a non IT-related discipline, we suggest you visit GOWales. If you are looking for a placement outside Wales visit Shell-STEP

How does it work?
How do I apply?

How does it work?
1. The company involved provides a project description outlining the tasks for which the placee will be employed.
2. We will then draw up a short list of placees and send their CVs to the organisation.
3. From that shortlist the company will arrange interviews, select their preferred candidate and agree a start date.
4. The successful candidate will need to register their details on the GoWales website and student placees will be invited to a one day placement workshop.
5. At the start of the placement, placees are asked to sign a standard agreement between the company, the placee and IT Wales.
6. During the placement you will receive a visit from an IT Wales representative. We are also available by phone or email to answer any queries you may have during the course of the placement.
7. At the end of the placement the placee is required to complete a feedback form.

How do I apply?
1. Complete the on-line application form IT Wales will use your application form to search for potential candidates.

2. Email your CV to [email protected] We will then pass on your CV to interested companies, so please be sure to detail your skills.

CVs should be should be no longer than 2 pages long and sent electronically, in Word Document format. The following information should be contained in the CV:
– Your full name
– Contact details: Address (home and term-time), phone numbers (home, term-time and mobile) and email
– Educational qualifications to date in reverse chronological order
– Any employment history in reverse chronological order
– Any extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility, languages or additional qualifications
– All computing skills. List them if necessary. Remember, if you don’t list them, the employer will think you do not have knowledge of them.
– Two referees

Click here for an example of the type of CV we require

Please note that both the CV and application form are required to process your application.