IT Student Placement

Job Description

Are you currently engaged in a relevant IT-related degree programme and looking for a placement year in industry?  If so, we would love to hear from you. 

HM Land Registry (HMLR) are looking for two enthusiastic undergraduates to join a forward thinking organisation that recognises talent and encourages personal development.   

You’ll be working as part of our Software Development Practice, a 100-strong community of developers embedded as part of dozens of teams, with a focus on continuous learning, collaboration and career advancement.

It's an exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

You will be joining HM Land Registry within our Transformation and Technology Directorate.  

A Junior Software Developer learns on the job by delivering software components. In this role you will:

  • develop skills while working under supervision to deliver stories in a multidisciplinary team
  • understand and be proficient in different types of testing
  • be aware of but not responsible for security
  • coach and mentor more junior colleagues

A year tailored to meet your development needs and experience in a variety of different areas. We will work with you to ensure that you get the most out of your time working with us. We will support your development aspirations and offer flexibility in your working week, to enable you to achieve a positive work life balance.

HMLR believe that a blended approach to where you work may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits.  We expect everyone to typically spend at least 60% of their working time in the office.  Please note in the training period, for the first 2 to 4 weeks, it will be expected that you spend 100% of your time in the office. 

You must have completed the 2nd year of a relevant (IT-related) degree programme and are looking for a placement year in industry.  

You have the following Technical Skills: 

  • Frontend web technologies 
  • Operating systems and environments 
  • Programming languages 
  • Relational databases 

You can demonstrate an understanding of information security and the types of security controls that can mitigate security threats within solutions and services.  You can explain the most important principles of a modern standards approach and how they apply to the work you are undertaking.  You can design, code, test, correct and document simple programs or scripts under the direction of others.  You can understand when to use a specific prototyping technique or method.