Want to intern with us during summer 2019?

 We are currently searching for exceptional students who want to spend 9 weeks (potentially more) of summer break gaining hands-on engineering and commercial experience at our exciting software start-up. 

When can you join us?

Summer 2019

Where are we based?

On Hills Road in Cambridge (UK) which is a 5-minute walk from the station and close to loads of independent cafes, as well as the Botanic Gardens where we have free passes for you to enjoy a lunchtime stroll. We are easy to reach by foot, car, bike, bus or train!

What hours will I be working?

We work hard at VNC Automotive and do this within a 35-hour week, so you will have plenty of time to yourself too! Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, we aim to accommodate this via our core hours of 10am-3pm.

How much could I earn?

As well as gaining invaluable experience from our Engineering and Commercial teams, you will be compensated with £500 per week and all the free snacks and coffee you can consume.

So, what do we do?

VNC Automotive is a technology start-up and we are truly brilliant at car connectivity and telematics software. Having just spun-out of another successful tech firm we already have a robust and rapidly growing customer base. Our software is deployed in over 20 million vehicles, across 20 of the world’s largest automotive OEMs, including VW Group, Toyota, Honda, PSA and many more. The small and super bright team develop and supply software across the automotive ecosystem to equipment suppliers such as Bosch, Panasonic, Clarion, Pioneer and device vendors such as Sony, HTC, LG, and Huawei.

So, what will your life as an intern at VNC Automotive look like?

You can expect your summer to be exciting and intense, you will learn a lot and teach us a thing or two in the process. Anyone can influence change and from your very first day with us, you will become an integral member of the company and work on real projects with our talented teams. We will fully introduce you to our products and how they work, including a play with our demo pod, head units and handsets, and of course tell you who's who in the office.

You could be working on intricate pieces of code, testing our new software on products which aren’t even released yet, or helping to build our global customer base. Whether you have joined our Engineering or Commercial team as an intern, you will find that the following values drive life at VNC Automotive:

  • Be at the forefront of automotive tech development
  • Take what customers need, or even what they didn’t know they needed it, and produce something great!
  • Apply skills and intellect to solve complex problems

From cake day Fridays, pub lunches, or just gathering in our social area playing competitive rounds of table football, we all get a boost from working in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment where collaboration is key. As an intern, you’ll be invited to join our company events and celebrations, and in previous years our interns have enjoyed team building days out at Cambridge Escape Rooms, as well as summer garden parties.

If all of this sounds like the place for you next summer, then there are lots of opportunities to get stuck in! We are looking for seven Interns to join us in the following areas:

  • Technical Pre-Sales
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing
  • Marketing

What we’re looking for...

We are on the lookout for outstanding candidates with the following skills and experience:

Engineering Interns

  • Studying towards, or recently completed, a technical degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related subject
  • Passionate to learn and work with new technologies
  • Knowledge of C++ and operating system internals
  • Experience developing in at least one mainstream programming language
  • Excellent communication and team work skills and strong problem-solving ability

Marketing Interns

  • Studying towards, or recently completed, a marketing degree, or related subject
  • Feel excited about marketing high-tech software company in a dynamic environment
  • Able to take complex products and help to create clear and compelling content for various target audiences and industry segments

How to apply

Our application process is simple, all you need to do is complete the following form, or send us an email with a copy of your CV, and a covering letter stating your preferred start date to careers@vncautomotive.com. If you have a preference as to which team you would prefer to work in, please let us know in your application and where possible we will try to accommodate this. If you can’t decide, then don’t worry! Just submit your application and we will be happy to consider you for all teams.

We expect these intern opportunities to be very popular, so if you think you would like to join us, we would encourage you to apply soon. Our roles are filled on a first come, first served basis, however the closing date for all applications will be 31st January 2019.

VNC Automotive is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.

 

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