11 new Software Development Placement students have started their career with Pinewood Technologies.
Pinewood’s placement programme has been running for nearly a decade, and through close relationships with universities, they saw almost 300 applications for their Software Development scheme this year.
Pinewood’s placement year is designed with the end goal in mind. Carefully mapped out by their placement successors and talent team, they’re able to nurture and mould students from scratch – developing their technical skills and providing an understanding of dealer expectations.
Kiran Kundra, HR Business Partner at Pinewood explains –
“Our placement scheme has produced some of our most valued team members – so it’s really key we choose candidates who are a good fit for our business, both in skillset and outlook. We want to retain them, so need people who share our drive, right from the offset, supporting our growth in markets across the globe.
We work closely with some of the best universities across the UK to find the most talented and driven students, giving them a wide range of projects to get stuck into. This gives them the optimum footing, boosting their confidence and ability to succeed in a career in tech. We’re looking forward to seeing what the students can bring to the table!”
Pinewood provides extensive training and support from day one, including team-based projects, dedicated mentors, technical workshops, and the chance to work with the UX team on a project to improve user experience.
Successful students are offered a full-time role upon completing their degree, with 80% of last year’s students having received an offer to return. Pinewood is also on track to recruit 10 Graduates during Summer 2021 in a similar scheme, fuelling an exciting period of international growth.