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Work Experience Placement

Team: Company Core Functions
Location: Newcastle
Commitment: 2 or 5 day placement
A little about Opencast

Are you interested in a future career in the technology space?

If so, completing a work experience placement at Opencast could be the place for you!

Opencast is a highly skilled and fast-growing technology consultancy. We offer a range of services such as: software development, architecture, product delivery and user centred design to ensure our clients can deliver user friendly products and services to their customers.
We work with a range of clients across government / public, finance, green energy, and healthcare sectors.

Our work experience placements

Our work experience placements are aimed at individuals that are keen to pursue a career in the technology space. We want to give you a taste of what life is like working within a fast-growing technology consultancy, by exploring the different areas of our business, and meeting Opencast people will inspire and help you to identify what path you may wish to take in your future career.
During your placement you will get the opportunity to explore the following services:

·       Software Development
·       Product Delivery
·       User Centred Design
Please review the services section of our website to learn more about these areas of the business - we want to know if there is one area that interests you most, so we can give you more exposure during your placement!

The next placement for young people in full time education will be in 2025, as our 2024 cohorts are now full.

The next placement for adults will be 14th - 18th October 2024.

Duration of placement

·       2 or 5 days (Monday to Friday) - unpaid work experience placement

Who can apply?

Our work experience placements are aimed at school or college pupils, young adults and job seekers aged 16 and over, and older adults who are looking to make a career move into the technology sector.

To be considered you might identify as one of the following:

·       In full-time education (currently studying in years 11- 13)
·       In full-time education (university)
·       A job seeker
·       An individual looking to change your current career or re-join the workforce.

What you will be doing:

·       Learn about Opencast, what we do, our culture and our people.
·       Spend time with our Talent Engagement team to learn how to get the best from your CV and how to interview for roles in the tech space.
·       Question and Answer sessions with consultants across all our technical teams, including Software Development, User Centred Design (UCD), Quality Assurance, Business Analysis, Project Management and more.
·       Learn about Agile Methodologies.
·       Try your hand at Raspberry Pi coding and coding Sphero Robots.
·       Take part in a User Centred Design workshop, looking at how users engage with a product or service and how we use this data to make improvements. 

Benefits of taking part in our work experience programme include:
·       You will experience working alongside and gaining insights from people who already work in the tech sector.
·       An opportunity to explore different areas of the business and identify what interests you most.
·       Take part in work related tasks which develop employability skills, such as communication, problem solving and team working.
·       Gain an understanding of employer needs, such as reliability, time keeping, punctuality.
·       Once completed, your work experience can be added to your CV to support with future job and course applications.
Where you’ll work

All work experience placements are based in our HQ in Newcastle. We only encourage you to apply if you are able to commute to our office for the full duration of the placement.

We include you 

We welcome candidates from all identities, attributes, ways of thinking and backgrounds to thrive in a career at Opencast. Our aim is for the diversity of our people to be reflected in the solutions we deliver, to help create a fairer society for all.

Want to know more?  

If you have any further questions, please email

How to apply

Click the button below to complete your application form. We would like to know a little bit more about you, why you are interested in the technology sector and what experience you may already have (for example, if you don't have any professional experience yet, do you code in your spare time?). Please ensure you complete this section of the application form when prompted.

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Ask us anything

If you’d like to talk directly with our service leads, we’re keen to chat. You might have a question about how we work, tech that we’re using or want to run an idea past one of our specialists.

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