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UK 2022 IT (Strategy, Innovation, and Architecture) Placement Year


Graduates, Interns and Apprentices
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

At Dyson we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.

Our IT team provides modern solutions that help to remove complexity and drive efficiency as our business changes and grows. The way we function is constantly evolving and becoming more digital, with an ever-increasing number of new platforms and tools available. The team works with the whole business to understand what solutions they need, from digital and infrastructure services globally to project delivery and operational support.

At our UK Technology Campus, we have an opportunity for a 12-month year in industry (starting in the September 2022), for penultimate year students who are eager to play a key part in bringing the next generation of Dyson technology to the world. From day one, you’ll be tasked with projects to enhance your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone.

About the role

This role offers the opportunity to work as part of the IT Digital Strategy, Platforms and Enablement team.  The team works closely with Business Stakeholders to establish and lead the IT systems strategy, manage our core platforms and work in the mission control of IT.  You will have the opportunity to see how technology plays an integral part of a modern innovative business. You will build skills in IT strategy, architecture, portfolio management, cloud and automation capabilities

  • Working with the IT Strategy team to build review and update the IT strategy aligned to the business strategic intents

  • Gain an understanding of how we co-ordinate across the IT areas to drive a consistent architecture aligned to the IT strategy

  • Assisting the IT portfolio team in co-ordinating the delivery of programmes across IT and the wider business

  • Joining a programme to support the PMO lead in delivering a programme of work.

  • Assisting team with reporting and analysing IT performance

  • Work with our Centres of Excellence to drive business success

  • Supporting innovation management with our strategic partners (Google, Amazon, Microsoft etc…)

Working with the team and interacting across business stakeholders, you’ll need to be comfortable learning from others, but also sharing your own knowledge, ideas and opinions. Apart from a big interest in IT, you will need to be an inquisitive self-starter who is passionate about learning and creative in problem solving.

For the duration of your internship, you will have regular performance conversations as well as opportunities for development to enable you to build your reputation within the team, and this could be just the start. We’ll be looking to offer our high performing interns to return on our graduate programme.

About you

Working at the forefront of technology is tough so standards and expectations are high. You’ll be contributing to live projects from the start, so you’ll need to be curious, hungry to learn, and ready to get stuck in. But it’s not just about technical expertise. You’ll need to:

  • Be studying towards a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, IT, Business, or related degree discipline 

  • Able to commit to a 12-month placement, commencing in August 2022

  • Be able to evidence your passion for delivering projects, either through your university projects or as part of your extra-curricular activities

  • Be able to thrive in Dyson’s fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure and service management and an understanding of project management methodologies would advantageous.

  • Passionate about Dyson and our technology to help us meet our ambitious future plans

Above all, you’ll want to play a key part in bringing the next generation of Dyson technology to the world.


Financial benefits:

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, fruit, and a free lunch

  • On-site employee concierge service

  • Free on-site hair salon

Health benefits:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.