Summer Placement - Applied Research

Job Req ID:  2508
Posting Date:  29-Dec-2022
Function:  Summer & Industrial Placements

Ipswich (4405), Ipswich, United Kingdom

Salary:  £18,200 pro-rota

Summer Placement - Applied Research

You’re not just looking for a career, you’re looking to make a difference.


Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding. And we use the power of technology to help solve big challenges, like climate change and cyber security.


From day one, you’ll have a voice at BT Group. You’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. You won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development. You’ll make great friends, discover new talents, and feel part of something exhilarating. 


This is your chance to make a real difference to the world. Grab it.

About this role

Our research teams play a vital role in our business: applying technical skills and knowledge to solve the problems of the future.  As a placement student, you’ll be exploring the many exciting ways we can use technology to meet the needs of our global customers now and in the future. We’ll help you develop your expertise in one of a number of areas – anything from optics, quantum technologies and novel computing architectures, to data science, artificial intelligence, video networking and multimedia applications. And that’s not forgetting things like cyber security, mobile and fixed networks, or any emerging IT technologies either. 


Because we’ve such a broad range of areas for you to specialise in, it means we’ve also got lots of projects for you to be working on. You might be looking at how we can increase broadband speeds, or how we can improve the experience for our BT TV or mobile customers. Or perhaps, you’ll be discovering how to find faults on our network before they occur. If it’s something that has the potential to revolutionise the way we work with technology, we’re probably doing the research into it. 


We’ll give you a chance to experience how to develop world-class problem solving and analytical skills – something that will be really useful in your final year of university, let alone in any chosen careers path.  You’ll also be able to work with some of our other research experts from business and academia. That might sound like a lot, but don’t worry, we’ll provide you with all the training you need to be successful on your placement with us. 


This placement is available in the Networks part of our business.  



Entry Requirements

Working towards a 2:2 in a STEM subject related degree


12 weeks starting mid/late June 2022

About BT

BT Group is the global powerhouse behind EE, BT, Plusnet, and Openreach.


We value diversity and celebrate difference. We’ll encourage you to be yourself, whatever your background. As Philip Jansen, our CEO, says ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’


Whichever brand you’re working for, we’re all playing for the same team. And we all enjoy the rewards of being part of something bigger: the opportunities to explore new experiences, pursue different dreams, climb challenging career ladders, and try out different ways of working.


We’re always looking ahead. We don’t just sell broadband, and networks, and security, and thousands of clever things you’ve never heard of; in our Martlesham labs, we’re inventing the technologies of the future.


Four brands. One team, 100,000 strong. Together, we’re connecting the world. Come and play your part in building the BT Group of the future, one that will be net zero by 2030.