Industrial Placement - Technology - Virgin Media O2 Future Careers

Industrial Placement – Technology



Closing Date

11 Mar 2024





Ready to see what you can do? Join us as a Technology Intern and be brave, be real, and work together with us. Work alongside technology professionals who create innovative products and services, make an impact and earn £25,000 while doing it!

What to expect

Develop your technical and personal skills, while getting hands-on experience with teams across our Technology function. By the end of the internship, you’ll have brand new skills, advanced knowledge and loads more confidence – all helping you power through the final year of university. These are just some areas you could get involved with:

  • Delivery and Project Management
  • Technology Strategy and Innovation
  • IP & Fibre Network Services
  • Network Operations
  • Mobile Networks
  • Commercial Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Automation
  • Network Performance & Security
  • Data and Analytics
  • Transformation

We operate a hybrid working environment, aiming for an average of 2 to 3 days per week in the office, with strong emphasis on maintaining flexibility based on our dynamic business needs.

“The community and work culture here is so open and welcoming. As someone at the beginning of my career, I have been given ample opportunities to develop skills, engage in and get involved with projects and activities that I wouldn’t have access to anywhere else. It is an environment that I feel comfortable to learn, develop and excel in.”

Sierra Kebbie – Technology Intern

What we look for

Bold, creative innovators with good attention to detail. You must have a predicted 2:1 or above in a STEM or IT-related subject area (including subjects such as Data, Automation & Cloud Computing). We want to see your passion for technology, your curiosity and drive to learn and develop, and the confidence to question the ways we work. 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of our society. So we’re keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and circumstances.

What’s in it for you

This isn’t just a 13-month internship, it’s a stepping-stone to a successful career with our business. Successful interns will be given the opportunity to return on our Technology Graduate scheme once they’ve completed their degree, with only a final interview – no more testing, video interviews or assessment centres. You’ll receive a salary of £25,000 plus a £1,000 welcome bonus.

Plus, get access to all of our employee benefits, including:

  • 25 days' holiday, increasing to 28 days’ after 5 years
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, medical plans and buying and selling holiday
  • Huge discounts on everything from days out to household bills

…and loads more!

We’re Virgin Media O2  

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.   


Duration: 13 months 

Location: Reading 

Requirements: Predicted 2:1 or above in a STEM or IT-related subject area 

Salary: £25,000 plus a £1,000 welcome bonus 

Assessment Centre Dates: 18th & 19th April 

Start Date: 15th July 2024