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Opportunities for High Calibre Graduates studying any STEM discipline


Application for our 2020 graduate programme are now OPEN

Join a successful and growing software company offering opportunities for personal development, challenges and team work.

Are you:

  • A Computer Science or STEM graduate?
  • Experienced in C#, Vb.Net, Java, C++?
  • Passionate about programming and up for a challenge?

Then a career in software in implementation or software development at Lighthouse Systems might be just the thing for you!

Our Graduates Programme

The programme is open to high calibre graduates studying a STEM discipline with a proven flair for programming. 

Anyone joining the programme will embark on an 8 week training programme. Internships are for 12 weeks; interns receive the same training as the graduates and may be offered a job at the end of their internship. 

Once the training has been successfully completed, you will either join our Implementation Team (Software Engineer roles), or our Software Development team. Software Engineers have the opportunity to travel worldwide to deploy our Manufacturing Execution Systems solution with world-class medium and large companies, whilst Software Developers are office-based at our HQ in West Sussex. 

Sound exciting? Read on to find out more about what you will learn, the benefits package and how to apply.


Everyone starts here learning about Lighthouse and Shopfloor-Online™

  •  Shopfloor-Online™ Overview and Core Models
  •  Quality
  • Production monitoring. Spoilage, OEE, OPC
  •  VB
  •  C# .Net
  •  Support processes
  •  SQL, Grid, Forms, Tasks and Stored Procedures
  •  Screen Design

Training continues as you join the Lighthouse Team working with support from our experienced people and your Lighthouse Mentor.

Application for our 2019-20 placement programme is now CLOSED

A typical assessment day

  • Welcome from Lighthouse
  • Techincal interview 
  • Individual interview with our Techincal Director and Support Manager 
  • Presentation by our Technical Director 
  • Graduates introduce themselves with a short pre-prepared presentation about themselves and their programming skills
  • Team exercise


  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation package
  • 8% non-contributory pension of the base salary
  • 20 days per annum with 1 day per calendar year added (maximum 5 days)
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Income Protection 

Additonal benefits

  • Free car parking
  • Free lunch (savings of up to £50 per week) 
  • Laptop (dependent on position)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  - we are registered with Evans Cycle Ride-to-Work Scheme - this is an employee benefit scheme that provides tax and NI savings of up to 42%
  • International travel (dependent on position)


You will be based at our Head Office located in West Sussex, conveniently situated between Brighton and London; giving you access to a relaxed cultural city on the coast, and the ever exciting UK Capital, for shopping and nightlife.
Due to the location of our Head Office a car is essential.
All applicants must be able to prove their right to work in the UK.