IT student placement

IT Student Placement Programme

Software Implementation and Development Placements

"My Placement was very well organised, it was planned out from the start and reviewed monthly to refocus if needed. Very impressive." Placement Student 2013-2014

Application for our 2017-18 placement programme is now closed.

Looking for a Placement in IT at One of the Top Rated Placement Employers in the UK?

You are:

  • Studying an IT, Maths or Physics degree and currently in year 2
  • Willing to learn and ready for a challenge

What does a placement year at Lighthouse look like?

For the second year in a row, we have been voted one of the top medium-sized companies in the UK for the quality or our placement programme. A placement year at Lighthouse starts with an 8 week intensive training programme. After the training, you will join either our Software Implementation Team or the Software Development team. There you will be working alongside experienced colleagues on customer projects, customer support or on contributing to the development and testing of our software platform. At Lighthouse Systems whatever your role you will have the opportunity to make a difference.  

See what a 2015-2016 IT placement student says in the RateMyPlacement guide.

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

"My Placement was very well organised, it was planned out from the start and reviewed monthly to refocus if needed. Very impressive." Placement Student 2013-2014
  • Learn and implement scripted interfaces to factory devices, databases and ERP systems
  • Develop web-pages that represent a factory layout – allowing operators to interact through a point and click interface
  • Work with customers to help diagnose and resolve issues, often connecting up to remote sites via VPN links and remote control screens
  • Engage in the test process for product release
  • Learn SQL in order to write complex queries on the Shopfloor-Online database which provide end-user reports
  • Write stored procedures for Oracle and SQL-Server
  • Observe and be part of the development and delivery cycle of a commercial software application
  • You may have opportunities to make on-site visits around the UK and Europe, as part of the delivery and implementation team
  • Be part of a highly skilled and dedicated team

The more keen and capable you are, the more experience you will gain to make a difference to your future career prospects.

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.

A typical assessment day

  • Welcome from Lighthouse
  • Students introduce themselves with a short pre-prepared presentation about themselves and their programming skills
  • Presentation by our Technical Director
  • A current Placement Student talks about life at Lighthouse
  • Team exercises
  • Individual interviews


  • Paid Placement year
  • Relocation package
  • Free car parking
  • Lunch provided


You will be based at our Head Office 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.