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Industry Placement Scheme



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2020 applications are now closed

Award winning industry placement scheme voted

5th top medium sized company by Rate my Placement for 5th consecutive year.


Every year we invest heavily in our industry placement scheme and are seeking for those students who would like to get a head start on their graduate career.

Develop your business knowledge and combine it with your passion for technology to help us build the best MES (Manufacturing Execution System) on the market.

In case you do not know, MES is software at the heart of Industry 4.0 and the Smart Manufacturing movement. Putting technology on the shopfloor of the world’s most forward thinking industries, OUR MES (and JOB) is to connect real time data feeds from IoT and automation to the enterprise, ensuring that decisions on the shopfloor are on time and informed.


What will you be doing?

Working on real client projects.  There are many large-scale projects being worked on at any one time across a variety of different manufacturing industries. As an engineer at Lighthouse, you will work across many disciplines, writing reliable and maintainable code to tailor product for customer needs and deliver outstanding solutions. You will have access to work directly with anyone in the business, enabling strong knowledge share so you will know about how the product is used day to day. 

You will travel the worldAs part of the project team, you will get the chance to travel all over the world, visiting our customers to understand their requirements and see first-hand how the software is going to be used. This level of access gives you a unique insight into how the product needs to be shaped going forward, as well as providing the detailed understanding enabling you to extend the product for the customer’s needs.

You will get to work with a variety of technologies. As part of the project team, you will be building extensions to the product that tailor the application for a projects specific requirements. You will be doing development in C#, SQL and JSON to achieve this.

Additionally, much of the power in our solutions comes in the ability to connect with external systems. The variety in these systems is vast meaning you could be writing an interface in C# one day or building a web service the next. Engineers are listened to throughout every stage of the product and directly influence and contribute to the technical choices made for the project

or you might be

Working across the entire stack.  As an engineer at Lighthouse you will have access to work directly with everybody in the company. This enables strong knowledge share so you will learn about how the product is used day to day and the impact it has on businesses.

You will be able to work on modern technologies and influence future technology selection; we have big goals to transform the architecture of the product over the coming years.  You will get to work with technologies like:

  • NET Core to write our application code

  • React to build our beautiful front end

  • Backbone to model our front end

  • Typescript  for our front-end language of choice

  • SignalR for real time communication with external measuring equipment

  • Entity Framework for building the interface to our data

  • SQL Server

Plus you will be working, as part of a SCRUM team so will be involved in daily stand-ups and the planning, reviews and retrospectives we do each Sprint.


Training programme

Everyone has to start somewhere, 9 weeks training programme to learn all about Lighthouse and Shopfloor-Online™

Week 1 – Welcome to Lighthouse and Core Model

Week 2 – SQL, Grids and Forms

Week 3 – Office week & Dashboards and applications

Week 4 – Stored Procedures and Tasks

Week 5 – Office Week

Week 6 – Introduction C#

Week 7 – Introduction to ERP and Quality

Week 8 – Office week

Week 9 -  Support and Problem Solving

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

Assessment Day

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​

Benefits & Location


  • Fixed paid placement
  • Relocation Package


  • 20 days leave per annum


  • Automatic enrolment after 3 months for all UK employees
  • Company contribution is 4% of gross salary and employee contribution will be 4% of gross salary

Company Insurance

  • Group life insurance

Additional benefits

  • Free Lunch, drinks and snacks provided daily
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme – we are registered with Evans Cycles Ride-to-Work Scheme – this is an employee benefit scheme that provides tax and NI savings up to 42% on a bike
  • Regular social events
  • Regular check ins  to help shape your future path



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.