Our Graduate Programs

Want to get your career in technology off to a flying start?

Our graduate program gives STEM graduates an accelerated route into the software industry.

Over 12 months, you’ll gain an understanding of every part of the business and be a valued member of our software engineering team. Our program will give you a solid grounding in all aspects of our product, but also allow you to focus and specialize in the areas you find most interesting.

We’re no longer accepting applications for 2020. Applications for 2021 will open in November 2020.

Who are we looking for?

If you enjoy working in teams, sharing knowledge and improving through collaboration, you should think about applying. If you’re a self-starter who’s eager to make contributions from day one, you should definitely apply. You don’t need JavaScript experience, but you should enjoy using programming skills to solve difficult problems.

You’ll get experience in a growing technology company, at the forefront of a rapidly emerging market. You’ll also learn what happens beyond the development team: sales, product management, marketing, and customer success to name a few.

Learn about life in our team

Role Requirements

We welcome those fresh from a STEM undergraduate, postgraduate or Ph.D. degree, or those with the right skills looking for a career change.

You should have used at least one programming language to solve interesting and complex problems.

You’ll have a passion for technology, an interest in data visualization and be willing to develop a working knowledge of JavaScript by the time you start.

What makes our program unique?

As a graduate, you’ve got a lot of options. Our program will appeal to those with an independent mind and entrepreneurial spirit. Here’s what makes our graduate opportunities unique:

Avoid the corporate scrum

There’s a lot of big graduate programs around – preparing thousands of students for a life of office politics, glass ceilings and corporate ladders.

We’re a different option. You won’t have to wear a suit, or worry about bureaucracy. We work in small, fast and supportive teams and reward ideas, innovation and success.

Come out of the shadows

Some programs consign graduates to the shadows: following a mentor for 6 months then building pretend products for pretend customers. Not ours.

As a Cambridge Intelligence graduate you’ll be part of the team, writing code to be shipped and working directly with our customers. We want to hear your ideas, and will help you turn them into reality.

Create something new

From fighting terrorism to detecting cyber attacks, we’re using new techniques and technologies to solve some very big problems.

As part of our development team, you’ll join the leading edge. You’ll work on challenges that have never been tackled before, building exciting new tools that get deployed around the world.

See the whole business

We’re not a global conglomerate, but we are a busy and growing team. You’ll get to experience every part of the process of designing, building and selling software.

You’ll also get to shape your own experience. Interested in marketing? Spend a few weeks in the team. Want to manage people? We’ll help you take it on.

The application process

Apply online

First, check you meet our requirements then apply online. You can find application links on the job description page.

A quick call

If we think you could be a good fit, one of our people will arrange a time to give you a ring. This is just an informal chat, to learn more about you and your motivations.

Code review

The next step is a chance to show off your technical skills. We’ll ask you to submit some sample code that showcases your abilities and experience.

Assessment Day

You’ll be invited to our offices in Cambridge (UK) for some group activities and interviews to test your ‘soft’ skills.


If you’re successful at the assessment day, we’ll offer you a place on our program.

Training, support and mentorship

For the duration of your graduate program (and beyond) we’ll make sure you’ve got the support and guidance you need.

When you start, you’ll be assigned a buddy – someone you can call on to ask questions, raise problems and discuss ideas. You’ll meet at least once a month, but can schedule more time whenever needed. You’ll also have regular catch-ups with the program manager and your line manager.

Your schedule will be arranged to dedicate at least 40% of your time to learning something new, incorporating self-study, formal learning, hands-on coding and attending external courses and conferences.

Any last questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any of the careers opportunities at Cambridge Intelligence, email careers@cambridge-intelligence.com, or call 01223 362 000.

Why move to Cambridge?

Never been to our beautiful city? Here’s our 5 reasons you should consider a move to Cambridge

A booming tech centre

Silicon Fen is home to a world-leading innovation, research and technology sector that turns over more than $13bn each year. It’s not just tweed and tiddlywinks.

Great minds

Cambridge has nurtured some of the brightest minds on the planet. It’s the perfect environment for creative, brilliant people who want to make a difference.

A lively city

People come to Cambridge from all over the world, creating a vibrant, multicultural city. Whether it’s pub culture or top notch food you’re after, we’ve got it here.

A healthy pace of life

Cambridge has green open spaces, picture-postcard rivers, and for some reason, roaming cows. Cycle, walk, or punt to work and enjoy the peace.

45 minutes from London

Of course, if you’re yearning for the Big Smoke, you can jump on a train and be drinking £8 pints in under an hour.

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