Graduate Software Engineer

Melbourn, United Kingdom
Functional areas
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Global Innovation and Technology Centre, Back Lane, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DP, United Kingdom, Melbourn SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

Flexible working - We are guided by our client work and needs; however, you have autonomy to manage your time and diary to suit your work/life balance.

Our graduates make a difference

Within the Software and Control team, we design and build software for real products and devices – some of the most innovative and life-changing imaginable. We love a challenge and the ability to use our technical know-how and innovative thinking to find the best answers.  

Our multi-disciplinary teams specialise in developing end-to-end products and devices, taking early stage concepts through to complete product releases - and even to small volume production line scale-up. Including some of the below:

Software for Real Devices 

We are experts in developing best-in-class embedded software and firmware for cutting-edge products and devices across many industries, from small medical devices to large transport networks. For example, we developed the Oakdoor™ Data Diode to keep organisations safe from cyber attacks. We have been working with Ori Biotech to accelerate the development of affordable cell and gene therapies, which is set to revolutionise the healthcare industry. 

Cloud Integration and IoT Devices 

We design and develop edge-processing software for embedded and bare-metal IoT devices, with cloud-integration as a key feature, to create end-to-end IoT solutions that have real business value. We work closely with our teams of digital engineers and data scientists to extract deeper insights from our data. We helped Water Source create a water purification system that can change the way people around the world access safe drinking water. 

Advanced Image processing & Virtual Reality  

We have expertise in high-speed image analysis and processing, as well as building systems that capture, interpret and use image data. We have built mixed-reality digital twins to improve how operators visualise information and remotely control hazardous systems. Using Microsoft’s HoloLens, we enhanced training modules for IMI Critical Engineering with augmented reality (AR) to give engineers a real-world experience of the products they’ll be maintaining. 

A career at PA is what you make of it — so power your curiosity and prepare to make an impact.


What we're looking for: 

  • Are credible and comfortable working with clients in high performance environments
  • A desire to push for continuous improvement and deliver quality software
  • Can build strong relationships
  • Are curious and want to broaden their understanding of the world
  • Can be adaptable and able to flex their style and thinking
  • Are collaborative and work at their best in dynamic teams
  • Are driven to succeed — and help others achieve the same
  • Are open to change and have a growth mindset
  • A keen interest in applying your ability to different industries 


  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM related degree
  • Proficient programming skills, with experience in any of these languages: C++, Python, C or C# 
  • Familiarity with software development practices and tools, such as agile, version control, TDD, CI and virtualisation 

Ideally you will have: 

  • Commercial experience in software design, development or testing  
  • Knowledge or experience of a specific area of interest, for example: embedded software, sensors, IoT, cloud, robotics, VR/AR

The Offer  

  • Opportunity to write software for: Embedded devices, Cloud Integration, IoT, Advanced Image processing, VR and Safety Critical Software for Medical Devices, Defence, Transport etc 
  • Work on meaningful projects with talented people across a wide range of assignments 
  • Collaborate with talented, multi-disciplinary teams that provide insight into best practice software product development
  • Your work will be based in our Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Melbourn, Cambridge 
  • Salary potential: £30,500 with an additional £3,500 transport allowance  
  • Full time  
  • This role will start in Autumn 2024


Additional information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here .

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Melbourn, United Kingdom