User Experience Intern, 2018 (10 weeks)

“I’ve learnt more in the 10 weeks that I’ve been here, than at uni. I’ve done a bunch of things from, user research and design based stuff, through to ideation type stuff. I’ve been part of a proper team, doing proper work that gets shipped.” Fraser Smith, past UX Intern 

Are you fanatical about user experience? Do you have an interest in technology and design? We’re looking for two UX interns with an understanding of user-centred design to join us next summer.

Working closely with a development team and as part of the user experience function, you’ll play a part in making our tools ingeniously simple. Your work will focus on designing great user experiences. You’ll be involved in researching user requirements, designing user interfaces and usability testing those designs.

You’ll have a dedicated mentor from day one, they’ll introduce you to many aspects of user experience design and help you get stuck in.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at Redgate, take a look at our blog.

To apply, simply upload your CV and covering letter or get in touch if you’d like to talk to us first. If you can include a link to some samples of your work – even better!

What we’ll offer you

  • The chance to work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about user experience and design, and others across the business too
  • The chance to work on real commercial tools and understand how commercial concerns influence designs
  • Practical experience of applying a range of tools and techniques to solve design problems for end users
  • Real autonomy to work independently on a team and make decisions, with plenty of support
  • We’ll meet with you regularly to review your work and give you constructive feedback about how to improve

What makes you Redgate’s next user experience intern?

  • You’re at least a year into a university degree, studying a relevant discipline
  • You’re able to analyse and understand challenging problems and devise simple design solutions
  • You’re able to present ideas and rationale through discussion and visual presentation
  • You have a genuine passion for design, with an eye for detail and aesthetics
  • You have some familiarity with usability research and evaluation techniques
  • You have some experience with wireframing/prototyping tools
  • You’re able to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner

What would help?

  • Some examples of your work which demonstrate your passion for design. 
  • Example of any extra-circular UX/design work (or related activities) you have been involved with (e.g. assisting with the design of a website, attending conferences/seminars, learning about related web technologies).

What’s the package?

  • You’ll be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible hours
  • You’ll receive £380 per week
  • You’ll start in July for a minimum of ten weeks over the summer holiday

You’ll also get some great Redgate benefits, including:

  • A relaxed and professional environment
  • No dress code
  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Regular social activities and events with fellow Redgaters and interns

 

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How to apply

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The Redgate Recruitment process

Step 1

Step 1. Application

Step one is your application. So write a letter and upload it on the page for the job you’re interested in. Tell us about yourself, your skills and experience, and talk about why you’d like to work at Redgate. Include a CV, or a link to your LinkedIn page, and if you'd like to show some of your work, attach your portfolio or point us to Stack Overflow or GitHub.

Step 2

Step 2. Assessment

We’ll acknowledge your application straight away, review it and keep you updated on your progress. We might also email an assessment to complete, or invite you for a brief telephone interview. If we don’t think you’re suitable, we’ll inform you – and tell you why. We won’t let you down, we’ll try and help you.

Step 3

Step 3. 1st Interview

Step three is an interview in our Cambridge office. We’ll talk about your work history, your covering letter or video, and any assessments you’ve completed. You might also be asked to do some work-based tests and, if you’re applying for a technical role, expect technical questions – we love talking tech.

Step 4

Step 4. 2nd Interview

The second interview typically lasts two hours. You’ll be talking to different people, you may well meet people you’ll be working with, and we’ll allow time for you to ask questions. We don’t have a dress code at Redgate, by the way, so dress in whatever makes you comfortable.

Step 1

Step 5. Offer

If we think you’d be great at Redgate, we’ll make an offer and iron out any details like relocation issues. If we don’t think you’ll fit in right away, we’ll tell you why. Some people have taken our advice, boned up their knowledge and come back a year later and got a job. It helps.

This is our typical recruitment process, though for some roles it might be a bit different.

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