IT Student Placement (x4)

  • Job Reference: 46551
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2020
  • Recruiter: HM Land Registry
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £20,655
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Temporary, Internship or Placement
  • Duration: 12 months; Flexible working, Full-time, Part-time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

It is a very exciting time to join us as we continue on a major digital transformation programme. Our existing software systems form part of the critical national infrastructure, safeguarding land and property ownership valued at £7 trillion, enabling over £1 trillion worth of personal and commercial lending to be secured against property across England and Wales.

You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services.

We are now looking for enthusiastic undergraduates to join a forward thinking organisation that recognises talent and encourages personal development.

Job description

You will be joining us for a 12 month placement within our Digital, Data and Technology Directorate in the vibrant, waterfront city of Plymouth. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a number of different IT areas, developing your skills and experience. Your main duties will include database administration; the installation, administration, management and maintenance of databases in support of HM Land Registry business. This includes supporting our core casework systems.

What will you get from us?

A year tailored to meet your development needs and experience in a variety of different areas. We will work with you to ensure that you get the most out of your time working with us. We will support your development aspirations and offer flexibility in your working week, to enable you to achieve a positive work life balance.

Benefits include 28.5 days annual leave plus public holidays and flexi leave. You will have flexible start and finish times and other extremely competitive benefits.


To be successful in this role you will already be currently engaged in a relevant (IT-related) Degree programme, and looking for a placement year in industry. Experience of using databases, building and maintaining hardware and data and system security would be a benefit.

For more information about the post, please see the attached Candidate Information Pack by clicking APPLY NOW

For more information about what its like to work here please click APPLY NOW


Currently engaged in a relevant (IT-related) degree programme, and looking for a placement year in industry


HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated.

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Strengths and Experience.

To apply, please enter your qualifications, skills and experience when prompted on the online application form and complete the Statement of Suitability.

The Statement of Suitability section (in no more than 1250 words) should be used to provide details of how you meet the essential criteria listed:

• Ability to organise own work and prioritise tasks
• Working as part of a team to achieve a team goal or task
• Ability to think ahead, anticipate problems and use effective analytical and problem solving skills
• Why do you feel you are suitable for this opportunity and what could you bring to a placement at HM Land Registry.
• Knowledge of some of the following:
    o Databases
    o Data and system security
    o Building & maintaining hardware
    o Object-oriented programming
    o Test or Behavioural Driven Development
    o Object-oriented design and analysis
    o Linux
    o Cloud technologies
    o Agile principles

An initial sift of your CV will be conducted against the Essential Criteria listed.
The final selection stage will consist of an interview and short exercise.
The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date and interviews will take place week commencing Monday 30 March 2020 in Plymouth.
Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application.
Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Click APPLY NOW for application details and further information