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There’s never been a better time to join Cognito iQ

We have passion, ambition and a daring vision. Our market-leading product set helps global service organisations realise their boldest objectives.

Clearly this demands innovation - this is where you come in. Operating in a diverse and fast-paced environment; we develop our exceptional products through collaboration with the best and brightest minds.

We don’t treat our people as a small cog in a big wheel. With our open and inclusive culture you’ll have ample opportunity to make a real difference. So if you want to contribute to something ground-breaking and have a great time doing it, then look no further.

We like to think we take good care of our people. During your career with us you’ll be able to take advantage of our comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • 27 days paid annual leave
  • Non-contributory pension scheme of 8% of basic salary
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Life assurance 5 x basic salary

Student Placement Programme

So, do you want to make the tea round? 

Or are you looking to develop your skills in an exciting and challenging role where you’ll get real work experience?

We’ve been running placement schemes for years and believe that your placement should be the foundation on which you build your professional career. We offer a wide range of opportunities, hands-on learning and practical experience that our current and former placement students have found invaluable.

Our placement students always make a vital contribution to the success of our business during their time with us and you’ll be encouraged to get stuck in as soon as you start.

Whichever placement you choose you can be sure you’ll be learning from, and working alongside, the best and the brightest minds. You’ll learn about our products and solutions and develop knowledge of the latest technologies, coding languages and methodologies that are an integral part of our state-of-the-art and innovative proposition.

If you want to contribute to something ground-breaking and have a great time doing it, then look no further. Take a look around our website to find out more about our products, our people and our placement opportunities.

Still fancy making the tea? Mine’s white with one.

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We like to think we take good care of our people. You’ll get a lot from us, including:

  • An immersive year in industry
  • 1:1 technical mentorship for the whole duration of your placement
  • £1,000 welcome bonus
  • 27 days paid annual leave
  • Weekly Bootcamp with an award-winning fitness instructor
  • Nintendo Switch tournaments (Super Smash and Mario Kart)
  • Monthly board game nights with pizza
  • Quarterly team, company-funded outings (anything from spa days to paintballing with your team) 
  • Great social events

Our Placements are for 13 months and will commence in the summer of 2020.

Before you apply please check with your academic department to ensure that this placement is appropriate for your degree programme.

Applications must be made by the 30th November 2019 using the 'apply now' buttons below.

Please ensure you include on your CV all of your academic achievements to date, your first year modules and the grade you achieved.

The Assessment Centres will be held in January 2020 at our offices in Newbury.


Applications for 2020 placements are now closed


Case Studies


Stuart first worked for Cognito iQ in 1998 on the IP programme, returning in 2000 as a Software Engineer. He is now a Senior Project Manager in our Consultancy division.

“Throughout my time here, the company has listened to my career intentions and continued to develop me. This, combined with a lot of hard work from my side, has got me into the position I am in today. I became an accredited Prince2 practitioner which is crucial to my project management role. It also reassures the customer that I follow a recognised methodology when implementing what can be multi-million pound investments.”