Published on November 14, 2014

IT Internships in London

The tech industry is becoming the fastest growing industry in the UK. Recent studies have shown the tech industry in London, the southeast and east of England to be growing at a faster rate than Silicon Valley, California. Silicon Valley, once home to trendy, new, small start-ups, has become the tech capital of the world, home to the world’s largest technology corporations such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Intel, and eBay, just to name a few. This same cluster of technology companies in a small area has recently become evident in London over the past decade. This area has now been dubbed ‘Tech City’.

Cambridge Science Park

Just an hour outside of London is Cambridge Science Park. This is a concentration of science and technology related companies which was founded by Trinity College in 1970 making it the oldest science park in the United Kingdom. It’s access to a highly educated population working in related fields and the concentration of the science and technology firms led to the growth of this science park. This phenomenon can now be seen in the UK’s capital city.

Tech City

‘Tech City’ is located in Central and East London mainly occupying the Shoreditch area. This tech boom in this area is so established that since 2009, the Old Street roundabout has been informally referred to as the ‘Silicon roundabout’. The UK government has taken a real interest in the development of the Technology sector with its focus on particular areas. This government interest and support will be sure to spark the fire of this rapidly growing industry in the UK. ‘Tech City’ also receives a lot of interest from the private sector. In comparison to Cambridge Science Park, Tech City benefits from a stronger level of investment from London based venture capital firms. Small start-ups were originally attracted to the area because of the low costs; however, this factor is heading in the wrong direction for many smaller firms hoping to set up in the area. As smaller firms are bought up by larger companies, more and more business is attracted to the area, providing jobs and boosting the economy. If you are looking for a way to break into the tech sector then this is where to start. The large number of small start-ups in the area could make it easier for you to find IT internships in London. Furthermore, interning in a smaller company will give you a better insight into the industry as you will have greater responsibilities and will therefore gain a greater of understanding of how the company functions.

This is very much an exciting time for the UK tech industry. As it benefits from more investment and more start ups flock to the area, ‘Tech City’ is fast becoming a powerhouse in the industry.

How can I get an IT internship in London?

The Intern Group offers top IT internships in the heart of central London. Through our simple application process you can schedule an initial interview and gain the chance of a lifetime to explore a foreign culture and grow professionally. Apply now!

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The author
John Monahan
Before joining The Intern Group in 2014, John held senior positions in the investment operations field, including Senior Manager for Investment Application Services at Liberty Mutual (one of the USA’s largest insurance companies), and AVP at Bank of New York-Mellon. John holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University with a field of study in Economics, which he earned while working full-time. A travel enthusiast, John has visited over 30 countries, and believes deeply in the value of international experiences as a lever for educational, professional, and personal growth.

22 comments on “IT Internships in London

    • Hi Jay,
      Thanks for reaching out to us.
      My colleague Kaylea will send you an email shortly giving you some more information about the program.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

    • Hi Bula,
      Thanks for reaching out! London is a hub for tech start-ups with many amazing IT placements available. Keep an eye out for an email from me with more information.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

    • Hi Gavin,
      Thanks for your message. The program duration in London can vary between 6 weeks and 6 months – you can choose the duration that suits you the best! Our program fee includes accommodation for each intern, which is a private bedroom in a shared apartment or residential hall. I can send you some more information about our London programs via email.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

    • Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for your message. I would be happy to send you over some more information regarding out IT internships in London. London is becoming a hub for tech start-ups and there are many opportunities for internships as well! Keep an eye out for my email later today.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  • Hi, Im interested in this internship, can you please send me more details on my email (specifically the job description and requirements). Thanks

    • Hi Salman,
      Thanks for your message. I’d be happy to send you some information about our IT program in London and what we are looking for in our interns. Be sure to check your inbox today.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  • Hello!
    I’m interested in a internshipin London, can you please send me more details on my email?
    Some information about the accomandation and jobs regarding to IT.
    Thanks!

    • Hi Edwin,
      Thanks for your message. London is a fabulous place for IT internships being that it is our hub for technology and start-ups. I’ll send you more information to read over via email.
      Best,
      Kaylea

    • Hi Usman,
      Thanks for your message. I am happy to send you over some more information regarding our IT program in London, keep a lookout for an email from me.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  • Hi,

    i just applied for the London internship regarding IT.
    I would like to have more information on the details and more information about
    accommodation etc.

    • Hi Sang,
      Thanks for your message. I would be happy to send you over some more information regarding our IT programs in London, it’s always good to be prepared before the Skype interview. Make sure to watch out for an email from me.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

    • Hi Abhimanyu,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our London program. I’m happy to send you more information on our IT internships and the accommodation in London. Please let me know if you need anything else!
      Best,
      Kaylea

  • Hi there,
    Am I able to please get some more information on IT internships in London. Are these paid or unpaid?
    Cheers,
    Bailee

    • Hi Bailee,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program in London. London is a wonderful location to get experience in the IT field due to it’s reputation as a business and start-up hub. In the past, we have placed interns with roles in programming, IT support, web design, software development and more. It’s the decision of the host companies where we place interns if their roles are paid, so it’s not something that we can guarantee. I will send you some more information to your email today.
      Best,
      Kaylea

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