£8.21 per hour plus £0.99 holiday pay
20 Oct 2019

Role & Department Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Computer Science student with an interest in system design and development. The successful candidate would be responsible for undertaking the development of an information management system for a fast growing Autobody repair center through a paid internship.

The 140 hrs internship is to support the development of a system to meet their administration and client management needs. The directors are aware that this will be an ongoing development project and are willing on the internship success to extend the internship after the initial 140 hours.

The company - Stanways Autobodies ltd is based in Lytham, they offer a modern and efficient service in the industrial business body repair market sector. To meet exciting growth opportunities they now need to move from traditional office software and paper base administration methods to information management systems to meet increase productivity demands, gain efficiencies and manage customer demand and sales.

Predicted Start Date: 28th October 2019

Job Description

This  project would be ideal for anyone interested in designing and developing a software solution from the ground up. The internship activities expected to be delivered in the 140 hours are:

  • Review the current reporting methods and administration processes within the business
  • Research and advise on potential solutions including Software architecture, Coding options and report production.
  • Plan for scope and design for stage development
  • Create information management system to an achievable and usable stage

The successful applicant will be working direct with the customer services director and will be given full support.

Onsite working is required with remote flexibility to understand the company processes and needs. 

Person Specification

The Internship is open to undergraduate and post-graduate students who can support the company for 10 -15 hours per week.

The position would suit a computer scientist
  • with a keen interest in system development, and creative problem solving.
  • has an interest in small business and looking for experience knowledge and understanding of a small business with high growth opportunities
  • Iiable to consult with the directors on programming solutions and implement to develop a usable information management system

Working in this role will help to develop the following skills and experience:

  • Business Development
  • Collaboration
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Exercising Professional Judgement
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 


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