Students and Graduates

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Imperial Computing Society

Imperial Computing Society

University of Cambridge Engineering Society

University of Cambridge Engineering Society

University of Cambridge Dept. of Computer Science & Technology

University of Cambridge Dept. of Computer Science & Technology

Career Events 2021/22

University of Cambridge Dept. of Computer Science & Technology

Engineering Science & Technology Fair

28th October 2021
University of Oxford

Careers in Computing

26th October 2021
Imperial College London

IT Technology Fair

28th October 2021

YINI Scheme

Every year, StarLeaf works with EDT who help place students aged 17+ or in Year 13 complete paid placements in top UK companies and organizations. Typically, the programme lasts between 10-12 months and our students mainly work in test. We have YINIs in all of our UK offices and it is a great opportunity to gain some valuable software experience prior to going off to university.


At StarLeaf, we are committed to working with bright, aspiring software and hardware engineers to introduce them to the working environment and give them a taste of what it means to be part of the StarLeaf team. We aim to ensure they return to their studies with a richer skill set and a good understanding of developing real-world solutions.

Joanne Noc

"I had lots of support from my team and mentor when I needed it, but it was exciting to be largely working on my tool independently since I had a lot of creative freedom over my design choices and how best to optimise my code."

Joanne Noc Summer Intern 2019 (Shelford)
Tayma Ferriera

"I am passionate about problem-solving and writing code. Also about learning new skills and improving the ones I already have."

Tayma Ferriera Summer Intern 2019 (Croxley)
Edwin Balani

"I worked independently on my project a lot of the time, although my project mentor was at the desk next to mine and I could draw on their knowledge and experience (as well as that of my team) as needs be if I ran into any challenges."

Edwin Balani Summer Intern 2019 (Cambridge)
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Graduate scheme

StarLeaf is calling for students who might be interested in learning programming skills within the context of its software business. Programming will be mainly in C. Register your interest here for our graduate scheme 2021/22. This is a unique opportunity for final year undergraduate mathematicians, engineers and scientists, with little or no previous software experience, to find out if a career in software development is for them. Run over eight weeks with several intakes throughout the year, the Graduate Scheme provides an intensive crash-course into both computer science concepts and hands-on programming, with a bespoke curriculum and an eye towards real-world software engineering. It is hard work but fun!


As a member of our graduate scheme you will be assigned your own personal mentor when you join us. And as our team is made up of some of the brightest minds in the UK high tech industry, you will be working with and learning from the very best. It is a fantastic opportunity and if your goal is to be working on projects that will end up in customers’ hands while learning and soaking up as much information as possible then the exposure you are given will really excite you.

We focus on getting the best out of all our new recruits and the rapid growth of our company ensures that there is ample opportunity for you to move into the area of work that most interests you as your knowledge and experience develops. We truly value our graduates and will reward you accordingly. In addition to a hugely competitive starting salary, you will receive regular merit reviews and a range of benefits usually only found in much larger companies. Oh, and every single StarLeaf employee becomes a shareholder through the company’s share option scheme. Pretty awesome right!?

David Robertson

"There's lots to learn. I love having the chance to slowly accumulate knowledge and be responsible for specific, specialized parts of the system."

David Robertson Graduate Software Engineer (Croxley)
Rhys Roberts

“I’m passionate about the opportunity to have full ownership of a project as a graduate engineer. Few companies would give such responsibility to such a junior position and it allows for great development right from the start of your career.”

Rhys Roberts Graduate Software Engineer (Shelford)
Sara Sandberg

"A new graduate can expect to be involved in the whole process of developing new features. There are many opportunities to work on diverse projects and to continue to learn new things."

Sara Sandberg Graduate Software Engineer (Croxley)
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Glassdoor Trust Bar

An extremely good company with very high benefits and perfectly committed to its employees with a great company culture

Mark Richer, StarLeaf CEO