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Automation Software Engineer

This internship is part funded by Santander.

An opportunity has opened for a talented student or graduate to assist with PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) software development and/or SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) graphics and associated database development/configuration for the automation industry due to Spectrum Automation's ongoing success.

Industrial automation is achieved by various means including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computers usually in combination. Complicated systems, such as modern factories, typically use all these combined techniques to achieve the required level of automation. The successful candidate will assist in designing and developing software to control/automate modern factory installations for our customers predominately located in the UK and USA.

This is a three month summer internship part-funded by banking group Santander.

Skills required

Aptitude/drive to learn new software languages/applications to control real world equipment in the automation industry, ability to actively take part in problem solving technical team reviews and discussions, good verbal and written communication skills, good general working knowledge of IT, and strong software problem solving skills.

Further information


Spectrum Automation Ltd
Spectrum Automation Ltd is committed to providing quality automation services and solutions designed and tailored to meet their client’s precise technical requirements. The company prides itself in providing their clients with a quality service which includes the design, development and supply of bespoke software solutions. The company is also able to supply electrical design services and Health and Safety advice to the automation industry.


Spectrum Automation Ltd , Europa House , MWB Business Exchange , Barcroft Street , Bury , Greater Manchester , BL9 5BT

Hourly rate

£6.31 (plus holiday pay)

Closing date

Sun 10th August 2014

Interview date

To be confirmed