DAI Internship

At DAI we encourage our graduates to develop and grow a successful career and to this end we offer training programmes and mentoring from day one.


One of the main features that differentiates our graduate entry from other programmes is that we welcome applicants with any kind of technical background, not just those with software-focused degrees. Everything needed for a job at DAI is taught from scratch. We encourage applications from graduates with any technical degree, including physics, maths, chemistry, engineering, biological sciences, as well as computer science and software engineering.


On our Graduate Development Programme, you will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of innovative and challenging projects across different industry sectors, from retail and healthcare through to energy and infrastructure. Our software engineers have the opportunity to work with a huge range of technologies, and almost immediately with customers facing roles. In doing so, they gain in-depth experience of the technology involved and its deployment in real operational environments.


Our engineers are flexible, open to new challenges, technically proficient and have a ‘can do’ attitude. The ability to interact effectively with people (customers and colleagues) is essential, as is being a quick and self-motivated learner. They will be given the support they need, and through our flat organisation will immediately have exposure to Senior Staff.

Those who have shown themselves able will quickly get real responsibility in the delivery of important projects.


The role will be based at our Manchester office, but will involve the need to travel to our other offices and to end customer sites in the UK and overseas.


A DAI graduate software engineer will receive a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Profit Related Pay (PRP) scheme designed to reward individual contribution/performance
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Holidays – 32 days rising to 37 days after 5 years of service
  • Private Health Scheme
  • Opportunity for international travel
  • Relocation allowance
  • Life assurance
  • Sponsorship for professional studies where appropriate