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Careers at DriveWorks – University of Huddersfield

Meet Our Interns and Graudates from the University of Huddersfield

For a number of years, we’ve worked closely with the University of Huddersfield to find the best students to join our team.

We’ve hired students from many disciplines who have all worked hard and had a real impact on our team. They’ve joined us as interns, stayed working with DriveWorks throughout their studies and returned full time after graduating.

We recognise the importance of investing in students and want to help build a strong future for students and the industry.

Read on to find out more about our interns and graduates from the University of Huddersfield. If you’re interested in a career at DriveWorks, head to our careers page to see our current vacancies.

DannySoftware Developer

Danny completed his placement year at DriveWorks as a Junior Web Developer and returned on an 18-month graduate scheme as a Software Developer, which he has now completed and accepted a permanent role.

“My placement year at DriveWorks equipped me with an invaluable set of technical and personal skills that I applied to my final year of studies, resulting in a 1st Class Honours degree classification and an overall positive experience for my last year of education.”

“During my graduate scheme, I have built upon my existing skills to become a fully fledged software developer with a permanent role within the team. I am confident in collaborating and communicating as part of a team, get to apply my existing knowledge to create great software, get to research and learn new technologies, have responsibility, can apply my creativity and initiative to help improve the software, and take pride in the fact that I enjoy what I do and that customer’s lives are made easier as a direct result.”

“If you want to learn something new every day, write great code to create great things, have responsibility and input, and collaborate with a team of like-minded, bright individuals, then a career as a developer at DriveWorks is for you.”

Graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc in Web Technologies in 2016.

Graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc(Hons) in Information and Communication Technologies in 2017.

BenSoftware Developer

Ben completed a 12 month university placement at DriveWorks as a Junior Web Developer and has since returned to DriveWorks as a Software Developer on the Graduate Training Scheme.

“My placement at DriveWorks was the most memorable and beneficial part of my degree; not only did I learn a lot technically, but I also picked up valuable best practices and a wide range of transferable skills that I could take back to university and use in my final year. During the year, I progressed from knowing only the very basics in .NET and having little experience in the industry, to experimenting with the latest cutting-edge technologies and adding new features to the DriveWorks software with confidence.”

“Since returning on the company’s Graduate Training Scheme, I’ve completed project management training and begun further study towards becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional in ‘Programming in C#’.”

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here at DriveWorks so far and feel right at home here. I would strongly recommend current students to undertake a university placement and DriveWorks is the best place to do it!”

JakeSystems Analyst

Jake joined DriveWorks in summer 2014 as a placement student, worked part-time throughout his final year and has now returned on our Graduate Training Scheme.

“I had a fantastic placement experience. Through the entire journey DriveWorks have supported my growth from a young University student to a confident professional. They provide me with the freedom and resources that allow me to pursue my professional goals, and all the while I get to have lots of fun and play with some really cool tech.”

“If you like learning about the cutting edge tech in industry, taking on a challenge and working in a supportive environment – this is the place for you.”

Graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science in 2016.

Graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BEng(Hons) in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering in 2016.

Tom – Technical Specialist

Tom is on the 18 month Graduate Training Scheme at DriveWorks working as part of the Sales Team. Originally he did a placement year at DriveWorks working in the Technical Team.

“DriveWorks has enabled me to progress not only my technical skills, but also my interpersonal and business skills. Studying engineering at university I always presumed I’d end up working in manufacturing, but during my placement year I realised that this didn’t have to be the case. After returning to DriveWorks I have joined the Sales Team, and now work in a technical sales role, training resellers and helping customers out with their implementations of DriveWorks. I’m constantly learning new skills and developing existing ones.”

“If you’re willing to listen and learn, then coming to DriveWorks is a great step towards a career in the world of CAD.”

MatthewApplications Engineer

Matthew is in his third year at the University of Huddersfield and is completing a sandwich year Engineering placement at DriveWorks as part of his degree.

“Working at DriveWorks is amazing. This company is a wonderful collective of smart, funny, hardworking people who strive to be the best and as a placement student, it is so exciting to be a part of that journey. Since my first day, I have been made to feel very welcome and a part of the team. I have gained training and certifications in numerous different software, such as SOLIDWORKS (CSWA) and DriveWorks (CDWXA and CDWP), as well as learning useful skills such as writing in HTML and using SQL.”

“As a part of the technical team I spend my time helping customers, either through writing technical documentation or working on support tickets. We also test the product and create demo material.”

“As a company we also do lots of social events outside work which helps you to feel settled in. From the badminton and park runs to the pub quizzes and parties, we have a good time outside of work as well as in.”

“Working at DriveWorks is one of the best decisions I ever made. I have gained skills and friends for life and personally, I honestly couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

Completing a MEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield and will graduate in 2019.

Completing a BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield and will graduate in 2020.

ConnorApplications Engineer

Connor is in his 3rd year at Huddersfield and is currently completing a Mechanical Engineering Placement at DriveWorks.

“After being here for only 3 months I have learnt so much and I have already been given the opportunity to work with real customers and solve real-world problems that people in the industry are actually experiencing.”

“My time at DriveWorks so far has been an amazing experience for me and I have learnt more than I ever thought I would! The skills that I have learnt and the knowledge that has been bestowed upon me whilst being here will make my last years at University a lot easier. I have had the opportunity to take part in Project Management Training that I will be able to use in my final years to make sure that I plan my time carefully and dedicate myself to the right tasks at the right time, to get the most that I can out of University. DriveWorks have also sponsored me to get DriveWorks and SOLIDWORKS certifications that will put me ahead of the competition when applying for jobs after University.”

“If you were ever apprehensive about starting a new job then there is nothing to fear at DriveWorks. They are some of the most welcoming people I have ever met.”

LaurenJunior Developer

We first met everyone at on of our summer parties where we offered her a 3-month summer internship which then turned in to a full 12-month placement. Lauren now works part time whilst completing her final year, with the offer of a graduate job at the end of her degree.

“Completing my placement at DriveWorks has been a really valuable experience for me. I have learnt things that I wouldn’t have learnt at University and vastly improved upon my skills that I already had, which is currently helping me with my assignments during my final year. ”

“If you want to learn lots of new skills whilst working in a fun and friendly team, then DriveWorks is the place for you.”

Completing a BSc in Computing at the University of Huddersfield and will graduate in 2018.