Careers in Computer Science
Our graduates are particularly valued as a result of the Department's international status, strong reputation for leading research, numerous links with industry and an ideal location close to the City of London. Leavers go on to secure careers in a wide variety of organisations; with global IT consultancies, as IT analysts with City banks, as IT specialists within manufacturing industries, or starting up their own companies.
Graduate Careers in Computer Science
Our 2013/14 graduates go have gone on to work for companies including:
- Credit Suisse
- Goldman Sachs
- Morgan Stanley
Our Graduates also continue their research with an MSc or PhD at UCL or other institutions including:
- Kings College London
- London School of Economics
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
"I was given the chance to apply for Cisco’s Silicon Valley Internship Programme, and its been an amazing experience. I’m working on a small machine learning startup to build a predictive analytics platform for outcome-based healthcare. The work is challenging and interesting, it's a great opportunity to experience life in Silicon Valley, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Nicholas Dingwall, MSc Machine Learning
We have a history of success in producing high calibre graduates, whose well-rounded skills are highly valued by global businesses, organisations and start ups in IT, finance, engineering and other technology industries. We are always keen to develop strategic partnerships with companies to assist our students in their development while they are here as well as to enable them to progress once they have left us. See here for more information for employers.
Departmental Research Internships
The department runs a programme of paid summer research internships to students the chance to try research in a real university setting with the department's world-leading research teams. For more information. Click here for details on how to apply and the internships currently available.
UCL JobOnline is an online job board where employers can post vacancies for free annd where students can browse jobs, internships, voluntary work and placements. More details about JobOnline can be found here.
Prism HR brings together students, university departments and employers to manage job postings for student and graduate opportunities. Students can complete a profile and upload a CV, and employers will see this when students submit applications. There is also a function to search for interesting opportunities. once accepted online, students will be able to see opportunities that are recommended to them. Students can sign up now.
Faculty of Engineering Careers Service
UCL Engineering employs three dedicated members of staff to help you with this. They organise careers events, build relationships with employers, and offer CV and interview advice specifically tailored for students in Engineering. Register with the Engineering Careers and Events page on Moodle to see opportunities as they come up. See here for UCL Engineering's Careers Pages.
UCL Talent Bank
UCL Engineering has a new Jobs and Opportunities service called UCL Talent Bank. We actively source internships and other employment opportunities and present CVs to employers. We have dedicated staff looking for opportunities relevant for you. To ensure that you are automatically considered for these roles, complete your registration including your UCL department here at UCL's Talent Bank sign up.
UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, at the University of London. They provide a comprehensive ranging of careers information and guidance, in addition to running events for current UCL students, staff and GradClub members. From one-to-one coaching to employer fairs, they are here to support students at all stages of their career journey during and after their time at UCL.
Other key jobs listings
- Inside Careers graduate vacancy search
- TARGETjobs graduate vacancy search
- Jobtop IT graduate vacancy search
There are also Departmental and UCL wide job listings:
The department has its own LinkedIn group where you can get involved in careers discussions with potential employers and the department's alumni. We encourage students to join and update their CV.
UCL Computer Science also supports the Graduate Developer Community for undergraduates & recent graduates interested in Software Development, run by a leadership team comprising members of top technical consultancies. The Community frequently organises Meet-A-Mentor events and workshops.
Get in touch
For more information about our Careers provision contact Steve Marchant.