Employers and Businesses

Placement Information for Companies

IT Wales offers you the opportunity to employ someone with specialist IT skills to complete a project, while working for your company for 6 to 10 weeks. The scheme is open to private, voluntary, and public sector organisations of any size as well as Charities and Social Enterprises.  By hosting a placement you can access the specialist IT and Computing and benefit from the expertise of a Student or Graduate.

Examples of typical roles of an IT Wales placement include:

  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Software Consultant
  • Database Developer
  • Database Engineer
  • Networking Administrator
  • Systems Tester

What The Scheme Provided

  • Funding towards salary costs - up to £1000. The company is required to pay the placee a minimum wage of £250 per week plus Employer's National Insurance Contributions
  • A choice of high quality Students & Graduates
  • People with specialist IT knowledge and skills that can add value to your business
  • Completion of a 6 to 10 week project
  • A chance to see if the company can benefit permanently from Graduate skills. 65% of placements resulted in permanent employment

(Go Wales statistics 2011)    

As planned, the current GO Wales/IT Wales supported project finished at the end of 2014. We will make more information available when we are able to.  


The scheme was Funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union Social Fund.