UK-based Cloud Hosting Provider Skyscape Expands Its University Undergraduate Program

Skyscape Cloud Services, a UK cloud hosting provider with more than 70 employees, headquartered in the London region, has announced that a further nine places for undergraduates will be made available on its internship program, in order to help scale the Skyscape business to meet with growing demand, while nurturing technology skills across multiple disciplines.

The new roles have been created for outstanding candidates spanning a variety of functional areas – portal development, operations analysis, automation, product analysis and marketing co-ordination. The positions are open to all undergraduates and are currently advertised with a number of universities, including Aston University, University of Southampton, University of Reading, University of Portsmouth, Kingston University, University of Chichester, Sussex University and University of Kent.

Future Careers in IT

cloud-hosting-londonThe scheme has been designed to help develop key digital, technical and engineering skills and experience. These skills are vital when working with large-scale cloud and virtualized computing environments, so the scheme will ultimately provide university students with valuable training and development in preparation for future careers in IT and technology.

“We look forward to welcoming more undergraduates to our rapidly growing business as we near the end of what’s been an exciting year,” said Simon Hansford, CTO of Skyscape Cloud Services. “We’re passionate about doing our bit to support education and foster technical expertise, as we continue in our mission to transform the face of public sector IT procurement.”

Longer-Term Employment

The successful applicants would have the opportunity to join a rapidly growing team of talented, experienced and passionate professionals that are developing one of the UK’s largest cloud computing platforms.

The internship program is initially being offered to university undergraduates as a sandwich placement, but longer-term employment may be available following the successful completion of the placement. As part of Skyscape’s ongoing commitment to training and development, there are also opportunities for successful applicants to take appropriate professional examinations in order to gain further qualifications in areas from key technology vendors VMware, EMC and Cisco.

Earlier this month Skyscape announced it had won Cloud Provider Innovation of the Year award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2014 as well as the IaaS/PaaS Product of the Year award at the Techworld Awards 2014.