xDesign Careers

Engineering Internship

This 12-week experience will give you the opportunity to grow your skills in real-life engineering projects. You’ll work with a range of specialists and learn first-hand what life is like as a digital development partner. This role is perfect for those with a passion for digital products, and who want to put their coding interest into practice.

Applications for summer 2023 are now closed

Everything you need to succeed

What you can expect

Hands-on project experience

Learn first-hand what’s involved in building digital products and working as part of a cross-functional team.

Bite-sized development sessions

Take advantage of xDesign’s learning and development offering and elevate your experience with our regular development sessions.

Valuable insight

Into real-life project work, what it’s like to work in a digital agency, and where you might want to take your career. You’ll also learn more about our other early careers opportunities, such as our graduate programme, in case that is the next step in your continuous learning journey with xDesign.

Future success

You’ll gain valuable experience, knowledge, and everything in between to help kickstart your career.

What we’re looking for

Seeking potential

We truly believe there is no wrong path into a career in tech. You may be at university and want some experience, taking part in a bootcamp, or maybe you’ve been learning in your spare time.

We’re primarily focused on people with basic coding knowledge, a good attitude, and a passion for digital products. If you fit into these three things, we encourage you to apply!

Working flexibly

With offices in central Edinburgh and Leeds, we’re looking for candidates who are available for hybrid working in either of these locations (in the office three days a week).

This way, our interns will be able to get the full experience of life at xDesign, with a mixture of home and office working.

Embracing our values

With every application process, we look for people who embrace our values: we challenge, we care, we collaborate. Our people act with integrity, and challenge our clients, and each other, in pursuit of better solutions.

We care about our craft, colleagues, clients and their customers. And we are all equal. Individually we are brilliant, together we are unstoppable.

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On the forefront of technology

Frameworks we use


React Native



Spring Boot


.NET Core




AWS Lambda

Speaking our language

Languages we use








Our platforms



The recruitment process


Automated coding test

Once you’ve submitted your application for the programme, you’ll undertake a one-hour online coding challenge through Qualified, focused on the languages and frameworks used by our team every day.


Initial interview

Next, you’ll have an initial first-stage interview with the emerging talent team to discuss your skills, experience and interests. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the programme.


Discovery Day

Finally, you’ll be invited to our Discovery Day, where you’ll take part in a practical group exercise, a technical-focused interview, and a culture-focused interview. Hosted at our Edinburgh or Leeds office, this will be your opportunity to experience the xDesign way of life and understand if the role, and environment, would be a good fit for you.

Our insights

Can all paths really lead to career success?

In the midst of exam result season, our team shared their personal stories on how they got to where they are now. From excelling in school to trying out different professions, our team has travelled many different roads that led to their version of a successful and happy career.

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Myths about web development careers: debunked

Myths around careers in web development are commonly found, and often counterproductive: they can hold you back from entering the field or give you unrealistic expectations that set you up for disappointment. We look at the misconceptions we sometimes hear whirling around the tech ecosystem, and distinguishing fact from fiction.

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Five Questions with Rob Wilson: iOS Developer

We’re highlighting one of our fantastic iOS Developers Rob Wilson in this week’s “Meet n’ Greet” series. Read on to learn about Rob’s background (in chemical engineering!), his favourite thing about his job, and his one-word description of xDesign!

Meet Rob

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