xDesign Careers

Internship Programme

Our 12-week, project-based internship programme is an experiential learning initiative to give emerging talent insight into building digital products, and all about life at xDesign, including our graduate programme.

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. If it’s the right opportunity, you may even progress into our 12-month graduate programme, diving deeper into your interests and taking your work experience to the next level.

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!

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.

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.

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

Looking for more information?

Get in touch with our emerging talent team.

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.

Find out more

Passing the microphone and amplifying female voices

On International Women in Engineering Day, we hosted a panel with several female engineers discussing more about their journey into tech, what advice they would give their younger selves when starting out in their career and ways in which the industry can support the next generation of women in tech.

Read more

Tacos and Teamwork

At xDesign, finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge each other is an important part of our culture. Find out how small things, like giving out (virtual) tacos, play a part in helping build collaborative and supportive teams.

Learn more

Ready for your next adventure?

View our open roles