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Internships at Sage


Make your degree stand out with an experience like no other.

Gain practical, valuable skills

Level up your future with an internship at Sage. Challenge yourself with a part-time internship during a term or grow and shine during a full time internship as part of a placement year or vacation. Whichever you choose, grow your skills to make business impact and a difference to our customers across the globe.

We empower our team to provide the best for our customers. Our Flexible Human Work hybrid framework has unlocked more power in the hands of colleagues. You can do your best work, wherever you are. You will also get five personal development days which you can use to boost your skills and industry knowledge. We also give all our colleagues five days a year to volunteer – what will you do with yours? We’ve reimagined work, so you can do your best work, learn, and be recognised for your accomplishments.

After the Internship

With a Sage internship, you can take your prospects to the next level with work experience from a globally influential company on your side. And afterward, you’ll be a part of the next generation of Sage, with the opportunity to continue delivering outstanding customer service with exclusive early access to our graduate roles. You’ll also have the chance to spread the word about our internship scheme and invite others to stand out from the crowd.

Recruitment Process 

You can find and apply for internship opportunities on our careers website. Once you’ve applied, and if our Early Careers team think you could be a match, you’ll be shortlisted for the next stage. This will involve an interview, which is a great opportunity for you to let your talent shine and showcase your skills. From there, we’ll consider you for an internship position if you’re successful.

Once your start, you'll be paired with a buddy. They will help you navigate your next adventure and support you with your new role and exciting responsibilities!

Case study

Intern case study: David Clark – Digital Infrastructure Intern

I am currently working within the Digital Infrastructure team which falls under marketing operations, whilst on my year out of university. I attend Northumbria University where I study Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence. Prior to starting university, I worked as a Quality Control Analyst at a large pharmaceutical company, however after 3 years in the role I wanted to change careers paths and follow something I was passionate about, technology. My course allowed for me to take a year out as a placement student, to test my knowledge that I have learnt on the course so far as well as gaining work experience. After applying to numerous positions, I decided on sage. With being from the Northeast I knew the stature of the company and over the hiring process got to know about the benefits working at sage brings.

Tell us about your role at Sage?

My role at sage falls under Marketing Technology and revolves around managing, collecting and analysing data from the company website. I work with stakeholders from across the business and globe to implement new marketing tags, as well as troubleshooting and debugging any data flow issues they have. The role allows me to be constantly testing my analytical and problem-solving skills whilst researching and learning new technologies.

What tips do you have for anyone thinking of applying?

Sage has a very clear and guided recruitment method and its great as an applicant that you are kept in the loop at every stage. Applying for a position as an intern is great as it gives you the same experience as applying for a regular role/graduate position. From my experience the early careers team are super helpful and just an email away if you have any questions about the role, the application process or just need some reassurance! Whilst at university I never really planned to do a placement year but thought I would look at opportunities that were available to me and after seeing the position at sage I couldn’t not apply!

How do you feel that this Internship will benefit you?

The experience this placement has given me is invaluable, the experience of working with real world data and new technologies has tested my knowledge and given me new ways to learn. All whilst collaborating with experts at the top of their field is something that, as a student, you very rarely get the chance to do outside of university. The year out of university has given me the confidence in my technical skills, as it can be easy to get comfortable at university but doing this placement year has tested my skills and allowed me to grow.

What do you enjoy the most about your role at Sage?

There are several things that I enjoy about my role within sage. I enjoy the responsibility that my team trust me with and enjoy working with them on different projects throughout the year and watching them expand and develop. I have also enjoyed being able to develop my skills, a big part of my team is learning new technologies and I love that my team are constantly pushing each other to learn more! Aside from the work aspect, I enjoy the social side too. The occasional meeting to chat about life and what is going on, meeting up for lunch and especially the discount Starbucks in the Newcastle office!

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