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    • The Bending Spoons EmployAbility Computer Science Scholarship 2024


      05 April 2024


      The Bending Spoons EmployAbility Computer Science Scholarship 2024

      Closing Date

      5 April 2024

      University Location

      U.K. and Europe

      Who

      Bachelor’s and Master’s students studying a computer science, or related, degree in 2024/2025 academic year

      Scholarship Amount

      €10,000

      About the Bending Spoons EmployAbility Computer Science Scholarship

      Technology is synonymous with progress. Yet those who have a disability, neurodivergence, mental health or other long-term health condition encounter many obstacles to establishing a successful career in tech. That’s why we are so excited to be working with Bending Spoons on this scholarship, as part of their commitment to help and inspire students on their journey into the tech industry.

      Bending Spoons is one of Europe’s leading tech companies. Giving back is at the heart of the Bending Spoons’ mission, and the company strives to deliver products and opportunities that help others. Adamant that a career in tech should be for anyone, Bending Spoons is committed to making the path into the industry a little more accessible.

      Who can apply?

      To be eligible, applicants must:

      • Have a disability, neurodivergence, mental health or long term health condition. (These include dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD, visual impairment, hearing impairment, diabetes, epilepsy, depression, anxiety disorders, and any other physical or mental health conditions)
      • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a student in a Bachelors, or Masters programme at an accredited university in the U.K. or Europe for the 2024-2025 academic year
      • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field
      • Must be resident in Europe or the U.K. during their studies
      • Demonstrate a strong academic record
      • Have a clear passion for computer science

      Application Process

      Applicants will be asked to complete an online application via EmployAbility which includes:

      • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current or intended university)
      • Resume/CV
      • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)
      • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor
      • Responses to a series of questions about your passion for and ability in computer science

      Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the pool of applicants as a whole. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of your application and are ready to supply you with the reference.

      Application questions

      Passion for Computer Science

      We would like to know a bit about you and your passion for computer science.

      1. Why is studying computer science important to you? (150-200 words)
      2. Are there any specific topics within computer science that interest/excite you, and why? (150-200 words)
      3. What do you hope to accomplish with your degree/knowledge? (150-200 words)

      Technical Project

      We would like to ask you questions about a technical project you have been involved in or a piece of research that you undertook, where your contribution and participation was key to its success.

      When answering the questions, please remember that the computer science professional reviewing your application may not share the same technical expertise or knowledge of your particular research field. Therefore, please ensure you explain all technical terms and processes clearly.

      Any evidence to support or illustrate your essay (e.g. graphs, diagrams, algorithms, sections of code etc.) can be uploaded in the ‘supporting documents’ section. Where you do provide such elements, please include the name of your evidence in square brackets in the appropriate place in your answer, for example [Mygraph1].

      1. What was the problem your project or research was trying to solve? (100-150 words)
      2. Was this undertaken as part of your university studies, an internship or work experience placement, or was it a personal project?
      3. What was your solution to the project or research? (100-150 words)
      4. What were the technical problems that you encountered? (100-150 words)
      5. What was the outcome of your project/learning from the project? (100-150 words)
      6. Was this a solo project or were you working as part of a group? If it was a group project, please state your personal involvement. (50 words)
      7. Do you consider this project technically challenging, innovative or both? Briefly explain why. (100-150 words)

      How to Apply

      Please note that candidates should apply via EmployAbility’s site. You will not be able to apply directly via Bending Spoons.

      Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the application process with EmployAbility, including mitigating circumstances which have affected your academic and/or work experiences, please contact us at bendingspoons@employ-ability.org.uk

      Deadline to apply: 5 April, 2024 at 11:59 PM GMT

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    • Google Software Engineering 2024 - Poland & Romania

      01 Apr 2024

      Google Software Engineering 2024 - Poland & Romania

      About the role

      Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at a massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

      As a key member of a small and versatile team, you design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions.

      Google is an engineering company at heart. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on users around the world. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, social to local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

      Location; Romania and Poland.

      Key Responsibilities

      • Research, create, and develop software applications to extend and improve on Google's product offering.
      • Collaborate on scalability issues involving access to massive amounts of data and information.
      • Contribute to a wide variety of projects across the full-stack

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
      • Experience with programming in C++ or Java.
      • Completed projects or classes focused on data structures and algorithms.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
      • Ability to select and implement an algorithm, using appropriate data structures to efficiently solve a problem; interpreting algorithms and contributing ideas to their development.
      • Excellent object-oriented skills.

      How to apply

      Candidates apply through EmployAbility but each applicant is assessed against Google's core competencies and selected through the Google recruitment process. Successful candidates are hired directly into the appropriate Google Programme and participate in every aspect of it.

      If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the programme, please contact EmployAbility on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or +44 (0)7852 764684, alternatively email us info@employ-ability.org.uk


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