Software Engineering Placement

Placement duration: Year-long
Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £15’000

Are you looking to join an award-winning company?

Micro Nav is a world leader in the delivery of simulation and training solutions for Air Traffic Control operations and we are looking for a motivated placement student with a desire to be part of a cohesive team.

We have experience in ATC operations, systems design, software production, ATC training and simulator design and development. The core capabilities of the company are the provision of specialist ATC services; the development of software for ATC and aviation systems; and the production of high-performance simulators for development and training applications both civil and military.

Placement students will be working in C++ and the full development lifecycle on a MS Windows platform. From assessing required changes, estimating timescales, analysing, designing and testing new software to overseeing version control, you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

Requirements: Candidates should currently be on an undergraduate Computer Science / Software Engineering (or related) degree and have experience with or willingness to learn C++.

Benefits: We are based in Bournemouth, and have a collaborative open plan office with a flexible start/finish time so long as the core hours (10am-4pm) are covered. We also offer:

  • Free car parking
  • Opportunities for overseas travel
  • Regular knowledge sharing sessions with like-minded colleagues
  • 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Life assurance
  • Discounted on-line shopping portal
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free refreshments
  • Dress down Fridays
  • Free freshly baked cakes from a local bakery on Fridays!

About Micro Nav

Micro Nav is an industry leader in Air Traffic Control simulation systems, with our systems being used to train Air Traffic Controllers at some of the busiest airports in the world. Micro Nav has operated a placement programme for over ten years with great ongoing success. 


To apply, please send your CV along with a brief covering letter to, or upload your CV to our online application form.