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Proof of Concept Build Project Internship @ Octopus Energy - WFH

Who are we looking for? We're big believers in giving talented people difficult problems and letting them get on with it. If you're a problem solver, if you're passionate about great tech and green energy, we'd love to hear from you.

What are you going to do:

Key responsibilities include;

  • Undertake a discovery phase to gather requirements into user stories from the project sponsor, key stakeholders and user groups to define the problem.
  • Investigate possible solutions to the problem in a spike and prototype initial solution.
  • Develop concepts into detailed specifications and review the design with stakeholders
  • Build the application to the specification using agile development practices
  • Define test plans and demonstrate that the application meets requirements
  • Iterate and improve the application

What we offer:

  • You will be provided with a full project brief, detailed schedule of expected activities, guidance on how to complete activities and support throughout your placement with us.
  • Incredible experience
  • Enhance your CV for future employment

What we ask:

  • You should be registered as a university student
  • Must be self motivated to work from home
  • Must have access to WIFI & a laptop
  • Must be willing to learn new skills & activities


Are you the perfect candidate? Click the button 'apply now' and we'll contact you as soon as possible!

Extra information

SALARY: £6.45-£8.72 per hour (dependant on age)


START DATE: 12th October

LOCATION: Remote (Anywhere in the UK)

About Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy are proud to be supporting Women in Tech this October in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day on the 13th of the month. In partnership with Workfinder, we're honouring Ada Lovelace, one of computer science's true pioneers, by offering work placements designed to help more young women discover meaningful careers in tech.

Octopus Energy is a challenger energy supplier looking to make a big green dent in the energy market. We're passionate about great customer service, innovative technology and (of course) green energy. You can hear more about what it's like to work at Octopus Energy from our CEO Greg Jackson and Marketing Director Rebecca Dibb-Simkin in the Culture episode of our podcast.

Sustainable energy is not just about reducing our energy use or being more efficient. It's important to consider when we use energy – so we can make the most of it when the sun is shining, or the wind is blowing, and use less of it when it's being produced from fossil fuels.

We’ve got customers on some industry-first tariffs like AgileOctopus and OctopusGo. With AgileOctopus, the greenest energy is also the cheapest so helping customers to shift their usage – and letting them know when they got it to spot on – will mean less renewable energy goes to waste, and lower carbon emissions for everyone.

So we want to give some aspiring developers free rein to come up with new concepts for our energy usage page. 

You'll have a GraphQL API to work with, support from some incredible tech team members, and access to our knowledgeable energy specialists who spend every day talking to our customers. We'll give you a React app to work with as a base, but you can use whatever technology you like to create prototypes.

Got some documentation? Of course! Here is our Storybook - it's our bible of customer experience. 

That link shows you the page we'd like to improve.  

(Our full API documentation)

Education Level
Working hours per week
20 - 30
Type of Contract
Internships, Graduate Internship, Placements
Salary indication
Between £6.45 and £8.72 Per Hour
Responsible for
If you're a problem solver, if you're passionate about great tech and green energy, we'd love to hear from you.
Profession Sub-category
Project Management, Online Marketing
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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