Placements for 2012-13 for MMU students

Four fantastic placement opportunities for next summer from our friends at

These placements are directed at students who either have a placement year built into their course, or as in the case of my students, who wish to suspend their studies for a year to take advantage of such an opportunity (between 2nd and final year).

CDL is a leading provider of software solutions to the insurance sector. Established in 1977, we have a proven track record of translating the power of technology into fast, resilient, scalable, and profitable business systems.  CDL has expanded its operations considerably during recent years and we currently employ 380 staff.

Our success has been born through close partnerships with our clients; we are clearly focused on their needs, and this is reflected in the products and services that we offer. CDL has delivered a number of ‘firsts’ within the insurance sector and this continues with our research and development investment programmes.

We have some excellent opportunities for Industrial Placements where undergraduates will get involved in a genuine business role that will develop skills and abilities for future careers.

Junior Application Server Developer (Java)

We have an opportunity for an ambitious developer to join our Application Server team.  Developing Java application components and ensuring they integrate effectively with other architectural layers, you will work with a variety of Java Technologies, Application Servers and databases.  Specifically we are looking for candidates with proven skills in Java coupled with a knowledge of UML.  Working in an agile development framework, you will be expected to work with multi-functional teams contributing to the successful development of our products.

Junior Windows Developer (C++)

CDL has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious developer to join our Windows Development team.  Specifically we are looking for candidates with skills in C++ and ideally some familiarity of .Net.  Together with knowledge of object orientated programming, the successful candidate will have good communication skills and a real desire to succeed in a Windows Development role.

Internet Author

Working within our growing Internet Division, this role is involved in the development, maintenance and support of our browser based developments.  In order to apply you must have some knowledge of Internet development, infrastructure and browsers, excellent customer service and communication skills.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive and innovative in resolving technical problems.  To apply, you must have experience of HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and image editing.  Design skills and XML knowledge would be an advantage.

Junior Systems Analyst

This role involves working closely with developers, account managers and clients to assist in researching business requirements.  The successful candidate will contribute to the identification, analysis, specification and design of enhancements or new developments to CDL’s software products.  In order to apply you must have an understanding of logical data modelling; ideally object oriented design and/or UML.  In addition, you will have good communication skills and will be able to work effectively in a team environment.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to, marking your application clearly with the reference ‘Industrial Placement’.  The deadline for applications is 9 December 2011.  .

Due to the nature of our business, successful candidates will be required to undergo credit reference and criminal records bureau checks.

All  placement students at CDL are offered a salary of £15,000 per annum plus benefits including flexible working, 25 days annual leave and a season ticket loan.


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