Pearson Intern - Product Owner in London, United Kingdom
PEARSON DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Why join Pearson’s intern program?
Pearson is the world’s learning company. We help people of all ages acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their work and careers. We believe that everyone should be able to keep learning, every day and in every way, throughout their lives. Bringing together everything we know about the science of learning and the latest technology; we’re shaping the future of teaching and learning.
We’re looking for the next generation of talented undergraduates to join our team for an unforgettable 12-week internship. An internship at Pearson is an opportunity to bring your own unique perspective as a learner, together with your academic knowledge, technical skills, and enthusiasm, to help create products used by students like you.
As one of our interns, you will gain a comprehensive introduction to our business. You’ll be assigned to a team and work on real-life projects that bring our qualification delivery and services to life. Support in the role, in job training and professional development will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You’ll also have direct access to a senior member of the team, as each intern will be mentored to help you make the most of the 12-week program.
We foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where our people can be themselves. Every idea and perspective are valued so that our products reflect the people we serve — our teachers and learners.
What Does the Internship Program Offer?
Successful candidates will spend 12 weeks working with our UK Qualification and Assessment Technology teams.
You will be paid for the duration of your internship. The internship begins on Monday, June 6th and ends Friday, August 26th.
As Product Owner you will specify business requirements for technology development and delivery. Elaborate requirements into quality user stories on a just in time basis for completion in a development phase ensuring that the stories have clear and valid acceptance criteria, and the stories are fit for purpose. Describe, prioritize, and communicate the requirements that really matter to the development teams and answer all related questions. Understand the principles of good software development to make communication with the development team easier. Work with the development team through the development/release cycle to continually reinforce and refine the business goals and to support the development team to understand exactly what is required. Participate in development reviews, planning meetings and retrospectives.
What does the 12 weeks involve?
Interns will develop a broad knowledge of business analysis at Pearson, completing rotational work with several teams focused on different business and technology assessment delivery There will also be an opportunity to work and contribute to solutions management strategic initiatives.
We look for Students pursuing a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with information strong written and verbal skills or relevant work experience.
We also look for Students pursuing a degree in computer science, software engineering, information security, engineering, or technology.
Students should also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal along with an ability to translate business requests into technical asks. Experience in computer software is a bonus.
Students should be a ‘people person’, well-rounded and eager to take on new challenges. Flexibility is important, as you will be joining a versatile and agile solutions management team.
Graduation date between December 2022 and May 2024 and should be able to travel to one of our office locations.
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: PROJECT/TEMPORARY WORKFORCE
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 583