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EMEA Early Careers Programme

We value talent at DXC and offer a structured 2-year Early Career Academic Programme, with development opportunities and training, to enable our people to jumpstart their careers.

DXC is on the hunt for future leaders who have a passion for technology, and a keen interest in delivering great results!

We focus on developing potential.

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimising data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world's largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience.

Depending on your expertise or area of interest, you will select a business, technical or project management role within our seven service lines:

Our 2-year academic programmes are designed to broaden and deepen your knowledge and shape your future with us.

A percentage of your hours are on the job, and the remainder of your time is dedicated to gaining practical experience and formal qualifications. These are available to everyone on the Early Careers Programme.

As a virtual first company, the vast majority of our roles are fulfilled remotely, however we do expect all our Early Careers participants to travel to meet customer needs. We also encourage regular meet-ups through networking and community events. There is support available for you throughout the programme, including mentoring to help you get the most from your role and ensure you have a valuable experience. In addition, you will have a dedicated manager who will work closely with you up until you transition from the programme into mainstream employment with DXC. You will also be assigned a buddy, a team-lead and an Early Careers group, all of whom are there to help support you and your journey. 

Recruitment process


Your application will be assessed by one of our talent specialists, to ensure you are eligible for the programme.

Online testing

To find your strengths and help you get to the right role, we will ask you to complete an exciting and fun online assessment.

Interview and assessment centre

The interview consists of competency-based questions and a presentation on something that you are passionate about, and a chance to get to know the team.


You will receive a formal offer from a member of our recruitment team.


Onboarding starts from May 2022. Your recruiter will provide more specific details on start dates.

Current graduates’ testimonials

Prashant Dhanu

Security delivery

“DXC Technology provides career growth and exposure for new joiners. Our culture and the promotion of diversity ensures individuals get fair opportunities to achieve their personal and business goals. "

Rachel-Anne Hollywood

DXC security line risk and compliance

"I’ve been given the opportunity to get involved in several projects. Currently, I’m really enjoying security reporting. It allows me to balance working with data and interacting directly with customers. The workload is varied, and gives insight into how security interacts with various areas of business."

George Walker

Project management

"DXC offers a wide range of opportunities that fit my project management interests. There is a focus on development both within your role, and the opportunity to do other training, qualifications and certifications. I really appreciate the company’s approach to work/life choices."

Emily Bradley

Modern Workplace at UK Ministry of Defence

"Last year I had the opportunity to attend an industry event in London, to represent both DXC and a charity. It was interesting to learn more about the solutions DXC provide within the defence sector, and get involved with some charity work to support our veterans. This was also a great opportunity to meet some of the team I work with on a day-to-day basis, outside of the virtual first environment."

Richard Shittu

Project management, The Scott-Morgan Foundation

"Three things I’ve learnt since joining DXC: the importance of collaboration to complete tasks; how to deal with stakeholders in a variety of environments; and how to manage multiple areas of an ongoing project."

Orlaith Harrigan

Business transformation

"DXC’s people-first strategy stood out to me; and their support throughout the recruitment process and Early Careers Programme underlines this. I graduated with a BSc in International Business Finance and Economics. I knew I wanted to work in a global IT company, where I could enhance the skills and qualifications from my degree, and also work in an environment that delivers excellence for both customers and colleagues."

Gain industry-recognised qualifications

industry recognised certifications
learning channels
learning hours

SkillUp! is a programme which is designed to enable employees to gain externally recognised certifications. The SkillUp! portfolio contains over 300 industry-recognised certifications.

Early Careers Programme participants are able to take part from day one, and can apply for up to two certifications over the course of a financial year.

Graduates and apprentices are encouraged to discuss their short and long-term aspirations with their dedicated Early Careers manager, to establish which certifications will be best suited to their chosen path.

Employees who are accepted on to SkillUp! are given an upfront allowance to cover the cost of training materials such as ebooks, or online training courses.

Our employees are able to utilise DXC’s own university, Percipio. This useful, online tool contains over 700 learning channels and over 55,000 learning hours.

Employees can utilise these to either work towards a SkillUp! certification, or just as a standalone course, to enable them to have a greater understanding of their day-to-day work.


Guilds are communities of practitioners, who get together on a regular basis, to learn and share knowledge; help each other solve problems; and collaborate on innovative ideas that add value to DXC and our customers. Where there is a "critical mass" of people who can meet, we encourage the creation of local guilds. There are global guilds that help and support local guilds to connect with the wider community.

We have guilds that are set up for our graduates and apprentices specifically. It is a great way for them to network, collaborate on “hot topics” and learn. Some of the topics that have been covered in the past include moving out, maintaining a LinkedIn account, different faiths and blood donation.