DCS Graduate Engineering 2021
Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) offers flexible and affordable colocation and IT infrastructure solutions. Our connectivity and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is future-proof.
Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator. We are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled Colocation and data centre solutions. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations award. We have been designing, building and operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation services for more than 25+ years at our 26 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia.
Colt DCS Graduate Programme
As part of our 2 year programme, graduates will complete a series of rotations across a number of departments. These will most likely be Operations, Design, Commercial & Real Estate, and Customer Solutions departments. Rotating between these department will ensure you develop a wider, more comprehensive understanding of the business, from operational processes and procedures to the more commercial and strategic objectives of our organisation.
Operations are responsible for keeping the ‘lights on’, responsible and ensuring our services are available 24/7, 365 days for our customers across the globe. The teams primary focus is on the maintenance and repair of all services to the data centres themselves such as power, cooling, security and fire systems. Data Centres are by nature are power hungry buildings, some consuming the equivalent power of a small city in its entirety.
The Design Department are responsible for the technical specification, creation and implementation of our Data Centres; and the area is split between New Build & Expansion and Lifecycle.
The Design in New Build and Expansion is at the cutting edge of data centre design. In this department we develop large hyper-scale data centres for some of our largest customers. Design is a fascinating area and involves taking an initial business concept through to final “fit out”. A typical data centre customer space might be many hundreds of square metres and operate at many Megawatts of power. To make this all work we cover a number of specialisms such as cooling, electrical knowledge and computer aided design.
One of the very important tasks for anyone in this department is keep everything up to date and ensure we are adhering to various industry standards that we should be designing and building too. We work closely alongside with our colleagues in Operations to replace, renew and refresh existing equipment. This might range from the changing-out of a single mechanical system like a cooling unit, through to the replacement of an uninterruptible power supply system that powers a complete data hall.
The Commercial /Real Estate team is responsible for management of our real estate portfolio, asset management and commercial governance. The team are responsible for the acquisition and development of new sites as well as our product portfolio and capacity management. A graduate could expect to be involved in all of these aspects, giving them a breadth of experience and insight into what drives the company forward.
The Customer Solutions team plays a key role in the acquisition of new business by supporting the Global sales team in securing new and retaining existing customers. They consult with prospective customers and have expert knowledge and experience of electrical and mechanical infrastructure and will support customer installations, transitions and migrations. The team support every potential customer, from a single rack, right the way up to the delivery of a large scale data centre space (Hyperscale). Whether it’s supporting capacity planning dilemmas, providing Technical tours of facilities, guidance on cooling considerations, security requirements or training internal and external sales teams.
Colt DCS launched its own values which underpin who we are as an organisation. Our four values are
- Agility of a start-up
- Collaborate to perform
- Step up to Challenges
- Value Creation
Linked to our values, should be an eagerness to learn, develop and grow.
Who should apply?
We are looking for Mechanical and Electrical Engineers who have the potential to develop into future leaders as part of our significant growth plans – we are interested in talking to graduates who have a passion for Engineering as well a genuine aspiration to progress a leadership career.
The programme will be based in London (UK) with the option to travel to other European sites during the course of the programme.
- Strong communication skills
- Presentation, written and analytical skills
- Ability to work with stakeholders
- Ability to work under pressure
- Strong social skills
What we offer:
Colt DCS is a growing business that is investing in its people. Our people are defined by their ability to make things happen and deliver on their promises. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.
In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt DCS recognises the importance of a work life balance.
Some benefit examples are:
- Pension and insurance options
- Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
- Business mentoring
- Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers
- Flexible working and relaxed dress code
- Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
Who we are
Colt DCS has a vision to ‘’to be the most customer centric data centre provider’’. We have over 20 years’ experience in designing, building and operating energy-efficient, reliable data centres - hosting significant financial, media, corporate and cloud wholesale providers across the world.
We operate 29 state-of-the-art data centres across Europe and Asia Pacific, offering 24/7 security and local language support. We are connected to a further 530+ third party data centres across our network and are able to offer private links into the major public cloud providers.
Privately owned, Colt DCS is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.
We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace.