Wren Kitchens seeks future developers and engineers for IT internship

Wren Kitchens is seeking the next generation of technology talent by launching an IT internship for the first time.

Starting in July, the UK kitchens retailer will roll out a 12-week programme at its headquarters in Lincolnshire aimed at attracting second-year IT university students.

The tech team at Wren develops and maintains various tech products including a CAD-based kitchen planner, as well as 3D virtual reality (VR) systems. In addition, their role is to oversee multiple internal systems to maintain service levels across the retailer’s manufacturing, customer services, installations and logistics divisions. 

Wren said it plans to welcome over 200 IT graduates and interns over the next two years, which will support the growth of the company. Full-time positions will be offered to those who stand out, and those who sign up to the internship will be mentored by senior members of the team.

The internship will be available in five tailored courses – PHP developer, JavaScript developer, iOS developer, DevOps engineer, and software tester – in line with sought-after talent and emerging job roles in today’s digitised retail industry.

Craig Douglas, IT director at Wren, commented: “With limited prospects in the region like this, we’re proud to be offering an exceptional opportunity for the next generation to gain unrivalled experience in a first-class tech team, and to secure a full-time position before even graduating.”

He added: “We’re committed to investing in training and development in our tech professionals, as well as offering career opportunities within the business to ensure that they can succeed in a long and successful career here at Wren.”

Wren also said development work at its headquarters, to create a new IT office with the capacity for over 450 people, will be completed this summer. The new mezzanine space will encompass the latest technology and testing studios including VR demos, interactive screens, network monitoring systems and a 50-seater auditorium.