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Imagination Technologies

Who are we?

Imagination Technologies Group plc is an international leader in the creation and licensing of semiconductor System-on-Chip Intellectual Property (SoC IP) and in the development and manufacture of DAB digital radios and connected audio products. Our ground-breaking IP and use of the latest tools and methodologies means that career opportunities with Imagination are unique in the UK.

Southampton ECS is one of the main places we recruit graduates from.

What do we do?

Technology surrounds us: in our phones, laptops and personal media players; in our offices, homes and cars. For over a decade Imagination Technologies has been enabling this technology with unique, patented semiconductor intellectual property (IP) cores for multimedia and communication.

Developed by our Technology division, Imagination’s IP lies at the heart of the latest advanced consumer products. The majority of top semiconductor companies licence our IP, using it in advanced system-on-chip (SoC) devices which they sell to the world’s leading consumer electronics companies. These SoCs are used in products like mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, car navigation systems and mobile internet devices (MID).

Our PURE Digital division produces a range of consumer electronics products that incorporate and promote our technologies. PURE is the world leader in DAB digital and connected radios and is leading the expansion of the digital radio market globally.

Working for Imagination

We have competitive salary rates and reward good performance. Benefits include subsidised health club membership, a sharesave scheme, a very active Sports & Social Club with subsidised events - and a weekly Treat of the Week social on Wednesdays (with a treat to eat!)

We’re always keen to meet enthusiastic, high-calibre graduates with an interest in hardware or software. We’re looking for individuals with passion, motivation and a desire to create the best. We are thought-leaders in our industry and we are looking for graduates who want to be a part of creating the next-generation technologies.

As you will be working in small teams you will be given increasing responsibility, and also be able to see exactly what you achieved when a product goes to market. We value individuals with enthusiasm, initiative, technical capability and creativity – our people are our primary asset so we support you to develop technically and create opportunities for development wherever possible.

Your Career

Imagination has over 40 graduate and 40 placement hardware and software opportunities in graphics, video, communications and processors, as well as hardware and software opportunities in the Pure division. We also have technical roles available in Operations and Sales. We are mainly looking for candidates with good C programming on the software side and for hardware, candidates with strong digital or physical design skills.

Application process

You can visit the careers section of the Imagination website and apply online for both graduate roles, summer placements & years in industry.

Student Profile

"The atmosphere at Imagination is different from any other company I originally went for an interview with. I immediately felt like I could work with them and be a part of their team. The benefits, such as treat of the week (sugary treats every Wednesday) and their sports and social club (discounted outings and social activities), made me feel that the company was there for its employees. The work I have been doing has helped me with university, since working in a team has taught me skills that cannot be learnt from lectures and I have been using the skills I have learnt at university in a practical way."

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Chris, ECS student, summer intern at Imagination Technologies 2014


Application process

You can visit the careers section of the Imagination website and apply online for both graduate roles, summer placements & years in industry.