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We are now recruiting for a number of exciting Graduate Programmer positions for those graduating in summer 2024.


Coconut Lizard and d3t are at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-development video game services to our global triple-A clients. Our successful studios are part of the Keywords Studios Group and we are continuing to grow - working on multiple exciting projects at any one time and offering plenty of variety and involvement for our Graduate Programmers.

Our studios are based near Daresbury (Cheshire) and Newcastle (Tyne and Wear), you have the choice of which to work at. The studios offer an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working environment. We are incredibly passionate about what we do and pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, anti-crunch mentality, mentoring ethos and have been awarded ‘Best Places to Work’ multiple times by including 2021, 2022 and 2023. In addition, we recently won ‘Best Creative Service Provider‘ at Develop 2022 and were nominated in 2023.

Projects we have worked on include: LEGO Hogwarts Legacy, EA Sports FC24, Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Alan Wake Remastered, Sea of Thieves, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Assetto Corsa Competizione, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and many more.


As a Graduate Programmer each day will involve:

  • Teamwork: collaborating, planning, writing, reviewing, and testing code.

  • Variety: multiple projects and programming challenges.

  • Support: career progression and mentoring.



  • Languages: C++ preferred

  • Techniques: Object-oriented development

  • Enthusiasm: Will take on any challenge

  • Growth: A desire to learn and improve

  • Teamwork: Enjoy working as part of a team

  • Communication: Excellent


It would be great, but not essential, if you have experience with at least 1 of the following:

  • Multiple programming languages

  • Commercial game engines

  • IDEs and source control



  • Bonuses

  • Flexible working

  • Anti-crunch ethos

  • Social events and fitness classes

  • Industry events and conferences

  • Console, tech and bike purchase schemes

  • Eyecare vouchers, Bupa health and Bupa dental

  • And much much more…

Please note all interviews will be held by video call. As part of our interview process, you will be invited to do a programming task.

For this opportunity, we are looking for candidates to be studio based, with the opportunity for some hybrid working on completion of 6-month probation period.

At d3t we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and culture. If this opportunity excites you but your current skills or past experience don’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles within our team.