Jen Barber (Katherine Parkinson) is interviewing for a position at Reynholm Industries. Based on the claim on her CV that she "has a lot of experience with computers", Denholm Reynholm (Chris Morris) places her in charge of the IT department. She discovers to her dismay that her office is on the basement floor with "standard nerds" Roy (Chris O'Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade). The two are resistant to her leadership, which is affirmed when they discover she knows very little about computers. However, Denholm's adversity to non-teamwork forces the trio to get along. Jen hosts a party to boost the department's popularity, but it backfires when Moss accidentally recalls an inappropriate story.