IT Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme

IT Graduate Development Programme

Leeds · London
Time left to apply
13 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Do you want to join an award winning organisation that makes a real difference for over 125,000 children and their families every year? Do you want an opportunity to develop essential skills and knowledge that will benefit you not only in the short-term but throughout your career?

If so, let us tell you more about the Cafcass Graduate Development Programme for our Corporate Services.

We are currently looking for 10 recent graduates to join our scheme early in 2018 with opportunities across six different functions. This is a two-year programme where successful individuals will have the opportunity to be exposed to and contribute to a wide range of projects and initiatives.

You will receive extensive practical support and mentoring while making an invaluable contribution to supporting the aims and goals of the organisation. With a structured learning programme and the potential to gain a professionally accredited qualification, Cafcass’ Graduate Development programme offers a great first career step.

Cafcass has had great success with this programme in the past, with previous graduates reporting the scheme provided an excellent opportunity to learn a wide range of skills develop professionally and that the programme acted as an excellent basis for their career, which for many included staying with Cafcass beyond the initial two years.

Within Information Technology (IT) we have two graduate posts that will primarily focus on:

  • Applications Development, with a specific focus on SharePoint and JavaScript
  • Project Management, a non-technical role requiring a good foundation in technology

As part of your application you will have the opportunity to indicate if wish to apply for one of these roles specifically.

The successful candidates are likely to be based from our London (Bloomsbury) or Leeds offices.

Should you be successful…

We provide a competitive and rewarding pay and benefits package, including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of a local government pension scheme
  • Flexible and remote working
  • Health and wellbeing support including healthcare scheme membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

For the Project Management role we have no preference for what your degree should be in but expect your degree and/or work/volunteer experience to evidence project management skills ideally within a technology environment.

However, for the applications role, a degree within an IT discipline which included modules on programming and databases is required. Alternatively, if you can evidence this through work/volunteer experience this may be an advantage.

Regardless of the specific role you want to apply for you will have:

  • Graduated in 2016 or 2017
  • Hold a 2:1 degree or higher

Accepted degree subjects




potential to rise to £22,5000 after 12 months plus £4,332 London weighting if applicable.


Leeds · London

How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two

We’d like to use this opportunity to let you know the timescales we are working to so you have an idea of when you can expect to hear from us:

  • Initial telephone interview week commencing 11 December
  • Online assessments to be completed by 19 December
  • Final assessment from 4 January (invites will be sent before Christmas)

Please note dates are subject to change so if you don’t hear from us, this does not automatically mean you have been unsuccessful and we will be in touch with you as quickly as we can to update you.

We look forward to receiving your application highlighting your interest and suitability. If you would like to find out about the other Graduate roles we are currently recruiting for or would like further information on why you should join Cafcass, please visit the website via the Apply button.

Closing date: 03/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 03/12/2017

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