graduate scheme

Mainframe Engineer Graduate Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Here at mthree, we pair talented graduates with leading global businesses. We’re always on the lookout for ambitious graduates to join the mthree Alumni Graduate Program, kick-starting your tech career within an entry-level Mainframe Engineering role and working onsite with a leading Investment Bank in various locations throughout the UK.

Our 24-month graduate program begins with four weeks of paid training and career coaching, where you will learn everything you need to hit the ground running as a Mainframe Engineer.

After you've completed the paid training, you'll have the opportunity to fast-track your career at a global investment bank or leading tech company.

What you’ll do

Although mainframe and COBOL have been around since the early days of computing, they are still heavily utilized in industries that require massive data crunching and security, such as banking – this means that there’s a large demand for Mainframe Engineers within these industries.

What you learn in this field will help as you pivot to other career opportunities in computing and programming at a future date and keep you steadily employed due to high global demand for this skill set.

As part of the Mainframe Engineering roles, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing, analysing, and modifying programming systems including coding, testing, debugging, and installing for large computer systems within the organization. 
  • Maintaining and developing online and batch application programs alongside developing disaster recovery plans.

Whilst in the mthree academy, you will learn the features, structures and formats for the technologies needed to enter a Mainframe Engineering role successfully. This includes:

  • Adabas
  • Natural
  • JCL
  • CICS

What you’ll receive:

  • Fully paid, in-depth and interactive training with a diverse group of like-minded graduates, delivered by experts with working knowledge of the field.
  • A competitive graduate salary
  • Pay increases every six months
  • A flexible benefits package including gym membership
  • Ongoing training and pastoral care
  • Invaluable industry experience and the opportunity to start a career in a desirable and competitive industry

What we are looking for

  • An analytical mindset with a thirst to build a career in tech.
  • A quick thinker and problem solver that operates well under demanding and high pressurized environments.
  • A strong aptitude for technology with the ability to pick up new skills in a speedy fashion.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK without the need of sponsorship in the future.
  • Available from the start of April having already graduated.

To be considered for this role, you must be open to working in Bournemouth or a number of other strategic locations in the UK. Please get in touch for more information on our program and roles. 


2.1 grade within a STEM degree

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • geology and geographical science
  • biology and life sciences
  • engineering management
  • computer sciences
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • information science and librarianship
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering

Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 June 2021

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Closing date:  30 June 2021

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