graduate job

National Technology Trainee – Junior Software Developer Graduate - Ipswich - August 2023

Job description

Junior Software Developer - get the career you want at RSM

Our National Technology early careers programme will give you all the skills and support you need to unlock a future that’s packed with opportunities and new experiences. You’ll enjoy a fast-tracked business technology career that recognises your potential and rewards your ambition.

When you join our team, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of on-the-job learning and structured training – not to mention an impressive client list to work with. You’ll discover a culture that nurtures individuality and an environment where everyone is supported to reach their potential. With us, you’ll always be moving forward.

What does our team do?

National Technology is an internal service team whose purpose is to deliver and manage the IT, Data and Digital solutions to support RSM’s ambitious growth plans as well as day-to-day operations. RSM recognises the strategic importance of IT and Digital to the future of the business and is investing in IT and digital skills to better serve the needs of our clients and people. The projects and initiatives under way in National Technology include:

Cloud migration

Modern workplace solutions

Enterprise data platform design & build

Advanced data analytics & data science

Bespoke .NET and Java software development to serve the digital needs of our clients

Automating our core business processes

Adoption of the latest cyber security technology

Within national technology, you’ll be joining a software development team, working on our industry leading cloud products. You will quickly gain experience working on changes covering all aspects of the systems, from the web layer through to the data layer. You’ll be surrounded by product and technology experts who will help you make a great start to your career.

What can you expect?

At RSM, you’ll be a key member of our team from day one. You’ll get involved in critical business technology projects and support very quickly, though always with guidance and support as you begin your career in digital technology. The range of technology solutions you’ll be exposed to will help you kick-start your career. And you will receive support, coaching and development in key business skills such as team working, report-writing and communicating with impact.

Our culture is supportive and collegiate, and you will find that grade matters less than the desire to roll your sleeves up and become part of the team. Our values of teamwork, integrity, respect, excellence, and stewardship are precious to us and flow through how national technology works – as they do through the rest of the firm.

What we look for

We’re on the lookout for individuals from all backgrounds who are motivated to bring a relevant school and/or university education to start a career working with digital technology within a professional services environment. Those who thrive with RSM in national technology early careers role will have an innate interest in digital technology and how it is driving change in business and the wider economy. You will be hungry to develop your skills in one or more areas within our department such as IT infrastructure, software development, technology delivery or data analytics. You will be comfortable working in a hybrid environment where physical face time with your team is valued, but so is the ability to work autonomously from home or from your nearest RSM office (as preferred). You will relish teamwork, and the sense of collective achievement in getting the job done together. And you will have a strong desire to deliver excellence, to be the best that you can be in all situations and on projects large and small.

If that sounds like you, we know you’ll enjoy being part of our team.

Flexible working

At RSM we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients. We support all our people to work flexibly, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and inclusion at RSM

At RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.

To find out more, please visit our diversity and inclusion page on our careers website.

Our recruitment process

Please note, for those who perform well throughout our assessment process, should your first preference be unavailable, you could potentially be offered a role in another location or department. This would always be discussed with you in this instance.

RSM will only take one application into consideration per recruitment cycle. We do not accept multiple applications to different vacancies.

Entry requirements

At RSM, we don't just look for good exam results. We think passion, personality and originality are just as important.

You will need:

112 UAS points across 3 A Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, or 104 UCAS points across 4 Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers or Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level);

A predicted/obtained honours degree in Computer Science (or related subject) at 2:1 level or higher

You’ll have experience in .Net or Java and be competent in HTML, CSS and SQL.

Please note, RSM does not accept General Studies, AS levels or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 September 2023

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Closing date:  30 September 2023

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