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IT Technical Placement Programme

Job description

Do you live and breather digital innovation?

Now more than ever, the success of our business is underpinned by cutting-edge technology. As a technical graduate you’ll have an engineering mindset and be excited by the possibilities of exploring new digital directions. You’ll become a valued member of one of our teams, developing the solutions that support our business and enable its growth.

You’ll make use of Agile development practices, collaborating closely with a variety of colleagues across the business. You’ll quickly discover a wealth of technical expertise and be matched with a team that best suits your skills. You may find yourself developing bespoke software to help buyers strike deals; or devising better analytics and data visualisation tools in data warehousing; or configuring the core enterprise systems that run our business.

Learning how to run our business

Whether you join as a Graduate or as part of our 11-month Placement programme, the first few months provides an opportunity to get to know your team and understand how they work. You’ll be given real hands-on experience from the beginning – solving live issues, building automated tests or developing new features. You’ll be discovering loads of ‘new-tech’, but you’ll also learn IT’s important business role. We never lose sight of the bigger picture here! Through visits to stores and processing centres, you’ll work alongside colleagues who use your team’s products every day.

Delivering the future

You’re here to get involved. Once you’re settled in your role, you can begin expanding your responsibilities – and follow your team’s projects from initial concept, through to finished product.

As a graduate on our two-year programme or as a Placement student on your third year of your sandwich degree course, you’ll acquire core skills and an extensive understanding of technology’s vital role in our success, with opportunities to move onwards and upwards in a role that’s right for you.

Role starts September 2022 – apply now

What we are looking for

  • Computer science or a related STEM degree or related science/technology/engineering/maths/degree with relevant practical experience
  • A fascination for how technology drives business and enhances customer experience
  • Curiosity for identifying better ways of doing things and challenging the status quo
  • A truly collaborative mindset

It doesn’t matter whether your forte is Python, HTML, mobile development, ERP apps, database tech, information security or anything else. What’s critical is that you have a solid understanding of software and a passion for using it to make a real difference.

Accepted degree subjects

  • environmental science and ecology
  • physics
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • biology and life sciences
  • engineering management
  • computer sciences and information technology
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • geology and geography
  • mechanical engineering
  • pharmacy and pharmacology
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • materials science

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 19 October 2022

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