Graduate Trainee Software Engineer

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Graduate Trainee Software Engineer 

Are you an aspiring Software Engineer looking for a graduate role following your studies? Do you want to work within our established project teams, expanding your technical skills and learning from our existing engineers and customers?  

As a Graduate Software Engineer with Kainos, you will work on projects where you can make a real difference to people’s lives – the lives of people you know. After taking part in our award-winning, seven-week Engineering Academy, you will then join one of our many project teams, to learn from our experienced developers, project managers and customer-facing staff. You’ll have great support and mentoring, balanced with the experience of being given real, meaningful work to do, to help you truly develop both technically and professionally.  


What you’ll do 


  • As a Graduate Software Engineer in Kainos, you’ll contribute to developing high quality solutions which impact the lives of users worldwide.  

  • You’ll work as part of a team to solve problems and produce innovative software solutions.  

  • You’ll do this whilst learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues who will help you learn, develop and grow. 

  • Based in our Kainos office and often on our customer sites, you will work on a project teams to learn how to develop and unit test developing and unit testing straightforward or low complexity components, and then moving on to more complex elements as you increase your knowledge.  

  • You will work with other developers in working through designs and user stories and to produce real development solutions  

  • You will be fully supported by experienced colleagues in the team to follow designs, and then progress to assist in any other aspect of the project life-cycle under supervision  

  • You will develop excellent technical, team-working and Agile project experience  


Who you are 

  • You’ll have completed or are currently studying a relevant third level IT qualification 

  • You’re familiar with some programming languages and implementation environments. 

  • You have some understanding of the software development lifecycle from your studies or relevant work experience, and the relevance of different tools at different stages of the development lifecycle 

  • You’ll be able to make effective decisions with the support of team members, within fast-moving delivery environment. 

  • You’ll have an open attitude to sharing knowledge and information. 

  • You’ll ideally have some experience of working in a collaborative team environment 

  • You’ll have good communication skills with the ability to communicate issues to other technical people and, sometimes, non-technical people 


What you’ll get  

We’ve built a truly creative, stimulating and rewarding work environment at Kainos. You’ll plot out your own career path, with access to bespoke training through our MAP training academy. You’ll be surrounded by people looking to learn and grow while mentoring and developing those around them. 

Through MAP, we'll ensure you can attend some of our specialised courses in conjunction with universities and external training providers, and we will give you the time to drive your own development. You’ll be challenged, and you’ll be given the autonomy to meet those challenges. 

Travelling will be required (potentially 3-4 nights a week away from your home base.) Full expenses and travel allowance will be paid. You’ll gain invaluable hands on project experience in a fast paced environment, developing your skills and your confidence to help you kick start your career.   


Who we are  

What we do is mind-blowing: we use cutting-edge digital technology to change the way the world works. Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients. 

Closing date – 29 October 2018 

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These jobs will begin in summer 2019 

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.