What will I be doing? You will have the opportunity to learn new skills and technologies, gain an understanding of some of the wider aspects of the development process, and get invaluable experience working in the only FTSE100 software company in the UK. The Graduate scheme will run for 2 years and will include a fast start onboarding into roles within our organisation allowing you to make a significant contribution to our business quickly. You will rotate through multiple assignments with us during the 2 years and be part of the team that develops products for different market segments to enable business builders run their businesses. As well as encouraging innovation and agility we also look to embrace the latest technologies to provide ever increasing business benefits to our customers in 23 countries worldwide.
Do I Qualify? Skills or experience in application development would be advantageous but more important is your enthusiasm and commitment, and your ability to work within a team to deliver results in a major software development company. You'll have a keen eye for detail and an inquisitive mind. You'll be able to demonstrate resilience and determination whilst remaining flexible and responsive to the changing demands of a fast paced environment. You'll enjoy working as part of a well-integrated team and must have good listening, verbal and written communication skills. You will be mentored and supported by an experienced developer throughout the year but will be encouraged to play a full role in the development process. Sage offers a fantastic range of benefits covering everything from health to life-style choices. In addition to a generous pension, healthcare cash plan, income protection, and life assurance as standard; you are also eligible for benefits such as travel, mobile and computer loans, cycle to work, and gym membership. Sage also operates a market-leading bonus scheme that really rewards our high-performance culture. If you are interested in this role, please apply to register your interest. Please be aware that we are looking for people to join our 2019 scheme where we have intakes in January 2019 and October 2019. You will hear back from us towards the end of this year on your application.
We are looking for talented graduates to join our teams of software developers in London, Cambridge and Manchester.
Our software developers get to work on a variety of projects, from mobile applications to network applications to high-profile websites, encountering a wide range of technologies along the way. We offer a fantastic package with London starting salary of £36,000, plus bonus and other benefits.
Permanent roles typically start in September, November or January. We recruit and interview all year round so you can apply whenever you like – but you should do so early in the academic year if you want to ensure you get your first choice start date.
The application process.
We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and the quality of our customer service, and that extends to the way we treat you as an applicant.
We respond to 95% of applications within one working day (99%+ within two days) and will resolve any queries you have just as quickly.
At every stage in the process it typically takes less than two working days for you to receive results.
Interviews can be arranged as soon as you wish, subject to availability and two business days’ notice.
Successful candidates usually receive a firm job offer within two or three weeks of applying. Note however if you haven’t graduated yet we may postpone our decision until January of your final year.
We also pride ourselves on hiring people with the greatest potential rather than those with prior experience, and we do all we can to bring out the best from you in the interviews by making them as relaxed as possible. We value your time, and we don’t ask you to answer unnecessary questions on application forms or spend hours on preparation. Our recruitment process consists of a few straightforward stages:
Submission of your initial application.
Completion of some online tests and/or a short telephone interview.
A second interview in our offices lasting around half a day. This consists of a number of technical and logical reasoning tests and requires no preparation.
We sometimes additionally ask students seeking permanent employment to complete a short internship first, lasting up to two weeks.
Softwire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender including gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.