13 Apr, 2019

Trainee / Graduate Software Developer

  • Skipton Building Society
  • Skipton, UK
Permanent Software Engineering

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Business Change and Innovation department for an enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Trainee Software Developer. We’re looking for someone who has technical aptitude with a desire to learn and a genuine interest in innovative technologies. Whether you’re looking for your first step into IT or wanting to developing current skills, this could be the right role for you.

As a trainee software developer you will join a team of professionals whose role it is to design, develop and test software to enhance the functionality of our business applications. You will analyse user requirements and design and develop solutions, implementing these designs as appropriate whilst assessing the impact that these solutions may have on other systems and business areas. Along with this you will also maintain an awareness of system and technology capabilities and limitations. You’ll get involved with and seek to continually improve processes and systems, promoting ideas within the team.

Working as part of a vibrant team consisting of Developers, Testers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Architects, you will be responsible for helping drive the Society forward in the ever evolving technology arena; but you will also work with people across the Society on larger scale, complex and strategic transformation projects.

The key competencies for this role are:

  • Building relationships
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Learning and researching
  • Delivering results
  • Customer focussed approach
  • Takes Initiative

Who We're Looking For

We are looking for a passionate, technically minded and driven individual, with an enthusiasm for learning, to join the team.

Previous programming experience and/or a degree in Computer Science would be an advantage but these are not mandatory as full training will be given.

Having strong verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail will enable you to support BC&I to deliver work to the highest standards. Whilst full training will be provided, the ability to work under your own initiative and drive your own professional development will be essential.

If you are a values-driven individual with a dynamic and pragmatic approach, we would love to hear from you. Our training and development plan and career progression scheme means you will be constantly adding to your skill set and experiencing new situations.

About Skipton Building Society

At Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do. The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where every colleague has an opportunity to fulfil their career potential. We respect and appreciate the value that our colleagues’ unique differences can bring and offer consideration for anyone seeking a more flexible work-life balance. If you have a need for flexibility then please let us know.

Package Description

In return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:

  • Competitive Employer pension contribution
  • Company paid life assurance scheme
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Colleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.
  • Discounts/cashback on selected products and services
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diverse culture

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age