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Graduate IT Trainee

Posted: 24 Feb 2020 Closes: 8 Mar 2020
Coventry £25,000
Graduate orbit/20200224212416

Less lectures.  More action.

Want to tackle some of the big issues in society today, from driving UK housing growth to fighting fuel poverty? Like to be part of an organisation that has a commercial, innovative outlook but also reinvests over £5 million into UK communities every year? Want an Early Careers programme that takes your future very seriously, helping you do everything from attending a board meeting, to delivering an IT transformation project and developing applications that will benefit over 100,000 customers? … Welcome to Orbit.

Our Graduate Programme 

We see our graduates as leaders of the future - so we invest a lot in our two-year Graduate Programme – and in you. You’ll rotate through a series of placements across the IT department including but not limited to testing, digital/application development, architecture/design/security and much more.

Variety and influence 

As well as getting lots of responsibility in your day-to-day role, we’ll help you explore the whole of Orbit and a growing sector that is tackling some of today’s biggest social challenges.  You’ll have opportunity to visit building sites, independent living services, witness the positive impact that our community investment initiatives deliver as well as meeting our executive team and even going to a board meeting.

A big strategic project

You’ll join our other graduates who also start in September to tackle a big strategic project together.  Our Cohort 1 Graduates have been researching how we can cut fuel poverty and improve our strategic asset management in one stroke, with new technology solutions. Working with teams across Orbit, they’ve been analysing costs, appointing suppliers and running pilots, so that they can give their final recommendations to the Board.

The role

We are currently looking to recruit an IT graduate who will be based at our Coventry head office. This role will provide a firm foundation for a successful career in Orbit including all fundamental processes, technical competencies and ways of working within an IT department that support 1,200 employees and over 100,000 customers. 

As the IT Graduate, you will be working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and associated technologies to drive Orbits digital transformation to provide great customer experiences and drive improvements.  The postholder will also undertake internal and external training to include technical competencies and leadership/management development.

Through a combination of training, work shadowing, project work and mentoring we will provide the requisite professional and technical skills to develop into a successful manager and leader.

What we offer

The scheme is a two-year placement starting in September 2020. 

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment, they need to thrive at work. You will receive a robust company-wide induction on top of a local induction with your peers. We see our Graduates driving innovation and change and using their ideas to help shape our future. 

You will have access to coaching, mentoring, a buddy, the opportunity to study for a qualification which is linked to your role and attendance at external events (e.g. conferences). Not only that but we will enrol you on our in-house management development programme; you will have regular reviews and 121s with your line manager alongside a unique Personal Development Plan.

We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership discount, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.  Salary will be £25,000 per annum rising to £26,500 in Year 2.

Can I apply 

You’ll need to have achieved or expected to achieve a 2:2 degree in a relevant IT related degree.  We need you to share our values and demonstrate that you can use your initiative. We are looking for people that are naturally curious about improving the way things work and happy to work with others to do so.  If you are ambitious, driven, and relish the idea of working for a well-respected organisation in a sector that provides a valuable service to the community, then apply today.

To apply please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement which must detail why you are interested in the role and why we should consider your application.

Please be aware of the following key dates:

Closing date for receipt of applications: ­­­­­­­­ 8 March 2020

An Assessment Centre is to be held at our office in Coventry office on: 18 March 2020
Start date: 8 September 2020


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