Employer Uni-Soft Systems

The Sir Collin Campbell Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham,
Salary National Minimum Wage
Hours 25 hours per week
Contract Fixed term
Type Job
Role Software developer
Closing date 31/05/2021

Kickstart vacancies are available for people aged 16-24 who are in receipt of Universal Credit.

We are seeking 2 Trainee Developers to work alongside senior mentors. They will be supporting the building of software solutions and web applications using the latest technologies and agile development frameworks, all the while developing their knowledge of Python and C#. When they are ready, they will be encouraged to take ownership of certain work packages. 

Trainees will also gain experience of broader business functions and administrative tasks, developing proficiency in the relevant Microsoft tools used by the company (SharePoint, Teams, OneNote etc.) 

Each placement will be supported by a senior mentor who will identify and address any technical training needs, as well as enabling the employee’s broader professional development through a structured internal employability skills programme (targeting key professional attributes such as time-keeping, communication and teamwork). 

Our team are all currently working remotely. This means, initially, trainees will be based at home until it is safe for us to return to our Nottingham office. We will provide the necessary homeworking equipment (e.g. a company laptop).

 

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

A demonstrable passion for programming, evidenced either through coursework, work experience, or personal projects 

An understanding of HTML, CSS or Javascript 

A team player who enjoys working with others 

A desire to be challenged and open to feedback 

A commitment to learning and professional development 

 

What we offer: 

Flexible working 

Hands-on experience across our project work (core programming, object-orientating programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications, databases) 

The opportunity to take ownership of work packages 

The opportunity to learn and become proficient in Python and C# 

Experience of broader business functions and the enabling Microsoft suite 

A supportive and challenging learning environment 

Professional mentorship from a senior colleague 

A structured employability skills programme to prepare for future recruitment processes 

 

Our team are all currently working remotely. This means, initially, trainees will be based at home until it is safe for us to return to our Nottingham office. We will provide the necessary homeworking equipment (e.g. a company laptop), and where needed, use part of the £1,500 on-boarding grant to purchase desks and ergonomic chairs.  

To ensure the longer-term employability of our Kickstart employees, each will be assigned their own mentor (a senior colleague from within the relevant department of the company) who will be responsible for identifying and addressing their technical training needs, specific to their job role. 

The mentors will also collaborate to deliver a wider professional development programme. This will be organised around helping Kickstarters to recognise, reflect upon and articulate the key professional skills and experiences they have gained throughout the course of their placements, thus helping them to perform effectively in future recruitment processes.  

Beyond this internal support, we will also be tapping into the wider employability services offered by our local representatives (Nottingham City Council and NottinghamJobs).

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