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Graduate Software Engineer ( August start)

The Access Group

The Access Group

Software Engineering
Loughborough, UK
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Graduate Software Engineer

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow.

We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.

What are we all about?

At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 60,000 customers to have the freedom to do more.

Our Graduate Academy

Our structured 6-month Graduate Academy will steer you on a learning path from Day 1!

Using a culmination of learning paths including face to face workshops, online courses, and practical training in challenging and exciting group projects, you will gain the necessary skills to develop into an all-rounded Junior Software Engineer.

In the first two months, you will partake in hands-on technical workshops covering our ways of working and our different technology stacks such as REACT, UX/UI, API design, .Net, SQL, Security, and Quality.

In months 3-4, you will work on an internal project, putting what you have learnt into practise. The final 2 months will be an exciting challenge of working within a product engineering team to understand the fast-paced nature of working on a live product.

You’ll receive continuous support and guidance during the Graduate Academy and beyond, learning from industry experts who will share their experiences, expertise and expose you to every aspect of the software development lifecycle. You’ll be given development opportunities, including networking events where you will meet senior engineers, managers and Directors.

We’re looking for Graduate Software Engineers to join us on Tuesday 27th August!

We want someone with a:

  • A passion for software and technology

  • A proactive, quick learner who can easily pick up new technical concepts.

  • A working style centred around collaboration, teamwork, and communication.

  • A creative and innovative problem solver

  • Commercially aware, driven to continuous learning/improvement

  • A high standard of written and spoken English

After the Graduate Academy – as a Junior Software Engineer you will:

  • Develop software solutions to meet agreed acceptance criteria and stories using a range of languages and technologies.

  • Understand and review requirements, understand the business logic that applies in the code, be involved in refinement to identify and prevent potential defects, estimate work items.

  • Debug code, analyse, identify and fix root causes of defects in area of the application.

  • Collaborate with QA team members, demonstrate increasing understanding of quality best practice.

  • Work with project specific branching strategy, committing, merging and dealing with conflicts, deploy to environments using predefined build and deployment pipelines and use project specific development tools.

  • Continuously learn both development tools and technologies used in the project as well as other development tools and technologies

  • Clearly report progress both verbally and in writing, keeping tracking systems up to date

  • Liaise with and sometimes assist other departments and functions such as support teams in a professional manner with a focus on delivering the best customer experience.

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.

It’s just 3 steps to join us:

  1. Apply online with your CV

  1. Receive a link to complete a 15-minute online assessment

  1. Attend our in-person Assessment Centre at our Loughborough office

That’s it! If you are successful at the Assessment Centre, you will receive an offer to start in August.

If you have any disabilities or impairments which may prevent you from completing any of the application stages please contact our Recruitment Team directly at Benjamin.Turner@theaccessgroup.com.

At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be whom we are looking for.

We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun!

What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family!

Love Work. Love Life. Be You.