IT Trainee Programme - Software Engineering
Ordnance Survey
OS Headquarters (Hybrid)
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IT Trainee

Our growing Technology and Design team plays a key role in ensuring OS is at the cutting edge of geospatial capability and is looking for people to join them.

Its mission is to work across the business to provide customer centric design and technology services.

Want to be the next generation of Ordnance Survey? Then join us in our IT Trainee role and you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact.

To empower projects that deliver real-world benefits across Britain and internationally. To hear our customers say they couldn’t have done it without us.

And to be central to OS’s vision : to be recognised as world leaders in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

We are looking for individuals with a real passion in IT development, a person that is driven by innovation and wants to help shape the future of technology.

Here’s a snapshot of technologies you could be working on

ESRI Arc’ tools, Databricks, React, Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, Scala, Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure DevOps, TensorFlow, Terraform, Powershell, Unix, FME, SQL, GitFlow, Open Source Technologies, Microsoft Dynamics, Pycharm, Specflow

What the training programme involves

  • Joining a dedicated professional Engineering team, you will embark on a 12-month training programme as part of an agile development team;
  • working closely with a technical mentor, who will help you to develop the business and technological knowledge and skills required to flourish within the business.

    You can read about how some of our current trainees reflect on their experience here.

    What you’ll get from the programme

    By the end of the training programme, you should be able to demonstrate good knowledge of :

  • Agile software development, DevOps and testing technologies
  • Software engineering, testing, DevOps, security, infrastructure and geospatial engineering
  • Programming languages and tools assigned to your core area
  • Upon successful completion of the training programme, you will be offered a permanent contract in a relevant Engineering role.

    Example roles include :

    Associate Engineer, Software Engineer, Test Analyst, Test Engineer, Support Engineer

    What we’re looking for

    Applicants are not expected to have all the technical and business skills needed to start; we understand that knowledge is grown over time.

    Thus, we’re looking for a candidate that shares our values, strives for innovation and is driven by technology.

    Please include a cover letter in your application. We receive a large volume of applicants for the trainee programme, so any evidence you already have of software development or testing will support your application.

    Examples to incorporate include :

  • IT experience using tools, technologies, methodologies or best practice for developing, testing, or supporting systems or software
  • Academic knowledge in IT practices
  • Drive and determination to rapidly learn complex skills independently
  • Collaborating and working in teams
  • The rewards

    We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you :

  • Salary : £25,000
  • Performance related bonus
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • 37 hour working week (with flexible working options)
  • 25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas
  • Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits
  • Location

    This role will be based at our state-of-the-art Headquarters in Southampton. However, all our people, where they can are currently working from home.

  • We also recognise that Ordnance Survey’s ambition to continue attracting and retaining the most talented individuals means providing flexibility where possible, which is why we’re keen to hear from suitable open to hybrid working;
  • where there will be a split between home and office working.

    Start date of programme

    October 2022.

    Closing date for applications

    Please submit your CV and Cover Letter expressing your interest in IT Technology by Sunday 21st August 2022.

    Interviews to be held in late August / early September 2022.

    We believe diversity and inclusion is about working together in a supportive and respectful environment to reach our full potential.

    We think combining different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will help us reach our vision and be trusted and admired across the globe for setting the standards and leading the way.

    We are looking for talented and experienced individuals from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from any race, age, gender, background or religion.

    We’re individually talented and collectively powerful and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.

    We’re always happy to hear from you, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or find us on Facebook.

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