A large chunk of our employees are recent graduates. We don't have a formal graduate scheme but we do keep our eye out for talented people and attend Nottingham area University fairs and events from October onwards, each year.
What areas do we recruit graduates into?
There are a couple of roles we often recruit straight from University graduates into, such as:
Operations Analysts - A great, entry level, straight from University role that is all about identifying data anomalies across the energy data spectrum.
Service Desk Analysts - SQL led role where you will solve customer raised tickets in a 1st line and 2nd line support function
Developers - Software coding role based around high end tech such as microservices, cloud computing, C#, angular, asp.net, AWS and Docker
From those roles, we have had a number of graduates who have, relatively quickly, moved into Developer positions, Data Analyst positions and other roles.
So, we are always interested in hear from graduates, even if we aren't running specific recruitment campaigns for the above roles.
What sort of traits do we look for in a graduate hire?
You’d need to be a proper self-starter. We trust people to get on with their jobs and don’t over manage them. You will enjoy having the autonomy to make things happen, seeking out the information you need, finding the right person and driving the agenda for yourself.
We aren’t overly corporate, so you’ll need to get your hands dirty and get stuck in. You’ll be comfortable grabbing fifteen minutes with someone and making sure you get the information you need, or getting that decision made.
It’s an old cliché but you will consider yourself a people person, as relationship building is very important. Working with and through others is key.
You’ll need to be able to work, on occasion, with ambiguity. Sometimes it’s is not always clear how to proceed. Generating options, finding a great solution and then taking responsibility for making it happen is something you will enjoy.
When do we engage with graduates?
We'll be advertising and attending a select number of University careers events between October and January. We'll be CV sifting in that time and arranging interviews as soon as we find a match between our business and your skill set. If we do offer you a role with us then you'd start in July or August next year.
What are your next steps
Why not take a good look at the rest of our website, first of all. Understand what we do, what it's like to work here and look at the job profiles that appeal.
Then drop us a copy of your CV and a covering letter telling us why you have applied. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The inbox is monitored by a real person, and we look at each CV that we get in detail.
If there is a match with your skills and a role we have on offer, then we'd be back in touch to talk about next steps.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.