Graduate Trainee - Technology

£25000 to £26250 per year
25 Sep 2018
25 Oct 2018
Graduate / student
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 12,500 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.

Graduate Development Programme- Technology  (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)


£25,000 per annum, rising to £26,250 following the successful completion of Year 1

35 hours per week

Imagine contributing to the success of a huge, multi-million pound organisation, making decisions that have a positive impact on communities throughout the UK and developing to become a leader of the future. The Sanctuary Group Graduate Development Programmes will allow you to do just that.

At Sanctuary Group, we recognise the opportunity that technology and innovation presents and we have a track record of supporting the growth and diversity of our operations with a strong investment in technology . We seek to use technology to enable growth and facilitate high-quality customer service.  Sanctuary Group became the first housing association to implement SAP company-wide, with our programme OneSanctuary.  Now 5,000 staff use OneSanctuary on a daily basis and this large scale technology solution is transforming the way we operate.  If you are passionate about technology and how this will shape the future of our operations then this could be the programme for you.

Sanctuary Group is committed to equality and diversity and is proud to have signed up to the Tech Talent Charter, a commitment to deliver greater gender diversity in the information technology workforce.

What is the Sanctuary Group Graduate Development Programme within our Technology Business?

This programme is based in our Worcester offices.  You will complete up to four six month rotational placements across our Technology business which could include working in; IT operations, learning about our systems and how we develop and support them; Enterprise Architecture, where we review IT strategy development, design of systems and match technology to business requirements; our Project Management team, where you will manage and embed specific Technology projects; and other opportunities with our infrastructure, hardware and support teams.

Following successful completion of the programme you would either specialise in one particular area of the Technology business or move into a general IT management role.

So what are we looking for?

We welcome applications from graduates with an interest in technology from any degree discipline.  You will be in your final year of study, or have finished your studies within the last three years, and you will need a 2:1 degree as a minimum.

Your personal skills will be just as important as your qualifications. Determined and focused, you will be a natural at building relationships across the business and inspiring others about technology. You’ll also need to be adaptable, show initiative, have strong problem solving skills and have confidence in your own ability. Above all, you’ll have the commercial aptitude and desire to take us forward.  When completing your application, view our website  to explore the values and behaviours that are important to us.

What can we offer you in return?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer extensive development and training opportunities as well as a comprehensive reward and benefits package:

  • A generous contributory pension scheme (the company will match employee contributions up to 7% of salary)
  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Voluntary Private Medical Scheme (employee funded)
  • Life assurance of 3 times final salary paid in the event of death in service
  • Personal advice and counselling services
  • On site restaurant and gym facilities
  • Family friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient schemes for you to save including; buying a new bike to cycle to work or a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package through MyRewards.  This includes healthcare plans, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), tax efficient salary sacrifice schemes, leisure and retail discounts and exclusive employee offers
  • Learning and development opportunitie

What is the application process?

Early applications are welcome; however, our shortlisting will be completed shortly after the closing date below. A robust selection process follows for those that submit a successful application form, starting with an initial interview at the end of January 2019 and for successful candidates an assessment centre at our Worcester offices which will be held in early March 2019. Successful candidates will start on the programme in September 2019.

Closing Date:  Friday 11th January 2019

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