Park Avenue People | Graduate Academy

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a career in IT?

Earn. Train. Code. Work

If you’re a graduate looking to make the move into Software Development, then what we offer is simple. We take graduates, teach them to code, pay them to train with us, and then place them with one of our clients.

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  • We’ll train you for free
  • You’ll learn the technical and business skills needed to become a valued and marketable Software Developer
  • On successful completion of the course, we’ll place you on-site with one of our leading bluechip clients
  • You’ll receive a full-time starting salary of around £22,500 OTE per annum
  • At the end of the two years, you can choose to stay with Park Avenue People as a Senior Consultant, transfer full-time to your placement company, or move elsewhere

The Deal

Earn. Train. Code. Work

Through the Park Avenue People Graduate Developer Programme YOU will become:

  • A highly-skilled, valued and marketable Software Developer
  • A confident business professional
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In return we ask you to:

  • Promise to immerse yourself in our intensive training programme
  • Commit to working with us for two years after completion of the training course
  • Be flexible on your work placement location within the UK
  • Apply yourself diligently and professionally at all times

To be eligible, you’ll need:

  • A 2:1 degree or above
  • A British or EU passport, or ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ status in the UK
  • To be able to demonstrate some previous experience of coding
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The Academy

Why you should choose Park Avenue People Graduate Academy

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Earn while you learn

Once you successfully complete the initial 12-week training course and have been placed with one of our clients, you’ll be paid around £22,500 OTE per annum, and will benefit from an attractive bonus scheme too. That’s a solid salary, in-line with the going rate for graduate IT jobs, firmly at your feet.

Market-value salary

RDF Group, our parent company, is staffed by expert Consultants, Analysts and Software Engineers, who all work together to create comprehensive IT solutions. We develop a deep understanding of your needs, your skill set and the jobs that will best suit you and help kick start your career.

Development experts

We understand how difficult it is for graduates to take that first step into a new IT career. It’s easy to get stuck in the whole ‘must have experience to get a job, but need a job to get experience’ vicious cycle. So we’ve done away with it, and can offer you a job without the harrowing job hunt that goes with it.

A stress-free launch to your IT career

We’ve forged strong partnerships with market leaders in the defence, financial, media and aviation industries (to name just a few), and we’ll work hard to get a deep understanding of your needs and skill set in order to place you in a role that’s 100% right for you. You’ll kickstart your IT career and will gain incredible experience along the way too.

Quality employers

At the end of your 2 years of employment your options are endless – You could stay with RDF Group as a Senior Consultant; Transfer to your placement company as a full-time employee or move on anywhere else your career may take you – The choice is yours!

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The Training

Your career starts here.


Why our Training is Different

These days, in order to be a brilliant Software Developer, you need technical know-how along with an understanding of the business side of things. That’s why our training focuses on a combination of both, and creates talented, capable ‘techies’ who are also business-ready, well-rounded professionals.

Throughout your time with us, we’ll teach you the fundamentals of software development using Java, plus the additional skills you need in order to become a professional and competent Software Developer.

We’ll also supplement your learning with relevant training in:

  • SQL
  • Object-oriented design
  • Test-driven development
  • Web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript)
  • Spring framework
  • Continuous integration
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional etiquette
  • Presentation skills
  • Collaboration skills

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  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to commit to a minimum 2 years of employment
  • Undergraduate degree in any subject – 2:1 or above
  • Keen interest in and understanding of IT

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Graduate Training Academy

Blenheim House, 56 Old Steine
East Sussex

01273 200 138

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Graduate Training Academy

5 Charlotte Square

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