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Software Developer - Graduate Apprenticeship - East Kilbride

Ref: 44 Date Posted: Thursday 19 Jul 2018
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Join Traveltek and play a part in shaping the future of online travel booking.


Are you considering a degree in Software development?

Do you thrive in mentally and creatively challenging environments?

Do you want to create products that thousands of our customers around the world use all day long to help them do their job?

Do you want to create the future of online travel booking interfaces?

The Graduate Apprenticeship programme offers an alternative new way to work whilst you gain a BSc (Hons) Degree in Software Development from the University of Strathclyde. You will gain valuable work experience along with your degree.

A pioneer in the travel industry, Traveltek has been delivering world-leading technology for almost two decades. Our portfolio includes consumer-facing websites, back office systems, a CRM and a tour operating platform that controls pricing and distributes contracts. Today, no other travel technology provider offers such a vast range of aggregated content on one single platform. The secret to our success is two-fold. It lies in our unique approach to working with our clients – whose needs are at the forefront of everything we do - and in the strength and commitment of our people.


What might a typical day in this job look like?

We are a fast moving company, with millions of lines of code, hundreds of customers, and new technical challenges every day. You will gain insight into how to work as part of a team, how to work with code and manage changes in an always changing environment, growing your commercial programming experience, and helping to change the worldwide travel market.

The role will be involving developing software in Perl, Python and/or Javascript to meet specific project goals. These projects are always mentally and creatively challenging and may include data visualisation, booking/customer report generation, integration with remote XML API's, content parsing, data manipulation etc. You will receive advice and guidance throughout every project.


What will I learn?

The IT: Software Development degree is a bespoke four-year Graduate Apprenticeship programme. Learners will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding via a blended online learning and on-campus delivery mode with core IT competencies being developed through an integrated work-based learning curriculum. The on-campus delivery will allow apprentices to hone their programming and software engineering skills with support from experienced academics.

During Years 1 and 2 of the degree, you will study core modules addressing Programming, Software Engineering, Web and Database Development, Computational Thinking and Professional Issues.

Years 3 and 4 you will to develop higher level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills through two more extensive work-based Integrated Projects.


What qualification or qualities are required?

We are seeking candidates who are eligible to attain entry to a university through a traditional route, but recognise the benefits of taking an alternative learning path.

Applicants will typically have 4 Highers (minimum B grades) including either Mathematics, Computing Science or Physics, and preferably National 5 English.

Desirable experience:

Knowledge of Python, Perl and/or Javascript

Experience with MySQL, with knowledge of relational database design

 Linux command line fu


Take your career to new heights with Traveltek. We look forward to having you on board!