Graduate Software Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start

Graduate Software Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start Birmingham, England

Full Time Birmingham, England 31908 - 40000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?



At Kainos, we recognise many of the greatest ideas and innovations come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive working environment that drives changes in Technology. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from groups who are typically under-represented in this sector including women, non-binary and transgender people. At Kainos, our culture and flexible working approach are important to us - you can read more about it here. Kainos is a people-first organisation – you can find out more about our Employee Network groups here. All appointments will be based on merit.

Kainos was established in 1986 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is still our Corporate Headquarters today. Since then, we have grown to over 3,000 employees across 29 countries. Kainos is a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange. You can explore our stock growth with stock symbol LON: KNOS.


As a Graduate Software Engineer with Kainos, you will work on projects where you can make a real difference to people’s lives – the lives of people you know. After taking part in our award-winning, seven-week Engineering Academy, you will join one of our many project teams, to learn from our experienced Developers, Project Managers and customer-facing teams. You’ll have great support and mentoring, balanced with the experience of being given real, meaningful work to do, to help you truly develop both technically and professionally.

Upon completion of the 12-month Early Careers Programme, you will have gained knowledge and skills to help transform the organization and set you on the path to becoming the next generation of leaders at Kainos. Fun fact - 11 of our 17 leadership team members have graduated from our Early Careers Programme!

You will be:

  • Developing high quality solutions which impact the lives of users worldwide;

  • Working as part of a team to solve problems and produce innovative software solutions;

  • Learning about new technologies and approaches, with talented colleagues who will help you learn, develop and grow;

  • Working in project teams to learn how to develop and unit test straightforward or low complexity components, and then moving on to more complex elements as you increase your knowledge;

  • Working with other Developers on working through designs and user stories and to produce real development solutions;

  • Fully supported by experienced colleagues in the team to follow designs and then progress to assist in any other aspect of the project life cycle under supervision;

  • Develop excellent technical, team-working and Agile project experience.


  • Currently studying towards, or already obtained, at least a Level 6 bachelor's degree in a relevant subject

  • Familiar with some programming languages and implementation environments

  • Some understanding of the software development lifecycle from your studies or relevant work experience, and the relevance of different tools at different stages of the development lifecycle

  • Able to make effective decisions with the support of team members, within fast-moving delivery environment

  • Have an open attitude to sharing knowledge and information

  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate issues to other technical people and, sometimes, non-technical people

  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills

  • We all work in teams here in Kainos – so a proven ability of strong team skills, including taking direction from others, is crucial

  • Ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures and processes

  • Ability to deliver tasks within a given timeframe

looking forward to receiving and reviewing your application. We strongly encourage you to apply early. We review applications for all our opportunities on a rolling basis, therefore applying early gives you the best chance of being considered!

We welcome applications from individuals who may require adjustments in the recruitment process. Please
don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or highlight it in your application form, if you require any assistance or accommodations.

We expect virtual assessments to take place in October to November 2023. The start date for all roles is Summer/ Autumn 2024.

We wish you all the best with your application to Kainos and look forward to hearing from you soon!


Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

Graduate Software Engineer (Birmingham) - Summer/ Autumn 2024 Start
Belfast, United Kingdom
Brendan Mooney
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Public
Information Technology Support Services
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