Software Dev GA, IG/Edinburgh Napier University, with Hybrid/Remote Working

Ref No: GRAD-APP/24

IG’s Graduate Apprenticeship (GA)

Earn £18k-21k pa plus benefits whilst studying for your Software Development BSc Hons Degree at Edinburgh Napier University

Our GA allows you to undertake a fully funded honours degree in Software Development at Edinburgh Napier University whilst in full-time paid employment with Infographics (IG), a leading software manufacturer based in central Edinburgh.

Why you should apply

This is a brilliant opportunity for future development stars – ideally suited to 2024 senior school leavers (who qualify for SAAS) looking to study for a 4-year Software Development Hons degree whilst earning a full-time salary and gaining valuable industry experience. Plus, you could have the opportunity to join IG permanently following graduation.

Rewards and salary

  • Varied, meaningful work – helping our emergency and professional services clients improve safety and efficiency.
  • £18k-21k pa salary plus annual paid holiday allowance of 30 days. (£18k pa year 1, £19k year 2, £20k year 3, £21k year 4; subject to performance criteria).
  • Fully funded place on Software Development Degree (BSc Hons, Edinburgh Napier University) with paid day release to attend classes.
  • Continuing professional development, with support for Microsoft qualifications.
  • A secure pathway to long-term success – you’ll develop in-demand skills and experience across the Microsoft technology stack.
  • Support of a dedicated mentor and structured training programme.
  • The flexibility of hybrid office/home working – with access to our Tech and Business Hubs for hotdesking.
  • A modern, city centre HQ with the latest set-up, excellent road, rail, tram and bus links.
  • Limited free car parking, on-site bike storage and a cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Complimentary staff events, tea/coffee, and end-of-Sprint pizza.

How does a GA compare to a typical job or degree route?

As a full-time GA, you study the same subjects as those completing a traditional full-time software development undergraduate degree. But you will be employed full-time with us while you learn!

With the support of an IG personal mentor, you will learn via a mix of classroom and workplace-based training and assessment. Initially, you will complete 1 day per week of classroom/university learning and 4 days per week in the workplace with IG. Work and lecture time balance adjust as you progress through your degree.

You will be treated as a valued IG team member, working within 3-week sprints, and attending daily stand-ups and end-of-sprint meetings. Over the course of your GA, you will spend time working across different tech teams (support, testing, development) to gain a broad range of experience and exposure to the Microsoft technology stack.

What are we looking for in our ideal candidate?

We are searching for future developers, DevOps engineers and infrastructure specialists who want to learn valuable tech and coding skills using the latest Microsoft tools – and ultimately hope to join us in a permanent role after graduating. We are therefore only seeking high-quality candidates who are eligible to attain entry to leading universities but recognise the benefits of this alternative, fast-tracked route to career success.

Essential requirements

To apply:

  • You must have achieved or will achieve in 2024, in a single sitting, a minimum of 5 B grades at SQA ‘Higher’ or 3 B grades at CGE ‘A Level’ – including Maths. Ideally, you will also have studied Computer Science. (Note that successful applicants typically achieve grades well above this baseline).
  • You must also be eligible for SAAS funding and have lived in the UK continuously without a break for 3 years before the course start date, and EU applicants must have settled status in the UK.
  • As the apprenticeship is based in Scotland, you must be resident here prior to your course starting.

About Infographics…who are we?

We are a leading software manufacturing company creating specialist business solutions built on the Microsoft technology stack. We work with emergency services and some of the largest law firms in the world. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we are at the top of our game, giving you access to the latest technologies. Read more about our FireWatch, FloSuite and Prevent + Protect solutions.

Please take a look at our IG careers section:

IG locations/hybrid working, and Edinburgh Napier University, School of Computing

Technical Hub, 3 Hill Street South Lane, Edinburgh EH2 3AE, with hybrid home/office working during your IG days. You will attend weekly classes with our learning partner, Edinburgh Napier University, at their School of Computing in Merchiston. See our IG locations here

Further degree course info for GA Software Development (BSc Hons), Edinburgh Napier

You can also email Scott Killen, Edinburgh Napier’s GA co-ordinator, to ask questions or arrange a campus visit:

How and when to apply

Apply ASAP for Summer 2024 intake (flexible start date, but it must be no later than the 1st day of the university term). Offers will be made on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t delay!

NB: You should apply directly to Infographics, as this opportunity is NOT accessible through UCAS.

Apply directly through this page, attaching a copy of your CV.

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