Trainee BI Developer (12 month Industrial Placement)
Howden Joinery Ltd
Croxley Green , UK
13d ago

Howdens Joinery has been a great place to work for Industrial Placement Students for over 10 years. We have vast experience of employing and developing our Industrial Placement Students ensuring that they feel that they are part of our thriving business.

We have also employed a number of our placement students within our IT division, after they have completed their studies so there is a real opportunity to develop a rewarding and lasting career with us.

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful business, with just under 700 depots nationwide and more than 8,000 staff. Last year our sales reached circa £1.

3 billion and we continue to experience significant growth and success. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

As an Industrial Placement, you can expect a friendly and supportive working environment with plenty of opportunities to carry out hands-

on development work as well as having access to lots of great social events. With the increasing growth of Howdens and the requirement to provide a class A service to our customers, you can be sure of a diverse and challenging workload.

As well as the opportunity to develop within a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2017’.

The Role

This year another opportunity exists for an enthusiastic individual studying a Software Engineering related course to join the Business Information Team within the IT Department.

This role is based in Watford, Hertfordshire.

The major areas of development will be :

  • Exposure to complex systems architecture, comprising a diverse set of applications and processes
  • Systems Administration experience, focusing on upgrades / patching, performance tuning and maintenance best practice
  • Producing documentation, test scripts and specifications as required
  • Contribution to software and system design
  • Key skills required :

  • Understanding and appreciation of systems architecture
  • An understanding of SQL, PowerShell, JavaScript, REST / SOAP WebServices and Business Process capture would be an advantage
  • You need to be self-motivated, organised and used to working in a structured and timely manner
  • The ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt your current skills to differing scenarios
  • Location :

    This role is based in Croxley Business Park, Watford, Hertfordshire, but will require travel to Northampton.

    Duration :

    Ideally, we would be looking for you to start sometime in July or August 2019. The placement would be for 12 months.

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