Graduate Software Developer

  • Bracknell, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our philosophy is to understand our customers’ business first before we get to the technology.
This approach leads to clever software; streamlining old processes, saving money and delivering positive change.

Our technology has helped the NHS screen millions of babies for hearing loss, ensures hundreds of housing providers are managing their homes efficiently and helps officers in over a dozen different police forces to make better decisions at the frontline.

Based in the UK but working around the world, our 2,000 employees help improve the services that matter most. We are now part of the NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide – this brings in new opportunities without limits for growth and innovation.

Job Description

The position of Graduate Software Developer will be based at the Northgate Public Services Bracknell office working on Oracle Web based applications supplied to both local authorities in the UK and to central government clients.  Solutions are delivered as software or as hosted SAAS solutions.

This role will be working within one of the development teams where, you will build upon your experience and knowledge across the different aspects of software development.  You will work as part of an Agile scrum team on new development projects as well as helping maintain and enhance existing client software applications. 

This is a crucial development role that will allow you the ability to learn and enhance you technical skills and interpret client requirements along with building your business domain knowledge. 

On a daily basis you will be developing technical solutions across technologies including :

  • Oracle Databases
  • PL-SQL Programming
  • Oracle Apex
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS

You will take full responsibility for the functionality you develop, ensuring that it delivers on the business needs, engages users, and is maintainable and robust. Writing both functional code and associated tests, you will also be reviewing work by others in the development team.

As Graduate Software Developer you will contribute to a team-wide process of continual improvement for Nortgate Public Services and in return you will be rewarded with a structured career path.


  • Strong interpersonal/team skills.
  • You will be a recent graduate with some experience gained in the IT industry (this could have been gained from a placement) however an experienced junior developer with strong technical skills will also be considered.
  • Relevant Computer Sciences or Technical Degree.
  • Able to demonstrate coding and programming skills.
  • Must be able to cultivate an adaptable positive attitude.
  • Will strive to deliver an excellent level of customer service.
  • Will be highly motivated and demonstrate an excellent mix of analytical and technical skills.
  • Will be able to demonstrate a clear and concise communication style.
  • Will have knowledge of structured programming and have some exposure to Oracle databases and PL-SQL programming.
  • Experience of Web technologies including XML, HTML and CSS is desirable.
  • You will have a thirst for knowledge and a willingness to learn new skills.

Additional Information

Employees of Northgate Public Services are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
  • A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs
  • The role offers a competitive salary.


  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.
  • All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.
  • Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.
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