Alfa Graduate Programme 2021
For our Junior Software Engineer and Analyst roles, we recruit graduates across all disciplines. New recruits will go through an intensive training induction which covers areas such as the asset finance industry, software development and consultancy skills, before being assigned to an Implementation role or our Product Engineering division where they can put their training into practice.
Supervised at all times by more experienced colleagues, new joiners will find that the open culture means they have easy access to senior managers and directors for discussion and guidance. From the very start of their career, our graduates will either help take our product, Alfa Systems, forward or help to change the way our clients' businesses work.
The initial training period will last around ten weeks and the programme will be delivered by colleagues ranging from junior to senior-level. During training, we will teach you about our company, our product (Alfa Systems) as well as the coding skills you need to be a great software engineer or consultant. As a graduate, you will then be working on a client project team as an Analyst or in an engineering team as a Junior Software Engineer.
Those working on Implementation projects will assist their team in modifying business processes for clients, testing the software, transferring data from the client’s old software to Alfa Systems and providing support through the go-live process and into the future. Those working in Product Engineering will be involved in enhancing our software product, gaining experience in our software development life-cycle and learning about a variety of functional and technical areas as their assignment rotates through teams that focus on different aspects of the product. During the graduate programme you will rotate across Implementation and Engineering roles before deciding which is suitable for you in line with your interests, skills and career aspirations.
A good Alfa recruit has the ability to see an end goal, break down the steps to get there, and put in the effort to achieve it. Therefore, any hard-working and ambitious graduate can be successful as long as they have a logical mind, enjoy working as part of a team, have pride in their work, and see their career immersed in the worlds of both technology and finance.
Although the job entails technology and finance, experience in these areas is not a prerequisite. Our training teaches you all you need to know, but your interest in these areas must be genuine.
Our Application Process
Our application process is simple. We feel we can best get to know you through conversations, so we won’t ask you to undertake psychometric tests or attend an assessment centre. If you are interested:
- Apply online by uploading your CV and covering letter
- Telephone interview
- First round interview with HR and a representative from across the business
- Final round interview with senior management
Applications will close on Friday 2nd April, with interviews taking place throughout April.
In order to apply for the graduate programme, you must have:
- Achieved all As and Bs at A-level (or equivalent)*
- Achieved or be on course to achieving a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above in any discipline*
- The right to work in the UK without restrictions
*We take extenuating circumstances into account so please mention this in your application if this applies to you
Our Intake Dates
There will be two graduate intakes in 2021:
- 14th June
- 13th September
Please state in your application when asked which intake would be most suitable for you.