Software Engineering Graduate Scheme

Engineered to Perfection

We are the builders of ArgosTech and we are building the future of retail

We build technologies that customers and colleagues love and other Builders respect. But we’re building more than technologies; we’re also building ourselves. You name it, we’re building it. On this 20-month scheme, you’ll discover how fun and challenging it can be. Based at our technology hub in London or our HQ in Milton Keynes, you’ll bring your curiosity and help us solve big problems. We are on our Agile journey that will see you collaborating with engineers, designers and testers. Dreaming up features. Writing robust code. Setting new standards for the entire industry.

 

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What's on offer

20-month scheme with rotations

£30,000 salary + bonus

Brand new Mac or Windows laptop

Discounts at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat

Flexible working and 24 days' holiday per year

Pension scheme

Technologies we use

Java

HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript

Spring Boot

Node.js

React/Flux

Bootstrap/SCSS/Gulp

MongoDB/Redis

Docker/Vagrant

TDD/BDD

ELK stack

Who we are

We’re the team shaping the experience of millions of people. The team building innovations from the ground up. The team that’s collaborative and never afraid to think big.


Our principles

It takes all of us

We are all Builders at ArgosTech. Whether we work in Dev, Ops, Infrastructure, UX, Design, Test, Security, Program Management, Commercial, Networking, Product, Data Science, Machine Learning, Finance, Analytics, Research, Human Resources, or Devops we are all the Builders of ArgosTech.

Argos is tech driven

Technology is the driving force behind Argos’ success online, in stores, in logistics, in back office, in trading, in ranging, in design, in marketing and everywhere else in the company. We know our customers, colleagues and shareholders depend on ArgosTech to drive our success and while we respect the significance of the challenge, honestly, we live for this kind of responsibility.

We exist to build for customers and colleagues

We never forget that our work only matters if it benefits customers and colleagues and we take time to connect every decision and every design back to a customer benefit. Fortunately, we love our customers so it’s easy to make sure their voices are present and their causes championed in every discussion and in every decision. We also know that our customers love and depend on our colleagues throughout the company so we make sure colleagues have the tech they need to serve our customers brilliantly.

We love our differences

We know we’re different and we’re proud of it. In fact, we count on it. We look for builders at different life stages and circumstances, of all genders, who identify as LGBT or straight, with disabilities or not, from all backgrounds, philosophies and ethnicities because we need to be different to build the future of retail and more importantly because we want to work with the best people in the world.

We are all inventors

ArgosTech can only succeed if we build a culture of invention and innovation. So we celebrate and foster: daily Innovations that are part of our day-jobs, grassroots innovation teams that propose and explore ideas outside our day-jobs, and top-down innovations that explore specific tech trends at the direction of the board.

What we're looking for

  • 2:1 or above in Computer Science or similar field
  • Proven coding skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Java
  • Natural curiosity and passion for technology

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What our people say

One of the projects Argos gave me to learn HTML was building my own website, and I’ve been creating a replica of the Argos homepage – mainly just for fun. In between the working day I have been doing my front-line induction, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. This has included experiencing different parts of the Argos business in order to better understand the bigger picture. The experience is enhanced by the strong sense of community within the company and offices.

Rachel – Graduate Software Development Engineer

“My experience so far has been great! I’ve been made to feel like a valued member of the ArgosTech team. There are plenty of people willing to take the time to teach me and help me settle in!”

Sam – Graduate Software Development Engineer