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Location: UK: Liverpool

Opportunity: 6-month returnship

Start Date:  February 2022

Application Deadline: 31 October 2021

Reinvent your career with Very

Are you looking to return to work after an extended career break? Would you like to join a company that is reinventing retail, all whilst developing your technical skills in a flexible and supportive environment?

If so, The Very Group’s Career Reinvention Programme could be right for you!

Very are launching their first returner programme and working in partnership with Women Returners to support people who have taken an extended career break of two or more years back into the workplace.

What to expect from The Very Group’s Career Reinvention Programme?

The programme offers successful candidates a paid fixed-term contract of 6 months, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of this period.

The opportunities available embrace hybrid working, with their Head Office in Speke as your office location when onsite. They’re also happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time. Check out more on making hybrid happen here!

They’ll provide you with any additional training you need in your role to help get you back up to speed. You will have the support of a buddy and a mentor, as well as receiving coaching support from Women Returners to help you transition successfully back into the workplace.

You will be working on amazing projects whilst honing your skills, all whilst being surrounded by a collaborative environment of professionals from whom you can learn and grow.

Are you the right candidate?

The programme is aimed at people who’ve taken a career break for 2 or more years as at February 2022, whether this be for childcare, eldercare, or other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not carried out any paid work for a number of years.

Successful candidates will be passionate about learning new skills and technologies and will possess prior experience operating at the mid-senior level in any of the following roles: QA Engineers, Software Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists.

They are looking for people with experience in the following;

  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Scripting Programming
  • Database Design / Admin
  • Test Automation

Who are interested in developing skills in one or more of these fields;

  • Software Engineering: Java, Go, JavaScript (Node.js / React)
  • Data Engineering: Java, Scala, Python, Data Lake / Warehouse
  • Data Science: R, Python, SAS
  • Platform Engineering: Amazon Web Services
  • QA Engineering: JUnit, K6, Elastic
  • Agile practices and process

What you’ll get from them in return:

  • Flexibility from their hybrid working model
  • Fantastic holiday allowance; 30 days + bank holidays
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • Learning and development opportunities; they’ll welcome you in, give you the support and environment to try new things and learn from some of the best in the business
  • A team of truly lovely people; check out their Glassdoor reviews!
  • Brand discount up to 25%

About the technology team at The Very Group

Technology has played a huge part in helping The Very Group transition from a catalogue retailer to the UK’s largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider over the last century, but their transformation is far from over.

Their talented teams are early on with some exciting plans to completely reinvent their tech estate; modernising their existing systems and platforms, bringing in modern, cloud-based technologies to design world class digital customer experiences. This means that this is your chance to be part of their plans, to have a real say in how they go about it, and take advantage of genuine opportunities to learn and further your career. They’re committed to making Very the best possible place to work in tech, so there’s never been a better time to join them!

How to Apply

Please apply by 31 October 2021 using the link here.

Applicants selected for interview will be advised after the closing date and interviews will take place in November.  It is anticipated that offers will be confirmed by early December.

If you have any queries, please contact Sean Allen – sean.allen@theverygroup.com

The Very Group is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at their company. They do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. They’ll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact The Very Group to request accommodation.