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Developer Placement Opportunity 2024/25

£22.5k | Full-time | Plymouth-based, remote or hybrid | Closing Date - 03/05/2024

The role

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, hard-working Placement Student, with an interest in the development of web applications in the role of Software Developer. You will join our friendly, innovative and growing team, currently more than 75 people, based either at our offices in Plymouth overlooking Dartmoor, at home or a mixture of the two. You will be working on large scale, high profile projects often using the latest technologies which means that you can really develop and showcase your skills.  

Under the guidance and leadership of Senior team members, you will work in a matrix team environment, often in an Agile way, with Business Analysts, Developers, Project Managers, UCD/UX Experts and Network Support Engineers delivering a wide variety of challenging and interesting projects - some client-facing, others around product development. You will work closely with our software developers to deliver well considered, easy to use, attractive web applications and you will contribute towards our goal of continually improving our development processes and delivering outstanding software. You will learn about software development in a commercial environment and gain real world experience of designing, building, maintaining and supporting web-based applications. You will also receive a mix of on-the-job and more formal technical training.


About you

We are looking for people who may have experience in business analysis techniques for engaging with clients and eliciting requirements. You will be skilled in clear and concise technical writing and have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. You should have an understanding of software development lifecycles and methodologies (ideally Scrum and Kanban), Object Oriented Programming (OOP), HTML/CSS with an understanding of semantic mark-up and accessibility, JavaScript - designing, writing, testing, and knowledge of Java and/or C#.NET. Most importantly you will have an enthusiasm for producing web based software; be it at the 'design end' producing fully defined requirements and designs to address client needs, 'front end' utilising UI/UX skills or the 'back end' focusing on databases, architecture and performance.


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Selection process

To apply, complete our short application form and upload your CV using the link below. 

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you require any reasonable adjustments to the selection process, including the interview (for example physical access, communication support, personal support).


Interview details

Initial interviews will be via Teams with our Department Lead and If successful you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview either here at the GOSS offices in Plymouth or again via Teams which will last approximately 1.5 hours  You will be expected to be able to evidence previous examples of your work.

Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK and do not require sponsorship.

GOSS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

Due to the large volume of applications GOSS receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, on this occasion its likely that you have been unsuccessful in your application.



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