Systems Developer Undergraduate Placement

Expiring today

Paignton, Devon
£16,824 - £17,899 + excellent benefits
24 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Systems Developer Undergraduate Placement BS743


Salary: £16,824 - £17,899 + excellent benefits

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract from 1st July 2019 until 30th June 2020 (12 month undergraduate placement), 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year,

Location: Paignton, Devon

We are currently recruiting for two undergraduate Systems Developer placements for 12 months starting in June 2019. Reporting to the Systems Integration & Development Manager, the successful candidates will utilise the latest software development tools to develop the College’s bespoke systems and browser interfaces. You will use and develop skills in:

  • Software design
  • Database languages and structure
  • Web technologies
  • Programming
  • Project management

Training will be provided in a range of products used for system design and development. You will be exposed to and develop skills and experience in the use of ASP, C#, HTML, SQL Server including SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Oracle, MySQL, Powershell and Visual Basic. You will also use various tools to include Microsoft Visual Studio, SharePoint, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps.

South Devon College is a successful and nationally recognised Further and Higher Education college with an excellent reputation, located in Torbay, part of the beautiful English Riviera on the South Devon coast.

From Torbay there is easy access to Dartmoor, some of the best surfing beaches in the UK including Bantham and Croyde, as well as Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth all with great restaurants, bars and nightlife. Main line train stations are easily accessible and Exeter airport is only 40 minutes away.

Our state of the art campus offers local access to world class facilities. We are an ambitious College, ambitious for our learners, our staff and the community we serve. We measure our performance by the success of our learners.

Our fresh vibrant culture provides 12,000 learners each year with a wide provision ranging from Foundation to University Learning, contributing an overall £30 million College expenditure to the local economy. The College has 8 restaurants and Cafes, Fitness suite, Hair and beauty salon and discounted Bus pass scheme which will drop you outside the front of the college from anywhere in Torbay.

Successful candidates will deliver outstanding customer service and support to the end user, and advise on business & process improvements as required.

You will have a relevant, specialist IT, Engineering or Maths/Statistics qualification (or be studying towards one) as well as experience of standard IT packages. The ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, at all levels of the business is essential. You will have good problem-solving skills and high data-accuracy, be effective working alone as well as part of a team, and willing to undertake staff development. Experience of software development, databases & information systems and programming skills are desirable.

Benefits as follows: 25 days Holiday, up to 5 paid College closure days, 8 Paid Bank Holidays, On Site Nursery (Mama Bears), Nursery Voucher Scheme, Fitness Suite Facilities, Staff Discounts (Inspirations – Hair & Beauty, 8 on site Restaurants and Cafes, NUS Student Cards), Corporate Membership with Torbay Leisure Centre and Access to Automotive Department (Small Car Repairs & Pre MOT Testing at low costs) Discounted Stagecoach Bus Pass and many others.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 3rd March 2019

Interview Date: 19th March 2019

To apply and for a full job description please visit the Jobs page of the South Devon College website –

Please note that you will be required to be in possession of an Enhanced DBS Certificate, or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check as a condition of employment at the College.

This College is committed to Safeguarding/Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners, including children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.