University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

ICT Graduate Roles

United Kingdom

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£28,759 starting salary point per annum – Grade 5

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Permanent, Full-time

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Professional/Support Services
ICT Graduate Roles


We are a dynamic UK University based in the Southwest with multiple campuses across the West Country and a few international offices. In joining the team, you will gain exposure on how the University operates, end to end, and be given significant responsibilities. These roles will play an essential part in supporting and delivering our business strategy.

Our two-year Graduate Programme offers you real responsibilities from day one with rotations and project work. You will develop the soft and technical skills required to become a future leader, while getting exposure to business- critical projects and access to deep expertise.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain best practice experience covering all aspects of ICT whilst also incorporating people management, technical expertise, process, and project management. These roles will encompass experience across multiple ICT technologies.

You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide you throughout the programme as well as getting invaluable time to learn from our cross functional subject matter experts within the University. Previous graduates in ICT have progressed into global roles with mega-vendors both within and outside the ICT function.

About University of Plymouth

The University seeks to advance knowledge and transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning and world-class research, sustained international impact, a stimulating student experience and as a civic university focused on supporting our local community and businesses. With over 18,000 students, and a further 6,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 142,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, the University has a growing global presence.

The University is committed to delivering a high-quality, research-led and professionally relevant portfolio of programmes.

What you could be doing

As an ICT Graduate, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles which may include:

  • Experiencing all aspects of ICT across 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support.
  • Gaining exposure to Information Security and the fundamental role it plays in protecting University data and users.
  • Learning how to maintain line of business applications in an enterprise.
  • Working with software vendors and other service providers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the implementation and execution of the various University strategies, including the Digital Strategic Plan.
  • Engaging with our Business Partners and Stakeholders to scope initial requirement and supporting the preparation of business cases.
  • Supporting projects through the entire project lifecycle.
  • Taking ownership for the delivery of enterprise solutions to our users.
  • Supporting the implementation of new and advanced technologies to help drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  • What you need to apply

    Eligible candidates will be:

  • In your final year of your degree/masters or have graduated in the last two years.
  • A 2:1 graduate in Information Technology or Computing Degree, Business Information Systems, or a related discipline.
  • Passionate about Information Technology with a creative flair to design and implement innovative solutions.
  • A great communicator with good listening skills and have the ability to lead, influence and build strong working relationships with a diverse team of people.
  • Capable of taking ownership of problems and solving them.
  • An effective analyst with sound decision-making skills.
  • Confident, have a positive attitude and be resilient with a drive to succeed.
  • What our 2-year scheme involves

    You will start Year 1 as an Assistant End User Computing Engineer, progressing to End User Computing Engineer in Year 2 (please see jobs descriptions below).

    Tackling a variety of work, you'll have the chance to develop your analytical, technical and team work skills. You'll work across several functions, which could include Service Desk, Desktop Support, Endpoint Management, Infrastructure, Platforms and middleware and Professional & Academic services, while enjoying professionally recognised and certified training.

    It's a fantastic way to get a deep understanding of enterprise solutions.

    As the world of technology evolves, so do the opportunities. Take the first step on this career path and we'll help you plan an exciting future. And what's more, you'll deliver real improvements for the University, its students, researchers and staff.

    Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    These roles will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children's Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 22nd July 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    These are full-time, permanent positions, working 37 hours a week.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

    Job Description – Assistant End User Computing Engineer

    Job Description – End User Computing Engineer

    Job details


    ICT Graduate Roles


    University of Plymouth


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 30, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.

    Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.

    The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.

    The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.

    The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.

    The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).

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