Earn as you learn – a new way to find tech graduates

By: March 26, 2014
The initiative is aimed at A-Level students in Northern Ireland, and Leaving Cert students in the Republic The initiative is aimed at A-Level students in Northern Ireland, and Leaving Cert students in the Republic

Good, work-ready tech graduates are hard to find. However, a tech company based in Belfast has developed a novel way to seek out and retain young graduates of Computer Science – it simply pays for their Computing Systems degree while also giving them full time employment.

Kainos, a digital technology solutions company, has once again launched its ‘Earn as you Learn‘ scheme. The initiative is aimed at A-Level students in Northern Ireland who want to train as software engineers while also studying part-time for a BSc Hons Computing Systems degree at University of Ulster, Jordanstown (UUJ).

“Our goal this year is to attract and appoint up to ten trainee software engineers for employment starting in September 2014. We are targeting those who have completed A-Levels or equivalent examinations in June 2014,” says Paul Hamill, head of HR at Kainos.

The salary received by recruits starts at £10,000 per annum with increments based upon promotion. Kainos will also pay all course fees, course materials, provide a laptop and all the required software.

An open evening will be held at Kainos’s offices in Belfast on Tuesday 8th April from 5pm until 8pm to find out more about the role. Go here for more details.