The Very Career Reinvention Programme (Technology)

Location North West
Flex Type Returner Programme
Role Basis Returnship
Company The Very Company

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 Career 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 Career Returners Programme?
The Career Returners 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 our Head Office in Speke as your office location when onsite. We’re also happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time. Check out more on making hybrid happen here!
We’ll provide you with any additional training you need in your role to help get you back up to speed. You’ll also receive coaching support from Women Returners to help you transition successfully back into the workplace
You will you 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, 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 EngineersSoftware EngineersData Engineers and Data Scientists
We’re 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 us in return:

  • Flexibility from our hybrid working model
  • Fantastic holiday allowance; 30 days + bank holidays
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • Learning and development opportunities; we’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 our Glassdoor reviews!
  • Brand discount up to 25%

The end date for applications is 24th October 2021. Applicants selected for interview will be advised after the closing date and interviews will take place in November.
If you have any queries, please contact Sean Allen –
We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We’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 us to request accommodation.

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