Be a Developer

Calling all Tech geeks: kickstart your career in the young team that's changing the face of the graduate careers industry.

Why You Should Apply

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Developer Manchester

  • £20,000 - £25,000 starting salary
  • Uncapped holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Quarterly performance reviews

What you will be doing

Working closely within our tight-knit team of Developers, alongside the Head of Development and the rest of the business, your job will be to help us create the best graduate careers platform that the industry has ever seen.

  • You will be free to get involved in all areas of development - from front-facing interfaces to business logic back-end
  • You will receive a budget to kit out your desk with whatever tools you need to do the best job possible 
  • You will influence an evolving product and change the prospects of thousands of grads and students across the UK.

What you will have

Not only will you genuinely love delivering high-quality code and solutions, you'll also be enthusiastic about challenging the way things are done in order to make them better.

You should also have the following: 

  • You have at least two years of relevant experience using LEMP 
  • You have at least two years of experience working with HTML and CSS
  • You have knowledge of the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques 
  • You have a foundation understanding of LINUX servers
  • You have excellent organisational skills and time-keeping
  • You have a proactive and energetic work ethic
  • You have strong attention to detail 
  • You have great task management skills
  • You have fluency in Object-Oriented Programming principles (desired but not essential)
  • You have knowledge of PHP Frameworks (such as Code Igniter, Symfony and Yii)
  • You have an understanding of Javascript.

First year at GradTouch

Meet Jonathon

Developer

You really enjoy what you do, you really enjoy the culture, you really enjoy the people… I definitely feel happy.

Jonathon's Graduate Story

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Onwards to our company and culture…

We are GradTouch

Choosing a graduate career is a big commitment. Through sharing the unique stories of companies across the UK, we make it as simple as possible.

Our Culture

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Our Culture - What we do

Situated in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter, we help recent grads to have a genuine and honest conversation with employers from the off. Believing stories are better shared, we visit companies across the UK to discover what they're looking for, while gathering information that will empower grads to find the right role for them.

Our small (but award winning) team is a rather random bunch; we've got graduates from Northampton, Bucharest, Dumfries and beyond, who have studied everything from History to Biology. However, we genuinely operate as one big family, welcoming new members with open arms and helping them to settle in, no matter where they're from.  

We believe that a job should be far more than just a title and salary. Work is a major part of your lifestyle, which means that every day should be a positive experience. We practice what we preach; our culture is centred on ensuring every member of staff goes home feeling happy and fulfilled, both professionally and personally.

Free lunch on Fridays, a much-loved ping-pong table, flexible working hours, uncapped holidays, a fully-stocked bar, free breakfast, treats on your birthday, football tournaments... The list of perks that we offer to our GradTouchers goes on and on... and on... 

But it's not all fun and games. Quarterly reviews and our directors' open door policy (actually, they sit in the office with us so it's more of a 'no door' policy) means you will always have a platform, and the freedom, to share your ideas and influence the company's direction. 

Incentives & Benefits

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We introduced uncapped holidays, and completely flexible working... you can work wherever you feel most comfortable and most productive.

I originally started as an Intern… since then I’ve progressed through several roles, and I’m now the Editor of The Daily Touch.

Progression at GradTouch

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Our Graduates - Who we are

Alex's Graduate Story

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One of things I value in this company is their attention to procedure, and how that allows you to work more cohesively within a team.

When I graduated, I kept a log of all the things that I had done at university…I’d picked up skills from different places, and I could use them in my application.

Katie's Graduate Story

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Katie's graduate story.

  • Studied Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York

  • Graduated in 2014 but decided to remain in York 

  • Successfully applied for a Campaigns Executive role after seeing it on GradTouch.com

  • Joined the team in July 2016, moving to Manchester to do so.

Our Future - Where we're going

Future plans for GradTouch

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Joe Twigg, Commercial Director 

In 2011, two Durham University grads embarked on a mission; after growing increasingly disillusioned by the graduate job hunt, they decided to transform the industry for the benefit of graduates and businesses everywhere.

Our aim is to help Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) develop and communicate their employer brand to attract the right graduates for their roles, using data-driven insights to improve their recruitment strategy year-on-year.

Travelling the UK, we visit hiring companies to speak to everyone, from directors to graduates, to discover their unique stories and share these with people looking to take their first steps on the career ladder.

We don't just have an expert knowledge of the graduate job market: with the largest social media presence in our sector, we also have a deep understanding and a direct insight into the trials and tribulations that many encounter after leaving university. This enables us to produce engaging and relevant content across all departments, from viral videos to nationwide research papers.

Graduates are, and will continue to be, a large part of the GradTouch team: their levels of creativity and energy are a continual source of inspiration, not only to our mission but to our team as a whole. From day one, you will have the opportunity to directly shape the future of this fast-growing company - come and join the revolution.

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