THG Accelerator opens its doors
Aug 22, 2018
We are very excited to be welcoming our very first cohort of Graduate Software Engineers into our new THG Technology & Innovation Accelerator this September. As Zee Somji our People Programme Manager within technology at THG explains, “With technology being at the heart of our business, our Accelerator programme shows our true commitment within the tech sector, we are going to be bring a different approach to hiring and training budding software engineers and allowing them to realise their true potential.”
The Accelerator provides a gateway to a technology career for graduates from a non-computer science background. Our participants will benefit from 6 months of intensive, hands-on and immersive training where they will develop their fundamental programming skills and computer science knowledge alongside THG technologists and our Accelerator faculty.
Our Graduates will be paid a competitive full-time salary during their training and on completion of the initial training, will transition into a permanent position in a Software Developer role or similar within one of our tech teams.
Building our own tech talent pipeline
We are committed to making technology careers more accessible and to creating a more inclusive tech workforce. In the face of a skills deficit, we‘ve chosen to take matters into our own hands and build and invest in our own tech talent pipeline. We take ambitious and talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and provide them with the opportunity to develop their technical skills and competencies.
A commitment to Tech for Good
It has never been easier to leverage technology to tackle some of the UK’s toughest social and environmental challenges.
We recognise the opportunity that the current technology skills gap could mean for underserved or underrepresented communities. As we move forward, we will be partnering with a number of organisations to bring much-needed skills and diversity into the tech workforce.
Innovation through research
The growth of THG has been fueled by the technology that serves it. If we are to continue to stay ahead of the curve, we need to ensure that our technology cutting edge. Our Accelerator facilitates research into innovations and technical solutions that will enable us to continue to be a dominant and disruptive force within e-commerce.
We are recruiting for our September 2019 intake
Applications are now open for our next intake. As a Graduate Software Engineer coming through our Accelerator programme, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in a unique environment that combines theory and practice with real-world problems and projects from across our business. The content of the course curriculum is tailored to THG and facilitated by a team of THG technology experts and our THG Accelerator faculty.
Whilst you are with us, areas of training will include (but will not be limited to):
- Fundamentals of programming (in Python)
- Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
- Web Development
- Object-Oriented Programming (in Java)
After your intensive training period, you will transition into a technology role that is suited to your interests and newly developed skillset. Available roles may include the following:
Tech Marketing – Take on responsibility for our in-house eCRM platform and improve integration with marketing networks. You’ll be given the opportunity to pioneer exciting projects, such as devising an AI chat bot.
Internal Apps – Join our team of full-stack developers to build internal tools. You’ll work closely with trading and marketing to gain a comprehensive understanding of technology requirements across the business.
Data Science – Learn to leverage the vast quantity of data produced by our customers to formulate key strategic decisions. Use our Big Data platform, built on Google’s Cloud services, to improve customer experience.
Web Platform – Focus on the core services of our websites, including the creation of robust enterprise level back-end systems. You can also take charge of long term projects, such as scaling our platform for global distribution and improving its resiliency.
So if you are interested in working in a dynamic environment alongside a forward-thinking and talented team of technologists who take pride in delivering innovative solutions to complex problems, apply today.