Earn as you Learn 2018

Available in: Belfast

Apply by: 06 April 2018

Are you looking for the bright future that a fantastic  career in IT will bring, but don't think that full time study is for you? Do you want to get a degree in Computing Systems while earning a salary at a Sunday Times Top 100 company?

The Kainos Earn as you Learn Programme is back!

Our highly-regarded scheme gives the opportunity to work for us as a Trainee Software Engineer four days per week, while studying for a part time degree in Computing Systems one day per week, with Ulster University, Jordanstown, completing your degree in just four and a half years.

The best of both worlds!
This is an excellent opportunity to combine real work and technical experience within our fast-changing company, with the formal studies that you need to progress your career in IT. It’s a no brainer! We’ll pay all of your University fees, provide you with a brand-new laptop as well as a full-time salary throughout. Oh, and it doesn’t end there. You will be offered a permanent position with us from day one, and we’ll help you to quickly progress up our ranks with our excellent (and award-winning!) in-house training programme Kainos MAP. It’s a  great way to compliment your studies.

Great! So what will I be doing?

Working and learning with us as a Trainee Software Engineer, after extensive training to set you off on the right foot, you will quickly work as a part of a team in developing solutions within our real projects, learning all about our development languages, projects and technologies. You will be fully supported by experienced colleagues in the team as well as an experienced mentor, who will provide training and mentoring throughout your studies. You’ll also get experience across a wide range of teams and projects, with built-in rotations to help you learn and work out which element of Software Engineering suits your interests and skills best.

Who you are:
You’ll have a  genuine enthusiasm for anything “tech” and be able to really show this, both within and outside of your studies

You’ll be able to show us your teamworking skills – everyone in Kainos works in tight-knit teams, so this is crucial

Our developers are creative – you’ll be able to show us your skills for coming up with new ideas and ways of doing things, how you’ve solved problems and looked at things differently

Our Entry Requirements -

You’ll have A-Level/Btec or equivalent qualifications, with two Grade B results in one or more of the following A-level subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Accountancy Economics
  • GCSE Maths and English Grades A-C

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th April 2018


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and successful applicants will join us in September 2018.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.