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Graduate Scheme

Graduate Scheme

Opportunities for high calibre graduates in all STEM subjects

 

 

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2021 applications are now open

Develop your business knowledge and combine it with your passion for technology to help us build the best MES (Manufacturing Execution System) on the market.  MES is software at the heart of Industry 4.0 and the Smart Manufacturing movement, putting technology on the shopfloor of the world’s most forward thinking industries. 

Our MES connects real time data feeds from IoT and automation to the enterprise, ensuring that decisions on the shopfloor are on time and informed.

Our talented team are involved in the development of the product and its deployment to a global manufacturing base.

 

Graduate Programme

It is a programme to train engineering graduates with the technical and non-technical skills required to be a successful contributor to the Lighthouse. It is a two-year programme where participants have a combination of classroom training and practical experience. The experience in our three main technical functions: Project Delivery, Application Support and Software Development.

What you will learn:

  • Concepts in manufacturing
  • Where MES fits in today's modern manufacturing and its role in smart manufacturing, i4.0 and digital transformation
  • Appreciation of typical MES requirements 
  • Our software solution: Shopfloor-Online MES, how it is architected, structured, installed, configured to build solutions, extended for customisation
  • Software engineering skills: C#.Net, SQL, SQL optimisation, Microsoft T-SQL, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Systems skills: Understanding databases, Software Development Environments, Virtual Machines
  • Business processes: agile software development, release processes, installation processes, deployment processes, support processes, project processes, change management processes

 

What will you be doing?

Working on real client projects

There are many large-scale projects in progress at any one time across a variety of different manufacturing industries. As a software engineer at Lighthouse, you will work across many disciplines, writing reliable, maintainable code to tailor product for customer needs and deliver outstanding solutions. You will have access directly to anyone in the business to build and deliver solutions, enabling strong knowledge share to enable you to understand the use of the product on a day-to-day basis.

A Global customer base

Our customers are all over the world, and whilst part of a project deployment team, you may get to visit a customer site to help understand requirements and to see first-hand how the software is going to be used or you may form part of a site delivery team. This level of access gives you a unique insight into how the product needs to be shaped going forward, as well as providing the detailed understanding enabling you to extend the product for the customer’s needs. 

You will get to work with a variety of technologies 

During project team deployments, you will be building extensions to the product that tailor the application for specific project requirements. 
When deployed to the development team you may be extending the codebase or fixing bugs in the ever evolving product core. 
Much of the power in our solutions comes in the ability to connect with external systems. The variety in these systems is vast meaning you could be writing an interface in C# one day or building a web service the next. 

Working across the ENTIRE STACK. 

As part of our graduation programme, you will be part of our rotation scheme where you will have the opportunity to experience all areas of product development, solution delivery and customer support. You will gain experience with a wide variety of technologies and platforms, including database, server side scripting and front-end development. 

In addition, you will have an opportunity to be part of an agile team involved in daily stand-ups and planning throughout so will get to appreciate what is involved in working together to build and deliver robust real-world systems used in business critical situations.
 

Training programme

We provide a training programme that people within the business deliver, some of those have also been through this training experience, so they are familiar with what you will be learning.

Here is an outline of our 9-week training programme to learn all about Lighthouse and Shopfloor-Online™

Week 1  – Welcome to Lighthouse and Core Model

Week 2 –  SQL, Grids and Forms

Week 3 – Office week & Dashboards and applications

Week 4 – Stored Procedures and Tasks

Week 5 – Office Week

Week 6 – Introduction C#

Week 7 – Introduction to ERP and Quality

Week 8 – Office week

Week 9 - Support and Problem Solving

Training continues as you join the Lighthouse Team working with our experienced people and your Lighthouse Mentor.

The process

  • Complete our online questionnaire not forgetting to attach your CV

  • Two tests online -  Logical reasoning and Competency

  • Video Interview

  • Assessment Day

Our assessment days are to help give you a feel of the company; however, we will be handling our assessment days a little differently this year to follow the current government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic but we hope to have the following:

  • Two interviews - one with our Technical guru, testing our your skills and the second with our Technical Director, looking at your experience

  • 5 minute presentation

Benefits

Salary

  • Competitive

  • Relocation Package

Holiday

  • 20 days leave per annum 

Pension

  • Automatic enrolment after 3 months for all UK employees

  • 8% non-contributory company pension of the base salary 

Company Insurances

  • Group life insurance
  • Group Income Protection (Long term absence through sickness)

Additional benefits

  • Free Lunch, drinks and snacks provided daily
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme – we are registered with Evans Cycles Ride-to-Work Scheme – this is an employee benefit scheme that provides tax and NI savings up to 42% on a bike
  • Regular social events
  • Regular Check-ins to help shape your future path

Location

You will be based at our Head Office located in West Sussex,  conveniently situated between Brighton and London; giving you access to a relaxed cultural city on the coast, and the ever exciting UK Capital, for shopping and nightlife.
 
Due to the location of our Head Office a car is essential.
 
All applicants must be able to prove their right to work in the UK.