We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with technical people, collaborative people and detail- orientated people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 209,000 homes, manage £4.5 billion of assets, deliver £87.9m social value and teach 80,000 children to swim each week
More about your role
As one of the two Graduate Business Analysts within the 2021 Emerging Talent Programme, you will act as the intermediary between the IT project team and business teams. The two-year programme will support you to develop the core skills, behaviours and technical ability to undertake a Business Analyst role.
The role will offer you exposure to all areas of our business, gaining real insight into the way in which applications and IT solutions need to evolve to support the changing needs of a team. Using your keen eye for detail you’ll be trusted to recognise where improvements can be made, driving better value from IT systems and processes.
As a valued member of the ITS team, you’ll be encouraged and trusted to take ownership of your own workload of projects and tasks.
More about you
This role is ideal for someone with a keen eye for detail and an inquisitive mind. You’ll want to get stuck in and not be afraid to challenge and change systems, processes and application that don’t meet their full potential and requirements. Striving to do the right thing not the easy thing! You’ll be encouraged to take on your own projects and whilst you’ll get the support of the team, the opportunity to have the autonomy to make decisions should excite you.
You’ll put People First, delivering excellent customer experience and service to our internal colleagues. Acting as an ambassador for both the ITS team and the Emerging Talent Programme.
Whilst this role will see you working within our ITS team, having an IT related degree is not essential. Any exposure or understanding of the ITIL framework or the PRINCE2 or Agile Project Management methodology would be advantageous yet not essential.
This role is suitable for applications across the UK with home working being seen as a norm.
You’ll join our Emerging Talent programme which brings together SPIRITed and talented individuals. The programme is designed to provide you with a wide range of skills, business insight and sector-specific knowledge over two years. You’ll learn a lot and quickly, you’ll get exposure to some of our senior leaders as well as being asked to provide innovative answers to challenges that face our sector and have your voice heard.
You’ll be encouraged and empowered to flourish and thrive within a nurturing environment. Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that’s why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Suitable for those about to graduate, those who have graduated within the last five years and then for those who currently work at Places for People.
Once you have everything ready our seamless application process should take around 20 minutes. You’ll be asked to complete your personal details, academic history and provide us some additional supporting information about you. Don’t worry you should know all of the answers.
You’ll also be asked 5 additional questions, these will ask you to consider your reason for applying, what you want out of the Emerging Talent programme and how you would address current societal issues. Take your time over these, your answers will be shared and may lead to additional questions throughout the application process.
Finally you’ll be asked to upload a CV, this should include an overview of your work history so far, don’t forget to include any volunteering you’ve done. You will need to make sure this includes all of your academic achievements, from GCSE to your most recent qualifications.