Graduate opportunities at Datel

Graduate Opportunities at Datel

Recently graduated? Due to graduate in 2018? If so, we’d like to hear from you for a number of exciting opportunities in our Warrington office starting in September 2018.


We’ll provide you with the opportunity to prove and extend your abilities in a very challenging yet positive working environment. You’ll be given real responsibility within a very short time of joining us. This is real “on the job training”, giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a hands-on, commercial environment, working on real projects, with real clients and influencing real bottom-line deliverables. 

That’s not to say you’ll be left to your own devices: you’ll receive mentoring and regular one to one meetings with designated managers to ensure your training and development is achieving your own and our objectives for you, and throughout your time at Datel you’ll be working in teams alongside talented and highly experienced specialists who are motivated to share their knowledge with you.

In return, we expect you to have flexible thinking and determination, enabling you to learn quickly about both the business and yourself.

The Right Candidate

We’re looking for bright individuals with commercial acumen and business talent. You’ll be highly motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills capable of relating well at all levels. Determination to succeed and resilience when facing challenges are essential characteristics.

You should be looking to achieve (or already have) a 2:1 honours degree, ideally in computing, mathematics, numerate sciences or a business related subject.


  1. How many graduates are you looking for?
    Graduate numbers are based on business requirements and vary from year to year. 
  2. What is the start date for the Graduate Programme? 
    Typically the first week of September.
  3. What are Datel looking for in Graduates?
    Degree qualified business/IT related, with a strong interest in working in a customer focussed environment; confident, flexible, enthusiastic, team players. Prepared to use their own initiative and implement changes.
  4. Where are the graduate positions based?
  5. Do you consider Graduates who are subject to immigration control?
    Unfortunately, we can only accept applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. We will ask to see proof of your eligibility to work in the UK when you visit our site at the assessment centre/interview stage of the recruitment process. Typically, this is in the form of a UK or European Economic Union passport or similar supporting documentation. 
  6. Do you operate a minimum UCAS point requirement?
  7. What is the starting salary for Graduates?
    The current starting salary is £22,500 gross per annum.
  8. Will I be considered more favourably if I have a post grad qualification?
    No, whilst we appreciate additional effort undertaken to achieve a post graduate qualification, our selection decision is based on the results of the recruitment process, which is tailored to meet our specific requirements. 
  9. What makes Datel’s programme different to others/what is the main focus of Datel’s Graduate Programme? 
    From an early stage you will be doing a real job with real responsibility. The scheme involves a high degree of on the job training which is supported by off the job events and courses.
  10. What help will I get to relocate? 
    Relocation support is only available under exceptional circumstances. Your individual entitlement to this allowance would be confirmed during the recruitment process.  
  11. Is there support for further education/professional qualifications? 
    Yes, we will provide financial support for further education.  To be eligible you must have been employed by us for a minimum of 12 months, as we believe in the first 12 months that you will already be on a steep learning curve.  Prior agreement with your Manager to undertake the course is required.  All studies must be completed within your own time.
  12. What training courses will I be sent on? 
    This will depend on the role to be undertaken
  13. Is there opportunity to experience other Departments on the programme?
    Again, this will depend on the role to be undertaken
  14. How will I know how I’m doing during the Graduate Programme? 
    You will have regular formal and informal reviews with relevant people.
  15. Will I get a Mentor? 
    Yes, you will be allocated a Mentor from day one, to support you as you progress. 
  16. What is the closing date?
    The closing date for Graduate Applications will be Tuesday 08th May.
  17. What are the opportunities for career progression?
    Progression is based on individual performance.