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IT Graduate Integration Engineer

Overview: apetito is continuing with an ambitious and exciting digital transformation and is looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate to join the team as a graduate Integration & Data E


apetito is continuing with an ambitious and exciting digital transformation and is looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate to join the team as a graduate Integration & Data Engineer, to be based in our Trowbridge offices.

We are no stranger to innovation, having won the queens award for enterprise for innovation and pushed boundaries with our world first dementia-friendly dining food. We are now looking for someone to join our IT team with a view to building on this success and enhancing our innovative offering within IT.

This role will expose the successful candidate to software projects of varying size and complexity, primarily cloud based in a retail environment, working with our customers to provide them with new, innovative integration solutions that help them to successfully meet their business goals. Additionally, there will be opportunities to work with key immerging technologies such as AI, Machine learning and Blockchain. Key areas where development will be focused on are retail, customer service and customer self-service.

You will have the chance to find opportunities within the business and further afield to introduce prototype solutions and test ideas that help us reach our goals. While you will be called upon to create bespoke software solutions with the help of your team, you will also be expected to evaluate existing products in the market and decide appropriate direction.

Some prior experience with Integration and data platforms would be an advantage, however the successful candidate will be provided with training and will work as part of a larger development team. We are looking for someone who has the aptitude, desire and enthusiasm to want to achieve within this sector.

Beyond this program we can provide staff with excellent career development opportunities, and pride ourselves on developing from within.

Who We Are

Our Values

Established in 1958, as a family-owned business, as a family-owned business, our values sit at the very heart of what we do. We are proud to be a business that makes a real difference, committed to producing great food to be proud of. We have developed a range of products designed to enhance health and wellbeing for all our customers. We are proud supporters of British food and farming and focus on using the best ethical and sustainable produce.

We are driven by a passion for service, dedicated to feeding some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, offering healthy and delicious meals to customers across the UK.

Ethical & Sustainable
As a business which operates within food manufacturing, we believe we have an obligation to make a positive contribution on society. With over 300 products in our range, we ensure our produce is ethically and sustainably sourced, working only with suppliers who share our commitment to making a positive impact.
We’re a proud member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs, that promote respect for workers rights globally. All our new suppliers now operate under the ETI’s guidelines.
We are also a member of The UK’s Plastics Pact, an initiative looking to transform the plastic packaging industry in the UK. As part of the initiative, we have committed, along with other ambitious targets, to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic completely by 2025.
We have also made a commitment to our employees – we’re recognised as an accredited Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Joining an elite group of FTSE 100 companies and public sector organisations.
Giving Back
Here at apetito, we take our duty to give back to our local communities and chosen charities very seriously. In 2018, we raised over £30,000 for Alzheimer’s Support and Alzheimer’s Society alone, thanks to the incredible efforts of our employees and charity committee. We also support our communities through the apetito Staff Foundation, which gives financial support to the chosen charitable causes of our staff and their children. Since 2005, we’ve raised over £200,000 for these charities.
This role forms part of our Graduate Development Programme full details on the programme can be found on our careers pages at apetito Graduates


Role and Responsibilities
  • Agile champion – an ambassador for best practice
  • Design, develop and test integration solutions in a fast-paced agile environment, ensuring you utilise your talent and experience to the full
  • Developing existing applications by identifying areas for modification
  • Integration of existing software
  • Maintain systems by monitoring and correcting software defects
  • Working closely with the business and all members of the digital transformation team, collaboration is critical for success
  • In addition to delivering digital products and solutions you will be keeping abreast of the latest industry trends, making recommendations where necessary, investigating recent technologies, having ideas and being creative
  • Able to challenge, constructively
  • Investigate new technologies by building prototypes and attending industry conferences.



  • You will have graduated or be studying towards a degree in computing or computer science with a focus on software development with the expectation that you will receive a 2:2 or above. Graduating on or before August 2023.

  • Previous work experience in an IT environment.
  • Have a passion for IT and have completed integration/data based tasks or assignments at University or in spare time.
  • Previous exposure to development using .NET
  • Previous experience with Integration and data platforms
  • Knowledge of agile best practices
  • A GitHub profile or technical blog to showcase your skills.

Personal Qualities
  • You must have strong analytical skills, good attention to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • You will need to be a confident, outgoing person with an interest in helping others and learning about how apetito operates.
  • Able to challenge constructively and be comfortable putting forward your views even when it you may be in the minority.
  • An agile mindset – an open, collaborative and flexible approach to delivering your work.
  • Able to demonstrate a structured approach to work as well as being able to work well in team environment and deal with people professionally at all levels
  • Self-motivated and able to own and manage workload with minimal supervision – a proven self-starter
  • Has a passion for speaking to business users and asking relevant questions to ascertain the user’s problem.

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