Graduate Careers at Alfa

We’re Alfa, provider of best-in-class software and services to the global auto and equipment finance industries. We can offer you a future in software engineering or consulting.

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Candidates often ask if they need a technical background to do well in this role. The simple answer is no! We look for people with outstanding talent and achievement, including an excellent academic record from any background. This means a 2:1 or above, in any discipline, and As and Bs at A-Level - or the equivalent. When you join Alfa, we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Introduction

Manjeet Majhail - Senior Software Consultant

Although the job entails technology and finance, experience in these areas is not a prerequisite.

Our training teaches you all you need to know, but your interest in these areas must be genuine.

Every aspect of an Alfa Systems implementation is carried out together with the client, so you’ll be willing to work in different locations around the world.

Online applications for the Graduate Programme open in September and are assessed on a rolling basis. We have a number of intakes each year. Let us know during the interview process which one suits you.

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Career Opportunities

Your career at Alfa

Our Junior Software Engineers and Analysts are academically bright, which means As and Bs at A-level (or equivalent) as well as a 2:1 or above in any degree discipline. The ability to work in teams and build effective relationships with all levels of the company is essential. You will also need strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and a logical approach to problem solving.

The Way In

About the Recruitment Process

The Recruitment Process

Getting to know you. There will be a brief telephone interview where we learn about you and why you want to work for Alfa.

First interview. Interviews take place with representatives from HR and the business.

Final interview. This will be with two members of senior management.

We’ll let you know as soon as possible whether we are making an offer, then arrange with you which of our intakes is most convenient to start.

Applications for our UK graduate programme are currently closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2021 programme, please revisit this page in September 2021.

FAQs

How can I prepare for the interview process?

You know what qualities and skills you bring to us, so make sure you tell us. We need to be sure you are actually interested in the different facets of the role, so researching and showing an enthusiasm for the industry and our projects is a must. Showing how you stand out from the crowd can be tough, so think about it before the interview about the achievements and experiences that make you the best person for the job.

How much time will I spend coding?

Every new joiner at Alfa starts off by learning our product from the inside out; that means software development. After your initial training and depending on your career path, you will either join our central development team (Product Engineering) or you will move to an implementation role on one of our client projects. Both options are accompanied by appropriate training and support along the way.

What is the dress code?

Our dress code is casual.

How will I get to know my colleagues?

We are a pretty social bunch at Alfa. We have monthly social evenings, quarterly Company Meetings and an annual Conference. We have a rooftop café that serves top-quality coffee and snacks, and is a great place to have casual meetings or catch up with colleagues and friends.

Where is Alfa based?

You will be based in our headquarters at Moorgate, London, unless you choose to carry out a role at one of our client sites in Europe or work on an international assignment in the US, Australia or New Zealand.