GBP 4331 Graduate Developer

Job Description

Passfield Data Systems (PDS) is a well-established and highly respected software house based in East Devon. We focus entirely on providing worldwide solutions that meet the complex needs of the horticultural industry. Our current team is made up of three employed and two contracted staff, backed up by two Directors. The company was established in 1995 and has been developing its existing ERP system since the late nineties. To date, our client base has steadily grown in the UK and abroad, and we have consistently maintained our position as market leader in nursery management software.

The horticulture industry encompasses everything from bedding plants and trees, to the food we eat. Since its products change and grow by the day – and even by the hour – a standard stock control system simply isn’t sufficient. Our software is designed to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of this unique sector, and our customers rely on our systems to keep their businesses moving, day after day.

Our company ethos is- Treat each other and our customers with kindness and respect, welcome new ideas and turn every new challenge into the next great opportunity.

We regard the welfare of our team members very highly.



Purpose of Role

You will learn and apply cutting edge coding technologies to build a new ERP system that answers the increasingly complex needs of our clients worldwide. You will also provide tier 1 support for our existing system.

Duties and Responsibilities

After a short induction period you will provide tier 1 client support on our existing system. This will consist of answering incoming phone calls, accurately logging issue details on our tracker system and liaising with colleagues to deliver exceptional client service. In doing so, you will get an inside view of our business aspirations, the current system concepts and the new system design and its technologies. You will then progress to developing the new system, working closely with a highly experienced and leading system architect. 

Training and Development opportunities

You can expect exceptional training opportunities at Passfield. First, in the proprietary system concepts that have been – and are – the bedrock of the company’s success. Head of Business Tim Lamb will give you a full and detailed training on both these system concepts and the business aims.

You will also work closely with and be guided by two highly experienced developers, both of whom support our existing system. Lastly, our systems architect will train you remotely on the state-of-the-art coding language being used to develop the new system. You will also be trained on the design concepts which underpin it.

This training opens up exciting career opportunities for the right candidate.

Level of Support

We are a close-knit small team that works closely every day – so we’re always at hand to discuss ideas and any challenges.

Other Benefits, Rewards and Recognition

You will receive a very competitive salary and progression beyond the internship period will entitle you to receive a generous annual profit share.


This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable developer to springboard their career. You will receive extensive training on the job, learning cutting edge technologies which will enable you to be a major developer on an exciting new system. As part of our team you will have an interesting and varied role, contributing to multiple areas of the business.

You will be:

•           2.1 level or above degree in Computer Science, IT Management for Business or other relevant degree

•           Keen and willing to learn cutting edge technologies

•           Self-motivated and proactive – able to identify opportunities and develop new ideas

•           Able to understand and implement complex design solutions

•           A good communicator with the flexibility to respond to client issues

•           Able to work as part of a small team

•           Eligible to work in the UK

Essential skills:

•           One or more object oriented programming languages

•           T-SQL

•           Exposure of high level/functional programming language

Desirable skills:

•           Web Protocols (ASP.Net, Javascript, PHP, HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS)


Key Dates:

Closing Date: 24/06/2018

Interview Date: 02/07/2018

Start Date: 09/07/2018

End Date: Jan 2019- July 2020


To apply for this role please complete our internship application which can be downloaded here: Please send your completed form by clicking APPLY NOW.