2020 Graduate Program – Technology – Software Development

  • IHS Markit
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oct 23, 2019
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At the heart of IHS Markit, we are an information company. With expertise across the world’s largest industries we leverage technology and data science, to provide the insights, software and data to help our customers make better informed decisions, driving growth, performance and efficiency. 

On our Graduate Program, you will join a team of industry experts who will work with you to accelerate your development. With exciting learning opportunities at its core, we'll help you focus on building the essential skills needed for a successful and meaningful transition into the professional world. 

Learning is a continuous journey of personal and professional development. Our holistic approach leverages classroom based, digital, and peer to peer learning opportunities throughout the program, alongside mentoring and career development guidance. You will be part of a global class, building an invaluable network of knowledge and support from your mentors, peer group and wider teams. 

Eligibility: Our next Graduate Program launches in 2020. We’re looking for final year students who are working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent), and due to complete their studies and be available for a full time graduate role commencing in the summer of 2020. 

The role 

If you are passionate about solving challenging technical problems and have a desire to work in technology, this is the stream for you. In our Manchester office we have opportunities in software development and full stack developer roles, within the following teams: 

  • Enterprise Data Management: the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) platform puts quality, audited data at the centre of customer’s organisations.  Its solutions build gold copy masters across all data types, delivering tangible data governance, risk management and compliance frameworks and rationalising legacy architectures. The EDM platform is the central core for all transactions, securities, prices, rates, counterparty and issuer data. EDM empowers those who understand the data to manage the data, no matter the complexity, volume or scope of the project. 
  • thinkFolio: the thinkFolio team comprises skilled professionals who are based in London, Manchester, New York and Sydney. The team develops a front office focused multi-asset portfolio management and order management/trading system used globally within the financial buyside. Our clients include Asset Managers, Pension funds, Hedge funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Insurance companies. 

What we’re looking for 

We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and ideas with a desire to learn and thrive. The program will provide you with a variety of experiences to help you identify your strengths, develop highly transferable skills and align you to a successful career path for a bright future at IHS Markit. 

The successful candidate will be a passionate and talented developer who meets these requirements:

  • Is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or similar, which includes significant programming content, completed no later than September 2020
  • This program is aimed at graduates with 0-12 months relevant experience
  • Has a strong desire to pursue a career in programming, and is able to demonstrable an aptitude for this
  • Has practical experience in programming in one or more high level languages.  Our products are written in C# and Typescript (using Angular) so experience in these would be ideal but is not essential. Candidates with experience of other languages such as Java will be cross-trained.
  • Has a knowledge of object oriented concepts and techniques
  • Has the ability to quickly understand and apply new technical concepts and frameworks
  • Willing and able to work in our Altrincham office
  • Demonstrated passion or interest in one or more of our key industries
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to learn and adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • The ability to build strong working relationships in a collaborative setting 

UK Eligibility: To be eligible for our Graduate program you must have the right to work full-time in the UK now and in the future. We currently do not offer visa sponsorship, however we do run our programs in a number of locations across the globe and welcome you to consider those that are relevant to you. 

How to apply 

Submit your online application, which should include your CV, along with a short cover letter/motivational statement (we suggest around 300 words).

  • We want to hear more about you; why you’re interested in joining IHS Markit, and why you’re interested in being considered for the role/s you have applied for. 

Application and assessment process

 The assessment process that follows is designed to ensure you can learn more about us, showcase your skills and find a role that is right for you. 

Stage 1: Submit online application, including CV and cover letter

Stage 2: Initial screening process

Stage 3: Final stage assessment day 

You may be considered for multiple suitable roles throughout this process. If these roles fall within the same stream, you will be assessed during the same process. If the roles fall across multiple streams, you may be asked to complete different assessments aligned to those roles. 

We recruit on a rolling basis and most of our assessment days are due to take place in late 2019. We recommend early application. Roles close November 30. 

Our commitment to diversity 

Our business and our customers are diverse, and we believe that embracing a diverse and inclusive environment is key to defining who we are. Our people are what makes us unique and you will get the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds from across the world who continuously find the best possible solutions, adding value and driving change for our customers. 


IHS Markit is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws and regulations in any of our locations. 

We are proud to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with IHS Markit and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please contact or call +1 212 849 0399. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are considered on a case-by-case basis. This contact information (email and phone) is intended for application assistance and accommodation requests only. We are unable to accept resumes or provide information about application status through the phone number or email address above. Resumes are only accepted through the online application process, and only qualified candidates will receive consideration and follow-up. 

IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace. In addition, in the United States, we perform pre-employment drug testing and are required as a federal contractor to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work.

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