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Graduate Trainee - SITS Developer

About the Role

This role will work across Leeds Conservatoire & University Centre Leeds

This role is to contribute to the development, configuration, and build within Tribal SITS (Strategic Information Technology Services), including its products, components, and integrating systems.

The post holder will work closely with suppliers and programme stakeholders, and will be an intrinsic part of all discussions relating to realising the implementation, utilisation and maintenance of the student record system and its interfaces.

As a Graduate Trainee, the post holder will undertake a programme of learning with Tribal, delivered over 100 days within a 12 month period, as part of full-time employment within the HE Quality and Standards directorate for Leeds Conservatoire and University Centre Leeds.  The training programme will enable the Graduate Trainee to:

  • Understand the skills, principals and practice of effective software implementation and how to support the management of the Tribal student information system (SITS).
  • Develop soft skills and reflect on own ability to perform effectively as an internal consultant at Leeds Conservatoire and University Centre Leeds.
  • Develop essential functional and technical skills through hands on configuration.

What You Will Do

  • Will train with Tribal to be able to contribute to building SITS Tasks, Vista, interfaces, and system configuration where required,
  • Provide expert SITS technical knowledge and be able to trouble shoot and resolve existing functionality.
  • Contribute to the Group’s HE MIS projects that include technical and business process change, in particular those that support APIs and integration with the new Student Record System and to the implementation of revised functionality consistently across the Group HE’s systems.

About You

  • Recent or new graduate with a degree in a relevant subject and some knowledge and experience of product development, integrations and testing
  • Eagerness to train and learn, to further develop knowledge of programming languages, web services or other appropriate technical skills and experience of working on projects and software development initiatives
  • An ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to extract complex data from diverse data sources to inform key management decisions
  • Proactively seek data accuracy of areas of responsibility, resolving data-related issues effectively, is essential. 


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. University Centre is proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).

Leeds Conservatoire is a music conservatoire located in the Quarry Hill district of Leeds. It provides a variety of undergraduate, foundation and postgraduate degrees in music, dance & drama related subject areas. It also offers a variety of short courses, and organise frequent concerts, festivals and events.  Its emphasis on practical training, creative industry links, help ensure it provides a vibrant artistic community for students. 

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. Choosing to work for us means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.


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