Graduate Technical Writer, 2015

When I first heard about what a technical writer does, I couldn't think of a better fit for me. I love getting to the heart of complex technical concepts, and explaining them to other people in a way that makes them seem simple. In this job, I'm part of a development team of fantastic people, working to make software that's as usable as possible. It's challenging, and it never stops being interesting.

Beth Aitman – Technical Writer

Are you a great communicator with excellent writing skills, a passion for technology and a keen eye for detail? Can you help us deliver truly outstanding software? Do you want to start your career at an awesome, award-winning company?

As a graduate technical writer at Redgate, you'll gain an unrivalled set of skills and experiences. You'll be part of a great project team developing ingeniously simple software.

What you'll do

  • Write the words in our tools including error messages, tooltips and buttons.
  • Write documentation, blogs, emails, surveys and other things users read.
  • Review and edit other people's writing.
  • Work with technical people to figure out what users need.
  • Work with user experience designers, developers and testers to build great software.

What makes you Redgate's next Graduate Technical Writer?

  • You're interested in software and technology.
  • You can write concise, clear English.
  • You can figure out how complicated technology works and explain it simply.
  • You recognise good designs when you see them, and know how to improve bad ones.

Not essential, but would be useful

  • A degree (especially if it involved writing).
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Knowledge of SQL, .NET, or a programming language.
  • Teaching or training experience.

What's the package?

  • 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with flexible hours
  • £25-28k
  • A mentor to guide you through your first few months
  • All the Redgate perks
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How to apply

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The Redgate Recruitment process

Step 1

Step 1. Application

Step one is your application. So write a letter and upload it on the page for the job you’re interested in. Tell us about yourself, your skills and experience, and talk about why you’d like to work at Redgate. Include a CV, or a link to your LinkedIn page, and if you'd like to show some of your work, attach your portfolio or point us to Stack Overflow or GitHub.

Step 2

Step 2. Assessment

We’ll acknowledge your application straight away, review it and keep you updated on your progress. We might also email an assessment to complete, or invite you for a brief telephone interview. If we don’t think you’re suitable, we’ll inform you – and tell you why. We won’t let you down, we’ll try and help you.

Step 3

Step 3. 1st Interview

Step three is an interview in our Cambridge office. We’ll talk about your work history, your covering letter or video, and any assessments you’ve completed. You might also be asked to do some work-based tests and, if you’re applying for a technical role, expect technical questions – we love talking tech.

Step 4

Step 4. 2nd Interview

The second interview typically lasts two hours. You’ll be talking to different people, you may well meet people you’ll be working with, and we’ll allow time for you to ask questions. We don’t have a dress code at Redgate, by the way, so dress in whatever makes you comfortable.

Step 1

Step 5. Offer

If we think you’d be great at Redgate, we’ll make an offer and iron out any details like relocation issues. If we don’t think you’ll fit in right away, we’ll tell you why. Some people have taken our advice, boned up their knowledge and come back a year later and got a job. It helps.

This is our typical recruitment process, though for some roles it might be a bit different.

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