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“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

Graduate Technical Writer (start ASAP)

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 careers at an awesome, award-winning company?

As a graduate technical writer at Redgate, you'll be involved in almost every aspect of the business, gaining an unrivalled set of skills and experiences. You'll be surrounded by a great project team, helping to develop software applications that are ingeniously simple to use.

You'll be responsible not just for customer-facing documentation, but for the quality of the software application itself. From providing the wording of the user interface, to designing and creating product documentation and writing help topics and articles, it will be a diverse and challenging role.

If you have a knack for turning complex ideas into something easy to understand, we want to hear from you. There’s no lengthy application form, all we need is your CV and a cover letter – simple as that.

What makes you a Redgate Technical Writer?

  • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You can learn to use new software quickly and have a genuine interest in technology.
  • You instinctively know good software design when you see it, and can easily identify ways to improve user interfaces.
  • Explaining complex, technical ideas in a manner appropriate to your target audience comes naturally to you.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and always ensure your work is of the highest quality.
  • You thrive in a team, enjoy working alongside all kinds of different people, and aim to get the best out of those around you.

What experience do you have?

  • You’ll have an impressive academic background, with a 2:1 or 1st degree.
  • Your degree subject isn’t so important, as long as you can demonstrate great writing ability and a keen interest in design and technology.

What would help?

  • Knowledge of common web technologies, such as HTML and CSS.
  • Working knowledge of SQL database and .NET technologies or a programming language.
  • Any writing, editing, or publishing experience, or experience in teaching or training.

What's the package?

  • You'll work 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with flexible work time.
  • Salary is £25k-£28k, with a £2k signing bonus.
  • Start dates flexible.
  • A great benefits package.

What else should you consider?

  • We'll invest in you. We'll give you all the tools and training you'll need to excel and we'll actively support your development.
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How to apply

If you’d like to be a Graduate Technical Writer at Redgate, we’d like to hear from you.

Write a letter and tell us in simple language why you’re right for the job, and why you’d like to work at Redgate.

Also include a CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile.

Want an informal chat first?

If you want an informal chat first, why not talk to Beth, one of our Technical Writers?

She can answer any questions and tell you of her own user experience with Redgate.

Email her. She won’t mind. beth.aitman@red-gate.com

Beth Aitman
Technical Writer

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The Redgate Recruitment process

Step 1

Application

Step 2

Assessment

Step 3

1st interview

Step 4

2nd interview

Step 5

Offer

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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