Trainee Software Programmer

United Kingdom (GB)

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Target Openings

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Job Description Summary

Use the resources and training materials available, to learn the appropriate programming languages required for the role, apply this by working on minor bug fixes and enhancements under direct supervision. Under direct supervision, completes basic programming tasks including analysis, coding, configuring, testing, debugging, troubleshooting, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs. This job does not lead others

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Learns and trains in the appropriate programming languages required for the role.
  • Performs system programming tasks of basic complexity that are often repeatable.
  • Responsibilities include performing basic analysis, coding, testing, debugging, configuration, incident investigation, documentation, application health monitoring/alerting, and implementation of programs.
  • Estimates work assignments at a basic level. Often requires significant guidance from more experienced team members or a manager.
  • Begins to develop basic business knowledge and terminology through daily work assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • GCSE level of education or equivalent required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Prior technology internship or work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience of any programming language would be beneficial but not essential

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Technical Knowledge:
  • Developing analytical skills for programming/ configuration tasks, identifying discrepancies, incident and defect trends and resolutions, solution delivery, monitoring and/or support of applications of basic complexity. In addition, demonstrates an aptitude for learning assigned supported business systems and technology.
  • Communication Skills:
  • Ability to communicate thoughts/ideas clearly.
  • Demonstrates basic active and effective communication skills with team members - including active listening and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effectively contributes and communicates with the immediate team.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making:
  • Able to recognise and analyse basic technology defects and incidents and develop timely, practical, cost effective solutions with supervisory assistance.
  • Able to identify cause and effect relationships in assigned systems and applications.
  • Team Orientation:
  • Ability to foster relationships with peers to achieve objectives. Practices objectivity and openness to others' views
  • Planning:
  • Ability to manage time and competing priorities.
  • Developing the ability to accurately evaluate and estimate new tasks.
  • Developing a planning skill set including providing management with accurate and timely status information.

Environmental / Work Schedules / Other

  • Use of Display Screen Equipment (Continuously)
  • Travel Requirements: Travel Occasionally

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. 


If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.


Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.


About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.