Advance IT's designers and programmers create software and apps for computer, mobile and the Internet for small concerns to multinational businesses and the public sector. Our wealth of experience applies to any industry or organisation. We are a European wide IT Company based in the UK offering a comprehensive range of IT products developed from 1990 onwards.
We have many years of experience, long term customer relationships and designs winning both national UK and local West Midlands awards giving you independent assurance of customer satisfaction, value for money and a job well done. With offices in Worcester, Birmingham and London, we have an almost 20 year history in producing complex bespoke software solutions and products for a wide range of clients.
We are a successful business. The People are the business. Our success is based on individuality, team work, effort and creativity. If you work hard, you need to play hard, and we reward the architects of our success, our staff, in a variety of ways.We innovate and develop a range of different app and software products – from completely bespoke packages for well known clients, next-big-thing apps and innovations for entrepreneurs, to our own SaaS packages that developed and deployed in incremental steps, and help to streamline our clients operations and keep their staff safe.Every two years we invent a completely new product and bring it to market. All of our team are involved in all of these processes – so the challenges come thick and fast, and the knowledge and skills continue to grow. It’s a meritocracy, not a democracy. (And that is about as close as we get to office politics).
We insist on challenging ourselves, we are early adopters of new technology and we like to have fun, whilst delivering a service that goes well beyond client expectations. We do what we do well because we enjoy designing software and products that genuinely make a difference. The team take pride in the software that they create, and we take pride and value every individual in our team.In order to best support staff, the management team has been built to provide a wide range of skills, including developers, that collectively protect the business and help it achieve its goals. They work closely with everyone in the organisation to create opportunities for all to have an input in its direction. You will be working with a manager who speaks your language, not management speak.
We insist on challenging ourselves, we are early adopters of new technology and we like to have fun, whilst delivering a service that goes well beyond client expectations. We do what we do well because we enjoy designing software and products that genuinely make a difference. The team take pride in the software that they create, and we take pride and value every individual in our team. In order to best support staff, the management team has been built to provide a wide range of skills, including developers, that collectively protect the business and help it achieve its goals. They work closely with everyone in the organisation to create opportunities for all to have an input in its direction. You will be working with a manager who speaks your language, not management speak.
Who Works For Us
In a business with lots of products and projects, there is room for anyone and everyone to find their niche and work in a method and at a pace that suits them. People that work in our organisation take pride in what they do individually but take time-out to help their co-workers - so you feel supported but not cossetted. The atmosphere is calm and creative but with injections of fun. We look for people who:
- Relish a challenge
- Play to win, in all aspects
- Like to do/try/learn new things
- Want to contribute in any way they can
- Want to bring value to all that they do
- Wants to feel part of something exciting
- Wants to grow at their pace
- Touch the latest tech – (Block Chain, APIS, Saas, cloud, cyber security, IoT, mobile)
The Fun Stuff
The team is diverse – in all senses of the word, but all employee’s have a common bond – building success. A straw poll of staff’s top three likes of working here, had the people at the top of the list. Your colleagues will support and help you. Family environment was a word that kept cropping up too. The others were the variety in the role, and the flexibility of the working environment. They all felt the professional challenges presented and work life balance was just about right for them.We love food - it’s an essential job requirement that you do too. At some point (i.e.: Christmas / Eid / your birthday / Morrisons had an offer on) you bring in a bit of food for the team - the more diverse the better! We even have a food desk, where your offerings can be laid out for the team to enjoy. Team social events also include some kind of food. And if you are worried about your waist line, the free gym membership looks after that!
- 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
- Company Rewards Scheme
- Company Healthcare
- Gym membership
- Choice of tech (Mac, Linux, Windows (if you really want!), ZX Spectrum)
- Relaxed atmosphere
- Good work life balance
- Regular catered lunches
- Unlimited good coffee!
- Open plan office, working closely and openly with company leaders.
- Themed coding days – e.g. commit code, get free ice cream!*Summer only!
- Proper air conditioned offices!
Our spacious offices are located 2 minutes from Old Hill station, which is less than 25 minutes by rail from New Street Station. There are excellent parking facilities and the office is just 10 minutes from Junction 2 & 3 of the M5. Getting to the office is easy enough, and once here, you have a pleasant working environment within good reach of local amenities with pubs, various diverse food outlets, shopping locations and three town centres within five minutes. We also have big plans for our offices to grow, creating further space, facilities and relaxation/ flexible working opportunities.
Why You Should Work With Us!
Because you will be challenged to grow, whilst being supported all the way. Not many staff leave, but those that do certainly have many more skills than when they started with us, while those that stay have annual personal development reviews to identify how they want to develop professionally and personally over the next year, and how the company can support and fund these objectives.You will be joining a team that is always striving to be the best. People can grow at the pace that suits them. If you want, you will not be doing the same thing today you were doing a year ago, or even a month ago, as something new will be catching your interest, or you can work to perfect your skill set on existing tech.We employ real people. People who have lives. People who are professional. If you work for us and your child has a school play, your partner has a medical appointment, a loved one needs you, we expect you to be there, not here. We know you will get the job done, we don’t need you to clock in and out to prove it.Career Advancement. Our growth and diverse range of products means opportunities are created regularly. We recognise, consult and build on people’s strength to jointly create a tailored career path and rewards along the way. Some people want to do this by taking on more responsibility - some want to do this by staying creative. We reward both career paths equally.
Advance IT on TV
LONEALERT's Mat Colley talks to Carl Jones on Midlands Business Update, about the growing number of lone workers and the importance of protecting those that work alone, remotely or are vulnerable.
Watch us Move for Movember
The office got on their bike in November when we cycled without leaving the comfort of our lovely, warm offices to raise money for Movember. It very quickly got competitive.....