The Role

As a Graduate Trainee, you will be part of a team of product specialists, designers, developers and data analysts that build and maintain Rare’s suite of cutting-edge diversity software products.

The one year programme provides an opportunity to roll onto a permanent job at Rare for successful candidates.

Main responsibilities:

  • Help test our products before feature releases, find and report bugs and help to iterate solutions with our developers
  • Configure product builds for our clients
  • Be the main point of contact for student queries relating to our software
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams
  • Help develop simple, intuitive and effective software solutions
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
  • Client onboarding

About Rare

Rare is a multi-award-winning diversity company. We do two things. One: we build cutting-edge software that helps our clients make better hiring decisions. Two: we connect exceptional people with world-class careers in top organisations.

Through our award-winning products and services, we’re changing who gets hired and how. We’re helping organisations to be smarter, to look not just at someone’s achievements, but at the context in which those achievements occurred. We’re helping employers look more like the communities they serve.

At Rare, flexibility is at the core of what we do. We work remotely with a monthly team meeting in central London. All our employees have access to workspaces around London for when they choose to use it.

We use a data driven approach to build digital products to ensure our clients hire the best graduates, from diverse backgrounds. Over 120 blue chip employers use our products. We have contextualised over 1.4 million job applications. Our contextualised recruitment system increases hires from disadvantaged backgrounds by over 50%. We have supported over 400 Black African and Caribbean students to secure offers from Oxbridge.

About the Product Team

This is an unusual opportunity to join a fast-growing diversity technology company as it builds out its digital products working on exciting, innovative software that is changing access to the elite professions. You will be at the heart of Rare’s digital team learning from experts and engaging with cutting edge technologies.

The Product Management team is responsible for bringing new products to market and enhancing existing ones. We work with cross-functional teams to ensure that our software products meet customer needs and achieve Rare’s objectives. This team adds value to Rare by aligning products with customer needs and market trends, leading to increased revenue, customer satisfaction, and retention. It also plays a key role in defining the long-term direction of the business and identifying growth opportunities.

About You

The key to succeed in this role is to be highly conscientious with high personal standards of integrity and organisation.You must also be a skilled communicator.

We are looking for someone with the ability to:

  • Understand Rare’s social purpose and share our values
  • Be keen to learn – you will need to understand our software and services, and the needs of our clients and candidates
  • Have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Be flexible – the needs of the business change rapidly
  • Be resilient and take feedback well
  • Be highly intelligent – both academically and interpersonally

Experience and education requirements for the role:

A university degree of at least a 2:1 in any subject. (essential)
At least 3As at A level or equivalent. (essential)
Excellent writing skills. (essential)
Excellent Excel skills. (essential)
Work experience of almost any kind is valuable, especially if it involves customer or client-facing work. (desirable)
What we offer

At Rare, flexibility is at the core of what we do. We work remotely with a monthly team meeting in Central London to share knowledge and skills, and to strengthen our working relationships. All our employees have access to workspaces around London, or in some cases close to their homes, whenever they choose to use them. There are multiple opportunities to work and socialise with your colleagues both in-person and virtually.

We are a friendly group of people, here you will find some of the brightest, most passionate and warmest people you will ever meet. If you want to be inspired by the people around you, then this is the place for you!

Our current benefits package includes pension scheme, live and on-demand online Yoga classes, Christmas Eve off and more.


If you are passionate about giving back and making an impact, we want to hear from you, whatever your background.

We’re small. You’ll have access to the MD and the other directors. Many of our team are former candidates or clients and have worked in several different areas of our business, honing their expertise and forging their own career path.

At Rare we are committed to equal treatment of all current and prospective employees, and we do not condone discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

To be eligible to work at Rare you must hold the Right to Work in the UK.

To apply

Submit your CV (2 pages max) and a brief cover letter explaining who you are, why you care about what we do, and why you think you’d be good at the job. Also, tell us about a mistake you made (the bigger, the better, we love a good mistake) and what you learned from it.

Graduate Trainee – Product

Remote working with regular meet ups in London

£30,000 per annum


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