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Wren Kitchens Invests 3m+ In IT Facility; Recruits For IT Roles

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Wren Kitchens invests over £3 million in its state-of-the-art IT facility at its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber, as it continues to innovate and prototype new ideas to enhance world-leading technology for its customers. 

Wren is continuing to expand its 28,000 sq.ft. tech hub which includes nine video conferencing suites, a cutting-edge IT monitoring centre, a lecture theatre and two dedicated VR studios, by further investing £100,000 this year in a new hands-on prototype technology area.

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To complement this, it’s seeking to recruit over 60 new tech/IT positions to play a major part in the future of this rapidly expanding retailer. Wren provides remote working for developers and is welcoming people from across the UK. 

A Tech Recruitment Event will take place on Saturday, 2nd October at The Nest in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, where technologies will be showcased. In addition to speakers from Wren, there will also be talks from tech industry professionals such as Senior Technical specialist at Unity, Wren’s leading 3D technology partner. Register your interest now – click here.

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Stephen Hodges, Head of Software Development, said: “As we continue to invest in our state-of-the-art tech and world-class facilities, we’re searching for talented developers to come and join us and play a major part in constantly evolving our software and processes.

“From state-of-the-art virtual reality to our cutting edge kitchen planner programme, there’s always something new going on at Wren, and our IT department plays a huge part in bringing these projects to life.”

As voted the best place to work by Indeed.com for two years running, Wren Kitchens is a major player in the tech world with a 200-strong team which constantly strives to enrich the kitchen renovation journey with innovation. Last year, Wren’s dual screen 3D planning technology won Project of the Year at the Real IT Awards, beating the likes of McDonald’s and Lookers PLC.

Some of the IT roles currently available at Wren Kitchens (with office and remote working) are:

– Developer (PHP or JavaScript)

– Senior Developer (PHP or JavaScript)

– Lead Developer (PHP or JavaScript)

– Technical Development Manager 

– Technical 3D Artist

– iOS Developer 

– IT Desktop Engineer 

– DevOps Engineer 

Hector Maddock-Greene, Wren Kitchens Senior Developer, added: Wren has given me the opportunity to grow as a developer and expand my skill set. Over three years, I have rapidly progressed from Junior to Senior Developer. 

“The projects I help lead are ground-breaking, and I’ve experienced working with an array of technologies from web and mobile as well as native application development including 2D UI, 3D, AR and VR.”

“No two days are the same at Wren; there’s so much variety of work and it’s exciting developing and learning new skills in areas of IT I’ve never experienced before,” explains Charlotte Austin, Wren Kitchens Developer.  

“Management is always open to ideas and regularly implement things suggested by the team; I proposed that all developers should learn about different areas such as PHP, JavaScript and DB 

Management to name a few and my manager organised a company training budget for every single developer!

“The one thing I love the most about Wren is the people! Everyone here is friendly and willing to support you in your career.”

To attend the exciting Tech Recruitment Event on Saturday, 2nd October – register your interest now by visiting https://vacancies.wrencareers.com/vacancies/9629/it-recruitment-event.html

Apply now for all IT roles via www.wrencareers.com/it

Source : Wren Kitchens

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17 September 2021

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