The system that had been used to manage graduate applications for teacher training had remained largely unchanged for years. Therefore, we needed to take functionality from this legacy system and implement it as a new digital service. Part of this process involved rewriting the C# code in Ruby, inline with the DfE’s strategy.
We were brought into an existing team, taking over some development from other suppliers and some from internal teams. Although part of the service had been launched before we joined, there was a need to add features and improve accessibility.
Part of our work involved integrating the new digital service with third party student record services. Also, our team undertook accessibility testing with users at the Digital Accessibility Centre in order to gather feedback and implement changes.