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Who we are

We're a group of techies, creatives and everything in between, working together to connect people to make lives better, and we're always looking for talented people to join our growing team in the heart of South Bank, Leeds.

We innovate and break things. We do things other companies don't do. We recently launched our first self-driving POD, opened the Estonian Consulate to the North of England at our HQ, and flew a man in a jet suit around the city. aql isn't your average company, in other words, and our people aren't average either.

We want to be excited about coming to work and we want to make a difference. Otherwise, what's the point?

image: Autonomous POD
image: Prof. Adam Beaumont, aql founder and CEO
image: The Jet Suit

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Where you'll work

image: Salem Chapel: where you'll work

You'll be working in one of the most unique spaces in the city - aql's historic Salem Chapel headquarters. Built in 1791, Salem is the oldest surviving non-conformist chapel in Leeds and was restored by aql in 2009. It was also the birthplace of Leeds United in 1919. You can read more about it here.

We've also got the most striking - if we do say so ourselves - venue in Yorkshire: A 370-seat glass-floored auditorium that looks down into a data centre below, as well as an exhibition space and a fully-licensed bar. We host all kinds of events and people throughout the year, including Leeds Digital Festival, FinTech North, astronauts, inventors, musicians, politicians (and even a prime minister!) In other words, there's always something fun to get involved with!

You can find directions here.

We care about our people

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days' holiday plus eight bank holidays
  • City centre location, 10 minutes from Leeds Station
  • Pension
  • Healthcare cashplan (including personal accident cover)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free on-site gym
  • Table tennis and table football
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free fruit
  • Payday breakfast
  • Perkbox (discounts and freebies from hundreds of big-name brands)
  • Free phone insurance
  • Free access to events hosted at aql HQ
  • Regular social events (including Christmas and summer parties, movie + pizza nights and local music showcases)
image: aql auditorium
image: Salem Street bar
image: Expo room

We live our values

image: aql Values - Trust

Trust

We act with integrity, transparency and fairness with both colleagues and customers.

images: aql Values: Respect

Respect

We embrace different perspectives and strive to understand the needs of our colleagues and customers.

image: aql Values - Collaboration

Collaboration

We serve our customers and each other best by communicating clearly and working together as one team.

image: aql Values - Growth

Growth

As we grow our capability, we’re able to do more for our customers, employees and the community.

image: aql Values - Innovation

Innovation

We embrace change, love a challenge and stretch our imaginations, always for the benefit of our customers and our employees.

What are the next steps?

1. Submit your CV

We'll look through it. Experience is great, but we're just as interested in transferrable skills and cultural fit. We'll be in touch if you're successful at this stage (usually within a month). We get lots and lots of applications for most positions, so please don't be put off if we take some time in getting back to you - we know how frustrating and nerve-wracking the whole process can be and we promise we're not doing it on purpose!

2. Phone call from aql

Our very lovely HR manager will give you a call to have a chat about you, your experience and what makes you tick. They'll be able to give you more info about the role, the team and the company and answer any questions you have at this point.

3. In-person interview

You'll then be invited to aql HQ for an interview, usually with our HR manager and your possible future line manager. Interviews tend to last around an hour and may include some kind of aptitude test or presentation, depending on the role. You'll have a chance to tour the building, get a better feel for our culture and find the answers to any questions you have. (Remember, this whole process is also about making sure aql is the right fit for you.)

4. Offer

If we love you, we'll make you an offer. And we hope you love us enough to accept. And thus, the next stage of your career - your aql adventure - begins!