Developer Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: Yorkshire and The Humber

Employer description: 

One of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies, we were founded in the city’s suburbs in 1978. Our initial ambition was to provide computer services to businesses that needed to automate processes. Eventually, we progressed to providing specialist computer bureau services to Australian share registrars, something we quickly excelled at.  

Harnessing our entrepreneurial spirit, we continued to develop best in class technology that minimises risk, reduces cost and simplifies processes for our clients and their customers.

Overview:We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice. 

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 per annum.

Role purpose: [the Apprentice will:] 

  • Work within a cross-functional technical development team to deliver new or enhanced capabilities across a portfolio of applications and supporting frameworks. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to design, build, test and deploy well-implemented, high-quality solutions which satisfy expectations and deliver value. 
  • Support and maintain existing systems – contributing to impact assessments, troubleshooting problems and implementing practical solutions. 
  • Contribute within your development team and embrace continuous improvement across the wider team. 

Key Accountabilities / Duties:

  • Apply knowledge of standards, policies, best practice and organisational structure so that you can work both independently and collaboratively within your team and with key stakeholders.
  • Provide informal guidance and share knowledge with colleagues to enable them to contribute to the team’s objectives.
  • Ensure the quality of tasks, services and information provided by your team – through the quality of your own work and the support you provide to others – to ensure that your team delivers high-quality, maintainable software which adheres to internal standards and policies.
  • Support the evaluation and resolution of technical challenges and blockers to minimise their impact on the team’s delivery and/or supported products.
  • Embrace and support improvements and innovation in technologies/practices within your team that would benefit the business e.g. efficiency in the software development process or improved customer experience.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences to: share knowledge and ideas; provide updates; influence; challenge; and take on feedback.

What we are looking for: Desired skills/experience & competencies:

  • Can demonstrate a strong passion for software development and technology
  • Some understanding and familiarity of programming lanfuages such as .NET (C#) and SQL
  • Basic familiarity with web frameworks and HTML/CSS
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of Agile development and/or DevOps practices
  • An understanding of software engineering principles and practices for design, build, test and deployment
  • Collaborates and communicates well, builds great working relationships, challenges effectively and responds well to challenge from others, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills
  • Has a strong work ethic and is able to deal with sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Curious and continuous learner – investigates, interprets and grasps new concept, self-motivated and can use own initiative to solve problem, pays attention to detail, finds root cause and takes a rigorous approach to problem solving

Entry requirements:

  • The learner must have completed a Level 3 Software Development Apprenticeship with QA or have an equivalent qualification with another training provider
  • OR an A-level in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject and a successful completion of our aptitude test
  • OR a BTEC Diploma in IT and a successful completion of our aptitude test
  • OR 2 years’ experience in a relevant role and successful completion of our aptitude test

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. 

For more information, please visit the UK ENIC website. 

Benefits:

  • Paid time off and bonus rewards
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Save for your future
  • Global opportunities
  • Flexible work

Future prospects:

90% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. 

Additionally, there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks. 

Important information: 

Our apprenticeships are the perfect way to gain new skills, earn while you learn, and launch yourself into an exciting future. With over 30,000 successful apprenticeship graduates, we’re a top 50 training provider, dedicated to helping you succeed. 

Apply now!

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