Apprentice Application Developer (London) with Bank Of America Merrill Lynch



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Wage Competitive salary
35.0 hours per week Normal working hours will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with a lunch break of one hour. The normal working week runs from Monday to Friday.
duration: 48 months
start: 2 January 2020
Degree(level 6)
Digital and technology solutions professional (apprenticeship standard)
15 October 2019 (application closing date)
As an Apprentice Application Developer at Bank of America, you will work alongside a supportive team, presenting you with an amazing opportunity to gain valuable industry knowledge, whilst you study towards your BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.


An Application Developer will estimate, analyse, design, code, test and implement low-level development tasks in order to provide software solutions that enable a computer application or suite of applications to meet a defined business or technical need. An Application Developer is also expected to support Testing in remediation of code related defects and Release Management in support of code deployment activities.

Application developers typically work as part of a project team working on one or more Initiatives at any given time, and are expected to pro-actively communicate progress, undertake reviews, raise technical risks and issues and work collaboratively with other developers to enable resolution. All escalations are expected to be directed to the Lead Developer assigned to the project.

Application developers have an in-depth understanding of one or more technology languages/ platforms and approved tool kits; as well as adhere to the established Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology in accordance with team and departmental agreed standards and best practice.

You’ll be joining a dynamic and supportive team in Credit Trading Technology, giving you access to ongoing training and opportunities for career development in our London office.

The team are accountable for the end-to-end delivery of technology solutions which are:

Implemented across platforms managed within the EMEA region and utilized globally across EMEA, APAC, and the US.

Supporting the regional business both across platforms managed within region as well as managed by other technology partners across the globe


As an application developer, your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Working in team environments made up of both local and remote (virtual) teammates
  • Participate in each development cycle to work on the detailed (low level) design, impact assessment, coding and testing of technical solution to meet a documented set of requirements
  • Escalate to Lead Developer where further clarity needed on design and where risks and/or issues highlighted during development cycle
  • Code low level tasks according to Bank and Industry standards and best practice
  • Provide regular updates to Lead Developer to evidence progress against plan for assigned deliverables
  • Establish, Execute and Evidence Component Integration Test (CIT) framework or plan that covers agreed behaviours of functional and /or technical code changes
  • Support build of Test Environments by working with other developers and Application Support to validate correct code version and adherence to standard Release Management processes for code deployment
  • Actively participate in required meeting routines as defined by relevant Development Delivery Manager

Future Prospects

We are committed to the development of our people through:

  • Career progression and internal mobility
  • A highly supportive working environment
  • Internal targeted training, as well as assisted study for professional qualifications  
  • Access to special interest initiatives, such as volunteering and the environmental working group
  • A competitive, flexible benefits package that’s one of the best in the financial services industry

If you bring your ambition, we will constantly develop your skills to enable you to reach your full potential.

Reality Check

As a Digital Technology Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Digital Technology Solutions Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.

Skills Required

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Good education background
  • Have had previous exposure and a keen interest in programming
  • Experience of SDLC methodologies Waterfall and Agile including focus on Process Improvement
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and bank holidays as required

Qualities Required

Behaviours & Competencies:

  • Problem solver
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Pro-active, adaptable, results-driven, and calm under pressure
  • Enthusiastic learner who looks to be prime and extend existing technical skills
  • Keeps up-to-date with Industry and bank-wide innovations to increase existing knowledge and establish new ways of increasing developer efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own 
  • Able to interact professionally with a diverse group at all levels

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs A*-C (4-9) including maths and English or equivalent qualifications,
  • Minimum of 104 UCAS points (B,C,C) from top 3 A Levels

Training Provided

Digital and technology solutions professional degree level standard 

As a Digital Technology Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Digital Technology Solutions Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions.

The completion of the qualification will take place in the workplace via an online platform with tutor support.

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