Apprentice Platform Engineer - Advanced (Level 3)

Iress UK Ltd (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
15 months (duration)
5 January 2022(start date)
Software development technician (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
2 positions available
1 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver and operate platform service capabilities within IRESS. This helps ensure IRESS products and solutions are delivered and operated consistently to support our existing software solutions, as well as provide a platform for innovation and future software propositions.


  • Support the delivery of platform services and capabilities that enable speed, scale, and quality, supporting the global IRESS platform
  • Promotes relevant reuse or consistent patterns for cross-platform, cross-product services
  • Recognises opportunities to promote existing product-centric capabilities into shared platform capabilities
  • Maintaining systems and applications
  • Attending daily stand up to sync up with the team to make sure they are doing the most impactful work, asking for help if needed, and share progress
  • Collaborating with your team (pair programming, daily stand-ups) and wider teams within the company; software engineers often work very closely with Product and Design teams
  • Thoroughly test new features or developments to make sure they perform the desired task correctly in all cases
  • Providing technical support to colleagues

Future Prospects

Iress has supported many apprentices over the years with many now permanent members of staff. 

Reality Check


  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 'The Long Weekend' - 6 paid days per year to extend your weekends 
  • State-of-the-art offices 
  • Free on-site gym in our Cheltenham office open 24/7 
  • Casual dress, flexible work policy
  • Access to various learning and development programs
  • 3 days leave per year for charity initiatives
  • Global 36-hour hackathon

Skills Required

  • Logical problem solver with a keen eye for the finer details?
  • Curious, with a hunger for not just fixing problems but exploring why and how things happen.
  • 3 months prior coding experience (preferable)

Qualities Required

  • Work as an effective team member
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Love building and creating new stuff
  • Appetite for learning new technologies and skills

Qualifications Required

You need to have 5 GCSEs:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D or above
  • 3x GCSE’s grade A-C in any other subject

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

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. Find out more here.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Software Development Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

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