Software Developer L3 Apprentice - 19367



Training Provider:


Annual wage £12,272.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, hours TBC.
duration: 15 months
start: 13 January 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Software Development Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
2 January 2020 (application closing date)
With on-going expansion, there is a vacancy for a motivated Apprentice to join the Digital & Technology team. Reporting to the Head of Data Science, the software developer will be focused on the development and management of databases, services and communications between satellite sites, the main office (HQ) and various third party hosted services.


You will be expected to demonstrate the appropriate behaviours and commitment towards health and safety to ensure we maintain our first-class safety culture. 

Main responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain bespoke data logging software to suit operational and business requirements
  • Generate flow charts and mind maps relating to software development
  • Develop and maintain accurate records and backups of software, design development, revisioning and approval documentation
  • Develop and maintain communications between data collection points (sites), central and hosted platforms
  • Implement industrial networking in-line with best practice and security
  • Work within a framework complementary to ISO 27001 

Future Prospects

The business has a number of offices across the UK that has a culture of supporting and developing talent, so there is every prospect of a beginning a career rather than simply taking a 'job'. 

Reality Check

Benefits: [The role is fully supported by a range of in-work benefits including:] 
•    Life Assurance 5x basic salary 
•    Bupa Medical and Dental Insurance 
•    Nest Pension Scheme 
•    20 days’ holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) 
•    Perkbox (Discount scheme) 
•    Laptop & iPhone 
•    Training and Development 

Important Information: 
QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education. 
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years. 

Skills Required

  • The role will require excellent problem-solving skills and flexibility to work long unsociable hours 
  • A genuine interest in software development - you may have already have some experience and knowledge of the subject 
  • Ability to 'think out of the box' as part of your role 

Qualities Required

  • The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • A keenness to address issues driven by a passion for developing software solutions

Qualifications Required

•    5x GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C in any subject  
•    Plus, GCSE maths (or equivalent) at grade A-C  
•    Plus, GCSE English (or equivalent) at grade D or above 

Training Provided

Software Development Technician level 3 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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