Software Developer Level 4 Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Alacer Software Limited (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Monthly wage £15,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm.
18 months (duration)
21 February 2022(start date)
Software developer (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
2 positions available
4 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our client is looking to recruit a Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice.


Main responsibilities: 

  • Implement designs
  • Write unit tests for all code produced
  • Create release note where applicable
  • Participate in the SCRUM morning meeting
  • Plan their days work and identify any concerns/issues
  • Perform the work task for Azure DevOps using the tools provide (Visual Studio, SQL Management, etc)
  • Participate in the daily Surgery (this is where the dev team help with the second line support cases)

Future Prospects

Possibility of full-time employment. 

Reality Check

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

  • Positive attitude
  • Good time and task management
  • Independent learner
  • Quick learner
  • Good team player

Qualities Required

  • Good communication skills (Unusual in developers but very helpful)

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements:

  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship, or
  • A Level in a STEM subject (within the Technology and Maths fields only) and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or
  • BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or
  • A minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 24 months or 18 months in the last 36 months in an IT role.

Specific roles that are acceptable are:

  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line
  • Software testing or any work that utilises basic coding
  • Any other technical job that uses IT equipment or software
  • Any data analytics or reporting related role 

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. The learners would still be required to successfully pass the Aptitude Test at first attempt. 

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. 

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Training Provided

  • Higher (Level 4) Software Developer 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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