Software Development Apprentice - 19228



Training Provider:


Annual wage £15,600.00
37.5 hours per week All details will be confirmed upon interview.
duration: 24 months
start: 6 January 2020
Higher(level 4-7)
Software developer Level 4 (Higher national Certificate) (apprenticeship standard)
30 November 2019 (application closing date)
We are looking for a talented C# Developer candidate. Having prior business experience in the Haulage and or Consumer Goods industry would be beneficial. This role is for a “full stack developer” and requires you to work across the entire software development and usage lifecycle.


Key responsibilities:

Software development:

  • Develop and implement changes to existing code based on specification and brief
  • Develop new code to operate with the existing code and functions
  • Develop completely new functionality based on specification and brief

Software support and testing:

  • Resolve customer support, understand their problem, and resolve it for them
  • Design and develop program enhancements to resolve future repeat issues and bugs

Future Prospects

The apprentice will be able considered as a real team member and they will be able to make a real impact in the company in terms of development projects. 

After completing the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be offered a permanent position, if we are the right fit for each other. 

Reality Check

Company perks and benefits: 

  • In-house one-to-one training with strong internal company documentation 
  • A flexible and collaborative environment 

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. 

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Front end technologies such as Angular and Typescript 
  • Jira, Bitbucket, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
  • ASP.NET Core 

We will take the following in Consideration:

  • Experience in object-oriented programming using C#
  • Microsoft SQL Server (with Entity Framework)
  • Good experience of the .NET framework Standard and Core
  • A solid understanding of web technologies and techniques
  • Agile development methodologies
  • CI/CD technologies
  • Strong leadership skills with a desire to develop and mentor future junior staff
  • Strong Documentation skills
  • Testing experience with front end and Test-driven development practises

Key technical skills: 

  • Experience in working with the .NET framework, MVC, C#, Web API
  • Knowledge of the .NET Stack, SQL Server, MVC, ORM and database design
  • Experience in working with Cloud technology, either Azure or AWS

Qualities Required

  • Team player 
  • Sense of initiative 
  • Keen attention for detail 

Qualifications Required

7 GCSE’s total: 

  • English GCSE or equivalent at grade D/3 or above 
  • 6x GCSEs, including maths or equivalent at grade A-C/7-4 

As well as: 

  • Successfully completed a Level 3 Software apprenticeship with QA 
  • A matching qualification from another training provider 
  • BTEC Extended diploma in Software 
  • BTEC Extended diploma in IT depending on the modules

Training Provided

  • Level 4 - Software developer standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

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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