Software/Web Developer Apprentice - Higher (Level 4)

Hightower It Ltd/a Shiptheory (Employer)

QA Apprenticeships (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,000.00 to £22,000.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm with an hour’s lunch.
18 months (duration)
30 August 2021(start date)
Software developer (apprenticeship standard)
Digital (route)
17 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Shiptheory is looking for an Apprentice full-stack PHP developer to join our technical team in Bristol. As a developer, you'll touch all areas of our technology stack, including core PHP/Linux/Apache-based application, our mission-critical Python messaging application and various development tools. Our database engine of choice is MySQL.

Responsibilities

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:

  • Fixing bugs
  • Designing infrastructure and systems
  • Building new features
  • Maintaining our Linux based development and production servers
  • Working with the wider team to add value to the Shiptheory platform and service and build and maintain scalable deployment pipelines
  • Reviewing code submitted by other members of the dev team with a critical eye and provide feedback where appropriate

Future Prospects

There will be a likely option to gain long-term employment with our growing company after the apprenticeship is completed.

Reality Check

Company perks and benefits:

  • An opportunity to cut your teeth as a developer in a growing startup with a proven track record in the e-commerce world.
  • Autonomy and creative freedom (provided you can back up claims and ideas).
  • Great coffee, sourced from one of our own customers each month (When we are back in the office post-COVID).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 30 days’ vacation per year (including bank holidays) + 1 additional day for every year you remain part of the team (maximum 35 days).

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

  • You will need to be passionate about building PHP based web applications
  • You must also be able to write HTML, CSS and JavaScript at a basic level
  • You will also need to be able to adapt quickly, and be open to learning new languages

We’re a small, bootstrapped team, you’ll be the type of person that likes to get their hands dirty and doesn’t have “that is not in my job description” in your vocabulary.

  • You will need to be passionate about building PHP based web applications
  • You must also be able to write HTML, CSS and JavaScript at a basic level
  • You will also need to be able to adapt quickly, and be open to learning new languages

We’re a small, bootstrapped team, you’ll be the type of person that likes to get their hands dirty and doesn’t have “that is not in my job description” in your vocabulary.

  • Attention to detail
  • Self-managed
  • Well organised
  • High problem-solving skills
  • Keen to learn

Qualities Required

  • Open and honest
  • Independent

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. Find out more here.

https://www.enic.org.uk/Qualifications/UKQRS/Default.aspx

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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