IT Software Development Apprentice

Firebrand Training Ltd
Middleton, Manchester
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an aspiring IT guru looking to step up and take your career to the next level? Do you have fantastic custom service skills and a passion for technology? A growing organisation based in Middleton, Manchester are looking for an IT Software Development Apprentice to join their friendly team.

Who you’ll work for

Due to recent growth, the employer is looking to take on an IT, Software & Web Development apprentice. Reporting to the Head of IT & Data Services, you will work as part of a small, conscientious & tightly-knit team that strives towards delivering proactive business solutions to their colleagues across all departments of the business.

As an IT Software Development Apprentice, your job includes:
As well as spending time developing bespoke/custom applications and maintaining existing systems, you will also work closely with colleagues across the business in order to assist them with any 1st Line support queries.

• Develop bespoke/custom applications as requested by Head of IT.
• Be the nominated onsite IT person for any requests from IT provider.
• Maintain existing systems
• Work closely with colleagues across the business in order to assist them with any 1st Line IT hardware support issues.
• Develop close relationships with external managed IT and CRM providers in order to ensure
that the business is meeting its key SLA’s for colleagues and the businesses clients & partners
• Assist the Head of IT with any reasonable task or request and you may also be expected to work
flexible hours (on occasion).
• Be aware of IT user feedback and escalate support
issues to IT provider.

What experience and skills do I need?
You’ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths, English and either IT or Science.
You’ll also need 2 or more A Levels, 4 or more AS levels, BTEC National Diploma at Level 3, BTEC National Certificate at Level 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship

What training will I receive?

Firebrand offers a unique Higher Level 4 IT Apprenticeship scheme. We provide the fastest award-winning industry training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.

During your two-year programme, Firebrand provides residential training at our distraction-free training centre. Our accelerated training means you'll achieve certifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. When you complete your programme, you'll have enough industry-recognised qualifications for a great career in IT. You'll be registered by the British Computer Society (BCS) to the Register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

What happens after my apprenticeship?

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 2 year apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation