Apprentice Software Developer - Front End

Firebrand Training Ltd
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about IT, possess strong communication skills and looking to develop your career in the exciting world of technology? If so, a central London based cutting edge technology solutions provider are looking for an Apprentice Software Developer to support their expanding organisation. As part of an IT Apprenticeship, you`ll gain hands-on experience, training towards industry recognised qualifications all whilst earning.

Who you`ll work for

This central London based employer is an award winning managed IT services and support provider who specialise in providing end-to-end solutions for a large portfolio of global customers. Based near St Paul`s in London with offices in Australia, Singapore and New York, they have grown steadily since forming in early 2015. Fuelled by their commitment to innovation their goal is to provide their clients with significant value through the application of blockchain, smart contracts and other transformational technologies.
Due to this continued growth, they are looking to employ an Apprentice Software Developer focussed on front-end development and product design.

The role will suit someone who learns quickly, has good attention to detail, and enjoys figuring out how things work and solving problems. An interest in web technologies is vital. While some technical experience is good to have, it is not necessary for the right candidate.

You will work closely with an Agile team including UX/UI Designers and Developers where you are responsible for delivering highly scalable web-based and mobile applications. You will conduct end to end to project lifecycle project starts with rapid prototyping through to delivery, across solution architecture design.

As an Apprentice Software Developer, your core role includes:

- Building web applications
- Joining in collaborative problem-solving
- Delivering the best user interface possible
- Learning and implementing best practices and new technologies

What experience and skills do I need?
We`re looking for someone who has excellent communication skills; written and oral. You don`t need loads of professional experience in IT, however, you`ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including; Maths, IT or Science, and English. Further, having A-levels or equivalent (BTEC, Level 3 Apprenticeship, etc.) is preferable.

Ideally, we are looking for an IT-enthusiast with knowledge or experience of the following:

Core languages and platforms:

- Javascript
- Vue.js or React
- Native apps

Operating Systems:

- We use Unix systems (Mac + Linux), so some experience with this is helpful

Other areas:

- Passion for web technologies
- User Experience design
- User Interface design
- Front-end Javascript frameworks

Your Accelerated training programme:

Firebrand offers a unique Higher Level 4 IT Apprenticeship scheme. We provide the fastest award-winning IT 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, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. You'll also be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Future career prospects:
By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 24 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation