Software Developer Apprenticeship

From £13,500 to £15,500 per annum
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Are you interested in establishing a career in the fast paced, ever changing IT industry? If so, the below opportunity might be just what you are looking for!

Job Specification - Level 3 Apprenticeship

Ever wondered how a computer program works? Our client has an exciting new opportunity for aspiring Software Developers who will help them develop and grow their team further into the future. The most fundamental requirements of this role are that you are hungry to learn and grow, prepared to work hard, and have a deep and genuine interest in software development.

Intequal, in partnership with the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme, are offering this exciting opportunity to embark on a career as a Software Developer Apprentice at Level 3.

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship, you will receive Microsoft training and accreditation through online learning and practical experience. These qualifications are highly respected and sought after and the skills, knowledge and experience you will gain whilst on the programme are invaluable, giving you the best possible chance at starting your professional career in the industry.

Duties and responsibilities

As a Level 3 Software Developer Apprentice, you will be undertaking a recognised apprenticeship qualification, including Microsoft certifications, at the same time as working as part of the company’s software development team.

You’ll work as part of our team to learn about the latest technologies we use to deliver what we need, including C# within the MVC framework, supported by the use of test driven development (TDD), continuous integration using Team City and continuous deployment using Octopus Deploy.

This role will initially be involved in supporting the development of the company’s platform and the business solutions managed on this platform. This will include creating and configuring respective Microsoft technologies, specifying XML/XSD/XSLT, form development and developing web services and document patterns using .net/C#.

You will be expected to engage in the full life cycle of business solutions based on the platform, from creating outline requirements and developing site and form prototypes, through to the testing and implementation of completed business solutions.

As a Microsoft IT Apprentice you will be required to:

  • Learn how to collate feature requests.
  • Become a valued part of the Software Development team.
  • Help existing staff with front-end development using Octopus Deploy Technology.
  • Be responsible for extracting data and processing the extracted data.
  • Gain on the job experience and be able to utilize the skills you have gained over the duration of your apprenticeship.
  • Learn and develop skills in integration management using Team City technology.
  • Update software and systems development.
About the Company

You will be working in a company that has a global presence and specialises in Freight & Logistics Management.

Qualifications & Skills Required

The company require a bright, enthusiastic and hard-working individual with a genuine desire to learn and to build a career within the IT industry. You will have a friendly personality, be able to work as part of a team and provide excellent customer service. The company are looking for someone with a positive, highly self-motivating, can-do attitude from someone who isn’t afraid to ask questions.

To be considered for this role, you must have at least a C grade in both GCSE Maths & English, and in three or four other subjects at least. You should have a GCSE/BTEC/A Level in ICT or at least hands-on experience with the workings of computers and IT.

You will be highly organised, have excellent communication skills and a brilliant telephone manner.

You will possess good analytical and problem solving skills, quickly understanding challenges and offering solutions with clear justification.

You will possess the ability to formulate requirement and frequently work unattended in delivering project work.

You will be willing to work hard and eager to learn.

An interest in IT is mandatory, particularly in developing technology!

Although not essential, experience in Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft BizTalk, Microsoft SQL Server, XML standards (including XSD creation and maintenance and XSLT), Microsoft Office applications (in particular Microsoft InfoPath), web services and .net & C# programming would be highly beneficial.

Training Provided

You will be enrolled onto the award-winning Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Programme. You will work towards gaining the MTA Software Development Fundamentals, MTA HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals and MTA Software Testing Fundamentals.

This apprenticeship is delivered remotely via a live virtual classroom using the very latest Microsoft technologies. These qualifications are globally recognised industry certifications and form the significant building block of IT knowledge for anybody looking to start a career in IT.

We process all applications received and contact candidates ASAP so please keep an eye out for a phone call from one of our team on an 02392 number. If you miss a call, we will send you an email.

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