Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

QA Ltd (Apprenticeships)
£7800 - £13000 per year
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an exciting and vibrant environment. Here, you get to earn and learn. Apply now!

You will be working for...

A global company employing over 5,000 people in the UK.

We work with Energy, Utilities and Telecoms companies nationally, with a diverse range of projects including outsourcing, application services, Smart Metering.

Be part of QA's 10k in Tech and add yourself to the UK's tech explosion!

this role, you will be...

- Developing good quality Java code with sound syntax
- Developing professional user interfaces for at least one channel (web and/or mobile)
- Effectively linking code to the database using SQL and/or data layer technologies
- Testing code using either V-model manual testing and using unit testing
- Problem solving - Debug own code and understand structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues
- Following the best practices and standards can create simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the programme

Your training...

Starts with an 18-24 month Higher IT apprenticeship, which consists of training in small groups and work-based assessment, with modules that could include: Project management, Web and software development, Database modelling and testing and implementation.

You will gain City & Guilds Level 4 Diplomas in IT Systems and Principles, and IT Professional Competence. This fantastic opportunity can potentially lead to you earning £40k in the IT sector.

Who should apply...

The ideal candidate will have...

- A-Levels or equivalent in STEM subjects (Maths, Computing, IT etc.)
- Strong problem solving capabilities
- Good communication skills
- A passion for new technology; ideally some exposure to a modern programming language
- A Software L3 Qualification

Other Important Information...

Daily working hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm

Key Training Modules covered:

- System development
- Project management
- Database design concepts
- Test-driven development in Java
- Web development using JSP
- Data structures and algorithms
- Designing and developing event-driven programs
- IT project management
- Testing ICT systems
- Data modelling
- Designing and developing object-oriented computer programs
- Designing and developing a website
- Effective communication in business
- Personal and professional development
- Develop own effectiveness and professionalism

You should meet the following criteria:

- UK resident for at least 5 years...?
- No breaks/holidays outside the UK for more than 28 days within the last 5 Years...?
- UK National, can you supply a current passport...?
- Are you SOLELY a British Citizen, and hold no other nationality passports (i.e. you do not have dual-nationality?)

What happens when I complete my apprenticeship...

You will have the possibility to progress into a Development Project Manager with time and experience, or cross train into other areas or Business Sectors.

It only takes a minute to apply for an IT apprenticeship with QA and begin your IT apprenticeship career with great prospects today.

QA's apprenticeship programmes are part-funded by ESF. The ESF is Europe's main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens.

Note: This advert may close early if a suitable candidate is found before the advertised close date is reached.