Software Developer Apprentice

Recruiter
Wood Mackenzie Ltd
Location
Guildford
Salary
£16,500.00 annual salary
Posted
12 Jun 2017
Closes
30 Jun 2017
Ref
VAC001250003
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
July
Duration
Permanent
Earn £16,500 as a Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice for Wood Mackenzie Ltd. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a global industry leader, in a role where you will learn skills that are highly sought after by employers.

This apprenticeship is for somebody that has a keen interest in software development as a career. Wood Mackenzie is a global industry leader in the provision of business intelligence for the oil, energy and chemicals industries. Software development is very important to us in this process and we are looking for a numerate apprentice to learn software development leading to a recognised qualification, whilst learning about our industry and processes. You'll be fully supported in your development by experienced colleagues, and will be given the chance to learn directly from them.

What you'll be doing:

  • You'll develop an understanding of the databases, applications and processes used in the business
  • You'll develop data management skills and knowledge of the organisation's products and services
  • You'll initially learn about, and later operate data processes
  • You'll be involved in the development of new applications, seeing the process from inception to delivery
  • You'll be the first level support for users of the databases and applications, and assist with resolution of issues.
  • You'll support the applications used to deliver data to clients, working with others to provide a global service.
  • You'll develop skills in communication and customer engagement through talking with internal database and application users on a frequent basis, and to clients occasionally.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • You're looking for a data-related role and have an aptitude for numbers and data handling.
  • You have a basic knowledge of a relevant programming language (vb.net, C# preferred.)
  • You are able to demonstrate some MS Excel skills
Personal qualities
  • You're able to demonstrate a keen interest in programming
  • You have good communication ability
  • You want to gain experience of how applications are used in business, as well as development of them
Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above including English and Maths and Mathematics and/or Computer Science at A-Level or above

Future prospects 96% of Arch Apprentices move straight into the destination of their choice when they finish their apprenticeship with many seeing their salary rise immediately post-apprenticeship.

Things to consider Before you apply for this role, have you asked yourself: Do I live close enough to Guildford that I could commute there and back every day? Do I meet the qualifications required for this role? Am I available to start an apprenticeship within the next two months? Do I want to work in the Software Development industry and have I researched into it? The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).