Apprentice Software Development Programmer

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Nov 2018
Closes
27 Dec 2018
Specialism
IT
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Overview

To work as the Apprentice in our busy programming team updating and enhancing our Handsam online management systems for the education sector. You will assist in coding the back end using PHP and SQL, plus producing progress reports and assisting the Lead Programmer and Programmer in all aspects of the department's activities.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

* Minimum B in Mathematics at A level or equivalent

* Excellent IT skills

* Expert eye for detail and dedication to ensuring excellence for our clients

* Experience in working in a programming environment (this can be producing your own online work - either systems or web applications)

* Get up and go attitude

* Can use initiative by finding help to solve a problem

* Programming experience and specific knowledge of PHP and SQL.

* Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be a great help but not required

* Knowledge of the Yii2 framework also a great help

* Knowledge of JQuery and the command line (cmd or Unix) also good

Specific tasks

* Assisting delivery of coding requirements under instruction from the Lead Programmer

* Fault checking code produced by the department and ensuring it functions as intended, giving all relevant error messages for the end user

* Reacting to end user feedback and delivering improvements to tight schedules

* Logging progress of departmental tasks

* Attending team meetings as required

* Liaising with other company staff, especially client support team

Personal qualities

* Get up and go attitude

* Can use initiative by finding help to solve a problem

* Strong numeracy skills

* Enjoy problem solving

* Show attention to detail

* Professional outlook

Desired qualifications

Minimum B in Mathematics at A level or equivalent

Good GCSE grades or equivalent

An IT/Computing qualification at Level 3 or equivalent

Training to be provided

The successful candidate will undertake a two year nationally recognised qualification through TDM.

This is a work-based learning programme which will require commitment to block weeks in a training room once every quarter working towards the qualification along with weekly off the job training and monthly coaching sessions. You will be required to demonstrate through the standard that you meet all competencies and behaviours which will lead to the acheivement of the qualification. These block weeks will take place at either of our training centres, in Birmingham or Worcester, whichever is more suitable for your location.

You will have a designated mentor in the workplace to support your learning and at the end of programme will be assessed via an external assessment body.

This is a Level 4 qualification.

The modules will include:

KM1 Software Developer Methodologies

KM2 Software Languages

MTA HTML5

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