Apprentice Software Programmer

Recruiter
Miller Waite Ltd
Location
Ulverston
Salary
£139.13 per week
Posted
13 Apr 2017
Closes
27 May 2017
Ref
VAC001209967
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
May
Duration
Permanent
As an Apprentice Software Programmer, you will be building computer programs and will be involved in all aspects of the software development and life cycle of commercial applications. Working as part of a team of 7 you will be expected to program modules from a given specification.

Main Duties Include:

  • Building sound structured programs as a trainee
  • Writing code with sound syntax in Python & linking code to an SQL database
  • Problem solving - use own initiative and apply structured techniques to problem solving
  • Testing code and analysing results, highlight and correct errors
  • Interpret and follow functional/technical specifications
  • Learn and be able to implement latest technologies and frameworks
  • Working to recognised standards for coding, design and documentation.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills

Knowledge and experience in Python programming

Logical approach to problem solving

Ability to work under pressure/flexible attitude

A commitment to quality

Personal qualities

Reliable and passionate about programming. To stay ahead of all the emerging technologies we require truly enthusiastic individuals who are prepared to develop and research their skills outside of working hours.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as ultimately they may well be meeting with clients to gather user requirements and manage projects.

Qualifications required

Probably A-level standard - sound understanding of maths & a science is essential

English at least GCSE- as compiling documentation is an important aspect of the role

Future prospects We are implementing an apprentice scheme with the aim of developing staff that can become part of our software development team. The journey will begin at the apprentice level, progress to a junior developer, through to a developer, then potentially a senior developer and/or a team leader.

Things to consider As part of our technical assessment you will be asked to bring some code you have written and talk through what you were trying to achieve and why you chose the relevant language/structure. 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).