Software Development Apprentice
An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice developer to work within the software development team, who develop corporate and departmental business systems. This opportunity is ideally suited for a school or college leaver who wants to develop a career in IT.
As an apprentice, you will be gradually exposed to the following technologies:-
- Visual Studio
- Microsoft SQL
- Visual Basic
- Transactional SQL
- System Development Life Cycles (SDLC)
- Systems analysis and design.
- Testing methodologies
- Fault investigation and resolution.
- Transactional and batch systems.
- Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of company staff and third parties.
- Ability to prioritise work based on impact to the business of issues and resolutions.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Flexibility to do occasional out of hours work, sometimes at short notice, to deal with problems, upgrades and to progress project work.
- Educated to ‘A' level standard with good numeracy and literacy qualifications. Preferably an ‘A' level in a Maths or IT based subject.
- Able to demonstrate a keen interest and knowledge of IT and its application.
- A clear and logical thinker, able to talk to and listen to peers regarding problems and identifying appropriate solutions.
- Good communication skills - ability to identify needs and requirements in all cases and use current procedures/guidelines and trained skills to obtain set goals, in an amicable and profession manner.
- Flexible and amenable but also able to set realistic expectations to users.
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)Future prospects Once apprentices have completed their course our client is willing to offer further employment opportunities for the right candidates. Things to consider 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).