Apprentice Software Consultant

Recruiter
DIGITAL3RD LIMITED
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£145.00 per week
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
30 Jun 2017
Ref
VAC001227253
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
You have mastered the online courses and aced your GCSE/A Level computer science but you still have much to learn before you are a developer. Our Apprentice Software Consultants are embedded in some leading development teams they contribute doing a real job while they gain experience in what it takes to develop and deliver industry grade software.

As a software tester with Digital3rd you'll start your career using your skills and knowledge to test our clients apps, software and websites. You'll write test strategies outlining how you'll test a product and learn how to write test scripts and capture the results in a range of environments.

A typical day could include trying to break an app log in page in the morning, emailing the results to an overseas development team then moving on to test the security of a web page in the afternoon.

During this time, you'll be working alongside developers, learning their language (agile, scrum, sprints) and adding value to their work from day one. In addition, you'll be learning or improving your coding skills giving you the option of progressing to experienced testing roles or moving into junior development positions.

Requirements and prospects Desired skills

This role would suit someone with a proven interest in technology.

Ideally you'll have some experience of coding in your spare time, e.g. you've completed Code Academy courses, developed a solution or you've loved the coding element of your Computer Science GCSE or A Level but the most important thing is you can evidence logical thinking, problem solving and that you have an interest in making digital solutions better.

Personal qualities
  • Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to follow processes
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in the world around you and how technology is changing.
Qualifications required

You'll need to have 5 GCSEs grade A - C (or equivalents) (including English and Maths) with an interest in business and an aptitude for technology.

Future prospects Your time with Digital3rd will give you a great start to your IT career and it is anticipated that you will progress into a role where you can complete a Degree Apprenticeship

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).