Digital Applications And Development Degree Apprentice

Recruiter
Manchester Metropolitan University
Location
Manchester
Salary
£15,976.00 - £16,961.00 annual salary
Posted
17 May 2017
Closes
31 May 2017
Ref
VAC001231848
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
The Learning and Research Technologies department (LRT) is responsible for delivering integrated solutions that make a real difference to the experience of students and staff. We take a joined-up approach to developing, supporting and making the best use of a range of systems.

MMU's award-winning Department of Learning and Research Technologies (LRT) provides the University's strategic lead on technology-enhanced learning and operates and integrates the University's core systems to support student administration, business intelligence, technology-enhanced learning and online assessment.

It offers specialist advice to academic staff on the embedding of technology-enhanced learning and online assessment in the curriculum. It partners on projects to enhance student satisfaction, engagement and success and supports classroom innovation, evaluating new technologies for virtual and physical learning spaces and defining threshold standards for classroom technology.

Role

The Learning and Research Technologies department (LRT) is responsible for delivering integrated solutions that make a real difference to the experience of students and staff. We take a joined-up approach to developing, supporting and making the best use of a range of systems.

Our work includes:

  • Building, running and supporting the MyMMU student portal and mobile app
  • Supporting the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment
  • Running and supporting the Student Records System
  • Developing, running and supporting state-of-the-art business intelligence analytics applications and operational reporting
  • Integrating applications with Web services, APIs and integration packages
  • Researching innovative e-learning approaches and providing expert e-learning advice and support.

Key tasks of the role include:

  • With support, contribute to the design, development and testing of software applications in line with department standards and practices including adding features to the MyMMU student portal, designing user interfaces, developing multi-layered software applications, adding automated tests and manually testing applications.
  • With support, contribute to the design, development and testing of operational and business intelligence reports including writing database queries, designing report layouts and publishing reports.
  • Collaborate with the team to support systems and processes and deliver high quality services including using IT helpdesk software to respond to incidents and service requests and working with customers and teams in LRT to diagnose and solve issues.
  • With guidence, contribute to documenting the configuration and technical operation of systems and integrations including working with the IT helpdesk to improve early problem resolution.
  • With guidence, plan and prioritise own workload.
  • As a result of training, deliver high quality work to meet business requirements.
  • Meet required deadlines and work with team members to raise any issues or technical difficulties.
  • Learn new tools and technologies as they are introduced in the work of the department.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Good organisational and planning skills
Personal qualities
  • A methodical approach to research and problem solving.
  • A strong interest in software development, systems support or data analytics is desirable.
Qualifications required
  • Maths and English GCSE grade A-C or equivalent, and a minimum of 104-112 points at A2 (Grades BCC) or a BTEC or an Advanced Apprenticeship in related subject or equivalent experience.
Future prospects There may be the opportunity to become a permanent employee of Manchester Metropolitan University upon successful completion of the course.

Things to consider Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.