Software Developer Apprenticeship - Level 4 - Verification Technician Apprentice

8, St Marys Gate, Sheffield, S1 4LW
£18,000.00 annually
19 Mar 2019
11 Apr 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The Arm System and Software group enables partners to build systems using Arm IP. We develop the non-processor IP, reference platform designs and software required to build leading-edge system on chips (SoC) designs used in intelligent devices. We are seeking a highly motivated and creativeapprentice to join the Sheffield Design Office to contribute to the delivery of high quality, next generation interconnect products.

As a Software Developer apprentice, you will gain exposure to leading-edge EDA tools, different aspects of developing highly-complex design/methodologies and be given training where necessary, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities whilst contributing to current and future project developments in ARM.

InVerification IP group, we design the software tools that enable ARM teams across the globe to verify the designs that go into all our leading technology products. We are looking for Verification Technicians to build the simulation environments that ensure that the tools that we deliver have been tested to a high standard.

This involves automating the building of these configurable simulation environments, submitting them to ARM's vast compute resources and data mining the results to be presented in a consistent readable fashion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and spoken English communication, capable of writing coherent reports, influencing and building consensus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to express ideas and communicate effectively
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Perl, Python or other scripting language
  • Familiarity of Unix/Linux working environment
  • High-level programming experience such as C/C++
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of good coding practices

Personal qualities

  • Team and personal development - You take time to drive your own development, whilst also encouraging team members and partners to do the same
  • Creativity and innovation - Possessing a passion for driving continuous improvement through spotting opportunities and seeking the views of others
  • Impact and influence - You listen to different perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful result
  • Deliver on your promises - You demonstrate a can-do attitude and you drive to overcome obstacles, acting with a sense of urgency because you're passionate about what you do
  • Collaboration and communication - Your ability to forge lasting relationships which are built upon mutual trust, open communication and sharing of information and success

Desired qualifications

  • MUST have GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) inmaths and English Language
  • MUST have a level 3 ICT qualification this could include A-Level (or equivalent)

Future prospects

For the suitable candidate, there is the potential for possible progression within the organisation upon completion of the level 4 apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application. If successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer.

Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application. Please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college:
  • Photographic proof of ID
  • Qualification certificates
  • National Insurance Number
  • Updated CV

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Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. Arm's benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.
  • Annual Bonus Plan
  • Discretionary Cash Award
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
  • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
  • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
  • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
  • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
  • Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events
  • £18,000 per annum - Level 4 Apprenticeship

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:
  • To achieve apprenticeship framework (Functional Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff

Apprenticeships start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.
  • It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employer's Vacancy Criteria
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