Apprentice Software Engineer (Degree) - 17768

Convergence (Group Solutions) Ltd
1, Cranmore Drive, Solihull, B90 4RZ
£18,000.00 - £20,000.00 annually
05 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The role entails:
• Design and implement quality software solutions to meet business and customer needs
• Implement software design patterns and best practices in-line with modern industry standards
• Collaborate with your team and other business stakeholders to identify and refine requirements
• Peer review code and software solutions
• Provide support for our software systems
• Maintaining documentation and knowledge bases

This profile is not an exhaustive list of the activities that the role holder may be required to undertake.
The Company may require the role holder to perform other duties as deemed necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

1. As a condition of employment you undertake to comply withthe company's information security policies. Any failure to comply with the security policies could be subject to disciplinary action including dismissal or contract end/or prosecution.
2. As a condition of employment you undertake to comply with thecompany's Environmental Policy and associated Environmental Management System (EMS) requirements. Therefore you will consider the environmental aspects of your role and seek to minimise any impact upon the environment by supporting the environmental objectives of the business. Any failure to comply with the Policy or EMS could lead to legal non-compliance or an adverse impact on the environment this could result in disciplinary action including dismissal or contract end.
3. As a condition of employment you undertake to comply with thecompany's Quality Policy and associated Quality Management System (QMS). Any failure to comply with the Policy or QMS could result in disciplinary action including dismissal or contract end.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Experience of .Net Framework and C#
• Experience of server-side web development (preferably ASP.Net MVC or Web API)
• Knowledge of Continuous Integration
• Knowledge of Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
• Knowledge of Telecommunications regulatory information would be advantageous
• Knowledge of ISO 27001/ISO 9000/ISO 9001 would be advantageous
Essential Skills:
• Experience of writing software using a modern object-orientated language (e.g. C#, Java)
• Experience with relational databases and SQL
• Experience of frontend web development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

Personal qualities

• Excellent communications skills both technical and non-technical
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Enthusiastic, energetic & self-motivated
• Great communication skills
• Strong relationship building skills
• Team player
• Excellent analytical skills
• Confident and honest
• Resilient and enjoys working in a challenging & fast-moving environment
• Willing to contribute, advise and challenge the status quo as appropriate
• Ability to influence peers and make a positive impact
• Ability to work effectively under pressure to tight deadlines

Desired qualifications

• An A-Level in a similar subject
• Or an apprenticeship in a similar subject (this must be at least a Level 3)
• Or an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
• Or a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)
• Must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject

Future prospects

2% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Successful candidate will have 25 days holiday, 8 bank holidays, private health care, Income protection and Life assurance. The company operates a cycle to work scheme, and the opportunity to buy & sell holidays plus a bonusscheme!

Important Information:
QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.
To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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