Apprentice Software Developer

Resource Track (Uk) Limited
Harborne West, 326 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9PU
£10,000.00 annually
10 Apr 2019
15 Oct 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The role will ideally suit someone that is keen and motivated in developing their skills, knowledge and career path in a small but highly respected Birmingham-based software company.

Primarily involved in the development of advanced intelligent data capture and analysis solutions, our company has several thousand users actively engaged in using our mobile device app and web-based solutions 7 days a week, 365 days a year across a wide and challenging range of industries.

Comprising 2 main activities the successful candidate can expect to have full experience of and exposure to:
  • Working on key aspects of the company's existing systems including software enhancements, new features covering both User Interface (UI) and supporting databases and developing custom data capture forms
  • Acting in a customer support capacity to receive, diagnose and ultimately satisfactorily resolve reported issues

A typical working week will usually be both exciting and varied in supporting the company's growing national and international customer base as well as contributing to future releases of existing and new products.

You will work directly under the guidance of the Technical Director and occasionally with the Managing Director.

You will be mentored through your Apprenticeship course by an existing member of staff who is currently nearing the completion of a Level 4 Software Apprenticeship with TDM Wyre Academy. This will significantly aid your personal and professional development and is a major bonus for the successful candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

As this is primarily a software development role you will have some prior experience of using the following:
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • CSS

Required skills:
  • Excellent telephone and written/email communication
  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Good attention to detail and desire to achieve a high degree of accuracy
  • Well organised and able to cope with changing priorities
  • Good competency with MicrosoftOffice packages e.g. Word and Excel

Personal qualities

You will be:
  • Enthusiastic yet professional attitude
  • Calm when faced with unfamiliar situations
  • Able to take responsibility and use initiative
  • Satisfaction from solving problems and resolving issues
  • Not afraid to ask for assistance when needed
  • Able to work in a team and as an individual
  • Enjoys learning new technologies and acquiring and applying new reusable skill
  • Punctual and presentable
  • Takes pride in and is excited by the prospect of building and launching new system features and products

Desired qualifications

You will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English.

It is also preferable, although not mandatory, that you will have an ICT qualification (or equivalent).

Future prospects

There is the opportunity for full time employment after the apprenticeship with a potential salary around £23K upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

You will become an integral member of our development and support team and will play an ongoing role in the future direction and success of the business.

Things to consider

  • Do you possess the required interest and passion for Software Development, and have you experience of the required coding languages?
  • Do you possess the desired qualifications?
  • Are you able to travel to the place of work in Birmingham on a daily basis?

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