Degree Software Developer Apprentice - 17099

Riverside West, Whitehall Road, LS1 4AW
£12,000.00 annually
09 Jan 2019
01 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring tech individual to join a legal law practice in the heart of Leeds City Centre. Gordons LLP have an established apprenticeship programme for their legal apprentices, and are now looking to introduce this in the IT department.
Whilst carrying out your individual responsibilities, the chosen individual will be working towards a Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree in Software Development.

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:
The Software Developer Apprentice will be responsible for:
  • Working closely with Business Analysts and staff to determine system / application requirements
  • Producing detailed specifications and writing the code
  • Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going live
  • Preparing training manuals for users
  • Supporting and maintaining the systems once they are up and running
  • Reviewing current systems
  • Presenting ideas for system improvements, including cost proposals
  • Basic DBA tasks, checking backups and maintenance jobs
  • Answering 1st line support calls for a limited period in the day as part of the departmental shift rota

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The following skills are highly desirable;
  • Good knowledge of current computer hardware and software
  • Ability to use one or more development languages (C++, PHP, HTML, VB, JAVA etc.)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention for detail and identifying problem
  • A basic understanding of business

Personal qualities

• Have an interest in Software Development
• Good personality
• Demonstrate commitment to see the course through

Desired qualifications

• Ideally someone who has completed A-Level or equivalent within the last 12 months
• 5 GCSE's minimum of GCSE grade C and above, including maths and English
• Qualification in IT would be preferable

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Benefits of the role:
• Competitive salary
• Salary increase after completion of certain modules
• Pension scheme
• Apprentice friendly environment
• Work socials

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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