Apprentice Software Development Technician

Suite 20, Pure Offices, Apollo Rise, Southwood Business Park, Farnborough, GU14 0NP
£250.00 per week
23 May 2019
09 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Working as part of a software development team, to builds simple software components (whether web, mobile or desktop applications) to be used by other members of the team as part of larger software development projects.
  • To interpret simple design requirements for discrete components of the project under supervision
  • The approach will typically include implementing code, which other team members have developed, to produce the required component
  • The Software Development Technician will also be engaged in testing that the specific component meets its intended functionality

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Develops object based scripts for RPA - on the job training provided
  • writes simple code for discrete software components following an appropriate logical approach
  • Makes simple connections between code and defined data sources as specified
  • Functionally tests that the deliverables for that component have been met or not
  • Follows basic analysis models such as use cases and process maps
  • Supports the Software Developers at the build and test stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Solves logical problems, seeking assistance when required
  • Responds to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Understands the business context and market environment for software development
  • Understands their role within their software development team
  • Understands how to follow a set of functional and non-functional requirements
  • Understands the end user context for the software development activity

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about technology and software development
  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations and take instructions
  • Maintains productive, professional and secure working environment

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs or equivalent(especially English, mathematics and a science or technology subject) at grade 3/C or above.

Future prospects

Potential to progress within a software development career.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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