Software Developer Apprentice

3, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2JJ
£20,000.00 annually
29 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Our client is one of the world's largest and most innovative Technology, IT Services and R&D organisations. Their global team of the world's most remarkable entrepreneurs, ideapreneurs, inventors, architects, designers and engineers create solutions for global enterprises.

With innovative technology solutions around Digital, IoT, Cloud, Automation, Cybersecurity and traditional IT, they help our customers to reimagine business in the digital and disruptive age.

There's never been a more exciting time to work at HCL Technologies. They are currently going through an unprecedented period of transformation and growth, and as a result they are looking for individuals to work alongside their iCONTROL developers and architects in Central London.

This is a highly visible role based in their iCONTROL team, and you will be working in teams responsible for engineering flagship cloud solutions.

You will be encouraged to become an experienced software developer and thought-leader and they will expect you to stretch yourself further to remain at the forefront of iCONTROL technologies. They will leverage their unbeatable global partnerships to ensure you remain at the forefront of the industry. You will need to be self-motivated, a good communicator and an enthusiastic learner.

  • Write good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in at least one language
  • Develop effective user interfaces for at least one
  • Effectively link code to the database/data sets
  • Test code and analyse results to correct errors found using either V-model manual testing and/or using unit testing
  • Apply structured techniques to problem solving, can debug code and can understand the structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues
  • Create simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program, following best practices and standards
  • Understand and create basic analysis artefacts, such as user cases and/or user stories
  • Understand and utilize skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments
  • Operate at all stages of the software development lifecycle, with increasing breadth and depth over time with initial focus on build and test
  • Apply good practice approaches according to the relevant paradigm (for example object oriented, event driven or procedural)
  • Software designs and functional/technical specifications- company defined 'coding standards' or industry good practice for coding
  • Testing frameworks and methodologies
  • Company, team or client approaches to continuous integration
  • Respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Operate effectively in their own business's, their customers' and the industry's environments
  • Apply the maths required to be a software developer (e.g. algorithms, logic and data structures)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Independent skills
  • Team work skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Some knowledge of software development
  • Excellent mathematics skills

Personal qualities

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Mature, calm person
  • Knowledge on mobile application development
  • Self-motived
  • Can work under pressure

Desired qualifications

To be a Software Developer Apprentice you will need to be a tech enthusiast with 5 GCSEs (A* - C/ 9-4) including maths and English.

Future prospects

Tech and digital professionals in London earn an average salary of £52,500 per year, so this Apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and profitable career.


Over 90% of our Apprentices move on to permanent full time employment in the tech industry. There are also opportunities to extend your training with a higher-level Apprenticeship programme. Just IT have already helped over 1000 people kick-start their tech and digital careers with an Apprenticeship.

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