Software Developer Apprentice

Housing Partners Ltd
Teme House, Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2RY
£12,000.00 annually
07 Jun 2019
12 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As an Apprentice Developer for Housing Partners you will be trained up across multiple business areas focusing on the technical aspects. This will include a period in Help Desk, Quality Assurance and then moving on to the development team. Within the development team you will undertake training to enhance your knowledge and build upon your journey so far.

You will be placed in a small product-focused team comprising 2 or 3 developers, a QA developer and Product Owner, working to support the development of our products to take them to newer heights. Initially focusing on bug fixes across our core product set, you will work across multiple technologies and work on real products very soon after starting work with us.

You'll join our inhouse development team, and work in a small, cross-functional and autonomous project team of around 3 devs, 1 QA and 1 product owner. You will participate in our scrum sprint events, asking questions and contributing your ideas about how we build new features. You'll work with the team to deliver small, modular systems - paying attention to security, scalability, testability, accessibility and usability.

We're looking for an Apprentice Developer with some experience in some of our tech stack of Azure, MS SQL, C#, Web API, HTML5, CSS, TypeScript/JavaScript and Angular - but we'll happily train up the right person with equivalent experience in other technologies as long as you have a keenness to learn.

If you're a genuine team player who loves to communicate, collaborate and will take pride in building fantastic systems for our users then we want to meet you!

We work with the following technologies
  • Agile/scrum
  • C#
  • .NET Core, MVC and WebForms
  • C# and Jasmine Unit testing
  • Azure, Azure DevOps
  • MS SQL
  • Web API
  • Angular 4/7
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Octopus Deploy
  • Responsive design
  • Selenium/protractor

Key Duties:
  • Upskilling in our core products and technologies
  • Communicating progress to your team
  • Writing secure, clean code to maintain our products and services and create new features
  • Working as part of a team to devise and deliver software as required by our product team
  • Taking an active part in the day to day development activities, e.g. daily scrums, retrospectives, sprint reviews
  • Ensure that any required tasks for our accreditations are carried out and reported as determined by Housing Partners
  • Ensure HP personnel policies and procedures are adhered too
  • Ensure that you report any risk items to an appropriate line manager so that they can be dealt with and recorded in accordance with Housing Partners procedures
  • Ensure that HP Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures are complied with and fully maintained
  • Compliance with all other HP standards, policies, procedures and agreements.


As well as working for a small, friendly organisation, the role comes with an extensive benefits package including private medical healthcare and pension. You'll get a top-spec laptop and flexible working hours if you want them. We work in purpose-built offices right off the M5 with views of the Malvern Hills and only a 15 minute walk from Waitrose.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Familiar with one development language such as C#
  • Familiar with web development technologies (HTML5, TypeScript/JavaScript and CSS3)

  • Awareness of C#, .NET Core, MVC, Azure
  • Awareness of TFVC source control/Azure DevOps
  • Awareness of Angular 7
  • Awareness of Microsoft SQL Server (T-SQL, Stored Procedures, indexes, etc.)
  • Awareness of software development methodologies including Scrum
  • Understanding of the full software development life cycle

Personal qualities

  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and organisation skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure in a changing, complex environment
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ambitious and willing to accept new challenges
  • Positive attitude and highly motivated
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Target driven with a quality (not just quantity) focus
  • Willingness to undertake other, ad-hoc duties commensurate with the role

Required Behavioural Competencies
  • Is a team player
  • Drives for results
  • Strives for improvement
  • Understands and delights customers
  • Demonstrates business ethics

Desired qualifications

  • You will be educated to GCSE level and have between A*-C or 9-4 grades including English and maths (or equivalent)
  • A Levels in computer science, maths and/or the sciences
  • An IT qualification would be desirable

Future prospects

Excellent - the company are looking for this apprenticeship to be the start of a long-term career with the company.

Things to consider

Please ensure that you can get to the company's premises on a daily basis.

Please ensure that you have read and understood the job specification thoroughly.

Please ensure that you are available via the contact details you have supplied as TDM will contact you if we are interested in your application.

Please be aware that you will be required to attend at least two interviews, the first of which will be with TDM.

Please ensure you have researched the company.

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