Degree Apprentice Software Developer

Recruiter
WOZZAD LIMITED
Location
1, Dukes Avenue, London, W4 2AB
Salary
£14,000.00 - £16,000.00 annually
Posted
20 Jun 2019
Closes
06 Jul 2019
Ref
VAC001547938
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
Wozzad creates software for universities, and we want you to be a part of our team.The successful candidate will help to develop critical products for our clients and offer excellent technical support. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage in a varied, positive and creative work environment, and to have a real influence on product development.

As an apprentice you will be working directly with a senior software developer, on one or more of the following:
  • Maintaining and enhancing our web application and web services
  • Creating a new mobile application
  • Testing and improving code quality
  • Visiting clients to assess requirements and provide support

Activities will include:
  • Developing and implementing new software programs
  • Maintaining and improving the performance of existing software
  • Designing and updating the database
  • Recommending improvements to existing software


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good understanding of testing and robust code
  • Some understanding of object-oriented code and relational databases
  • Basic understanding of Software as a Service (SaaS) architecture
  • Good communication skills with management and support staff
  • Ability to solve software issues and search online for solutions
  • Ability to understand projects from the perspective of both client and business
  • Flexible and willing to accept changes in priorities as necessary


Personal qualities

  • Cheerful, can-do attitude
  • Uses initiative to find solutions to problems
  • Thinks creatively
  • Good communicator
  • Good timekeeper
  • Organised with tasks and deadlines
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task


Desired qualifications

For September 2018 entry, these are:
  • A-Level BCC or
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM or
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits or
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs Grade 4 or above)


Future prospects

Full-time employment and progression to Senior Developer with Wozzad if candidate completes apprenticeship and is a good fit for our company.

Things to consider

Creating software can be both rewarding and extremely frustrating, so you will need to work hard and be tenacious. With programming, there is always a solution.

In software development, the best work is always achieved as a team, so good communication is as much a part of success as hard skills.

Important other information - Occasionally the apprentice will be invited to visit customer sites to learn more about how the solution is used by our customers.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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