Apprenticeship Software Engineer

Axa Centre Bristol, Brierly Furlong, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SW
£19,000.00 annually
03 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This position is perfect for those looking to get astart in the world of IT and Software Development. The role will give you a broad insight into applications management in a supportive environment that will work with you to develop your skills and industry experience. Responsibilities will include:
  • Workingin our support and development teams as part of the day-to-day operations of the account
  • Dealing with customer queries and requests
  • Helpingresolve IT incidents
  • Writingprograms articulating system design, using defined coding standards and best practices
  • Documentingsystem design (and/or comments within the code) and system interfaces (and/or appropriate coding comments)
  • Usingsoftware debugging and development toolsets, for example Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Diagnosingfaults and fixes errors (as part of support activities)
  • Unit tests developed code and fixes defects (as part of development activities
  • Followingguidelines to ensure all code is under version control
  • Helpingthe teams responsible for implementing solutions (and IT changes)
  • Performingother tasks defined by manager

Throughout the apprenticeship you will be working within teams supporting, developing and testing components within larger applications and systems.

Each placement will last 1 to 2 months, allowing you to gain experience in different teams within a software support and development account.

The target for the last 4 months of your placement is for you to work on a larger project as part of you graduating your apprenticeship and attaining your Level 4 Software Development qualification.

You will carry out a range of defined core operational, technical and administrative activities within a managed service account, linked to one of the UK's largest Financial Services companies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A broad knowledge of general IT technologiesand industry trends
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks while under pressure and deal with multiple requests at any given time
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • A strong desire to work in the IT industry

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated individual, with a strong desire to learn and develop
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, ever evolving and challenging environment

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above(or equivalent qualifications) including maths, English and either IT or Science.
  • Have either a minimum of two A Levels,a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification,Level 3 BTEC(or equivalent qualifications)

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 16 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you will be offered a permanent contract ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation.

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