Software Engineer Degree Apprentice

Edwards Vacuum
Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill, RH15 9TW
£16,000.00 annually
05 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Edwards Vacuum Technique Global Head Office is Launching Degree Apprenticeships this year and are now looking to recruit Level 6 apprentices to join the business in September 2019. The apprentice will need to be enthusiastic hard working and demonstrate a desire for continual learning to secure a sound understanding of the fast-paced Scientific Vacuum & Semiconductor Industry. Today everything is digital, from the way we work to the way we consume information. Everything is connected, highly personalised and mostimportantly, customer expectations are set much higher.

Vacuum Technique has a central Information Systems organisation (VTIS) enablingdigital and process innovation. As well as managing global infrastructure and security, wemanage and control alarge portfolio of projects to enable the VT vision. We achieve this bysupporting, developingand rollingout business applications andsystems.

With an ever increasing amount of automation and integration, it is critical thatVTIS is fully aligned and ready to support thebusiness areato deliverambitious growth plans and develop talent so webecome the digital thinkers of the future.

Through a series of rotational placements, the apprentice will have the opportunity to work within all key areas of the Central IT Team at our Global Head Office in Burgess Hill. They will have the opportunity to experience Business Information Systems, Programming, web design, project Management.

Training will be a combination of taught and on the job. Through the delivery of workshops, interactive seminars and practical based activity you will develop your specific knowledge, practical skills and the techniques required of a confident, capable Digital and Technology solutions professional.

On completion of this apprenticeship, combined with working within different teams across our Global Head Office, we will expect you to have developed basic skills in the following:
  • Able to perform tests under direction from engineers
  • Basic problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Understanding of how the Global Head Office, Our Product and Customer Centre work
  • Developing real systems and Business Process Improvement for our customers
  • Understanding of Cyber Security fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • IT Service Support

You will also develop skills in our nine core competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Self-Management
  • Planning and execution
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation & solution
  • Communication
  • Interaction
  • Atlas Copco Way

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You need to have a positive work ethic which is enthusiastic and pro-active, be willing to work positively with others in the team, problem solving and be willing to learn new skills in the business operation.
  • You will need to be able to create and organise documentation, speak and write clearly and treat our clients as you would like to be treated.
  • You will need to be passionate about technology.
  • You will need to be methodical, using great care and be able to manage priorities of tasks - Punctuality is essential.

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Confident manner
  • Good communication
  • Clear logical thinker
  • Organised and efficient Communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • Level 3 qualifications (A-Level/ Btec or equivalent) including IT
  • GCSE or equivalent in English andmaths

Future prospects

An opportunity for the Degree Apprenticeship to become a full-time job at the end of the training.

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