Software Developer

To be agreed upon appointment
08 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Wage To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week Monday - Thursday (flexible days and hours to allow for any existing freelancer or project commitments)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration 24 months

  • Possible start date 16 Oct 2018

  • Date posted 08 Sep 2017

  • Distance 2.1 miles

  • Apprenticeship level Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number VAC001296253

  • Positions 5 available

  • Requirements and prospects Desired skills

    The key skills we are looking for are as follows:

    • Your expertise in current computer hardware and software
    • Your communications skills
    • Team-working skills
    • An appreciation of the bigger business picture, not just its IT requirements
    • Your analytical and commercial experience
    • Any organisational skills
    Personal qualities

    as above plus an ability to go after new client opportunties with strong pitching and presentation skills to secure new project work and/or new placements

    Desired qualifications
    • At least 5 GCSEs Grades A*-C or equivalent including English and Maths
    • Good grades in Maths and/or IT as GCSE and A level or equivalent
    Future prospects Once you have completed your developer apprenticeship training and industry qualifications you can expect to start earning from £20,000 to £25,000. Once you reach a management level your salary will increase to £26,000 to £50,000, or even higher with bonuses. The skills in which you will be trained will be in demand so with the right experience you can become your own boss and go it alone as a consultant or mid-senior level freelancer, setting your own rates and earning a higher day fee than most waged employees. Things to consider You must be determined to work hard to achieve your apprenticeship as it is at a level 4 (foundation degree level), to attend industry networking events and to seek out new client opportunities. The Selection Process: Applicants must be committed, smart and super motivated to secure a great role in this fast growing industry. You should already be able to demonstrate basic developer skills and knowledge and ideally be working at a junior freelance level. As a rule we only accept candidates who are already qualified to at least level 3 or degree level however we are willing to make exceptions for exceptional talent. Our recruitment process is aimed at finding those whom want to realise a high level of potential in Brighton's fast growing and fast moving developer industry What to expect? Up to 2-3 stages of assessment An initial digital accelerator 3 weeks intensive course if you need to improve your employability skills You'll join a small cohort of talented junior developer freelancers on our training program and we'll help you get your career off to the best possible start.

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