Apprentice Software Engineer

Recruiter
UCAS
Location
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary
£16285, rising to £18095
Posted
06 Sep 2019
Closes
06 Oct 2019
Specialism
IT
Sector
Charity
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
12-18 months

The Role:

As one of our Apprentice Software Engineers, you will play a pivotal part in our Agile / Scrum development environment, ensuring delivery of our ambitious transformation programme to revolutionise the way in which our customers search and apply for higher education places whilst  gaining expertise in the latest technologies like C# .net, Angular, Web API, Java, SQL, Mulesoft, Salesforce and Cloud with AWS.

 

Your Development:

Following a comprehensive induction into UCAS, you will be supported to complete a BCS Accredited Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship with Corndel Limited, an experienced technology training provider. An initial concentrated period of full time training with Corndel will set you up with core software development skills to be able to make an immediate impact when you join one of our Development Teams. Your training will continue throughout the apprenticeship with both Corndel and with our own highly skilled Software Engineers and Technical Specialists.

All training will be delivered at UCAS, where you will also be able to access our Development Academies to enhance your personal learning and skills.

 

Your Future:

Your experience and learning during this apprenticeship will kick start your career as a Software Engineer within an agile technology development function and be a gateway to further study and promotion opportunities.

 

Key duties and responsibilities:

Working alongside experienced engineers, you will;

•    Work with Product Owners to build and develop UCAS products and services in line with the strategic vision
•    Code and configure solutions utilising standard tooling such as Visual Studio and ReSharper
•    Develop and prototype investigations or spikes to assist in the delivery of features
•    Deliver high quality products through techniques such as test-driven development, pair programming and code review
•    Contribute to the ongoing improvement of your Scrum Team through the Agile Retrospective ceremonies that take place


Accountabilities
•    To successfully complete the Level 4 Apprenticeship in Software Development, attending relevant training and undertaking assignments as required.

 

Person specification:
•    A-Level or Level 3 qualification in Computing, Mathematics or Physical Sciences
•    Have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths and English 
•    Numerate, analytical and logical thinking ability.
•    Interest in coding and / or scripting.
•    Experience of working on your own initiative and effectively as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes or deliver successful projects.
•    Naturally collaborative, with good people skills.
Person specification:
•    A-Level or Level 3 qualification in Computing, Mathematics or Physical Sciences
•    Have a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, including Maths and English 
•    Numerate, analytical and logical thinking ability.
•    Interest in coding and / or scripting.
•    Experience of working on your own initiative and effectively as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes or deliver successful projects.
•    Naturally collaborative, with good people skills.

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