Software Engineering Apprentice

Recruiter
Worldremit Ltd
Location
62, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ
Salary
£21,944.00 annually
Posted
24 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Nov 2019
Ref
VAC001581239
Specialism
IT
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
November
Duration
Permanent
Duties to include:
  • Writing great code. We understand code is read more than it's written, better off tested and maintainability is a must
  • Helping shape what we build. You'll be working closely with product owners, designers and other engineers to design and refine our work. We work as a team and your input is key
  • Owning delivery. We're obsessed with shipping value; you'll own work beyond just a pull request. You'll care about bugs, scalability, uptime and other non-functional requirements
  • Growing together. You'll review others' work and happily seek feedback on yours to ensure we build a better codebase and sharpen each other's skills


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A Pythonista. You have some experience with using Python to solve problems and have a passion for learning the language
  • Database familiarity. You understand the basics of a relational database and can write simple statements
  • Happy in the Clouds. Our Cloud Native platform is hosted in AWS and Azure. You'll be comfortable working with a system that supports users from around the world, at scale


Personal qualities

  • Bias for action. You see a problem, you fix a problem. You get buy in for your solutions and keep tickets moving. We're always looking for ways to ship at pace
  • Growth mindset. A desire to learn from others and make yourself better every day
  • Agile outlook. You need to be excited about working in a fast-changing environment. Products, tools, frameworks and processes change, we evolve and take the best bits with us. The teams drive the evolution


Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSE grades C - A*/4 - 9, including maths and English
  • Level 3 qualification (BTEC, NVQ or equivalent)
  • 3 months prior coding knowledge


Future prospects

After your Software Engineering apprenticeship, you can progress into a junior developer role (this includes web and app development). You'll have the skills to continue growing within a tech team, and have enough knowledge/experience to pick up new languages with ease. Software Engineering Level 4 will also provide a good foundation for transitioning into data science.

Things to consider

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

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