Apprentice Software Developer

Tassomai Ltd
Unit 10, 10 14, Hollybush Gardens, London, E2 9QP
£21,000.00 annually
11 Nov 2020
07 Dec 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
  • Our small but powerful engineering team is looking for an apprentice to help improve our server-side code base. Being part of a small team means that you will have the opportunity to have a rewarding impact from day one, which will grow in scope, so that you will be contributing to the product, the team and the company as a whole
  • You will become an integral part of our engineering function through a mix of pair programming, team working, and working autonomously. You will be active in the wider team, speaking to and collaborating with our product, content and customer-facing teams, finding out about their needs and helping them to find solutions to their engineering related problems
  • Learning to code, including tests, with high standards and attention to detail
  • Being actively involved in the planning and execution of development tasks
  • Pair programming, to learn and to collaborate
  • Communicating with other teams on progress with bug fixes, features, enhancements.
  • Participate in occasional side-projects, for example we recently built a bot for Slack to automatically compile our weekly staff playlist
  • Assist in transforming some of our services to make them asynchronous

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some prior coding experience: you've written code, ideally in python or an object-oriented language like Java
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and problem solving

Personal qualities

  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly to work within a team
  • Confidence to ask questions to learn and improve on your work

Desired qualifications

  • Five GCSE grades C - A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)
  • Three months' prior coding experience

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.

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