Apprentice Software Engineer

Avery Berkel
Foundry Lane, Smethwick, B66 2LP
£12,000.00 annually
22 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Avery Berkel is an established manufacturer based in Smethwick near Birmingham. You will be part of the software team that supports and maintains existing software as well as developing new functionality for scales.

The main activities of the role will include:
  • Investigation and diagnosis of issues reported by customers
  • Maintenance of existing software to fix issues and adding new features
  • Building and testing of software releases
  • Creating software release notes
  • Collaborating with technical support and production engineering in resolving issues

You will work directly under the guidance of the Software Development Manager and will be supported by other members of the software team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Good attention to detail and desire to produce high quality work
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Well organised and able to cope with changing priorities
  • Competent in using software applications

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic with a professional attitude
  • Satisfaction from solving problems
  • Not afraid to ask for help when needed
  • Able to work as a team and as an individual
  • Committed to learning new technologies

Desired qualifications

  • A*-C or 9-4 GCSE qualifications in English and maths
  • 3 A-levels (predicted or achieved) equivalent to BBC or above, including Maths and preferably Computer Science
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK

Future prospects

Completion of the apprenticeship will give experience and exposure to the full software development cycle leading to a role as Software Engineer.

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