Software Developer Apprentice

Alain Charles Publishing Ltd
11-13, Lower Grovenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX
£12,000.00 - £16,000.00 annually
19 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Responsible for supporting, maintaining and developing the company's databases/systems. As member of the IT department, the successful candidate will also action helpdesk tickets, support colleagues with hardware issues and participate in general IT projects.

The primary focus will be to train the successful candidate on VBA and MS SQL, leading to MYSQL and MariaDB. Upon completion, the company will introduce the candidate to PHP, HTML, Javascript and BASH.

The candidate will also gain a working knowledge of the company's operating systems, such as Windows and Linux. They will also need to build/have an understanding of Networking, Firewall security and Communication technology.

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:
  • Assisting with the queries with databases (SQL issues and access databases)
  • First line support on Helpdesk
  • Ensure back-ups are functional and maintain on & off site back-up
  • Ensure printers are correctly functioning
  • Desktops - first line support for Quark / QPS / Font System
  • Deploying of PCs
  • Health & Safety - workstation set-up
  • Maintain security, confidentiality of data
  • Maintain IT storage area
  • Maintain IT inventories / audit IT equipment
  • Remove all extraneous IT equipment to IT storage area
  • Regularly checking the anti-virus management system
  • Ordering IT supplies
  • Maintaining user profiles when they are full
  • Setting up video conferences for meetings

Regular contact with mobile phone providers e.g. calling up about queries and purchasing of mobile bolt on's.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • MYSQL and MariaDB
  • PHP, HTML, Javascript and BASH.
  • VBA and MS SQL
  • In depth knowledge of operating systems, Windows and Linux
  • Good understanding of Networking, firewall security and communication technology
  • Strong team player with good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Organised with a logical, methodical approach to work
  • Able to take direction
  • 'Can do' ethos
  • Works in a timely manner

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths).

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a on-going position.

Things to consider

The company offers a workplace pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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