Apprentice Software Developer

71-75, Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ
£203.50 per week
27 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Cognitive Business has a new opportunity for a motivated apprentice who will be joining the team at a very exciting time of growth and transition. Alongside gaining the skills you need for your new job role, you'll be studying towards gaining a Level 4 Software Developer apprenticeship qualification.

You'll be supported by your line manager and the wider team at Cognitive Business to help support applications and data within the business.

Cognitive is a start-up/scale-up, offering the chance to grow and develop your skills working on real-world problems to develop solutions which will enhance the business and its products.

Job Description:

As an Apprentice Software Developer, you will be integral to commercial and internal product development. Depending on skills and passion you will have several paths to progress as a software developer, general skills you will develop:
  • Developing software solutions which integrate with components from other developers
  • Writing and maintaining technical and user documentation
  • Delivering well written, clean and testable code
  • Taking part in team meetings and discussions to design technical solutions
  • Shaping the direction of tech decisions within the team
  • Ongoing communication/coordination with the client
  • Enthusiasm for problem solving, learning and sharing knowledge
  • Coding using a range of technologies (both front end and back end)
  • Building standard databases using SQL
  • Interfacing with complex cloud based data systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficiencies in any of the following: SQL, Python, C#, Node.js, HTML, CSS JavaScript, Angular/React, Bootstrap, Material
  • Understanding of responsive web design
  • Passionate about building great products and user experience
  • Understanding of UX and front-end development
  • Array of previous projects and portfolio
  • Knowledge of security and encryption best practices as well as safe and GDPR compliant data storage
  • Understanding and able to confidently use Source Control (GIT based)

Personal qualities

  • Must have passion
  • Must strive to be exceptional
  • Must demonstrate this through existing portfolio of relevant extracurricular activities

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and maths)
  • At least one A-level in a relevant STEM subject (A*-C) or equivalent

Future prospects

The role offers the opportunity to progress into a permanent position, and could provide a platform to obtain degree level education, whilst working.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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