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Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship

Sheffield College
City College, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL
£20,016.00 annually
Closing date
2 Aug 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Principal Accountabilities:
  • Assist in database design and creation and amend existing databases
  • Test databases and write user guides for their operation
  • Administer, monitor, and support databases
  • Extract data and assist others in the use of the database
  • Liaise with internal/external clients to analyse business procedure, clarify clients' Requirements and to define the scope of existing software, hardware and network provision
  • Communicate the impact of emerging technologies to clients and advise upon the potential introduction of such technology
  • Research, analyse, evaluate and monitor network infrastructure and performance
  • Examine existing software and determine requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs
  • Write and code individual programs according to specifications
  • Develop user interfaces
  • Test and correct software programs
  • Implements and evaluates the software
  • Plan and maintain database structures
  • Write operational documentation and provide subsequent support and training for users
  • Develop website and website interfaces and establish methods to ensure appropriate website security and recovery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work independently and maintain a high degree of self-motivation
  • Organisational skills
  • Team work skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • High proficiency in English; both spoken and written
  • Strong number orientation through abilities in maths and Statistics
  • Strong problem solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Analytical mindset
  • Solution focused, can do approach, success matters
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of issues in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of equality of opportunity and diversity issues

Desired qualifications

One of the following:
  • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications
  • 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 Level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
  • Plus GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English Language at grade C or grade 4, or above

Future prospects

  • The employer is ready to invest in training to develop the skills of the successful candidate. It is a long-term career opportunity

Things to consider

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our academic and business strengths.We believe that excellence comes through recognising the value of each individual
  • Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, or belief, or marital or civil partnership status
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