Software Development Apprentice - level 3

James Henry Green
Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9QQ
£161.25 per week
10 Jun 2021
02 Aug 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an ever-expanding and dynamic industry in Bournemouth. As part of this role, you will be working closely alongside the director to develop your skills.

Little Greenhouse works with a number of businesses and organisations around the local Bournemouth & Poole area, as well as further afield in London.

Our clients are in various industries including restaurants, property, tourism, food and storage, so you will learn about each of these areas of business and how to support them to the best of your abilities and maintaining a high level of service at all times.

You will be working in the Charminster area of Bournemouth in the modern-style Little Greenhouse office and will be provided with a work laptop. It is a fairly casual office and designed to be comfortable to maximise productivity.

Main responsibilities will include (but not limited to)
  • Ongoing maintenance and bug fixes that arise within the software as well as providing front-line support
  • Design and implementation of new functionality within the software/website
  • Handling technical enquiries
  • Support. Listening to customers real challenges, understanding them, and working with the team to find solutions.
  • Running system reports
  • Data entry and validation

Skills you will learn
  • JavaScript ES6+, HTML5, CSS3 and Node.js
  • Experience developing RESTful Web Services using Node.js.
  • Knowledge of web development in PHP and its frameworks
  • MySQL databases and writing SQL queries
  • Experience with source version control tools
  • MongoDB Databases

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent and effective verbal and customer service skills
  • Excellent listening and interpretive skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and understand specific software applications
  • Effective time management skills, ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Someone that is excited to gain business experience in multiple industries
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn, improve and reflect on their own performance
  • A person that is always willing to get stuck in and involved to help Little Greenhouse continue to grow
  • An interest in and strong understanding of computers and basic programs such as Excel and Word
  • Experience using design program such as Sketch, Lunacy and Adobe not essential but beneficial
  • Experience using Visual Studio not essential but beneficial
  • You'll be willing to make suggestions on and work collaboratively with the director
  • A tech enthusiast
  • Ability to work alone and use own initiative to work in a proactive manner, as well as working as part of a team
  • Professional approach to work
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your workload
  • Ability to be adaptable and to embrace change
  • Confident and calm when working in pressured or fast paced work environments
  • Personable and strong communication skills
  • Ability to take direction and follow instructions and processes

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) A-C/9-4, must have maths and English
  • A-levels/ BTEC orequivalent

Future prospects

Full time job role after the apprenticeship is finished for the right candidate.

Things to consider

NOTE: If your application is successful, you must attend an initial telephone interview with Bournemouth & Poole College before your details are put forward to this employer. This will be arranged by an invitation from The College. This is not an interview for the job.

Flexible on start date.

Working hours to be confirmed.

Please research the course at college, job role and sector for your college telephone interview.

Own transport is essential -Ideally must live locally Dorchester area.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

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