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Apprentice Software Developer

Legal & General Investment Management Ltd
1, Coleman Street, EC2R 5AA
£23,000.00 annually
Closing date
31 Jul 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Job Details

You will receive full training, support and development throughout the 3 year program and gain formal qualifications alongside additional training in both the Technology and the Investment Management domains. Once you've learned the basics, you will get to join multiple different established in-house development teams working on cutting edge Investment Management software solutions. This will be on a rotational basis giving you the opportunity to experience different types of development work in different business areas. We're open to people from any background, so if you need help with the application process, do let us know!

What you'll be doing
  • Learn to develop software using the Java programming language
  • Spend 20% of your time on formal college training with our apprenticeship training provider
  • Follow mentoring as specified
  • Work as part of a software development team on real business applications
  • Be active in developer team meetings to keep colleagues informed and to create a forum for knowledge sharing

By the end of your apprenticeship you will...
  • Have obtained level 4 qualification or university degree (towards the end of your level 4 apprenticeship we offer you the choice to continue to do a full degree or convert to a junior developer straight away)
  • Build according to technical direction and established patterns
  • Use a number of tools and other programming languages where necessary
  • Follow application & component level design, working to standards and patterns
  • Propose solutions and agree those with a Senior/Lead Developer
  • Follow coding standards and ensure compliance with quality measures
  • Provide 3rd line support where required
  • Contribute to the team ownership view of the platforms/systems you work on (everyone owns the code)
  • Ensure code is tested in accordance with the guidelines
  • Cope with context switching and work to deadlines
  • Help the next group of apprentices find their feet
  • Be given cake...

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Problem Solver
  • Good communication
  • Collaborates well as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in software development - please add something, if possible, to your application to show this, eg. Your github account or a description of what you've done with regards to software development.
  • Willingness & aptitude to learn new skills
  • Demonstrates a pro-active, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Work experience (desirable but NOT required): applied programming (any language)

Desired qualifications

A-Levels (or equivalent) in maths or Science-related subjects.

Future prospects

Possibility of converting to a junior developer role.
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