Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice

7 Tollgate Business Park, Tollgate West, Colchester, CO3 8AB
£300.00 per week
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
  • Shown the importance of getting the business logic correct to give a client the right result and how to pass this data up and down the 3 tiers
  • Will be taught Microsoft's standard of naming conventions for C# and to comment frequently
  • Will use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) to build rich, responsive web forms
  • Will understand ASP page life cycle, GET/POST, post backs and partial-page refreshing to decide which tool is best for the best user experience they are trying to build
  • Will be heavily using the latest CSS standards to write modular style classes and understand how to use the various pseudo classes
  • Heavily involved in writing SQL queries, both DDL and DML against Microsoft SQL 2016 databases
  • Create one-off queries and perform stored procedure calls using C# and ASP.NET sql classes
  • Use the Visual Studio IDE to debug and step-through business logic
  • Debug UI code mostly using the developer tools available in modern browsers, and he'll be shown how to drill down in to AJAX payloads to diagnose his web service methods
  • Use tools such as Visio to design workflows and data modelling diagrams such as ERDs
  • Work on internal projects to design and build from the ground up
  • Shown how to go from translating a customer's requirements through to deployment and testing
  • Use agile development methodology using the tools at hand, such as DevOps to follow development branches of software
  • Understand our support system in order to log and resolve issues and change requests
  • Improve code quality as he learns, and learning from his peers
  • Application security will be of the utmost importance when delivering projects, so must understand basic security flaws (SQL injection, cross-site scripting etc.) so he can write highly secure code
  • Use Azure DevOps GIT for source control and understand the features available with it

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good communications skills

Personal qualities

  • A motivated individual
  • A positive work attitude
  • Quick learner
  • Smart appearance

Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C/4 or above including maths, English and either IT or science
  • You will have either a minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification or Level 3 BTEC

Future prospects

  • By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your apprenticeship scheme, upon completion you may be offered a permanent contract dependant on the needs of the business ensuring you have further opportunities to continue growing within this exciting organisation

Things to consider

  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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