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Software Developer Apprenticeship

Employer
Indigo Spark
Location
Swan House, Westpoint Road, Stockton-On-Tees, TS17 6BP
Salary
£129.00 per week
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Specialism
IT
Sector
Technology
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Technical Competencies:
  • Logic: writes good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in at least one language
  • User interface: can develop effective user interfaces for at least one channel
  • Data: can effectively link code to the database/data sets
  • Test: can test code and analyse results to correct errors found using either V-model manual testing and/or using unit testing
  • Problem solving: can apply structured techniques to problem solving, can debug code and can understand the structure of programmes in order to identify and resolve issues
  • Design: can create simple data models and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program, following best practices and standards
  • Analysis: can understand and create basic analysis artefacts, such as user cases and/or user stories
  • Deployment: can understand and utilise skills to build, manage and deploy code into enterprise environments
  • Development lifecycle: can operate at all stages of the software development lifecycle, with increasing breadth and depth over time with initial focus on build and test
  • Can apply good practice approaches according to the relevant paradigm (for example object oriented, event driven or procedural)
  • Can interpret and follow: software designs and functional/technical specifications, company defined 'coding standards' or industry good practice for coding, testing frameworks and methodologies and company, team or client approaches to continuous integration, version and source control.
  • Can respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
  • Can operate effectively in their own business's, their customers' and the industry's environments
  • Can apply the maths required to be a software developer (e.g. algorithms, logic and data structures)

Duties will include:
  • Writing code in various programming or scripting languages
  • Coding and testing software
  • Creating products within design, time and cost constraints
  • Troubleshooting and fixing bugs
  • Analysing complex systems requirements
  • Monitoring performance
  • Building and maintaining databases
  • Writing and preparing technical design documentation
  • Balancing user needs with software requirements.
  • Collaborating with teams across a company
  • Interpreting briefs and discussing requirements with clients
  • Attending progress meetings with developers, designers and managers


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment


Personal qualities

  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Professional
  • Organised
  • Motivated
  • Honest
  • Punctual with good attendance
  • Hardworking and self-motivated
  • Confident and a quick learner
  • Reliable
  • Helpful
  • Flexible


Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above in English and maths or equivalent


Future prospects

  • The Level4 Apprenticeship inSoftware Developingis a valuable stepping stone to further study such as higher apprenticeships or to employment within a wide range of possible careers including Junior Software Developer


Things to consider

  • This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received
  • Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships
  • Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills
  • Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days.Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed
  • Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
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