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Software Development Level 4 Apprentice - 78974

94, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2QX
£10,920.00 - £12,480.00 annually
Closing date
25 Jan 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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The applicants need to be able to start their employment by the 31st January.

Main role / Responsibilities [will include but not be limited to]:

Working as part of a small team on a mixture of client & internal projects that involve:
  • Front-end layout and UI/UX coding
  • Back-end database development
  • Dev Ops - server/network/DNS administration
  • Custom development for CMS/eCommerce platforms (including WordPress/Drupal/Shopify & more)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• HTML/CSS/Javascript/jQuery
• Linux / Ubuntu, Apache server
• Good communication skills

Personal qualities

• Self-motivated, with a strong sense of ownership to deliver high quality work, on time
• An ability to independently research the most appropriate solution using the information available online (i.e. Stackoverflow, W3, etc.)
• Agile in the sense that you will be working on varied tasks and projects, often changing throughout the day as priorities change
• Ability to work under pressure, with attention to detail
• Customer service skills and ability to communicate with customers over the phone and by email
• Team player who can interact with the team Team-Lead and who is open to constructive feedback to develop.

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements:
  • Level 3 Software apprenticeship, or
  • A Level in a STEM subject (within the Technology and Maths fields only) and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or
  • BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or
  • A minimum of 12 months of experience within the last 24 months or 18 months in the last 36 months in an IT role.

Specific roles that are acceptable are:
  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line
  • Software testing or any work that utilises basic coding
  • Any other technical job that uses IT equipment or software
  • Any data analytics or reporting related role

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. The learners would still be required to successfully pass the Aptitude Test at first attempt.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

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Future prospects

We are looking for a motivated individual who can form part of our core Software Development team on a permanent basis once the apprenticeship is complete.

There will also be an opportunity for the apprentice to grow internally and upskill onto a higher apprenticeship level.

Things to consider


As a progressive employer, our employee friendly policies include:
  • Flexi working
  • 6 weeks holiday
  • Duvet day per quarter
  • Free pizza Friday's
  • Fresh fruit, snacks & hot drinks in the office
  • Regular team events
  • Quarterly pay reviews

Important Information:

QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.
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