Software Engineer Apprentice - 11955 Zircon Software Limited

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities of the Software Engineer Apprentice:


Working as part of a software development team on various stages of the software engineering lifecycle (requirements, design, implementation, testing)

Assisting with maintenance of the IT Infrastructure (Microsoft Server, Linux Servers, and various software tools and applications)

Training in software development, and various languages such as C#, C++, C, Python

Work in a casual, friendly but professional environment

Expand your current skills and develop new ones

Be a vital member of the team on exciting and challenging engineering projects

Gain experience from knowledgeable co-workers

Provide valued input to the development of an expanding company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Requirements of the Software Engineer Apprentice:


Have a good aptitude for problem solving

Have good communication skills (written and verbal)

Are a quick learner

Have an interest in software development and technology and be looking to pursue a career as a software engineer

Personal qualities

An enthusiastic and professional attitude and commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

An enthusiastic and professional attitude and commitment to learning new skills.

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programmes offer on-going development tracks.

Things to consider

Benefit: • Company pension scheme • Bonus scheme • Good holidays – 25 days plus bank holidays, plus the office closes between Christmas and New Year • Semi flexible working hours • Pizza Friday • Monthly staff lunch • Lunch time BBQs when the sun shines! • “Roy’s Kitchen” – an unofficial tuck shop (no payment required) • Christmas party • Summer social event • Computer games played at lunchtime • Occasional Nerf gun wars!

About the employer

We develop bespoke applications of various types, from Web based information systems to embedded real time control systems. Our work is engineering-based, as opposed to business/office IT systems, with an emphasis on Quality, particularly as many applications are safety related. Our engineers work mainly in C#, C++, C, Python and PHP on various Windows and Linux platforms, along with technologies, such as Django, OpenCV, Databases, ASP .NET, AJAX, WPF and XML, but other languages and technologies are employed as appropriate. You may not have experience of any or all of these (or even heard of them!) but that is something that you will get to learn along the way.


Zircon Software Limited


Bellefield House

Hilperton Road


BA14 7FP

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Training provider

Programme duration

  • L3 & L4 total: 31-39 months
  • Part 1 – Level 3 apprenticeship: 13-15 months
  • Part 2 – Level 4 apprenticeship: 18-24 months
  • Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, face-to-face meetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Development Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited



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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017