Apprentice Software Development Technician Nottingham County Council

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Apprentice Software Development Technicians in Nottingham!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £277.50

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001298601

  • Positions

    2 available

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Apprentice Software Development Technicians in Nottingham!

Who you’ll work for:

Reporting to the Technical Design and Build Manager you will have the opportunity to:

  • develop the skills, experience, attitudes and competencies needed to gain future employment within the authority or with other employers
  • gain a vocational qualification relevant to the apprenticeship area

As an Apprentice Software Development Technician, your job includes:

Key Responsibilities

  • To work, under instruction and supervision, as part of a team to deliver a quality service
  • Deal with Council employees and customers in order to gain a good understanding customer care
  • Use equipment (under instruction and supervision) appropriate to the role in a safe manner
  • Undertake a range of tasks that support the work of the team
  • Develop communication and presentation skills appropriate to the requirement of the post

Key Accountabilities

  • Work efficiently and effectively and develop the ability to manage their own time and workload
  • Ensure corporate policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Access and attend learning that is linked to the apprenticeship standard and that helps to develop the skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role
  • Develop the ability and confidence to make work based decisions in line with the post

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Under supervision, the post holder will be able to contribute to the preparation for new or changed services, adherence to the defined change process and the maintenance of regulatory, legal and professional standards.
  • Provides support advice and guidance to Technology Partners and Project Managers to achieve successful completion of projects whilst under-standing the business context.
  • Provides support relating to service requests, incidents and problem resolution activities for assigned applications or technologies.
  • Initially under close supervision, able to carry out analysis, specification and design of information systems in relation to ICT systems and services with continuous customer involvement for requirement gathering and development of use cases.
  • With assistance, able to support the design, creation, testing and documenting of new and amended systems, ensuring corporate standards are met in terms of system specifications, design, common interface, documentation and coding.
  • The post holder will be working towards becoming a recognised specialist resource in terms of expertise with specific application development tools, technologies or knowledge of specific application systems, or use of recognised methodologies and techniques.
  • Use technical skills to set up and configure packaged solutions to meet defined business needs.
  • The post holder will be able to create and execute test plans to guarantee the correct operation of completed systems or enhancements.
  • Ensures all work is carried out and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures and that defined management procedures are adhered to.
  • The post holder will take part in the transfer of knowledge and awareness of ICT systems and services to other development and support teams.

Role Specific Accountabilities

  • To the Service Development- and Technical Design and Build Managers for delivering systems and services to agreed specifications, within budget and to the required standards, including security parameters.
  • To the Service Development Managers for provision of application maintenance and support services.
  • To the Service Development- and Technical Design and Build Managers for accurate reports and information on ICT systems and services.
  • To the Technology Partners and Business Analysts for advice and guidance within on ICT systems and services.
  • To the Service Development Manager and Technical Design and Build Manager for the transition of new or changed solutions into the production environment.
  • To the Project Managers for the completion of work packages to successfully deliver defined projects and programmes.

Role Specific Dimensions

  • The post holder will be expected to provide technical expertise in relation to application development and support activities whilst being assisted by senior colleagues.
  • Allocated responsibilities cover some aspects of the application development including version control.
  • The role expects delivery of advice/guidance and technical skills to small – and medium programmes of work.
  • Contributing under guidance to the introduction of ICT systems and developments into a production environment.
  • With assistance, the post holder will be able to build and maintain relation-ships with multiple parties, e.g. each ICT Service is delivered through complex interactions of technology, applications systems, information and people, delivered via internal and external partner organisations and external suppliers.
  • Engaging with stakeholders and ensuring their understanding of often complex technical solutions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of general education to GCE A-level or equivalent or can demonstrate relevant recent experience.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good skills in using various IT
  • Has a good working knowledge of key ICT systems such as MS Office and email software
  • Works well with colleagues but also able to work on own initiative
  • Good time keeping
  • Puts into practice the Council’s commitment to good customer care
  • Shares the Council’s commitment to providing a safe environment for customers and staff
  • Treats everyone with respect and consideration
  • Experience of organising own workload to meet priorities
  • Experience of presenting information
  • Experience of using a range of IT packages including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of using a range of good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Good standard of general education to GCE A-level or equivalent or can demonstrate relevant recent experience.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good skills in using various IT
  • Has a good working knowledge of key ICT systems such as MS Office and email software
  • Works well with colleagues but also able to work on own initiative
  • Good time keeping
  • Puts into practice the Council’s commitment to good customer care
  • Shares the Council’s commitment to providing a safe environment for customers and staff
  • Treats everyone with respect and consideration
  • Experience of organising own workload to meet priorities
  • Experience of presenting information
  • Experience of using a range of IT packages including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Experience of using a range of good communication skills

Qualifications required

You don’t need loads of professional experience in IT. However, you’ll need at least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths, English and IT / Science.

Future prospects

By working hard and demonstrating your ability, drive and commitment throughout your 13 month apprenticeship scheme, upon completion there is opportunity for further development in a Level 4 apprenticeship.

About the employer

Our client is a council, established in 1889. The council is responsible for public services such as education, transport, planning, social care, libraries, trading standards and waste management. Our client’s vision is for a county that is safe; economically prosperous; a place where businesses want to invest; and where they are proud of their past and ambitious for their future. With a view, over the coming four years to reduce the running costs substantially to allow more to be spent on delivery of services.

Employer

Nottingham County Council

Address

1

Wilford Lane

Nottingham

NG2 7QZ

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Training provider

Firebrand offers a unique Advanced Level 3 IT Apprenticeship scheme. We provide the fastest award-winning IT training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.

During your 13 month programme, Firebrand provides residential training at our distraction-free training centre. Our accelerated training means you'll achieve certifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. You'll also be recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Development Technician

Training provider

FIREBRAND TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Firebrand Training Ips Ltd

Contact

Firebrand Apprenticeships 08000816022 apprentice@firebrandtraining.com


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Nov 2017