Software Developer Degree Level Apprenticeship - 12757 BJS Biotechnologies

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. Core hours are 10am - 4pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with internal technologies and tools.
  • Become proficient in use of xxpress software and cloud platforms.
  • Assist software team in developing and implementing new software technologies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Required skills:

  • Experience with a modern Javascript framework (Angular 2+, React, Aurelia etc.).
  • Familiarity with NoSQL database design.
  • Working knowledge of a cloud host (Azure, AWS).
  • Experience of continuous deployment toolchains.
  • Prior use of WPF Prism.
  • Knowledge of embedded C/C++
  • You should be a team player, able to share knowledge amongst other members of the engineering group.
  • You should be able to work independently and but follow direction.
  • Deliver assigned projects in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of the xxpress® qPCR instrument within the business.

Personal qualities

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

Qualifications required

  • A Levels (or equivalent) in a similar subject.
  • An Apprenticeship in a similar subject (this must be at least the level below the planned programme).
  • An International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits) in a similar subject.
  • For any City and Guilds programmes the learner must be 18 on the first day of their apprenticeship.

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

Additional information: Salary will be reviewed by line manager. Important information: QA’s apprenticeship programmes may be funded in part by the European Union through the European Social Fund, which supports the development of employment opportunities and a skilled workforce.

About the employer

An established SME Biotechnology company is seeking a talented graduate to join our software team. You should be an enthusiastic with strong communications skills and a passion for learning and developing. Ideally, you will have an understanding of modern software design and development principles and how to apply them in practice. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is recently qualified to establish themselves in an SM.


BJS Biotechnologies



Bideford Avenue



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Training provider

Level 4 Network Engineer Standard

We have always designed our apprenticeships with our employers in mind. We had already invested in our approach to delivering apprenticeships through blended learning, and this becomes even more valuable with the requirement to evidence 20% off-the-job learning.

Our approach to delivering training through a combination of face-to-face workshops and digital learning facilitates 20% off-the-job learning and provides a number of other benefits too.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Network Engineer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited



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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017