Software Developer Apprentice - 12940 BLAIR PROJECT LTD

Currently seeking an enthusiastic and proactive individual with a keen interest in computers, technology and the internet who would like to learn web and app development and train for a Level 3 software development technician apprenticeship. If you think you have the attributes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am-4pm with 1 hour for Lunch

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities:

To learn and develop the key skills required to support the development of e-learning programmes and learning apps.

To build and test simple, high quality code for software and link to data bases

To support in-house development of predominantly web-based applications using systems and data sourcing from (not exclusively): SAP, MS-SQL Server, MySQL and external sources

To develop a basic knowledge of (AWS) Amazon Web Services environment

To support with the design and delivery of systems applications for:

Employees - Intranet and Applications

Development and expansion of the company’s website

Consumers - Websites

To work as part of project teams, supporting with various aspects of the project management / development lifecycle

Once trained and to a proficient level, support with development of existing applications

To support with elements of Data Management and Database work

To support with the design of processes and systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Required Skills:

  • Experience using computers
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products (word and Excel)
  • Experience using websites
  • Experience sending emails
  • Knowledge of the internet
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills, writing skills and people skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Able to correctly prioritise tasks.
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Willing to travel occasionally.
  • Must be keen to progress, learn and adapt to new environments and challenging situations.
  • Not afraid to get involved in a project outside of a traditional skill set.

Personal qualities

  • An enthusiastic and professional attitude
  • Commitment to learning new skills

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C or above including English and Maths.

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: A pay review will be carried out after 3 months and 6 months respectively. 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. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The Blair Project is a youth-led social enterprise which uses a powerful combination of motorsport and digital technologies to enthuse young people (aged 14-25) to pursue careers in the fast growth digital and technology sectors were skills shortages are the most acute. Our founder is 22 year old Nile Henry. We are growing rapidly and have recently opened our new vocational training centre called DigiFutures near the centre of Wigan to help learners of all abilities and ages to gain the skills they need to work in a variety of digital sector roles such as cyber security, computer aided design (CAD), rapid prototyping & manufacture using 3D printers (CAM), learning analytics, data analytics& management, web & app development, digital marketing & e-commerce as well as employability skills. Innovation is at the forefront of everything we do; we like to challenge the status quo of traditional education and training, and instead create alternative pathways for young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to get the skills and opportunities they need to move into well paid jobs and enjoy brighter futures.




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Training provider

Software and Web Development


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: 10 Oct 2017