Apprentice Software Development Technician WM REPLY LIMITED

WM Reply, a Microsoft Gold Partner, are a leading SharePoint development consultancy based in Chester and London. Our growing development team in Chester are hiring for a new apprentice, joining a team of 4, one of whom has just completed their apprenticeship with WM.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 40 hours per week. Flexible start time between 8am and 10am.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

WM’s apprenticeship will offer you the opportunity to get hands on with technology from week 1, we use a diverse range of Microsoft technologies and we’ll scale up your knowledge as you progress through the apprenticeship.  Our key focus is around web development technologies which mirrors the latest developments in Microsoft’s vision for SharePoint, however we’ll also make sure you’re given the opportunity to touch on skills that relate to infrastructure, consulting and project management if these areas also interest you. 

All of our work is on a project basis so you’ll always have a supportive team to guide and inspire you – including a Project Manager, Consultants, Senior Developers and Change Consultants.  We’ll make sure you’re given the chance to give feedback regularly on how your learning is progressing and where possible we’ll make sure your project tasks compliment your learning objectives.

Things you’ll be doing (not all from day 1) include: 

  • Applying branding using HTML and CSS
  • CSS styling on intranets and web applications and SharePoint
  • Working in a development team and completing small tasks as directed by lead developer
  • After 6-12 months – managing your own simple projects, planning development tasks and fitting everything together
  • Using XML/XSLT for coding web parts
  • Learning and applying the new SharePoint framework – SPFX
  • Functional and technical testing
  • Using Basecamp and TFS to track development tasks
  • Attending daily stand-ups to keep project managers informed of daily process
  • Assisting with demos of progress to the client
  • Options to work with the client and test team on client site
  • Providing estimates of effort to allow for effective project costing
  • Options to help with consultancy tasks like creating wireframes and attending requirements workshops.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Technology enthusiast
  • Confident user of computers

Personal qualities

  • Ambition and application in learning
  • Proven interest in software development as a career choice (show us something you’ve created!)
  • Smart and quick to pick up new concepts

Qualifications required

Good academic background (GCSEs and A levels grade A-C) or equivalent.

Future prospects

Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship Membership of company bonus scheme from first full year in the business

Things to consider

CRB check required as part of screening Pay increases as skills increase.

About the employer

WM Reply is an experienced digital consultancy specialising in Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Its mission is to add value to clients; helping them to deliver their wider business strategy by enhancing their collaborative tools within the work place. WM Reply builds SharePoint sites: intranets and websites, social networks, and document management areas to create digital workspaces that are easy to navigate and engaging. WM Reply knows Microsoft products – as a Microsoft Gold Partner it utilises the tools available in Office 365 to enable clients and their employees to work better, together and faster.




Merchants House

Crook Street



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Training provider

  • Ofqual regulated Knowledge Modules / Vendor or professional qualifications
  • Knowledge Module 1: Software Development Context and Methodologies (for level 3 Software Development Technician)
  • Knowledge Module 2: Programming (for level 3 Software Development Technician
  • Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already prior to the end point assessment
  • 80% on site / 20% off site
  • Attend college 1 day a week
  • Microsoft MTA training days as required
  • Project work to be complete

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Development Technician

Training provider

Risual Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Risual Ltd


Richard Yardy 07961607887

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017