Software Development Technician Apprentice Morrisons

Estio Training has an exciting new opportunity for a Software Development Technician Apprentice with Morrison’s Supermarkets PLC, based in Bradford.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

By going straight from school or early work experience onto our apprenticeship programme, you’ll be placed in a real paid job while we support you in obtaining a Software Development Technician (Level 3) Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may already work for us and want the opportunity to get a nationally recognised qualification.  You’ll receive support from all levels across the business, including a ‘buddy’ and a mentor to help you succeed in your development.

To join the scheme you must be at least 18 and have (or expect to achieve) 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent.

This 15 month programme is designed to unlock your potential and prepare you for an exciting career in technology with one of the UK’s leading food retailers and manufacturers.

Some of your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of: 

  • Contributing in the analysis, design and creation of software solutions to help achieve business objectives.
  • Being accountable for the development of Morrisons own quality software and following industry standard methodologies and guidelines.
  • Developing and delivering zero defect software components for new and existing solutions.
  • Accurately delivering to specification and meeting agreed time and quality expectations.
  • Working effectively as part of a team and adhering to departmental processes and methodologies.
  • Providing technical support to senior team members.
  • Working with key business stakeholders and developing knowledge of continuous improvement deliveries around key IT systems.
  • Being responsible for the delivery of personal workload when working within a team; monitoring and tracking inputs, deliverables and adherence to schedules and plans.
  • Establishing technical knowledge of coding standards for bespoke systems.
  • Gaining technical knowledge of 3rd party and bespoke applications.
  • Understanding the functions of Morrison’s IT systems, both bespoke and purchased.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proven ability to study and learn new skills and keep current with latest IT trends.
  • Ability to work and achieve within a fast paced environment; working in a “fleet of foot” way and responding positively and quickly to changing demands and priorities.
  • Self-starter, competent at taking on assignments and consulting appropriate parties and escalate where progress is impeded.
  • Logical thinker.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communicator.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent telephone manner and communication skills. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Positive and enthusiastic candidate willing to learn and excel in development.
  • Tenacity.
  • Sound decision maker.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Pursues excellence.
  • Motivated and driven.
  • Future orientated.

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at grade A* to C (including English Language and Maths)

Future prospects

The role can offer long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

About the employer

Morrison’s is much, much more than a big food retailer. We also own most of our production and supply chain, making us the UK’s second largest food producer. We thrive on talent – that’s why we make huge investments in our people, and why we want to launch our Technology Apprenticeship scheme this year. This is a very exciting time in Technology as we expand our digital and development teams to improve the way we serve our customers.





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Training provider

The Estio Training programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive ten weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience.

This apprenticeship will give you a Level 3 Software Development Technician Standard with training in areas such as:

  • Functional skills, Maths L2 and English L2
  • Software Design Fundamentals
  • User Interface Design
  • System Development
  • Software Development Context & Methodologies
  • Database Software
  • Programming

Some of these modules will include an option to take an examination in order to receive a professional certificate.


Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Software Development Technician

Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


Alex Christodoulou 0133500333

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017