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Apprentice Data Services Developers HUT 42 SERVICES LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at a significant stage in our development, where your skills and input can be honed to genuinely influence our continued success and future growth. You will work towards a Level 3 Software Development Technician apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £187.50 - £243.75

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Schedule to be agreed with 1-hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724601

  • Positions

    1 available

Our products and services span a wide range of industries, so once you are ready you can expect to be involved in the creation, development and maintenance of a range of applications operating in industries such as: insurance, hospitality, local government, non-profit and charitable, retail and of course our own internal and external facing systems.

As we gain traction with our products and platforms, we're constantly looking for ways to improve and new opportunities to take the company to the next level. You'll be using the latest stacks and learning from a tight knit team who've been there and done it all at the top level. We're proud of the work we do at Hut Forty-Two and want hungry and passionate individuals to join us on our journey to become the main provider of software in our niche markets.

You'll be working within a team of 10-12 individuals who are all engaged in our products and able to provide advice and support as you develop your skills. You will also work alongside the other teams in the business who will provide feedback and suggestions to how best your work can integrate with their own. You will be assigned a mentor who will not only support you with your work but will review your code and provide suggestions and learning resources which will help you to continually evolve your skills.

As a company we are happy to support the process of formal qualifications for employees who have excelled and who can demonstrate that they are committed to the long-term success of the business. Our long-term goal is to develop all of our people throughout their journey with the business, and so those who work hard and excel are always rewarded with progression opportunities which only improve as the business expands.

As an Apprentice in our Data Services Development Team, you'll spend your time working on our API driven data services, which form the backbone of our products, in-house developments, and our support of large partners. A typical working day will involve the creation of applications and features based on requirements, integrating with third party web services, providing documentation to our Application Development team, creating tests and fixing bugs, as well as planning new features and releasing new versions of our products.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Great communication skills
  • Good written English skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Demonstrable interest in, and knowledge of back end technologies including Python
  • A knowledge of, and preferably some experience in using WordPress

You’ll eventually be creating RESTful web services to be used by our Application Development team, so an understanding of API functionality would be a big advantage. We’ll want you to understand the concepts behind modern development environments and tools, and it goes without saying that you’ll need to strive for high coding standards and show great attention to detail (our Test Analysts are pretty clear on this!).

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated 
  • The ability to work individually and in a team
  • Creativity and ideas generation
  • Attention to detail and sensitivity to business requirements
  • A hunger to learn and progress

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

To be confirmed upon completion of this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

We’d like you to share our passion for helping the world of business and non-profits work better. We’re very committed to making resources available to help our team learn new skills and progress in their careers, and we want you to benefit from that.


About the employer

We work with companies and non-profits to solve their real-world problems. That means developing seriously innovative solutions that fulfil a real need; solutions that we can spec out to work to their best potential, and that – vitally – are scalable to the wider market. To maintain the high level of quality our customers expect of our products and services, we operate a robust testing process involving the creation of test plans and utilising testing techniques to cover all aspects of the usage of our platforms.

Our approach has seen us make waves, seeing us emerge as one of the ‘names to watch’ in our area of software development. We’ve grown quickly – underpinned by a solid, established client base – and have a raft of very exciting projects on the horizon. That’s why we’re looking to bolster our team with new faces, bringing in fresh ideas and expertise at multiple levels to join us as we move towards the next level.

Employer

HUT 42 SERVICES LIMITED

Address

30 Cattle Market Street

Norwich

NR1 3DY

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Training

Training provider

Risual Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Risual Ltd

Contact

Richard Yardy 07961 607887 richardy@risual.com

Level 3 Software Development Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Software development technician

Level 3 (A level)


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